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2012-06-27 10:30:02

An investigation led by UCSF has found that the risk of female-to-male HIV transmission is increased 3 fold for women with bacterial vaginosis, a common disorder in which the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina is disrupted An investigation led by UCSF has found that the risk of female-to-male HIV transmission is increased three fold for women with bacterial vaginosis, a common disorder in which the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina is disrupted. "Previous research has shown...

2012-06-27 06:31:56

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — A new investigation led by UCSF has found that the risk of female-to-male HIV transmission is increased 3-fold for women with bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is a condition where the normal balance of microorganisms naturally found in the vagina is altered. The disruption of vaginal flora takes place when the amount of helpful bacteria is reduced and the harmful bacteria is increased. "Previous research has shown that bacterial vaginosis can increase...

2012-06-27 00:32:05

Prenatal exposure to bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical found in many common plastic household items, can cause numerous genes in the uterus to respond differently to estrogen in adulthood, according to a study using a mouse model. The results will be presented Tuesday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. The study, led by Hugh Taylor, MD, professor and chief of the reproductive endocrinology section at Yale University School of Medicine, observed "major and permanent...

2012-06-25 21:00:21

The hot flashes and night sweats that most women experience early in menopause are not linked to increased levels of cardiovascular disease risk markers unless the symptoms persist or start many years after menopause begins. These new study results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. "Our study provides reassurance that the common experience of menopausal symptoms in early menopause is not associated with increases in blood pressure or...

2012-06-23 23:00:03

Novel medical iPad and iPhone App, BioDesk makes it easy and fast tracking hormonal and menopausal symptoms to help patients' convey to their physician how they feel. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 22, 2012 New medical iPad and iPhone app, BioDesk makes it easy and fast tracking menopausal and hormonal patient symptoms so their physician to help them feel better. Through these first of their kind, patient symptoms apps, women and men on or contemplating hormonal therapy will track and have the...


Latest Gynecology Reference Libraries

Human Reproduction
2012-05-14 11:44:50

Human Reproduction is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that concentrates on original research, clinical case studies and opinions and debates on topical issues. The journal was broken into three distinct journals in 1995, with Human Reproduction Update and Molecular Human Reproduction. Human Reproduction Update is a bimonthly review journal and Molecular Human Reproduction is a monthly journal focusing on molecular aspects of reproductive biology. Human Reproduction covers all aspects...

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2011-04-25 16:25:00

Mycoplasma genitalium is a small parasitic bacterium that lives on the ciliated epithelial cells of the primate genital and respiratory tracts. It is the smallest known free-living bacterium. Up until 2002 it was also considered to be the organism with the smallest genome. M. genitalium was isolated in 1980 from urethral specimens of two male patients with non-gonococcal urethritis. Infection is fairly common and can be transmitted between partners during unprotected sex. It can be treated...

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2011-04-15 15:11:42

Gardnerella is a genus of gram-variable-staining facultative anaerobic bacteria of which G. vaginalis is the only species. It grows as small, circular, convex, gray colonies on chocolate agar. Colistin-oxolinic acid blood agar is a selective medium for G. vaginalis. Bacterial vaginosis results in some women as a result of disruption of the normal vaginal microflora. Lactobacillus population in the vagina is responsible for the acidic environment. Prescription antibiotics with anaerobic...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.