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Vulvovaginal Candidiasis

Dare Bioscience announces grant to develop vaginal thermosetting gel for delivery of live biotherapeutics

November 16, 2022

Daré Bioscience announced yesterday that it has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation of $584,986 to support its efforts related to the development of a vaginal thermosetting gel formulation for the delivery of live biotherapeutics that can be reconstituted at the point of care.

Efficacy of N. sativa-honey vs. clotrimazole for VVC

November 09, 2022

A study published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that both Nigella sativa (N. sativa) (black seed and black cumin)-honey vaginal cream and the antifungal medication clotrimazole significantly improve the symptoms of vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC).

Prevalence of Candida species with IUD placement

October 18, 2022

Three months after copper intrauterine device (IUD) insertion, nearly 1/3 of women were diagnosed with vulvovaginal candidiasis, compared to nearly 25% of women who received a hormonal IUD, according to a prospective study published in the journal Cellular and Molecular Biology.

VVC in pregnancy

October 11, 2022

The risk of vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) during pregnancy tends to peak in the third trimester, according to a review published in Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Risk factors range from contraceptive and antibiotic use to patients’ hygiene and overall health.1 With data regarding VVC and pregnancy incomplete and often conflicting, review authors say, more research is needed.

Host immune responses in recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis

September 15, 2022

A study published in Frontiers in Immunology indicates that for the prognosis of recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC) and vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC), the host-immune responses, particularly Th1/2 immunity, may play a vital role.