Latest ovarian disease Stories

2013-05-15 23:31:21

Amy Medling, CHC, Certified Health Coach and founder of PCOS Diva.com, a website for women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, is a proud recipient of the WEGO Health Best in Show Blog Award. The WEGO Health Activist Awards honor the leaders who made a real difference in how we think about healthcare and living well. Nashua, NH (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 The WEGO Health Activist Best in Show Blog Award is bestowed upon the blogger who best exemplifies the use of a blog to raise awareness and bring...

2012-12-03 20:55:35

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who are taking combined oral contraceptives have a 2-fold risk of blood clots compared with women without the disorder who take contraceptives, states a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). PCOS affects between 6% and 10% of women of reproductive age with some estimates as high as 15%, making it the most common endocrine disorder in this age group. Risk factors for heart disease such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity...

2012-05-04 10:38:36

WSU researchers expand research on environmental epigenetics and ovarian disease Washington State University researchers have found that ovarian disease can result from exposures to a wide range of environmental chemicals and be inherited by future generations. WSU reproductive biologist Michael Skinner and his laboratory colleagues looked at how a fungicide, pesticide, plastic, dioxin and hydrocarbon mixtures affected a gestating rat's progeny for multiple generations. They saw...

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'