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April 29, 2005

HRT and Endometrial Cancer

A new British report presents women with a potentially cruel choice if they want to use hormone replacement therapy to ease the symptoms of menopause: The kind of therapy that does not increase the risk of breast cancer does increase the risk of endometrial cancer. (Forbes)

Posted by news editor at 03:26 AM

April 24, 2005

Botox for Chronic Pelvic Pain

It is best known for ironing out the wrinkles on the faces of the well-heeled but Botox soon could be used to help relieve chronic pelvic pain in women. (Sydney Morning Herald)

Posted by news editor at 05:47 PM

April 23, 2005

Today Sponge FDA Approved

Allendale Pharmaceuticals said Friday the Food and Drug Administration has approved U.S. sales of the Today Sponge, the favorite nonprescription birth control product of women when it was withdrawn from the market in 1995. (AP)

Posted by news editor at 12:58 PM

April 14, 2005

Ovary Removal Linked to Parkinson's Disease

Estrogen loss during childbearing years may increase a woman's risk for Parkinson's disease. (WebMD)

Posted by news editor at 12:09 PM

April 07, 2005

Smoking Reduces IVF Success

"Smoking has a 'devastating' impact on a couple's chances of having an IVF baby, researchers said ... A study by Dutch scientists found smoking adds the equivalent of 10 years to the reproductive age of a 20-year-old woman whose fertility is poor."

Posted by news editor at 02:25 AM

Progestin in HRT Linked to Breast Cancer

"High doses of progestin in hormone replacement therapy may explain the regimen's link to breast cancer recurrence in women with a history of the disease, a new study finds."

Posted by news editor at 02:20 AM

Deep Endometriosis May Impair Sex Life

Endometriosis, in which tissue that normally lines the womb develops in other locations, can be very painful. When the condition affects ligaments that attach the uterus to the pelvis, it can make a woman's sex life miserable, according to a study conducted in Italy.

Posted by news editor at 02:13 AM

Alcohol Reduces Breast Milk

Breastfeeding mothers who drink even moderate amounts of alcohol do not produce as much milk, US researchers said yesterday.

Posted by news editor at 02:12 AM

HPV Vaccine Being Tested

Merck is testing a vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus that causes cervical cancer and genital warts. In a pilot study, the vaccine "cut long-lasting infection by 90%."

Posted by news editor at 02:05 AM

April 06, 2005

Varicose Veins and Pelvic Pain

A Utah radiologist says 16 percent of women with varicose leg veins simultaneously had ovarian varicose veins, often a source of chronic pelvic pain.

Posted by news editor at 12:48 AM

April 02, 2005

Uterine Fibroid Treatment and Pregnancy

"Uterine artery embolization is a blood vessel blocking technique used to treat fibroids, benign growths in the uterus that can cause pain and other symptoms. Although this treatment is not generally recommended for women planning to become pregnant, a new report suggests that it doesn't significantly raise the risk of most pregnancy problems."

Posted by news editor at 01:37 AM