Yoga Improves Sleep Patterns in Women with Premenstrual Syndrome

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Women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) commonly complain of sleep disturbances, specifically in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. This study looked at the effects of yoga on quality of sleep of women experiencing PMS, as published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. It is well known that yoga

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Expert Round-Table on Thyroid Immune Testing, Guidelines and Clinical Impact on Women’s Health

Diagnosing and treating thyroid conditions in women is extremely important, concluded a group of practitioners in a recent round-table discussion, “Thyroid Immune Testing – Guidelines, Testing Platforms, and Clinical Impact on Women’s Health,” and published in the Journal of Women’s Health. The goal of the Expert Panel Discussion was to

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Pine-Bark Extract for Benign-prostate Hypertrophy in Men & Dysmenorrhea for Women

New science continues to show that pine-bark extract is a valuable dietary supplement for men and women’s health. A new study shows that pine-bark extract (brand Pycnogenol®) is beneficial for men with benign-prostate hypertrophy. We also include an earlier study showing that the pine-bark extract can reduce symptoms from dysmenorrheaRead …

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FDA Approves Natural Cycles, First Mobile Medical Consumer App for Contraception

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first mobile medical application (app), called Natural Cycles, for contraceptive use to prevent pregnancy. Natural Cycles, contains an algorithm that calculates the days of the month a woman is likely to be fertile based on daily body temperature readings and menstrualRead …

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Ten-year Study of Manual Physical Therapy to Treat Female Infertility

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Infertility affects from 6% to 11% of women in the United States, with similar rates in developing countries. The cause stems from a range of medical conditions, including fallopian tube occlusion, endometriosis, elevated levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and premature ovarian failure, a general classificationRead …

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Adult Food Allergies Linked to Prenatal BPA Exposure

If it seems like more of your patients are allergic to, or intolerant of, more and different kinds of foods than ever before, there might be a reason why. A new research published in November 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal, scientists show, for the first time, that there is a link between perinatal exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) at low doses and the risk to develop food intolerance in later life. By Sadrine Menard et al, The FASEB Journal, November 2014.

Group-dietary Intervention and Gestational Weight Gain Among Obese Women

Obese women can have control over their weight gain during pregnancy using conventional weight loss techniques, according to a new study in Obesity. Interventions include attending weekly group support meetings, seeking advice about nutrition and diet, and keeping food and exercise journals. Results of the Healthy Moms study also show that obese women who limit their weight gain during pregnancy are less likely to have large-for-gestational age babies, which can complicate delivery and increase the baby’s risk of becoming obese later in life. By Kimberly K Vesco et al, published in Obesity, Aug. 28, 2014.

Case Study: Escharotic Treatment for ECC-positive Cervical Epithelial Neoplasia in Childbearing Years

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A persistent human papillomavirus (HPV) infection of a high-risk type is necessary for cervical cancer to develop. The severity of the diagnosis, together with colposcopy findings, determines the standard for treatment, and ablative or excisional options may be recommended. Escharotic treatment, together with an oral, anticarcinogenic HPV protocol and a

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