Quantcast

Latest Female reproductive system Stories

2010-08-23 07:49:24

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A recent student at the University of Houston (UH) showed that gallbladder cancer might be associated to an elevated exposure of estrogens. "For the first time, we show that the absence of liver X beta receptors, or LXRB, in a complex interplay with estrogens, induces gallbladder cancer exclusively in female mice," Jan-Ó¦ke Gustafsson, Robert A. Welch Professor in the University of Houston's biology and biochemistry department was quoted as...

2010-08-02 15:44:04

Results from a new study suggest that oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may yield additional benefit of protecting against the formation and rupture of brain aneurysms in women. The findings from this first-of-its-kind study by a neurointerventional expert from Rush University Medical Center were presented at the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery (SNIS) 7th annual meeting. According to the lead author of the study, Dr. Michael Chen, neurointerventionalist at Rush,...

2010-06-22 10:34:00

HOLLAND, Mich., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Menopause is a natural transition in a woman's life. We expect to go through it sooner or later. Preferably later. But for roughly 25 percent of women, menopause arrives early, and with it comes hormonal shifts that can affect sexual drive and functioning. Knowing what to expect and having access to clinically sound information from expert sources like Menopause.org, sponsored by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), and MiddlesexMD.com, a...

9d5c0fc8647eb912f6cac96e308e37201
2010-06-22 08:02:20

Provides an alternative to estrogen Postmenopausal women who experience bothersome hot flashes or night sweats may have an alternative treatment to estrogen. According to a new study, oral micronized progesterone relieves those symptoms. The results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 92nd Annual Meeting in San Diego. "This is the first evidence that oral micronized progesterone, which is molecularly identical to the natural hormone, is effective for women with symptomatic...

2010-05-17 06:53:12

Female sex hormones may work with beta-agonists in reducing airway constriction, according to new bench research from the Mayo Clinic. The findings will be presented at the ATS 2010 International Conference in New Orleans. After puberty, women tend to have worse asthma symptoms and exacerbations than men. Women also experience changes in airway reactivity throughout their menstrual cycle, with pregnancy, and at the onset of menopause. "Given these clinical observations, it is of interest to...

2010-05-12 08:07:00

BEDFORD, Mass., May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hologic, Inc., (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, celebrates a new era of birth control options for women today with the availability of its Adiana® permanent contraception system. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release,...

2010-04-26 08:26:47

Diminished bone density is common among menopausal women and raises their risk of osteoporosis, bone fractures and subsequent complications. Research has traditionally focused on therapies that seek to maintain the level of estrogen in the body. This hormone seems to sustain bone health, but it drops to an extremely low level during and after menopause. However, research conducted by a team at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA suggests that another hormone, follicle-stimulating...

2010-04-20 14:52:00

LAS VEGAS, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The San Francisco Chronicle, through Caille Millner's April 14 column "Wrong Approach to ending Genital Mutilation," successfully bullied the San Francisco-based store Good Vibrations to stop all fund raising activities for Clitoraid, a nonprofit organization that offers clitoral repair surgery for victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) both here in the United States and worldwide. Millner and other critics following her lead have...

2010-04-12 11:00:00

LAS VEGAS, April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "I was repeatedly raped and also circumcised* by my employer," a female U.S. resident recently told CLITORAID (www.Clitoraid.org), a nonprofit organization that helps victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) receive surgery that restores the capacity for sexual pleasure. (*"Female circumcision" is a polite term for FGM, a brutal act typically performed on victims during childhood. In this case, the excision was performed on a grown woman.)...

2010-03-24 10:00:00

FGM to become 'a horrific, historical fluke' as word of reversal surgery spreads LAS VEGAS, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A 33-year-old victim of female genital mutilation (FGM) was ecstatic when she made an after-midnight phone call to Clitoraid head patient coordinator Nadine Gary in mid-March. "I was feeling so good, I didn't want to let go at first," she told Gary. "It was a strange sensation, and suddenly I was overtaken by this incredible feeling that lasted several seconds!...


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...

More Articles (3 articles) »
Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.