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2012-05-03 15:02:48

New study shows the hormone adrenomedullin plays significant role in tubal ectopic pregnancies Tubal ectopic pregnancy (TEP) is currently the leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths during the first trimester and a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) shows that the hormone adrenomedullin (ADM) may help predict this condition. TEP is a condition where the fertilized egg implants in the fallopian...

2012-05-02 21:31:56

A paper published today in Biology of Reproduction's Papers-in-Press describes the effects of brief prenatal exposure to plant estrogens on the mouse oviduct, modeling the effects of soy-based baby formula on human infants. The results suggest that exposure to estrogenic chemicals in the womb or during childhood has the potential to affect a woman's fertility as an adult, possibly providing the mechanistic basis for some cases of unexplained female infertility. Earlier research suggested...

Doctor Claims He Has Discovered The G-Spot
2012-04-25 09:36:03

John Neumann for Redorbit.com Like the search for the Loch Ness Monster or sightings of UFOs, the search for the elusive G-Spot has eluded researchers ever since it was first described and named in 1950 by Ernst Grafenberg, a German gynecologist. Now, however, the mysterious spot has been identified and confirmed to be real, at least for one doctor. Writing in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, Dr. Ostrzenski of the Institute of Gynecology in St. Petersburg, Florida, said it was a...

2012-04-04 10:08:00

The findings suggest that new therapies targeting estrogen's metabolism may help prevent or treat lung cancer The hormone estrogen may help promote lung cancer– including compounding the effects of tobacco smoke on the disease–pointing towards potential new therapies that target the hormone metabolism, according to new research presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2012 on Tuesday, April 3 by scientists at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. "This research provides the...

Menopause Hormone Treatments Could Increase Breast Cancer Risk
2012-04-02 04:53:25

A new study funded by the National Cancer Institute has reportedly found that long-term hormone therapy to ease the symptoms of menopause, regardless of which type of hormone is used, could increase a woman's risk of contracting breast cancer. According to an April 1 Associated Press (AP) article, experts have long warned women that the most common form of this type of treatment -- taking pills which combine estrogen and progestin -- could increase breast cancer risk. However, the new...

2012-03-20 16:48:08

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have found evidence that, in addition to affecting the heart, brain and nervous system, bisphenol A (BPA), could affect a mammal´s ability to reproduce by altering the structure of the uterus in ways that can progress to a potentially fatal infection. Infection and inflammation of the uterus, or pyometra, is most commonly seen in animals like dogs and cats but can also affect humans. It is a result of hormonal and structural changes in the...

2012-03-16 11:07:30

Menopausal hormone therapy and breast cancer risk: Emerging evidence from randomized trials In the past decade, results from large prospective cohort studies and the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) randomized placebo-controlled hormone therapy trials have substantially changed thoughts about how estrogen alone and estrogen plus progestin influence the risk of breast cancer, according to a review published TK in the Journal of The National Cancer Institute. Although hormone therapy is...

2012-02-15 10:30:13

The most deadly form of "ovarian" cancer arises in the fallopian tubes — not the ovaries — of knockout mice that lack two genes associated with the disease, said researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "While many questions remain about the steps in the pathogenesis of this deadly disease in women, our study opens a new door to understanding the molecular origins and...


Latest Female reproductive system Reference Libraries

Ovaries
2013-03-05 14:55:04

The ovaries are the two reproductive female organs where the eggs are produced. These are parallel to the testes in men. Formation and Orientation Each ovary is the size of an almond and is located on one side of the pelvis before the ureter and internal iliac artery but after the external iliac artery. They are attached to either side of the uterus. They are connected and release eggs to fallopian tubes, though not attached, monthly during the menstrual cycle. They also produce...

Colposcopy
2013-01-18 11:34:29

The Colposcopy is a preventive procedure to identify a possible abnormal cells or tissue on the cervix, vagina and vulva. By illuminating and magnifying the area with a coloscope during the examination, areas of concern can be identified earlier by the colposcopist. The procedure was developed by a German physician Hans Hinselmann in 1925 with the help of Dr. Helmut Wirths. Cause for the Procedure This examination has multiple candidates. If a patient has been a victim of a sexual...

Colposcopy
2012-12-31 11:42:30

The Colposcopy is a preventive procedure to identify a possible abnormal cells or tissue on the cervix, vagina and vulva. By illuminating and magnifying the area with a coloscope during the examination, areas of concern can be identified earlier by the colposcopist. The procedure was developed by a German physician Hans Hinselmann in 1925 with the help of Dr. Helmut Wirths. Cause for the Procedure This examination has multiple candidates. If a patient has been a victim of a sexual assault...

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