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Older couples with sexual difficulties

Am I too old to worry about safe sex? Having safe sex is important for people at any age. As a woman gets closer to menopause, her periods may be irregular. But, she can still get pregnant. In fact, pregnancy is still possible until your doctor says you are past …

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poor parental sleep makes new moms and dads depressed

Sept 7, 2010 — Both moms and dads are at an increased risk for depression during the first year of their infant’s life, finds a new study of parents in the U.K. Close to 40% of new moms and 21% of new dads in the U.K experienced a bout of …

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some causes of sexual problems as we age

some causes of sexual problems as we age Illness, disability, or the drugs you take to treat a health problem can affect your ability to have and enjoy sex. But, even the most serious health problems usually don’t have to stop you from having a satisfying sex life. Arthritis. Joint pain …

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What is flu?

What is flu? The flu (or common flu) is a viral infection that is spread from person to person in secretions of the nose and lungs, for example when sneezing. Medically, it is referred to as influenza. Flu is a respiratory infection, that is, an infection that develops primarily in …

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The six most common types of vaginal infections

Vaginal Infections “Vaginitis” is a medical term used to describe various conditions that cause infection or inflammation of the vagina. Vulvovaginitis refers to inflammation of both the vagina and vulva (the external female genitals). These conditions can result from a vaginal infection caused by organisms such as bacteria, yeast, or …

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Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis

What Are the Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis? Up to 50% of the women who have bacterial vaginosis do not have any symptoms. Most women learn they have the infection during their annual gynecologic exam. But if symptoms appear, they can include:     * White or discolored discharge.    * Discharge that …

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Tight jeans can lead to yeast infections

How Can I Prevent Vaginal Infections? There are certain things that you can do to decrease the chance of getting vaginal infections. If you suffer from yeast infections, it usually is helpful to avoid garments that hold in heat and moisture. The wearing of nylon panties, pantyhose without a cotton …

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Non-Infectious Vaginitis

what Is Non-Infectious Vaginitis? Occasionally, a woman can have itching, burning, and even a vaginal discharge without having an infection. The most common cause is an allergic reaction or irritation from vaginal sprays, douches, or spermicidal products. The skin around the vagina also can be sensitive to perfumed soaps, detergents, …

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The Female Condom

The Female Condom  Condoms for females have been around for quite some time, though in some instances they seemed to have not caught on, currently they are making a comeback. Very effective against both pregnancy and sexually transmittable diseases, many are discovering they allow for a greater sensitivity during lovemaking …

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