October 10, 2010

Affliction of Vaginal Atrophy

1 World Menopause Day Highlights Women’s Health

To mark World Menopause Day on October 18, the Int’l Menopause Society (IMS) has issued new treatment recommendations and is calling upon the medical community to inform patients about a common but rarely talked about syndrome. Vaginal atrophy (VA), characterized by vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, itching and an increased tendency for infection, occurs in up to half of postmenopausal women who often live with the disease for an average of three years before seeking medical help. If left untreated, VA can lead to incontinence and other urogenital conditions, yet only one in four women will speak with her doctor about VA. Dr. David Sturdee, lead author of the Recommendations, hopes the new recommendations will help doctors broach the subject and offer advice and guidance.

More at Eurekalert.org | Posted 7 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Estrogen Alternatives for Menopause Symptoms

Tags: Menopause, Postmenopausal Problems, Vaginal Atrophy, Vaginal Dryness, International Menopause Society, World Menopause Day, Dr. David Sturdee, Painful Intercourse

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No Mamey for Nevada & California

2 La Nuestra Mamey Ice Cream Recalled

I’ve got some bad news for you if you live in Nevada or California and have a craving for La Nuestra’s Mamey-flavored ice cream. Montalvan's Sales Inc. of Ontario, California, has voluntarily recalled the product after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned of potential health risks associated with frozen mamey fruit pulp. According to a FDA statement, "This recall was initiated after Montalvan's Sales, Inc. was notified by FDA and CDC that the affected product was made with La Nuestra Mamey Pulp which was implicated via a strong epidemiological link to a recent outbreak of Typhoid Fever in several Western States.” The FDA advised people in August to not eat frozen mamey fruit pulp after at least nine people in California and Nevada got typhoid fever.

More at Health Risks Prompt Recall of Mamey Ice Cream | Posted 7 years ago by Marty Shaw

Previously: Nationwide Egg Recall

Tags: Food and Drug Administration, Recall, Mamey Ice Cream, Mamey Fruit, Montalvan's Sales Inc., Typhoid Fever, Salmonella Typhi

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Nine Out of Ten Had Shrinkage

3 Experimental Melanoma Drug Shrinks Brain Tumors

An experimental drug developed by GlaxoSmithKline to fight melanoma reduced the size of brain tumors in nine out of 10 patients with advanced melanoma and controlled the metastasis in all 10. Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is very hard to treat once it has spread and travels via the bloodstream to the brain very easily. Brain tumors are the biggest concern with melanoma so these results have pleasantly surprised researchers. Georgina Long from Melanoma Institute Australia, who led the early-stage Phase I/II study, told the European Society for Medical Oncology congress that "Until now, melanoma has been notoriously resistant to drug therapy in general, and responses in highly lethal brain metastases are particularly uncommon.” A final-stage phase III study has been planned.

More at Yahoo! Reuters | Posted 7 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Drug Shrinks Tumors in Metastatic Melanoma

Tags: GlaxoSmithKline, Melanoma, Brain Metastases with Melanoma, European Society for Medical Oncology

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