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Scientists working on safe male contraceptive


September 6th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sept 6 (IANS) The day may be not be far-off when males can take birth control pills without fearing side-effects. Even though the concept has exercised scientists for decades, ... Read more...

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Hormone free male pill closer to reality


August 17th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Researchers have isolated a small molecule that may offer the first effective and hormone-free contraception for males, ever since the development of condoms.The study shows that ... Read more...

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Soon, birth control pill for men sans steroids


June 5th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) Researchers are developing what may be the first oral contraceptive for men without any side effects as it does not contain steroids.Columbia University Medical Centre researchers ... Read more...

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Contraceptive pills increase risk of vascular diseases among women(Lead)


March 9th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Before you pop an emergency birth control pill, think again. Contraceptive medication might be a quick way to prevent pregnancy, but it increases the risk ... Read more...

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Contraceptive pills a risk for women’s hearts


March 9th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Before you pop an emergency birth control pill, think again. Contraceptive medication might be a quick way to prevent pregnancy, but it increases the risk ... Read more...

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Contraceptive gel may replace pills


October 26th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) A contraceptive gel may soon replace the birth control pill, researchers say. Rubbing a bit of the clear gel into the arms, legs, shoulders and abdomen every day ... Read more...

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FDA approves first oral contraceptive that increases folate levels


September 27th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by BNO News
WAYNE, NEW JERSEY (BNO NEWS) -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Monday announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new oral contraceptive (OC) that increases folate levels ... Read more...

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Chemicals behind rise of ‘gender-bending’ fish in southern Alberta


July 30th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Chemicals in two rivers in southern Alberta are likely causing feminisation of fish, say researchers."The situation for native fish will likely get worse as the concentration of organic ... Read more...

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Green Signal To New Morning After Pill By FDA Advisory Panel


June 20th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey June 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Advisory panel for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reportedly approved the launch of the new morning after pill that is more effective than ... Read more...

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Harnessing Technology to Empower Women


June 10th, 2010 - 12:15 am ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla - CNSWhile new information technology enables instantaneous access to vital health information, advances in medical technology for use in low-resource settings enable access to cutting edge care in some ... Read more...

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Mexican court upholds emergency birth control pill for rape victims


May 28th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 28 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's Supreme Court has upheld a federal regulation forcing public hospitals to offer the morning-after birth control pill to rape victims. After six sessions of intense debate, 10 ... Read more...

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The Pill one of the most significant medical advances of last 50 years: US poll


May 8th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): Over half of Americans think that the birth control pill has been one of the most significant medical advances of the last half century, a new CBS poll ... Read more...

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Why do oral contraceptives fail obese women?


July 15th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) An Indian American researcher has identified a potential bio-mechanism that could explain why oral contraceptives seem to fail in preventing pregnancy among obese women. Although oral contraceptives appear to ... Read more...

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Scientists move a step closer to realising a contraceptive pill for men


June 12th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): An American researcher has for the first time come up with insights into what changes occur within sperm after it enters the female reproductive tract.Mark Platt, an ... Read more...

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Gene exposes women with migraine to increased cardiac risk


July 31st, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) Women with migraine seem to be at a greater risk of heart disease and stroke if they possess a certain gene, according to a new study. Researchers followed ... Read more...

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Gene may boost heart disease, stroke risk in women with migraine


July 31st, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Women who suffer from migraine with aura are at a three-fold risk of developing heart disease or stroke, if they possess a certain gene variant, say researchers. ... Read more...

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The pill can also help women conceive


March 25th, 2008 - 11:36 am ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): For decades, women have been using the pill to not get pregnant. However, for women who do want a baby but are finding it difficult to conceive, ... Read more...

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