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2011-09-08 20:41:02

Growing deposits of bone in the skull means your hormones are out of whack, warns TAU researcher Girls are growing up faster than ever – and not only when it comes to their taste in fashion and music. Their bodies are reaching puberty at an increasingly earlier age, and this trend to rapid maturity continues through women's adult lives. That's bad news, according to Tel Aviv University researchers. Women today are more likely to develop Hyperostosis Frontalis Interna (HFI), a...

2011-08-24 17:27:49

Women with normal sized labia minora still seek labial reduction surgery for cosmetic reasons finds new research published today (24 August) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Female cosmetic genital surgery is increasingly popular and the number of labial reduction procedures in the National Health Service has increased five fold in the past 10 years. This is the first study looking specifically at the labial dimensions of women seeking cosmetic surgery....

2011-08-16 09:55:00

SPARTANBURG, S.C., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Femasys Inc. and Norgenix Pharmaceuticals, LLC today announced an agreement for exclusive distribution rights in the United States as well as US territories and military bases for Femasys' FemVue(TM) Saline-Air Device. This FDA cleared device is used to evaluate a woman's fallopian tubes with standard ultrasound, called a Sono HSG. Femasys Inc. is an emerging medical device developer of women's healthcare solutions. Norgenix Pharmaceuticals,...

2011-08-02 15:12:10

Prolonged estrogen deprivation in aging rats dramatically reduces the number of brain receptors for the hormone as well as its ability to prevent strokes, researchers report. However the damage is forestalled if estrogen replacement begins shortly after hormone levels drop, according to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "This is further evidence of a critical window for estrogen therapy, either right before or right after menopause," said Dr....

2011-07-20 17:03:29

Caffeine reduces muscle activity in the Fallopian tubes that carry eggs from a woman's ovaries to her womb. "Our experiments were conducted in mice, but this finding goes a long way towards explaining why drinking caffeinated drinks can reduce a woman's chance of becoming pregnant," says Sean Ward, professor of physiology and cell biology, at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, who conducted the study. Ward's study was recently published in the British Journal of Pharmacology. Human...

2011-07-20 00:00:31

Dual board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Alter gets published a second time within The Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for his continued progressive work with the Alter V or Wedge technique he invented. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2011 Developing a proven surgical technique for labia minora reduction (labioplasty, inner vaginal lip reduction) referred to as the Alter "V or "Wedge" labiaplasty technique, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Gary Alter, MD has...

2011-06-23 08:30:00

LYNCHBURG, Va., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aimed at igniting frank, lighthearted dialogue about the female anatomy while inspiring women to be proud of their bodies, Summer's Eve®, the leading feminine hygiene product manufacturer, today announced ownership of the recently launched "That's Vaginal(TM)!" video (www.thatsvaginal.com). The initially unbranded, tongue-in-cheek video - which attempts to replace the old idiom, "That's awesome!" with the new phrase, "That's...

2011-06-08 01:09:30

Exposure in the womb to bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical widely used in the food and medical industries, causes changes in female primates' uterus development, new research suggests. The results will be presented Tuesday at The Endocrine Society's 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston. "Previous studies have shown that BPA can affect the reproductive tract. However, because the studies were done in rodents, it was uncertain if this would also be true in humans," said Carmen Williams, MD, PhD, a clinical...

2011-06-07 07:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bionovo, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNVI), a pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of safe and effective treatments for women's health and cancer, today announced it will be presenting data on novel approaches for the quantification of actives in botanical drug mixtures. The data will be presented at the American Society of Mass Spectroscopy (ASMS) annual meeting in Denver, CO, June 5-9, 2011. Botanicals have been the source...

2011-06-06 14:09:54

Estrogen therapy improves low bone density due to anorexia nervosa in teenage girls with the disease when given as a patch or as a low oral dose that is physiological (close to the form or amount of estrogen the body makes naturally). These results of a new study are being presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston. A large proportion of adolescents with this eating disorder have low bone density and therefore are at an increased risk of fractures, said...


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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