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2006-03-07 18:08:18

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Infertility due to abnormalities of the fallopian tube or uterus raises the risk that in vitro fertilization or other assisted reproductive techniques (ART) will result in an "ectopic" pregnancy, one in which the fertilized egg attaches itself outside the normal uterus location, new research shows. Ectopic pregnancies typically occur in the fallopian tubes, thus they're sometimes called "tubal pregnancies." Outside of the uterus, the fetus is unable to...

2006-02-06 19:05:00

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Early diagnosis and treatment have improved survival rates for uterine cancer but researchers said on Tuesday there had been a sharp rise in the disease in older women. Cases of cancer of the uterus, or womb, in women aged 60-79 in Britain have risen by 30 percent in less than a decade. Other European countries are seeing similar trends. "There are good improvements in survival but there is quite a sharp increase in incidence in the age group most...

2006-02-06 19:05:00

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Early diagnosis and treatment have improved survival rates for uterine cancer but researchers said on Tuesday there had been a sharp rise in the disease in older women. Cases of cancer of the uterus, or womb, in women aged 60-79 in Britain have risen by 30 percent in less than a decade. Other European countries are seeing similar trends. "There are good improvements in survival but there is quite a sharp increase in incidence in the age group most...

2005-11-25 22:06:26

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For the treatment of fibroids, a minimally invasive procedure called uterine artery embolization (UAE) that cuts off blood to the benign tumors reduces hospital stay by nearly 3 days, compared with hysterectomy, but significantly increases the risk of readmission, Dutch researchers report. Uterine fibroids can cause excessive menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain and frequent urination. The benign tumors occur in about 25 percent of all women and are the leading...

2004-11-30 18:00:11

Local interventional radiologists are hoping national security adviser Condoleeza Rice will shed some light on what they call a well-kept secret in women's health. On Friday, Rice had a uterine fibroid embolization, a nonsurgical procedure to treat fibroids, noncancerous growths that develop in the muscular wall of the uterus. Between 20 percent and 40 percent of all women -- and 50 percent to 80 percent of black women -- will have uterine fibroids, although only 10 percent to 20 percent of...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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