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2011-11-02 13:39:57

Examining the chin and upper and lower abdomen is a reliable, minimally invasive way to screen for excessive hair growth in women, a key indicator of too much male hormone, researchers report. "We wanted to find a way to identify this problem in women that was as non-intrusive and accurate as possible," said Dr. Ricardo Azziz, reproductive endocrinologist and President of Georgia Health Sciences University. "We believe this approach is approximately 80 percent accurate and will be less...

2011-09-26 08:35:00

EvoDerma is a hair removal and skin care company that has recently developed a cutting-edge product that reduces body hair permanently with controlled bursts of pulsed light. Montreal, Québec, Canada (PRWEB) September 26, 2011 LUMIâ“ž¢ by EvoDerma is a safe, painless and easy to use personal hair removal and skin care device. It efficiently eliminates unwanted hair anywhere on the body below the neckline, providing smooth, hair free skin. Getting rid of...

2011-08-10 06:50:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PCOS Challenge television series addressing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome wins national award for "Best Informational Feature." PCOS Challenge was named the professional category winner for programming from over 3,000 education, government and public stations across the country by the Alliance for Community Media. "This prestigious award represents the high quality and impact of PCOS Challenge," says Debra Rogers, Chairperson for the Alliance...

2011-06-30 01:31:53

PCOS is most common cause of infertility in women A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that early, prolonged treatment with the diabetes drug metformin may prevent or delay the development of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in adolescence. PCOS affects 7 to 10 percent of women of childbearing age and is the most common cause of infertility, affecting an estimated 5 to 6 million women in the United...

2011-06-27 19:26:00

LOS ANGELES, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Unwanted hair growth is a cosmetic issue that affects a large portion of the population. To keep legs, underarms, and/or a face smooth and touchable, hair removal is a necessary, but time-consuming process. For many, it's a daily struggle to keep unwanted hair growth at bay, while others endure expensive waxing procedures that can leave skin irritated and cause ingrown hairs. Thankfully, after decades of simply having to deal with archaic methods...

2011-06-14 14:43:00

NEW YORK, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Take Control of Female Hair Loss By James Costa You've seen the signs: clumps of hair in the drain that aren't your husband's...more exposed patches of skin on your scalp...a feeling of dread as you look at yourself in the mirror and realize, "I'm a balding woman!" But wait a minute--women are not supposed to go bald. That's something only men experience. Not true. Women actually make up forty percent of American hair loss sufferers. And...

2011-02-07 15:08:12

Acupuncture and physical exercise improve hormone levels and menstrual bleeding pattern in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), reveals research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. PCOS is a common disorder that affects up to 10% of all women of child-bearing age. Women with PCOS frequently have irregular ovulation and menstruation, with many small immature egg follicles in the ovaries. This causes the ovaries to produce more testosterone which, in turn, leads to troublesome...

2010-09-02 07:25:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to bring greater awareness to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, PCOS Challenge, Inc. has created a 13-week television series to help women with PCOS. PCOS is estimated to affect one-in-ten women of childbearing age. It can lead to other serious conditions including endometrial cancer, obesity, diabetes and infertility. "We created the PCOS Challenge television series because, despite affecting one-in-ten women, PCOS gets very little attention in...

2010-06-01 18:00:00

LONDON, June 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Dr Dawn Harper, Mica Paris and Jason Gardiner Lead Launch of New Survey Report Showing Impact of Unwanted Facial Hair in Women - This Release is Intended for UK Consumer Media Only The We Can Face It campaign for women with unwanted facial hair (UFH) has been launched today at a celebrity-backed event held at the Sunbeam Studios in West London. Television personalities Dr Dawn Harper (Channel 4's Embarrassing Bodies), Mica Paris (soul...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'