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2012-08-03 23:02:04

Mirena IUD Lawsuit Filed by Parker Waichman LLP Alleges Bayer and Other Defendants Have a History of Overstating Benefits of Mirena IUD, Understating Potential Complications Associated with the Contraceptive Device. New York, New York (PRWEB) August 03, 2012 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of an Indiana woman who suffered permanent and physical injuries, allegedly due...

2012-05-09 09:29:01

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) should be used routinely to provide emergency contraception, according to the authors of the first systematic review of all available data from the past 35 years. They found that IUDs had a failure rate of less than one per thousand and were a more effective form of emergency contraception than the "morning after pill". In addition, IUDs continued to protect women from unwanted pregnancy for many more years if they were left in place. The research, which is...

2011-07-19 14:39:36

Changes in bone density in oral contraceptive users depends on age and hormone dose Birth control pills may reduce a woman's bone density, according to a study published online July 13 in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism by Group Health Research Institute (GHRI) scientists. Impacts on bone were small, depended on the woman's age and the pill's hormone dose, and did not appear until about two years of use. The study size and design allowed the researchers to focus on 14- to...

2011-06-09 13:29:58

Study finds women who are asked to make an appointment for a later date may not return, are at higher risk for another unintended pregnancy Women who receive a contraceptive known as an intrauterine device or IUD immediately following a first trimester abortion experience few complications and are less likely to have an unintended pregnancy than those who delay getting an IUD by several weeks, according to a new study at Oregon Health & Science University. The findings are published in...

2010-11-09 14:28:00

BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Booth #410 -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, will showcase its Total Office Solution(TM) at the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) 39th Annual Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, November 8-12, 2010, at Caesars Palace...

2010-10-26 09:08:00

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- We are disappointed to hear about the lawsuit filed by the Texas Attorney General in regard to the use of Bayer's Mirena IUD. We have been cooperating with authorities and long ago ceased to import Mirena IUDs from Canada. We want all Women's Integrated Healthcare patients to know that the Mirena IUD, including those imported from Canada, is perfectly safe according to all current medical literature. Bayer has never claimed that its Mirena IUDs...

2010-09-29 13:53:30

Intrauterine devices, originally developed as contraceptives, can also be used to treat and cure cancer of the endometrium according to new research published online in the cancer journal, Annals of Oncology [1] today (Wednesday 29 September). The finding opens the way for young women with the disease, which affects the lining of the womb, to be treated without the need for a hysterectomy, thus preserving their fertility until they have had all the children they want. Endometrial cancer is...

2010-06-16 13:19:00

Women who have had intrauterine devices (IUDs) fitted as contraceptives are less likely to become pregnant than those who have hormone injections, a new review by Cochrane Researchers has found. The review, which focused on women in developing countries, also found a possible link between contraceptive method and disease progression in HIV. An IUD, sometimes known as a "coil" (although IUDs are no longer coil-shaped) is a plastic and copper device that sits in the womb preventing sperm from...

2010-06-09 21:16:17

A study from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, which monitored a group of women for 25 years showed that the combined oral contraceptive pill (the pill) is the most common form of contraceptive among women under 29. At the same time many young women have unwanted pregnancies resulting in repeated abortions. According to the researchers increased use of an intrauterine device at a younger age would reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies. Ingela Lindh is a midwife and researcher at the...

2010-04-09 07:49:31

Research: Screening for chlamydia trachomatis to prevent pelvic inflammatory disease: the POPI (prevention of pelvic infection) trial It is unlikely that single screening for chlamydia will prevent women developing pelvic inflammatory disease in the following year, according to research published on bmj.com today. The study concludes that most cases of pelvic inflammatory disease occurred in women who did not have chlamydia infection when they were screened, suggesting they may have become...


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