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2013-04-23 12:46:46

New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis points to a common species of bacteria as an important contributor to bacterial vaginosis, a condition linked to preterm birth and increased risk of sexually transmitted diseases. The condition affects one in every three women, making it more common than yeast infections. But bacterial vaginosis often does not cause significant symptoms, leaving many women unaware they have it. “Bacterial vaginosis can...

2013-04-17 16:26:48

Eggs take a long time to produce in the ovary, and thus are one of a body's precious resources. It has been theorized that the body has mechanisms to help the ovary ensure that ovulated eggs enter the reproductive tract at the right time in order to maximize the chance of successful fertilization. New research from Carnegie's Allan Spradling and Jianjun Sun has shed light on how successful ovulation and fertilization are brought about by studying these processes in fruit flies. They found...

2013-04-01 10:31:57

Estrogen plus progestin use is linked with increased breast cancer incidence. In addition, prognosis is similar for both users and nonusers of combined hormone therapy, suggesting that mortality from breast cancer may be higher for hormone therapy users as well, according to a study published March 29 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. In the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) randomized trial, estrogen plus progestin was associated with an increase in both breast cancer...

2013-03-26 11:15:26

Maternal sleep position may influence pregnancy outcomes, according to University of Michigan-led study Pregnant women in Ghana who slept on their back (supine sleep) were at an increased risk of stillbirth compared to women who did not sleep on their back, according to new research led by a University of Michigan researcher. In the study, published this month in the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, researchers found that supine sleep increased the risk of low birth...

2013-03-19 23:02:58

Dr. Shored Ershadi, from the ANTIAGING Institute of California, now discusses the effectiveness of natural supplements for relieving menopause symptoms. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 19, 2013 Menopause symptoms can often begin in a woman´s 40s, and although menopause itself is a very normal, natural process, the symptoms can vary widely and range from mild to quite severe. These symptoms are generally caused directly or indirectly by the wildly fluctuating hormone levels that...

2013-03-06 23:02:03

A common result of hysterectomy is vaginal vault prolapse, especially if the cervix was taken with the uterus at the time of surgery. Women´s Excellence in Bladder Control offers a supra-cervical hysterectomy option with sacral colpopexy which prevents the occurrence of vaginal vault prolapse and also offers a similar treatment option for those women who have already had their hysterectomy in which the cervix was taken and resulted in a subsequent vaginal vault prolapse. Oakland County,...

2013-03-06 23:00:53

The first vaginal mesh lawsuit has concluded, and the plaintiff has been awarded more than 3 million dollars. Vaginal mesh attorney Jeff Nadrich recently responded to the verdict. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 06, 2013 A vaginal sling recipient has been awarded $3.35 million after suing* manufacturer Johnson & Johnson over painful side effects, this according to a February 26th Reuters article. Linda Gross, 47, of South Dakota, reportedly received J&J´s Gynecare Prolift vaginal...

2013-02-28 23:01:09

Dr. Usha Rajagopal of the San Francisco Plastic Surgery & Laser Center Releases White Paper on Labiaplasty Outcomes Survey San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2013 Dr. Usha Rajagopal, the board certified plastic surgeon behind the San Francisco Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, has released a white paper with research results from an outcomes survey given to labiaplasty patients at her office between November 2007 and October 2008. Patients receiving individualized surgical...


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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Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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