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2009-11-17 04:55:00

ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smith & Nephew's (NYSE: SNN; LSE: SN) Endoscopy Division announced the launch of the TRUCLEAR(TM) System, an operative hysteroscopy device, which is now widely available in the United States. In conjunction with the announcement, Smith & Nephew will host a panel discussion today about hysteroscopy at this year's American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) annual meeting, which is being held in Orlando, Fla. The...

2009-11-09 15:56:45

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health have eliminated cervical cancer in mice with two FDA-approved drugs currently used to treat breast cancer and osteoporosis. Published in this week's (Nov. 9) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the findings offer hope for the 500,000 women around the world who are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. Half of them will not survive. The drugs, which keep estrogen from working in cells, also...

2009-11-05 13:07:02

New research shows that during natural menstrual cycles, women with asthma who were not taking oral contraceptives (OC) had lower exhaled nitric oxide levels (eNO), a marker of airway inflammation associated with asthma, than women who were taking OC. Researchers from McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, Canada, studied 17 women with asthma during their menstrual cycles. Results showed that individuals not using oral contraceptives (OC) had higher mean eNO levels than women using OC....

2009-11-05 07:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Bionovo, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNVI) announced today the appointment of Steven R. Goldstein, M.D., to the company's Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Goldstein is a world leader on uterine safety. He has extensive experience in menopausal and perimenopausal uterine safety studies for several Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMS). "We are very excited to have Dr. Goldstein on the medical advisory board as we are advancing Menerba(TM) to...

2009-11-04 12:48:42

New study shows that a long period of estrogen deprivation can lead to loss of sensitivity and protective effects in the brain and weaken areas normally resistant to stroke damage Eighteen years ago this month the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that it would sponsor a landmark study to examine women and cardiovascular disease. Known as the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), the study enrolled more than 161,000 women. By 2004 however, the government had ended two arms of the study...

2009-11-03 22:47:00

MELBOURNE, Australia, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The scientific and medical community mourns the loss of our esteemed colleague and good friend Emeritus Professor James Boyer Brown AM, MSc (NZ), PhD (Edin), MSc (Melb), DSc (Edin), FRANZCOG (Ad Eundem), Life Member Fertility Society of Australia, Life Member Endocrine Society of Australia, who passed away on Saturday 31st October 2009, aged 90. Born 7 October 1919 in New Zealand and educated at Auckland University College (MSc - First Class...

2009-09-29 00:07:38

Women who feel comfortable and positive about female genitals find it easier to orgasm, U.S. researchers suggest. These are important findings about body image, Debby Herbenick, associate director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Indiana University, says in a statement. Our culture often portrays women's genitals as dirty and in need of cleaning and grooming. Some women may have had greater exposure to such negative...

2009-09-24 11:08:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bionovo, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNVI) today announced that Dr. Elise Saunier, a Research Scientist at Bionovo, will present the results of a study on the effects of two plant-derived, tissue-selective estrogen receptor alpha (ERa) modulators (TSERaM) for obesity at the 20th Annual Meeting of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) in San Diego on Friday, October 2nd. For most women, the menopausal transition results in a 10-15 pound weight...

2009-09-02 17:16:15

A Swedish man says he is stimulating his breasts with a pump in an attempt to produce milk from his own body. Ragnar Bengtsson, 26, of Stockholm, said he began his experiment, which is being documented by Swedish TV8, Tuesday and plans to pump his breasts at three-hour intervals every day until the start of December in a bid to create milk, The Local reported Wednesday. Anything that doesn't do any harm is worth trying out. And if it works it could prove very important for men's ability to...

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2009-08-19 10:12:49

Researchers report that the paradoxical strategy of treating breast cancers that have become resistant to anti-estrogen therapies with estrogen actually proved to be effective in some cases. On top of that, the estrogen even caused some of the tumors to become sensitive to anti-estrogen drugs again. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the findings could lead to a partial reversal in how metastatic breast cancer is now being treated, which involves the use of...


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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