Obstetrics & gynaecology

Non-invasive tests to provide quicker diagnosis of endometriosis

Non-surgical ways of detecting endometriosis, such as blood tests, could reduce the time taken for a diagnosis, and researchers hope it will have a significant impact on the quality of life of women who live with the complex ...

Medical research

Scientists Discover Plants Lend Clues to Chlamydia Cure

Researchers from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) have discovered that Chlamydia, a bacterium that causes a sexually transmitted disease (STD), shares an evolutionary heritage with plants. That ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New research provides better understanding of endometriosis

A mouse model of endometriosis has been developed that produces endometriosis lesions similar to those found in humans, according to a report published in The American Journal of Pathology. This model closely mirrors the ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Are painful periods normal?

The experience of having periods varies between women. They can be light and completely painless for some, but completely debilitating for others.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Childhood abuse linked to greater risk of endometriosis, study finds

Endometriosis, a painful condition that affects one in 10 reproductive-age women in the U.S., has been linked to childhood physical and sexual abuse, according to findings published today in the journal Human Reproduction.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why a third of antidepressants are prescribed for something else

It was when he became a father that Michael Briggs resolved to somehow bring his ulcerative colitis under control. He was determined to avoid what many people with the disease end up needing – having part or all of their ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New analysis of endometriosis could help diagnoses, treatments

Endometriosis, the invasive displacement of uterine tissue into surrounding organs, affects at least 10 percent of women. The disease, which is often misdiagnosed, can cause severe pain and infertility, but very little is ...

Inflammatory disorders

What is irritable bowel syndrome and what can i do about it?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects one in ten Australians, and twice as many women as men. Its symptoms include chronic abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhoea, and bloating. These have a significant ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Vitamin D3 might ease menstrual cramps

(HealthDay) -- Menstrual cramps are the bane of many women, but new research suggests that a form of vitamin D may one day be added to the meager list of pain relievers for the sometimes disabling condition.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Fatigue is a common but underestimated symptom of endometriosis

Fatigue is a common but underestimated symptom of endometriosis, according to findings from an international study of over 1100 women, published today in Human Reproduction , one of the world's leading reproductive medicine ...

Cancer

Is Ovarian Cancer Linked to Ovulation?

(Medical Xpress) -- Could ovulation be the link to ovarian cancer? Joanna Burdette of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy thinks it might be, and she's working to find out.

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