The 1 Thing You Need To Stop Doing To Your Vagina

For SELF, by Zahra Barnes. A scary new report adds one more item to the “why women shouldn’t douche” list. Gynecologists have been telling their patients not to clean their vaginas with douches for years—and now they have yet another strong point against it: The practice is associated with nearly a doubled risk of getting ovarian cancer, according to a large study from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. “Douching is just wrong,” Sherry Ross, M.D., an ob/gyn and women’s health expert at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, tells SELF. “There is no reason to douche at all. It’s marketing at its finest to get that vagina smelling like Hawaiian tropics.” Douches are available prepackaged in drugstores (although some women DIY them). They’re usually bags or bottles filled with a mixture of water and vinegar, baking soda, or iodine, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Office on Women’s Health. Most douches come complete with a tube or nozzle that goes into the vagina and makes it easier to spray the liquid up there in an ostensible effort to maintain good vaginal hygiene.  Related: Here’s Why Your Vagina Is Dry And How To Deal With It Your vagina actually cleans itself, so there’s no need to buy products that are specially made to do the job. And not...
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We present a 71-year-old Japanese man with metastasis prostate cancer that, during medical castration therapy, had torsades de pointes (TdP) with a QT prolongation and ventricular fibrillation (VF). His QT interval diminished after discontinuing the medical castration, and he developed no further VF recurrences for 15 months. Medical castration is a rare but possible trigger of TdP with QT prolongation and VF. PMID: 30518719 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
New research shows that cancer patients who are single receive less aggressive treatment than those who are married. NPR's Michel Martin talks with researcher Joan DelFattore about her findings.
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Authors: Pan B, Lyu SC, He Q PMID: 30503068 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medicina Clinica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med Clin (Barc) Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: PUVA therapy is associated with an increased risk of CCNM inthe Mediterranean population. PMID: 30503067 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medicina Clinica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med Clin (Barc) Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 December 2018Source: Results in PhysicsAuthor(s): B. Gowri Naidu, P. Sarita, G.J. Naga Raju, M.K. TiwariAbstractSynchrotron Radiation based X-ray fluorescence (SRXRF) technique was utilized for the determination of serum elemental profile in breast cancer patients group and healthy subjects group. The SRXRF experiments were performed on microprobe beamline-16, Indus-2 synchrotron radiation source at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore, India. The accuracy and reliability of the experimental method were validated by using International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) ...
Source: Results in Physics - Category: Physics Source Type: research
Publication date: 1 March 2019Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, Volume 175Author(s): Jing Luo, Yang Cheng, Xiao-Yan He, Yi Liu, Na Peng, Zhi-Wei Gong, Kui Wu, Tao ZouAbstractTo realize efficiently cellular uptake and enhance the immunostimulation, thiolated cytosine-phosphate-guanine (CpG) oligodeoxynucleotides (ODNs) were self-assembled on hollow gold nanospheres (HGNs) to form CpG-HGNs. The cellular uptake of CpG-HGNs in immune cells was studied in RAW 264.7 cells. Due to the enhanced delivery efficiency, CpG-HGNs exhibited a higher immune stimulatory activity compared with CpG ODNs, resulting in a dramatic...
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ConclusionsThis series of patients undergoing PD with PG shows that the operation can be performed safely with excellent outcomes for a variety of malignant and benign conditions.
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsBoth UM and CPM patients reported high satisfaction with their surgical decisions, despite differing reasons for their respective surgeries.
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionWe confirm no significant differences in the perioperative and oncological outcomes between off-clamp and on-clamp RPN. Avoided ischemia benefits renal function within 1-year follow-up after surgery. At longer follow-up, difference with on-clamp is softened.
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
THE NUMBER of over-65s seeking treatment for sexually transmitted infections has hit a record high. The generation which enjoyed the "summer of love" in the swinging sixties is now suffering from unprecedented levels of STIs, with the number soaring 14 per cent in the past year.
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