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Breast-Feeding Linked to Lower Endometriosis Risk

Posted 8 Sep 2017 by

FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 – Women who breast-fed at least one child appear to have a lower risk for developing endometriosis, new research suggests. Endometriosis is a chronic and often painful condition that occurs when the lining of the uterus grows outside of the reproductive organ on the fallopian tubes, ovaries or another area. "We found that women who breast-fed for a greater duration were ...

'Menstrual Cycle in a Dish' Explores Intricacies of Female Body

Posted 30 Mar 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2017 – Scientists say they have created a palm-size model of the female reproductive system that even has a period. Dubbed a menstrual cycle in a dish, the miniature 3-D replica includes human and rodent tissue and models of ovaries, fallopian tubes, the uterus, cervix, vagina and liver. The technology could lead to improvements in treating diseases in women's reproductive ...

Endometriosis Linked to Heart Disease in Study

Posted 29 Mar 2016 by

TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 – Women who have endometriosis, the abnormal growth of uterine tissue outside the uterus, may face a 60 percent higher risk of developing heart disease than women without the disorder, a new study suggests. The potential risk was especially high for women who were 40 or younger: they were three times more likely to have heart disease than women in the same age range ...

Many U.S. Women Live Far From Gynecologic Cancer Care

Posted 15 Jun 2015 by

MONDAY, June 15, 2015 – Millions of American women have poor access to gynecologic cancer care, a new study finds. The analysis showed that 36 percent of counties in the United States are more than 50 miles from the nearest doctor specializing in ovarian, uterine and cervical cancer. About 10 percent of American women – nearly 15 million – live in those counties, researchers found. "This is ...

Two Pesticides Tied to Higher Risk of Gynecological Disorder

Posted 5 Nov 2013 by

TUESDAY, Nov. 5 – Two pesticides are associated with an increased risk of endometriosis, a common health problem that occurs in up to 10 percent of reproductive-age women, according to a new study. In endometriosis, tissue that lines the uterus grows outside the womb, leading to pain and infertility in some cases. The condition affects 5 million women in the United States. Researchers compared ...

Health Tip: Am I at Risk for Endometriosis?

Posted 18 Oct 2012 by

-- Endometriosis occurs in women when endometrial tissue that lines the uterus grows outside of the uterus. Pelvic pain during menstruation is a common symptom. The website says risk factors for endometriosis include: Never having had a child. Having a menstrual period of longer than seven days. Having a menstrual cycle of fewer than 27 days. Having a close family member who has ...

Early Study Hints at Link Between Certain Sunscreens, Endometriosis

Posted 17 May 2012 by

THURSDAY, May 17 – A preliminary study links chemicals found in certain sunscreens to a higher risk of endometriosis, but it's too soon to say whether there's any reason for women to change their habits. "This is way too early for prime time," said Warren Foster, a professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario, who studies how chemicals ...

Endometriosis Could Raise Risk of 3 Ovarian Cancers

Posted 22 Feb 2012 by

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22 – Women with a history of endometriosis have a significantly increased risk of developing three types of ovarian cancer, according to a new study. Endometriosis is a disorder in which cells from the lining of the uterus grow in other areas of the body. It affects about 10 percent of women of reproductive age. Researchers analyzed data from more than 23,000 women in 13 studies ...

Caffeine May Alter Women's Estrogen Levels

Posted 26 Jan 2012 by

THURSDAY, Jan. 26 – Caffeine changes women's estrogen levels and has different effects in Asian and white women, a new study says. More than 250 women, ages 18 to 44, took part in the study between 2005 and 2007. On average, they consumed 90 milligrams of caffeine a day, about the equivalent of one cup of caffeinated coffee. Estrogen is the reproductive hormone produced by the ovaries. Asian ...

Endometriosis Tied to Higher Risk of Crohn's, Colitis

Posted 19 Dec 2011 by

MONDAY, Dec. 19 – Women with endometriosis may be up to 80 percent more likely to develop inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis compared to women without the uterine disorder, according to a new long-term study. Endometriosis occurs when the uterine lining – the endometrium – grows outside of the uterus. Symptoms include abdominal pain, heavy menstrual ...

Health Tip: Does My Pain Mean Endometriosis?

Posted 14 Oct 2011 by

-- Endometriosis occurs when uterine tissue grows outside of the uterus, commonly in the ovaries or fallopian tubes. The website mentions these typical symptoms of endometriosis: Abdominal, lower back, or pelvic pain during menstruation or prior to it. Bleeding or spotting between periods. Pain in the intestines, bloating, constipation or diarrhea. Pain during or just after ...

Omega-3 May Reduce Endometriosis Risk

Posted 24 Mar 2010 by

WEDNESDAY, March 24 – Women who consume high levels of trans fats have a 48 percent increased risk of endometriosis, while those who eat diets rich in omega-3 oils are 22 percent less likely to develop the condition, a new study finds. In endometriosis, pieces of the womb lining (endometrium) are found outside of the womb. Some women experience no symptoms, but many suffer severe pain. The ...

New Way Found to Diagnose Endometriosis

Posted 12 Jan 2010 by

THURSDAY, Aug. 20 – A new test for endometriosis, the painful gynecologic condition that can impair fertility, requires no surgery and is extremely accurate, two studies show. However, other experts said the accuracy of the new approach, which spots the telltale presence of nerve fibers, needs to be replicated, which the researchers also acknowledged. Until now, a diagnosis of endometriosis – ...

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