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Dr. Tori Hudson, Portland, Oregon, Blog Healthline Blog

Nausea can be a significant side effect of numerous chemotherapy medications and preventing and treating chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is a priority in oncology patients. There are indeed some important and often effective conventional medications but even then, the symptoms can occur in 25% (vomiting) and 61% (nausea) of cancer patients. Nausea and […]

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It’s the beginning of the new calendar year and I can’t help myself but think about the western cultural habit of making resolutions. I was reading a bit about the history of this tradition: ancient Babylonians made promises and restitutions to the gods; Romans offered sacrifices to their deity and made promises for the coming […]

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Menstrual cramps, when due to functional problems and the release of prostaglandin F2alpha in the menstrual fluid, are a common monthly problem in menstruating women. The usual immediate treatments are anti-inflammatory drugs and prostaglandin inhibitors. One such nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) is mefenamic acid. A prospective, randomized, crossover study was conducted for 2 months in 122 […]

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I’m writing from my cozy home in the rural lands outside of Portland heading towards Christmas. It’s the first non-school day of vacation for my 9 y.o. great nephew who sits beside me exploring you tube and his new-found love of Michael Jackson music. With evening “dance offs”, and morning rides to school listening to […]

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Endometriosis is a common cause of chronic pelvic pain and menstrual cramps, and affects about 10% of women in the U.S. The researchers conducting this study analyzed data from 72,394 women in the Nurses’ Health Study II that began in 1989, who gave birth one or more times. Endometriosis that was confirmed by laparoscopic surgery, […]

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The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of Chamomile Extract and Mefenamic acid (MA) on the severity of symptoms of Premenstrual syndrome (PMS). This study was conducted on 90 women in Iran, with 45 women in each group. Women were included if they were single, ages 18-35, normal body mass index, a […]

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Results from previous observational studies on the relationship between low serum levels of vitamin D and the risk for multiple sclerosis was recently advanced in a Finnish Maternity Cohort including 1.8 million samples of serum from 800,000 women. A group of 1092 women diagnosed with multiple sclerosis were included in the study and then matched […]

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, postpartum depression in the US is between 11%-20%. Postpartum depression is a disorder that affects the mother’s ability to care for and bond with her new infant, as well as her functioning in day to day life. It can also produce long lasting consequences in children’s cognitive, social-emotional […]

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