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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:...

2010-09-28 15:04:00

TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Uterine fibroids affect more than 30% of American women. However, many do not exhibit symptoms and therefore do not require fibroid treatment. Uterine fibroids treatment is only required if the fibroids are large enough to cause pressure on other organs (such as the bladder), grow rapidly, cause abnormal bleeding or cause problems with fertility. Uterine fibroids symptoms usually cause heavy or abnormal bleeding and discomfort, but the biggest...

2010-08-24 12:08:00

SAN RAMON, Calif., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area (RSC) is hoping to recruit 150 women suffering from uterine fibroids, benign tumors that can cause extreme pain and infertility. Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors or growths in the wall of the uterus. The cause of uterine fibroid tumors is unknown. Fifty percent of all women develop these tumors during their lifetime. In fact, uterine fibroids are the most common medical condition for...

2010-03-09 06:45:00

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have discovered that exposure during pregnancy to Bisphenol A (BPA), a common component of plastics, causes permanent abnormalities in the uterus of offspring, including alteration in their DNA. The findings were reported in the March issue of Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB J.). Led by Hugh S. Taylor, M.D., professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale, the study...

2010-02-01 13:07:00

LIVERMORE, Calif., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wall Street Journal, CBS, and other popular news outlets have recently featured headline stories about a clinical study that is recruiting patients suffering with uterine fibroids. "We're not at all surprised by the attention this study is getting from the media," said Russ DeLonzor, President and Chief Operating Officer of Halt Medical, Inc., a medical technology company headquartered near San Francisco. Fibroids are benign tumors of the...

2009-11-17 04:55:00

ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smith & Nephew's (NYSE: SNN; LSE: SN) Endoscopy Division announced the launch of the TRUCLEAR(TM) System, an operative hysteroscopy device, which is now widely available in the United States. In conjunction with the announcement, Smith & Nephew will host a panel discussion today about hysteroscopy at this year's American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) annual meeting, which is being held in Orlando, Fla. The...

2009-11-11 07:00:00

TIRAT CARMEL, Israel, November 11 /PRNewswire/ -- InSightec Ltd. today announced that three new papers published in the November issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology add to the growing body of data supporting the use of ExAblate(R) as a safe, effective and durable treatment for uterine fibroids. One study showed that non-invasive treatment with the ExAblate Magnetic Resonance-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) system offers women a significantly less risky treatment for...

2009-07-21 13:56:53

For decades, scientists assumed that the ovary alone produced steroid hormones during pregnancy. In a new study in mice, however, researchers demonstrate that once an embryo attaches to the uterine wall, the uterus itself actually synthesizes the estrogen needed to sustain the pregnancy.This is the first time that the uterus has been identified as an endocrine organ, said University of Illinois veterinary biosciences professor Indrani Bagchi, who led the study with doctoral student Amrita...