Archive for Category: "Women’s Issues"

Plastic and Pregnancy

Sodium Hypochlorite, methylene chloride, naphthalene….purely toxic substances and environmental hazards known to cause kidney, liver and reproductive damage. Who would even think of touching these dangerous chemicals? You and I do. These are products found in our very own closets, sinks and garages. More than 83,000 chemicals are used in our homes and offices everyday. […]

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The Search for Cancer May Lead to Even More Cancer

The U.S. National Cancer Institute is supporting an ongoing study to check if the diagnostic examinations conducted on patients lead to an increased exposure to radiation. The problem is, due to the doctors’ desire to catch cancer early, patients are exposed to higher doses of radiation at a younger age and at more frequent intervals. […]

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Tired from all the mommy duties?

Mr. Webster probably had mothers in mind when he coined the phrase “multi-tasking”. Women are experts at being able to fix dinner, pick up the kids, attend a PTA meeting, do her grocery shopping PLUS squeezing in a visit to the parlor all in one day! Men would rather do things one-at-a-time. Not for females. We […]

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Treatment for Morning Sickness

Nausea and vomiting affect roughly 50% of all pregnant women. Many label these symptoms as “Morning Sickness” but this is hardly the case for more than half of women in their first trimester. Very often the dizziness, hyperacidity and gastric upset occur at anytime throughout the day. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) […]

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Smoking can increase risk of dysmenorrhea

Dysmenorrhea is the painful cramps associated with the monthly menstrual cycle. This occurs mainly due to the action of the uterine muscles contracting in order to “push” the blood out of the uterine cavity. Dr. Hong Ju, an epidemiologist, from the University of Queensland’s School of Population Health, Herston, Australia, made an observation that girls […]

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Mithra Intim Gel, a wonder drug to treat vaginal dryness and “fishy” odor down there has been phased out in the Philippines but is still available in other countries

Mithra Intim which is a miracle gel to solve vaginal dryness, recurrent vaginal discharge and foul odor has been phased by the local distributor, Takeda. It is, however, still available in most other countries. The reason is increasing cost of production from their overseas supplier. It is really a shame that such a good product […]

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Re-post from Yahoo!: Drug Warning: UTI medication can cause nerve damage

Please visit the website below to learn more about the FDA warning: http://ph.she.yahoo.com/-drug-warning–uti-medication-can-cause-nerve-damage–so-stick-to-buko-juice–064020207.html

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Male contraceptive pill coming soon

Since its introduction in the 1960’s, when you hear the word “pill”, you know its a hormone-containing tablet to control female ovulation. Pretty soon the “pill” will not be exclusive to women. Researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts accidentally discovered a chemical that can turn on or turn off a male’s sperm […]

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Smart Bra can detect early signs of cancer

Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women all over the world. It is alarming to know that the Philippines has the highest incidence among other Asean countries. According to the Philippine Cancer Society, one out of 13 women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. Science has yet to determine how to […]

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Women Runners at Risk of Peeing in their Pants

Urinary incontinence is the inability to control the urge to pee. Patients describe it as an involuntary passage of urine when one coughs, laughs or sneezes. It is very common in women occurring at 25 – 51% in all ages. Women are more frequently affected than men. This loss of bladder control is most often […]

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