Latest oral contraceptives Stories

2014-02-26 12:25:51

Research shows patented pine bark extract plays a key role in reducing inflammation associated with endometriosis and menstruation, which affects more than 5 million U.S. women HOBOKEN, N.J., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An observational study published in the December 2013 issue of the International Journal of Women's Health found that the natural supplement Pycnogenol(®) (pic-noj-en-all), an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, significantly minimizes...

Oral Contraceptive Linked To Glaucoma
2013-11-18 15:24:18

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Millions of women choose oral contraceptives as an easy method of birth control, but new research has discovered their use is linked to serious eye disease. Using oral contraceptives for three years or longer doubles the risk of glaucoma, which is a leading cause of blindness that affects approximately 60 million people throughout the world. Researchers are informing gynecologists and ophthalmologists of the possible part oral...

2013-05-06 23:19:37

New research by New York's Center for Human Reproduction demonstrates that oral contraceptives - routinely used by fertility centers in IVF - may reduce egg yields. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 Some oral contraceptives with stronger androgenic characteristics may reduce pregnancy chances with IVF, reports a new study conducted by the Center for Human Reproduction (CHR), a research-driven fertility center in New York City. The study, just published in Reproductive Biology and...

2012-12-03 20:55:35

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who are taking combined oral contraceptives have a 2-fold risk of blood clots compared with women without the disorder who take contraceptives, states a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). PCOS affects between 6% and 10% of women of reproductive age with some estimates as high as 15%, making it the most common endocrine disorder in this age group. Risk factors for heart disease such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity...

2012-05-22 02:30:15

New research being presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) offers key insights into the prevention and treatment of bowel diseases, which affect millions of people worldwide. Several studies show that factors, including common dietary additives, hormone replacement therapy, oral contraceptives and even high-altitude travel may cause or exacerbate these diseases. Other research examines the effect of cutting-edge therapies on ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, collectively known as...

2012-03-17 23:02:07

In March 2012, Bayer Healthcare reported that it had reached agreements, without admission of liability, to settle the claims of approximately 70 plaintiffs on Yasmin/Yaz lawsuits in the U.S. at terms and conditions which Bayer views to be reasonable. Yasmin, which was approved by the FDA in 2001, and Yaz, which was approved in 2006, are oral contraceptives that combine estrogen and a fourth generation progestin, drospirenone, to prevent pregnancy. They are also used to treat premenstrual...

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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
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