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Nancy Monson
Nancy Monson is a freelance writer and certified health coach whose work has appeared in numerous major clinical and consumer print and online publications.
NSAIDs inferior to antibiotics in treatment of uncomplicated UTI
In a Swiss comparative trial, diclofenac was found to be inferior to norfloxacin for treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI).
Local resistance impacts cost-effectiveness of antibiotics for UTI
Findings from a recent study indicate that trimethoprim 200 mg BID for 3 or 7 days is the most effective antibiotic for uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) when levels of local resistance to the drug are < 30%. However, when it is ≥ 35%, a single dose of fosfomycin 3g or nitrofurantoin 100 mg BID for 7 days is more cost-effective.
British Study Sheds Light on Postmenopausal Dyspareunia
Dyspareunia is a common female health problem, according to a large British population probability survey, affecting 7.5% of sexually active women.
SERM Ospemifene Reduces Vestibular Nerve Fiber Sensitivity
A newly published pilot study is the first to show that the selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) ospemifene effectively normalizes vestibular innervation sensitivity, in addition to confirming that it relieves postmenopausal vestibular signs and symptoms.
Cervical Cancer Survivors Have High Scores for Sexual Distress
Higher levels of distress were linked to increased vaginal sexual symptoms, worry about dyspareunia, dissatisfaction with a relationship, and concerns about body image in a study looking at sexual well-being among cervical cancer survivors.
Lower-dose estradiol vaginal cream effectively relieves postmenopausal dyspareunia
A lower-dose estradiol vaginal cream than is currently available in the United States was an effective and well-tolerated treatment for dyspareunia in postmenopausal women, according to a recent phase 3, randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Laparoscopy Significantly Improves Deep Dyspareunia Associated with Endometriosis
According to researchers, laparoscopic treatment can significantly improve the sex lives of women with endometriosis by relieving deep dyspareunia.
Dyspareunia Linked to Underlying Form of Endometriosis
Women who complain of dyspareunia are four times more likely to have endometriosis than healthy women, according to a study.
Young People Can Suffer from Sexual Dysfunction
Although most young people have a healthy sex life, many—and particularly young women— may have one or more sexual dysfunction issues, according to results of health survey.
Condom use should be encouraged for all women with BV
Women with bacterial vaginosis (BV) should be encouraged to use condoms with all acts of sex, according to a recent multicenter study.

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