Vulvodynia (vulval pain): DIY might be somewhat effective
The February 2009 issue of the Journal of Women's Health reported on some sort of
progress in management option available to women. Multi-modal self-management has
a "modest effect" in reducing vulvodynia, but low-dose amitriptyline, with or without
topical triamcinolone, has no significant benefit, according to the first prospective,
randomized trial to compare these treatment approaches. The pilot study was not blinded.
US Total births, Teenage births , Cesarean rate Up; again
Following a 14-year decline, birthrates for US teens 15 to 19 years of age increased
3% in 2006 and 1% in 2007, according to data released on March 18, 2009 by the US
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics.
Multivitamins, Heart Disease and Cancer: Neither reduce nor increase risk
Women’s Health Initiative study population:There were 9619 cases of cancer, 8751
CVD events, and 9865 deaths reported over the follow-up period. Analyses revealed
no association of multivitamin use with risk of any cancer, cardio-vascular diseases
or total mortality. In other words, the taking of the multivitamins neither conferred
any protection against these conditions nor increased their risk. More...
Fertility drugs and ovarian cancer: No increased risk
The largest study on the subject of association between fertility drugs and ovarian
cancer to date has concluded that these drugs do not increase the risk for ovarian
The Weight Loss Success Predictor Tool:
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Weight Loss Success Predictor tool that provides individualized assessment of those
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