Medications

Bayer receives FDA approval for long-term contraceptive

(HealthDay)—Bayer HealthCare has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its new low-dose levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (IUS) called Skyla, according a Jan. 10 news release issued ...

Medical research

Newly designed molecule blocks chlamydia bacteria

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have discovered a way to block the damaging actions of Chlamydia, the bacteria responsible for the largest number of sexually transmitted infections in the United States.

Health

Sex in pregnancy: A primer

Sex in pregnancy is generally safe, with few complications, states a new primer for physicians to counsel patients wondering about sex in pregnancy, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The primer is ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Debunking a myth: IUDs proven safe birth control for teenagers

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are as safe for teenagers – including those who have never given birth – as they are for adults, according to research from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What is the clinical character of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome?

Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome is characterized by inflammation in perihepatic capsules with concomitant pelvic inflammation. The pain in the right upper abdomen appeared as the main symptom. These cases have to be cautiously ...

Medical research

A Rapid Blood Test to Quickly Rule Out Appendicitis?

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new a rapid blood test to rule out appendicitis among the 8 million patients who come to U.S. emergency rooms with abdominal pain each year may save patients from unnecessary radiation from a diagnostic ...

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