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2011-04-19 16:54:32

After a woman goes through menopause, it is not normal for her to start bleeding again, said a gynecologic oncologist at Baylor College of Medicine. Most postmenopausal bleeding is caused by atrophy (thinning of the cervix); however, in some cases bleeding is a sign of endometrial cancer and should not be ignored, said Dr. Concepcion R. Diaz-Arrastia, director of gynecologic oncology and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at BCM. When caught in the early stages, endometrial...

2011-04-06 06:35:00

ANDOVER, Mass., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith & Nephew's (NYSE: SNN; LSE: SN) Endoscopy Division today announced that its TRUCLEAR(TM) System, an operative hysteroscopy device for the removal of intrauterine polyps and fibroids, has surpassed the 30,000 procedure milestone. The TRUCLEAR System is a first-of-its kind device that pairs the visualization capabilities of a hysteroscope with minimally invasive tissue removal capabilities, allowing a fast and thorough capture and...

2011-03-23 14:00:00

ORANGE CITY, Iowa, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ron Van Beek, president and CEO of Van Beek Natural Science, announced that UterFlush, a nutraceutical uterine infusion product for beef and dairy cattle reproductive care, earned Honorable Mention for Top New Products for 2011 at the World Ag Expo, held February 8-10, 2011 in Tulare, California. Each year, a committee of industry professionals and dairymen review and choose those products they deem to be the newest, most innovative dairy...

2011-02-20 17:23:18

NIH funded study has implications for understanding disorders of the uterus Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have identified a key step in the establishment of a pregnancy. Their discovery shows how the hormone progesterone suppresses the growth of the uterus's lining so that a fertilized egg can implant in the uterus. This key step, the researchers discovered, occurs when a protein called Hand2 suppresses the chemical activity that stimulates growth of the uterine...

2011-02-16 16:41:29

A long, urgent search for proteins in the blood of pregnant women that could be used in early diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy (EP) has resulted in discovery of biomarkers that seem to be specific enough to begin testing in clinical trials, scientists are reporting in a new study in ACS's Journal of Proteome Research. David Speicher and colleagues explain that ectopic pregnancy happens when an embryo does not attach normally inside the mother's uterus, but instead attaches and begins growing...

2011-01-11 14:25:57

Women who have had chlamydia are at greater risk of an ectopic pregnancy because of a lasting effect of the infection. A new study provides evidence for the first time of how chlamydia can increase the risk of an ectopic pregnancy. In an ectopic pregnancy the embryo implants outside the womb, generally in the Fallopian tube. Role of protein University researchers found that women who had had the sexually transmitted infection were more likely to produce a particular protein in their Fallopian...

2010-12-20 09:15:00

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Women suffering from uterine fibroids, a debilitating condition that affects more than seven million women in the U.S., may soon have reason for hope. Halt Medical, a biomedical company based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is developing a minimally invasive procedure for treating the condition. The company recently presented their findings from studies in Latin America at the NIH Global Fibroid Congress. "Uterine fibroids are the leading...

2010-11-15 19:33:37

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that both physical and sexual abuse history were positively associated with a higher incidence of uterine fibroids later in life. These findings currently appear on-line in the journal Epidemiology. Uterine leiomyomas, also known as fibroids or myomas, are benign, hormone-dependent tumors that are clinically symptomatic in 20󈞓¦ percent of reproductive age women....

2010-10-18 16:47:00

LIVERMORE, Calif., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Halt Medical, Inc. announced today that it has been approved to market the Tulip(TM) Radiofrequency Volumetric Thermal Ablation (RFVTA) probe in Canada. "The license we just received from Health Canada brings us an important step closer to our goal of making our uterine sparing procedure available to the millions of women in North America who suffer with uterine fibroids", said Russ DeLonzor, President and COO of Halt Medical. "The approvals...

2010-09-29 01:58:00

TIRAT CARMEL, Israel, September 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- InSightec Ltd., the global leader in MR guided Focused Ultrasound technology (MRgFUS) announced today that it will be launching ExAblate(R) One for the treatment of uterine fibroids, adenomyosis and research options in women's health and the ExAblate(R) OR system as the Operating Room of the future at the upcoming Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) 2010 meeting. (Logo:...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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