Women's Health

The Pharmacy Times® Women’s Health resource center provides clinical news and articles, pertaining to women’s wellness, nutrition, fitness, weight loss, and answers to other potentially more intimate questions.

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Lower birth weight babies may not be able to metabolize medication as efficiently as normal weight babies. 
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Lactic acid, citric acid, and potassium bitartrate is a prescription combination, non-hormonal contraceptive gel found to be 86.3% effective with typical use.
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Post-menopausal women are at a heightened risk of Alzheimer disease.

 
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Despite contrary studies, new evidence indicates premenopausal women fair better after a heart attack than men. 
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Metabolic studies have found that although pregnancy reduces the body’s sensitivity to insulin, lactation may restore it.
 
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Abdominal weight gain during the postmenopausal period is associated with the use of antidepressants, beta-blockers, and insulin during the menopause transition.
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Women comprise more than 60% of pharmacy graduates, yet gender gaps still exist in pharmacy ownership, school deanships, and other leadership positions.
 
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New ruling means up to 126,400 women of childbearing age may need to pay out-of-pocket for birth control. 
 
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In addition to finding that depression affects up to 70% of women transitioning into menopause, investigators have also identified the greatest risk factors.
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Gardasil 9 approved for the prevention of oropharyngeal cancer and other head and neck cancers caused by human papillomavirus types 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58.
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Oriahnn is the first FDA-approved nonsurgical, oral medication option for the management of heavy menstrual bleeding associated with uterine fibroids in premenopausal women
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The FDA recently announced its approval of a vaginal gel that acts as a method of contraception for women. It is the first non-hormonal, vaginal pH regulator contraceptive to be approved by the FDA.