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International Women’s Day 2021

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Happy International Women’s Day! Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day 2021 and it is a global day designed to celebrate the impact and achievements of women the world over! We thought it was only right we took some time to spotlight women’s health and some research studies surrounding women’s health.

Established in 1988, CPS Research has over 30 years’ clinical trial site experience, having conducted more than 250 studies in fields such as Pharmaceuticals, microbiome therapies, over the counter therapies, food supplements and medical devices. A number of these studies have focused on women’s health and working towards treatments for a variety of women’s health issues….

Bacterial Vaginosis

Unpleasant-smelling discharge can have an impact on daily life and relationships.

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is a common condition where the natural balance in the bacteria of the vagina is upset. As many as 1 in 3 women are affected at some point by the condition and it can often go unnoticed. BV is not serious for the vast majority of women but it can cause embarrassment and discomfort. Symptoms tend to worsen after sex or menstrual periods, and can include an unpleasant odour, and a greyish-white looking discharge. CPS Research are conducting research to investigate effectiveness of a new vaginal mousse treatment for BV. It is thought that by using this treatment every day for 7 days, this can help restore the normal vaginal environment and improve symptoms. The research involves 3 clinic visits to our Glasgow clinic and participants will receive up to £150 for helping play their part in shaping the future of women’s healthcare! Find out more at this link.

Our past studies:

Hot Flushes

Recently, we have conducted some studies that have focused on the issue of hot flushes, a common symptom of menopause. Many women suffer hot flushes as a result of the reduced levels of the hormone oestrogen in the body. “Cool down and carry on” may help once in a while when you keeping up with a busy life but we believed that persevering with troublesome symptoms isn’t the only option. We investigated treatments that were aimed at reducing bothersome symptoms like hot flushes in women.

Vaginal Health Study

Keeping the vagina health is fortunately something that the vagina tends to take care of all by itself, and very effectively too. A healthy vaginal flora is typically supported by the presence of large numbers of lactobacilli bacteria, which help keep the pH of the vagina at low levels. Lower numbers of these bacteria have been associated with a risk of health problems, such as Bacterial Vaginosis, yeast infections and urinary tract infections (UTIs). We conducted a study that explored the effect a probiotic supplement containing lactobacilli had on the levels of those same bacteria in the vagina.

At CPS Research, we’re committed to providing quality clinical studies which meet the highest scientific, clinical, and ethical standards. Make sure you stay up-to-date with the latest news, developments and all of our  clinical trial updates on our FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and, of course, on our website.

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