Category Archives: Women’s Health

Impact on Pre-Eclampsia of The FDA’s NewTime Limits On  Magnesium Treatments

Impact on Pre-Eclampsia of The FDA’s NewTime Limits On Magnesium Treatments

Injections of magnesium sulfate were used to stop pre-term labor. The FDA [1,2] is now warning about administering it for more than  5 days, because of a risk to damage the bone development of the foetus. Even more troubling is that the FDA has not determined that injecting Magnesium sulfate for …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: A Study Questions The Benefits of Cranberry Juice Against Urinary Tract Infections

IN BRIEF: A Study Questions The Benefits of Cranberry Juice Against Urinary Tract Infections

We have posted several times about the efficacy of cranberry juice against Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) [1] Cranberry juice has been accepted by the nutrition and alternative medicine communities as the first line of defense against UTIs [2,3] UTIs affect particularly women, and people who must  use  a wheelchair for mobility. How …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Multiple Pregnancies Decrease Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

IN BRIEF: Multiple Pregnancies Decrease Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

      This is good news for mothers of medium to large families. Quoting [1] “..The study found that women who were pregnant two or more times had a quarter of the risk of developing MS symptoms and women who had five or more pregnancies had one-twentieth the risk …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Bladder Infections Antibiotic Cefpodoxime found inferior to Ciproflaxacin

IN BRIEF: Bladder Infections Antibiotic Cefpodoxime found inferior to Ciproflaxacin

Bladder Infections are common in women. They are even more common in women with medical conditions like Diabetes , Multiple Sclerosis, and/or wheelchair users.  It is serious business because of the possibility of recurrences.  The antibiotic of choice is  Ciproflaxacin (Cipro)as discussed in our previous post Status of treatments for Urinary …Read the Rest

Urinary Tract Infections:  Vitamin D could help

Urinary Tract Infections: Vitamin D could help

MND: Please click here for our post in “wheelchairhealth”

In Brief: Vitamin D intake associated with cognitive performance in older women (Neurology)

In Brief: Vitamin D intake associated with cognitive performance in older women (Neurology)

  MediNewsDigest: Another feather in Vitamin D’s cap, see the Neurology article.  This about a study in France about women 85+.     Note that the concern is about deficiency. Supplementing beyond deficiency is not the topic here. What constitutes deficiency is debated, here is the link to the the vitamin D entry at  Linus …Read the Rest

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