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Abortion Pill approved by FDA

...al advance for women's health as the birth-control pill was 40 years ago, It will enable them, if they choose to terminate a pregnancy, to do that earlier (and) to do it without surgery. For many women, that is a very positive thing." "The approval of mifepristone is the result of the FDA's careful eval...

Another injectable contraceptive Pill approved by FDA

Lunelle-a monthly injectable contraceptive pill has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration in USA. It is more than 99 percent effective when women get the shot once every month according to the company release marketing the pill. Lunelle is an alternative to another injectable contrac...

Morning after pill effective up to five days after having unprotected sex

... that in almost 90% of the cases the morning after pill was as effective up to five days after having unpr...wed. These were, surgical abortion or the abortion pill RU- 486, use of which is not legal in many countries. The scientists studied 300 women after they h...

Glaxo launches pills to help smokers quit in 7-12 weeks

... an oral treatment for smoking, called Zyban. The pill (generic - Bupropion Hydrochloride) is reportedly ... to the addiction was essential. "Just popping the pill is not enough, the complete treatment involves a combination of counseling and regular use of Zyban"...

Estrogen lowers cancer risk

...a while now we have suspected that estrogen in the pill could protect against bowel cancer and our research has gone some way to confirm this In the future, it may be possible //to develop new treatments that take advantage of the anticancer qualities of the pill". Over the last 20 years, death rates ...

Memory problem? solve a crossword

... mentally agile are better advised to put down the pill bottle and pick up a pencil. Research shows that seniors who do crossword puzzles, exercise and seek help for emotional problems may stay sharper longer than those who put their trust in unproven cures such as melatonin, DHEA, testosterone and huma...

FDA Approves Contraceptive Ring

...ys. That rate is similar to both the birth control pill and the yet-unapproved contraceptive patch, which releases a steady stream of estrogen and progestin that offers a week of pregnancy protection. // The new prescription device is a circle of soft, flexible polymer measuring 2.1 inches across. It r...

Contraceptives decreases Libido

Women taking the contraceptive pill may find themselves less responsive to the very smells which attract them to men, say researchers. The study, published in the journal Human Reproduction, measured the ability of women to detect distinctive smells such as musk - while taking and not ...

Contraceptives have dual effects

Women using the oral contraceptive pill could be up to 30% less likely to develop bowel cancer, research suggests. Researchers believe that over the last 20 years, mortality rates for bowel cancer have dropped more in women than in men because of hormones found in the Pill. Researchers bel...

The phenomenon of sexual attraction

...nce in London .He also said the oral contraceptive pill could stop a woman producing pheromones and undermine her ability to pick up the right chemical signals from men. Scientists believe pheromones may help people choose biologically compatible mates....

Early delivery can prevent cancer

...rch raises the possibility of one day developing a pill that could protect against breast cancer. In experiments, rats and mice given doses of natural hormones that mimic pregnancy were protected against breast cancer. When the animals were injected with a known carcinogen, they did not develop as many ...

Progestin protects against ovarian cancer

...ncer Center of a 20-year-old study showed that the pill can help prevent ovarian cancer. The study is based on examination of the medical and oral contraceptive histories of more than 3,200 women who took part in a study. The groups included women who took no pills; those who took pills high in both estr...

OxyContin Abuse Continues To Rise

...ld get a powerful heroin-like high by crushing the pill and injecting, swallowing and inhaling the powder....th officials now say that OxyContin has become the pill of choice for many addicts. OxyContin is designed to treat moderate to severe, chronic pain. The dru...

Leukemia pill shows promise against stomach cancer

...minal cancer. The drug, Gleevec, administered as a pill once a day, is effective in treating both forms of cancer because of its ability to target and kill cancer cells without attacking healthy cells and causing severe side effects. // Approved last spring for a common type of adult leukemia, Gleevec c...

New Birth Control Pills increase the stroke risk

...rol problems and weight gain. Hoping for the best, pill makers issued yet another formula in the 1980s that combined low estrogen levels with the less harsh progestogens desogestrel or gestodene. Third-generation birth control pills haven't been used in the US long enough to monitor women most at risk f...

Scios Inc. targets drug giants in arthritis war

...hnology company, is racing giant rivals to bring a pill to market that would displace injectable anti-infl... So far, Scios' prospects look good. The company's pill appears to inhibit an enzyme, known as the p38 kinase, which provokes inflammation. Scios' lead com...

A treatment for Osteoporosis

... France participated). They found that taking one pill a week could protect bone just as well. And related research, a four- year survey of 180 patients, confirmed everyone's suspicion: People are far more likely to stick with a once-a-week schedule. The drug has already been approved for weekly dosage b...

AIDS drugs linked to heart attack risk

...otease inhibitors that are a key ingredient of the pill combinations.// New research raises the possibility that life saving AIDS drugs may also increase the risk of heart trouble, though experts say the medicines' benefits outweigh any danger. Researchers are at odds over whether the drug combinations ar...

Pain Killers Keep the Virus Away

...and to prevent heart attacks, but the little white pill may also help keep your immune system strong. A new study says aspirin and related painkillers may block the replication of a common// virus linked to potentially deadly infections in people with AIDS and other immune disorders. The presence of the...

Contraceptive pill to reduce PMS

A new contraceptive pill could help to reduce the symptoms of pre-menstrual...e almost completed trials of the pill.// The new pill is a combination of two commonly used hormones already available in various dosages in oral contrace...

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