Tag: "ovulation" at medical news
LA BioMed medical/research briefs March 2005
... by insulin resistance that interferes with normal ovulation
and fertility. The team's results were published in the February issue of Fertility and Sterility and is the first paper to show the association between PCOS and NAFLD. The research findings are important because many ob/gyn physicians are not aware ...
Researchers hope monkeys can provide new insights into depression
...but continued to have menstrual periods. Irregular ovulation
can lead to low estrogen levels, which have been associated in both women and monkeys with increased risk of disease in the arteries leading to the heart. "This suggests the possibility that depressed women may have low ovarian function that goes ...
Women seeking treatment for even minimal 'male-type' hair growth need endocrine evaluation
...elevated androgen levels and infrequent, irregular ovulation
cycles. Previous studies have shown that even without excessive hair growth, 55 to 86 percent of women with acne have elevated androgen levels. The authors recommend, therefore, that women with acne, especially those who complain of unwanted hair gro...
Northwestern Memorial named one of nation's top 12 hospital-affiliated infertility clinics
...tion genetic diagnosis (PGD). Donor insemination, ovulation
induction with on site ultrasound evaluation and contemporary surgical approaches to infertility are also provided. In addition, they offer a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic options for infertile patients or couples, including patients with...
Serono receives FDA approval for Gonal-f RFF Pen to treat infertility
...r. Gonal-f RFF Pen is indicated for induction of ovulation
and pregnancy in anovuluatory infertile women in whom the cause of infertility is functional and not due to primary ovarian failure. It is also indicated for the development of multiple follicles in ovulatory women participating in an Assisted Repro...
Monthly hormonal changes can exacerbate seizures in women with epilepsy
...e. For these women, a luteal pattern (time between ovulation
and the onset of the next cycle) is often observed. "If women ovulate, their seizures get worse around ovulation, then get better, then get worse again around menses," explains Dr. Pennell, who is leading the study at Emory. "If women do not ovulate...
Fertility herbal supplement sprouts promising results in Stanford pilot study
...hasteberry (an herb that has been shown to improve ovulation
and restore progesterone balance, which can be skewed in women having difficulty conceiving), L-arginine (an amino acid that improves circulation to the reproductive organs), green tea and numerous vitamins and minerals. To study the effects of Ferti...
Menstrual cycle affects periodontal health
...ammation was lower during menstruation than during ovulation
and premenstruation," said Machtei. "This may be ...tural form of estrogen that peaks and drops during ovulation
and premenstruation." "Further studies will be required to explore the mechanism by which this phen...
Cedars-Sinai March medical tipsheet
...gnostic tool when a woman with irregular or absent ovulation
fails to become pregnant after a trial of fertilit... indicates that many women with infertility due to ovulation
problems who do not become pregnant after using the fertility pill clomiphene citrate should undergo...
Specialists: Laparoscopy can help infertile women avoid months of unnecessary treatments
...able to become pregnant due to irregular or absent ovulation
typically undergo a pelvic examination and hystero...t is analyzed. If there is no obvious abnormality, ovulation
induction with clomiphene citrate is often one of the first treatment options used. If pregnancy has...
Aging brain reduces ovulation
...chanism from the ovaries to the brain ensures that ovulation
only occurs when the follicles and oocytes are mature. Matured follicles produce large quantities of oestrogen. The brain responds to this and initiates ovulation. The researcher revealed that this feedback mechanism no longer functions optimally in ...
Cervical cancer vaccine may lose effectiveness during ovulation
...uggest that the decrease in antibody levels during ovulation
might be a mechanism to protect sperm from antibodies. It remains unclear whether such a decrease in antibodies translates into a decrease in vaccine effectiveness....
New natural method of family planning over 95% effective in preventing pregnancy, study finds
...) as well as the variation in the actual timing of ovulation
from one cycle to the next. The study found the efficacy of the Standard Days Method to be comparable to or better than a number of other widely used methods of family planning, including the diaphragm and condom. The two-year clinical trial evaluate...
No association between ageing gametes and birth defects
...that sexual intercourse too soon or two long after ovulation
is associated with an increased risk of birth defects and Downs syndrome. For many years, the ageing of gametes as a result of prolonged retention in the female reproductive tract before fertilisation has been circumstantially associated with major b...
Energy balance, not exercise, key to athletic menstrual disturbance
...hyroid hormone, suggesting that the suppression of ovulation
is more closely related to negative energy balance...dly and consumed the most additional food, resumed ovulation
within as little as 12 to 16 days while those who increased their caloric intake more slowly, took a...
There are a few 'safe' days in menstrual cycle
...lation. This signal was used to identify days of ovulation
during 696 menstrual cycles. In previous report...n. In the new report they find that sporadic late ovulation
occurs even in women who say their cycles are usually regular. Because of these late ovulations, th...
Study links body image to athletes' fertility
...te menstrual cycle so thattheir hormone status and ovulation
could be tracked. The results showed that athletes who experienced irregular menstrualperiods also had a poorer body image and more excessive exercise schedules thanthe non-athletes. "Anxiety over body image as a manifestation of psy...