FDA Approves Diclegis
The US Food and Drug Administration today approved Diclegis (doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride) to treat pregnant women experiencing nausea and vomiting.
Sex Hormones Not to Blame for Heartburn
Elevated sex hormone levels in pregnant women or in those who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) were often believed to be the culprit behind prevalent heartburn in women. But that may not be the case.
Hormone Therapy Patients Have More Surgeries
To ensure hormone levels stay balanced and regulate the body, women who hit menopause may start hormone therapy. But menopause hormone therapies are not without risk.
Strong Acne Meds Okay for Gastro Tract
When birth control pills can't clear up acne in women, a stronger medicine is the next step. But doctors and patients have been concerned about a few of these medicines and their possible links to inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).
Nausea Medicine Okay for Expecting Moms
Some women take medication for severe morning sickness. But it is sometimes difficult to gather enough information to know if medicines are always safe enough for unborn babies.
An Option for Severe Morning Sickness?
The nausea of morning sickness can strike at any time of day. For some women, it can be particularly bad, such as for Duchess Catherine of Cambridge, the wife of Prince William.
Peanuts, Pregnancy and Protection
Many women are afraid to eat nuts while they’re pregnant for fear they could cause future allergies for their baby. New research suggests they need not worry.
SimplyThick Risky for Babies
Warnings about the use of a product called SimplyThick for children have been expanded by the FDA. Parents should talk to a doctor before giving it to infants.
My Bacteria Is Better Than Yours
Everyone's got billions of little critters hanging out in their gut. They're helpful little critters — they aid the digestive and immune systems. But what you eat changes what they are.
Pain During Sex Linked to IBS
It's not just that they're not in the mood. Millions of women experience pain during sex due to a painful vaginal condition. And many are likely to suffer from other chronic pain conditions.