Womens Health

norethindrone (Aygestin)

norethindrone (Aygestin)

norethindrone (Aygestin) What is norethindrone-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Norethindrone is a man-made progestin used for treating abnormal uterine bleeding and related condtions (such as amenorrhea and endometriosis). Progestins are steroid hormones that have the same effect as progesterone. Norethindrone works […]

miconazole, Monistat, M-Zole, Micatin

miconazole, Monistat, M-Zole, Micatin

miconazole, Monistat, M-Zole, Micatin What is miconazole, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Miconazole is an anti-fungal medication related to fluconazole (Diflucan), ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox), and clotrimazole (Lotrimin, Mycelex). It is used either on the skin or in the vaginal for fungal […]

calcitonin

calcitonin

calcitonin What brand names are available for calcitonin? Miacalcin (Calcimar and Fortical are discontinued). Is calcitonin available as a generic drug? GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes Do I need a prescription for calcitonin? Yes What are the side effects of calcitonin? Side effects from calcitonin are uncommon […]

More Asian-American Women Getting Breast Cancer

More Asian-American Women Getting Breast Cancer

More Asian-American Women Getting Breast Cancer Latest Womens Health News FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer rates among Asian-Americans are steadily rising in contrast to other racial/ethnic groups, a new study suggests. Researchers from the Cancer Prevention Institute of California reviewed data […]

Early Onset Hot Flashes May Signal Higher Heart Risks

Early Onset Hot Flashes May Signal Higher Heart Risks

Early Onset Hot Flashes May Signal Higher Heart Risks Latest Womens Health News THURSDAY, April 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Hot flashes may be more than a troublesome nuisance for some women during menopause — they may be a signal for increased risk of heart […]

Misunderstood Gene Tests May Lead to Unnecessary Mastectomies

Misunderstood Gene Tests May Lead to Unnecessary Mastectomies

Misunderstood Gene Tests May Lead to Unnecessary Mastectomies By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Womens Health News WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Close to half of breast cancer patients who chose to have a double mastectomy after genetic testing didn’t actually have the gene […]

Mammogram Guidelines Have Changed, But Are Doctors Listening?

Mammogram Guidelines Have Changed, But Are Doctors Listening?

Mammogram Guidelines Have Changed, But Are Doctors Listening? By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Womens Health News MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Four of five doctors still recommend annual mammograms for women in their early 40s, despite guideline changes that have pushed back the […]

Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL)

Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL)

Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) U.S. FDA Investigates Link Between a Rare Cancer Type and Breast Implants What is anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL)? In March 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an update about a rare type of cancer that […]

'Menstrual Cycle in a Dish' Explores Intricacies of Female Body

'Menstrual Cycle in a Dish' Explores Intricacies of Female Body

'Menstrual Cycle in a Dish' Explores Intricacies of Female Body Latest Womens Health News WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say they have created a palm-size model of the female reproductive system that even has a period. Dubbed a menstrual cycle in a […]

Genetic Testing: Families With Breast Cancer

Genetic Testing: Families With Breast Cancer

Genetic Testing: Families With Breast Cancer Who should get genetic for breast cancer genes? Ms. G. is a 40-year-old woman with two small children. Like most women, she is concerned about her chances of developing breast cancer. She asks her doctor about her risks. Although […]