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2014-03-04 23:02:27

InventHelp, founded in 1984 in Pittsburgh, is attempting to submit this idea, the Clogged Milk Duct Reliever, to companies for their consideration. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 With a growing number of women choosing to nurse their babies today, many more breast-feeding mothers are experiencing the discomfort from clogged milk ducts. Thanks to an inventor from Lower Burrell, Pa., relief is in sight. She developed a prototype for patent-pending CLOGGED MILK DUCT RELIEVER to ease...

2013-04-22 11:25:55

Pain more common among larger breasted women but sports bras don't always help Women with larger cup sizes seem to be more susceptible, but childless women also seem to be more prone, and wearing a sports bra doesn't always help, finds the study, which publishes as London gears up for its annual international marathon tomorrow (Sunday April 21). The authors base their findings on the responses of just under 1300 female competitors passing through the registration zone for last year's...

2012-03-07 13:54:26

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have found that women with breast pain who receive imaging (mammograms, MRIs or ultrasounds) as part of breast pain evaluation, undergo follow-up diagnostic testing, but do not gain benefit from these additional studies. These findings currently appear on-line in Journal of General Internal Medicine. Breast pain is a common breast health complaint, but very few women with breast pain alone have an...

2010-12-07 14:01:44

Group Health study finds first week is best for some women Try to schedule your screening mammogram during the first week of your menstrual cycle. It might make breast cancer screening more accurate for pre-menopausal women who choose to have regular mammograms. This recommendation comes from an article published online December 3 in Radiology by Diana Miglioretti, PhD, a senior investigator at Group Health Research Institute. Dr. Miglioretti and her co-authors are working on an issue at the...

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2008-07-23 09:05:00

Over-the-counter anesthetic gel puts the squeeze on mammogram pain The simple application of a pain-relieving gel may reduce the breast discomfort some women experience during mammography exams, according to the results of a clinical trial published in the online edition of Radiology. "We now have something that we know reduces discomfort with screening mammography in women who expect higher discomfort"”lidocaine gel," said the trial's principal investigator, Colleen Lambertz, F.N.P., a...

2008-07-14 12:00:21

By PETER GOTT Dear Dr. Gott: I am a 77-year-old female. I suffer every day with pain behind the left side of my breast. I have had an EKG, two stress tests, an echocardiogram, a chest X-ray, a mammogram and a breathing test. All the chest and heart tests were normal, and the mammogram didn't show any signs of cancer. My doctor says the pain is caused by the chest-wall muscle and that perhaps a better bra would help. I do not have a large chest. Please give me your professional opinion:...

2006-06-13 11:35:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Toremifene, a drug that blocks the effects of estrogen and is used to treat breast cancer, also relieves premenstrual breast pain and tenderness without causing any major side effects, according to the results of a study published the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Sinikka Oksa, of Satakunta Central Hospital, Pori, Finland, and colleagues conducted a study with 62 women between the ages of 25 and 45 years who had premenstrual breast pain during...

2004-11-30 03:00:07

Herndon biopharmaceutical company Ascend Therapeutics is banking that more people with chronic diseases will want to take prescriptions through a quickly evaporating gel instead of by swallowing pills. The drug-development company, formed in early 2002, has based its product line on gels that treat chronic conditions. The gels, which are applied directly to trouble spots, put less strain on a patient's digestive system, said Ascend President and Chief Executive Jay Bua. The company's...

2004-11-26 12:00:09

Nov. 25--Herndon biopharmaceutical company Ascend Therapeutics is banking that more people with chronic diseases will want to take prescriptions through a quickly evaporating gel instead of by swallowing pills. The drug-development company, formed in early 2002, has based its product line on gels that treat chronic conditions. The gels, which are applied directly to trouble spots, put less strain on a patient's digestive system, said Ascend President and Chief Executive Jay Bua....