Health

Microbes are a key marker of vaginal health during menopause

Certain species of bacteria are actually necessary to maintain vaginal health. The menopause transition, however, often upsets the natural balance of bacteria by decreasing the proportion of healthy bacteria and increasing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New findings on bacteria in female bladders

Scientists and physicians at Loyola University Chicago and Loyola Medicine were the first to publish groundbreaking research that debunked the common belief that urine in healthy women is sterile.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Why vagina cleaning fads are unnecessary and harmful

A staggering variety of so-called feminine hygiene products seek to help with "vaginal odour" and discharge, and "keep you fresh". From deodorants to cucumber cleanses, scented "panty liners", and the newest fad "vaginal ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

What is normal vaginal discharge and what's not?

V-juice, vovey-goo, vu-dew… there are many ways to describe the natural fluid that comes out of the vagina. It varies in consistency, texture, smell, taste and volume in the same woman from day to day, week to week, month ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

The microbial superhero in your vagina

The aisle is marked with a little red sign that says "Feminine Treatments". Squeezed between the urinary incontinence pads and treatments for yeast infections, there is a wall of bottles and packages in every pastel shade ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

OB/GYNs told robot hysterectomy not best option

Pricey robotic surgery should not be the first or even second choice for most women who need a hysterectomy, says advice issued Thursday to doctors who help those women decide.

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