¿Qué significan los diferentes tipos de secreción vaginal?

La secreción vaginal es un líquido que contiene una mezcla de secreciones vaginales y moco cervical. La cantidad de secreción vaginal producida varía de una mujer a otra, pero suele ser normal y saludable. El embarazo, el cambio de hormonas o la presencia de una infección también pueden afectar la consistencia y la cantidad de…

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Remedios caseros para la vaginosis bacteriana

La vaginosis bacteriana es la infección vaginal más común. ¿De qué manera pueden las mujeres tratar esta enfermedad en casa? Hasta 1 de cada 4 mujeres en los Estados Unidos tienen vaginosis bacteriana (VB). Muchas no tienen síntomas y algunas los confunden con otra infección, como una candidiasis. El síntoma más común de la VB…

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noted: The Death of the Sick Day

Adam Toren remembers the last time he crawled into bed, pulled the covers over his head and took off sick from work. “My whole family got wracked by the flu around 2006,” said Mr. Toren, a tech entrepreneur and writer. “Hopefully, that was the last time.” Thirteen years later, Mr. Toren, who lives in Phoenix,…

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Rwanda Cracks Down on Skin Bleaching Agents by Seizing Cosmetics

Skin bleaching is a billion-dollar industry in predominantly black countries, but some governments want that to change. Rwanda is one of them. Pointing to the chemicals’ harmful health effects, the country has begun a crackdown to enforce its ban on bleaching agents, especially hydroquinone and mercury, that are found in cosmetics. “We have been conducting…

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Research Details How Junk Food Companies Influence China’s Nutrition Policy

Happy 10 Minutes, a Chinese government campaign that encouraged schoolchildren to exercise for 10 minutes a day, would seem a laudable step toward improving public health in a nation struggling with alarming rates of childhood obesity. But the initiative and other official Chinese efforts that emphasized exercise as the best way to lose weight were…

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Government Shutdown Curtails F.D.A. Food Inspections

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration has stopped routine food safety inspections of seafood, fruits, vegetables and many other foods at high risk of contamination because of the federal government’s shutdown, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the agency’s commissioner, said on Wednesday. F.D.A. inspectors normally examine operations at about 160 domestic manufacturing and food processing plants…

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Hormone Replacement Skin Patches Don’t Raise Risk for Blood Clots

Image Oral hormone replacement therapy, or H.R.T., increases the risk for potentially fatal blood clots. But a study in BMJ found that hormone replacement delivered through the skin by injection or skin patch entails no increased risk for blood clots. British researchers looked at 80,396 women who had blood clots while on various H.R.T. regimens,…

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A Norwegian Air Jet Landed in Iran 4 Weeks Ago. It Can’t Leave Yet.

LONDON — When a technical error forced a Norwegian Air jet to land at Shiraz Airport in Iran last month, the Boeing 737 touched down in uncharted territory. The airline, known for cheap long-haul flights from Europe, does not have a base in Iran. It had never flown there before. And nearly a month after…

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Trilobites: A Woman’s Work Was Sometimes Blue

Anita Radini, an archaeologist at the University of York, in England, spends a lot of time looking at tartar. Really old tartar. Tartar, or dental plaque — that film of bacteria that feels like sweaters on your teeth — contains a wealth of information about what long-dead individuals encountered in their daily lives. Dr. Radini…

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How to Communicate with a Person Who Keeps Breaking Promises?

Why do people who made themselves clear saying they want to see you fail to pick up the phone five minutes before the meeting? The next day they call and say that they forgot, did not have enough time, fell ill, or their phone was discharged. All these reasons sound plausible only the first couple…

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