Latest Premenstrual syndrome Stories

2008-09-24 18:00:14

By ADEGBOYEGA ADEJANA For The Maryland Gazette As a woman, you are always on the move. But what most women don't realize is that your body is moving as well. As a natural caregiver, women are always worried about how to take care of their family, friends and pets. While caring for everyone else in their home, many women often forget to take charge of their own bodies. The complexity of a woman's body is a fascinating system that can't be ignored. As aging occurs, a woman's body continues...

2008-09-09 09:00:08

WAYNE, N.J., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Nina Garcia, judge of the Emmy-nominated series Project Runway, and the Step Up Women's Network are proud to announce the winner of the "YAZ(R): Step Up and Go Beyond" contest -- aspiring handbag designer Elayne Mayes of Green Village, New Jersey. Elayne's winning design will allow her to jumpstart her fashion design career with a $10,000 prize. Designed to empower women to go beyond what they thought was possible and achieve their career goals, the...

2008-09-04 03:00:07

PMS is that dreaded term that many women - and men - dread every month. The emotional rollercoaster is thought to affect about eight out of 10 women - however, many younger women don't realise they have it and are being treated for depression and anxiety instead. There are lifestyle and diet changes you can try that could make all the difference. We reveal how you too can help manage pre-menstrual monsters. ACCORDING to the latest research, 84 per cent of women wrestle with the...

2005-09-14 07:07:30

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new low-dose oral contraceptive pill reduces symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, including a severe form called premenstrual dysphoric disorder, US researchers report. "Oral contraceptives are commonly used for premenstrual conditions, usually milder syndromes, but the empirical evidence supporting their use has been lacking," Dr. Kimberley A. Yonkers of Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, told Reuters Health. "This is the first...

2005-08-31 18:47:33

New Haven, Conn.-A new study led by researchers at Yale School of Medicine shows for the first time that a low dose oral contraceptive with a unique progestin and dosing regimen is effective in treating symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), the most severe form of premenstrual syndrome. PMDD is characterized by cyclical mood, behavioral and physical symptoms that can be debilitating in some women. The cause of PMDD is unknown, "although it is clear that changes in steroid...

2005-08-31 13:59:11

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Intermittent dosing of controlled release paroxetine (Paxil-CR) is successful for the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), a condition characterized by symptoms of severe depression, irritability and tension, which occurs before menstruation, researchers report. "Both physicians and patients rate the treatment as being effective against the symptoms of PMDD," lead investigator Dr. Meir Steiner told Reuters Health. "It also...

2005-07-13 10:37:43

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday upheld Eli Lilly and Co.'s patent for its premenstrual drug Sarafem, rejecting a challenge from generic drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd . Teva had argued the patent, which covers the use of fluoxetine to treat premenstrual syndrome (PMS), was invalid because it was for something that was "obvious." The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a lower court ruling that found Teva had infringed the patent.

2005-06-13 17:22:12

CHICAGO (Reuters) -- A diet high in calcium and vitamin D could reduce the risk of getting premenstrual syndrome, according to a report published on Monday. Women with an intake of vitamin D and calcium equivalent to about four servings per day of skim or low-fat milk, fortified orange juice or low-fat dairy foods such as yogurt had a "significantly lower" risk of developing premenstrual syndrome, the report from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst said. Previous studies have shown...

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