Tag: "uterus" at medical news
Discovery Hints At Multitude Of New Targets For Drugs
...esterone-likehormone that may be beneficial in the uterus
but neutral elsewhere. "The optimum would...und like a progesterone that would workonly in the uterus
to oppose the proliferative action of estrogen,"he said. "But until now, researchers have believed t...
Postmature Infants Not As Easily Calmed As Other Newborns
...ghts into the behavior ofinfants who remain in the uterus
after they should have beenborn. The babies genera...1 weeks of gestation. Becausetheenvironment in the uterus
is no longer ideal to support thefetus, it begins living off of its own body fat. Therefore, the bab...
UT Southwestern Receives FDA Grant To Continue Studies Of Cancer-Fighting Drug Not Used For Past 50 Years
...93. Shehad a hysterectomy to remove her cancerous uterus
and then went throughchemotherapy. The cancer was gone for a year, but then she discovered a lump inher groin. Hormonal therapy prevented enlargement for a while, but the lumpstarted growing again. She again underwent chemotherapy, but tests soon ...
Soy May Decrease Cancer Risks, Wake Forest Researcher Says
...se an increase in cell proliferation either in the uterus
ormammary gland. But at low doses of estrogen repl...e soydiminished the cell proliferation in both the uterus
and breast. "At some dosecombinations, the two are additive, and at other dose combinations, they ar...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Prenatal Program Pushes the Frontiers of Diagnosis From the Second Trimester Into the First
...nserts a thin needle through the abdomen, into the uterus
and intothe amniotic sac. A small amount of fluid -- which contains discarded cells fromthe developing fetus -- is withdrawn. The cells are later cultured and examinedmicroscopically. CVS can be done as early as 10 to 12 weeks gestation. Instead of r...
Renowned researcher in prenatal diagnostics joins Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
...inserts a thin needle through the abdomen,into the uterus
and into the amniotic sac. A small amount of fluid - whichcontains discarded cells from the developing fetus - is withdrawn. The cells arelater cultured and examined microscopically. CVS can be done as early as 10 to 12 weeks gestation. Instead of re...
UNC studying new drug against ovarian and endometrial cancers
...additional benefits.Anti-estrogenic effects in the uterus
and ovaries have been shownexperimentally, and LY353381 also acts like estrogen to help protect againstbone loss and to lower cholesterol, which is of particular value to older women. "This 3rd generation SERM has been modulated to increase i...
Hormone-like gel causes speedier deliveries, study suggests
... stimulate smooth muscle -- such as the uterus
-- to contract. Inducing l... oxytocin, which causes the uterus
to contract. Ideally, labor soon follows. "Induction usually takes a day or ...
Cedars-Sinai researchers participate in study to assess effects of soy-based supplement on symptoms of menopause
...f the cells of the endometrium - the lining of the uterus
- and this condition is a known risk factor for the later development of endometrial cancer. The effects of estrogen are sometimes controlled by the addition of progestin, another hormone. But progestin can bring about other unpleasant side effects, ...
Missing proteins in the uterus tied to infertility in women with endometriosis
...re markers of uterine receptivity, a sign that the uterus
is ready for embryo attachment, and their absence might be used to identify infertile women with endometriosis who might benefit from medical or surgical treatment," Lessey said. Earlier findings by Lessey based on 113 infertile women diagnosed with...
NIH awards grant to UCSF and Kaiser to strengthen women's health research
...graphy and transvaginal ultrasound to evaluate the uterus
and ovaries),complementary and alternative medicine, health services research and aging. Scholarships will generally last for two or three years, but scholars can extend this time if they have parental and caregiving responsibilities and need more ...
More protests against abortion pill
...he hormone progesterone, causing the lining of the uterus
to break down. Taken two days later, misoprostol makes the uterus
contract and the cervix dilate, helping to expel the embryo. But now it seems even the company that ...
There are a few 'safe' days in menstrual cycle
...ility of the sperm and egg, the receptivity of the uterus
and other factors that vary widely among couples....
Yale researchers create topical estrogen that alleviates sexual dysfunction in menopausal women and eliminates side effects of conventional estrogen
...temically and does not stimulate the growth of the uterus
in female rats, making it much less likely to cause the common side effects associated with HRT, according to Hochberg. HRT has long been prescribed to relieve menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, heart disease, bone loss associated with osteopor...
Lower dose hormone replacement therapy just as effective as often prescribed doses
...roxyprogesterone (MPA), an agent that protects the uterus
against cancer, improve symptoms of menopause as effectively as commonly prescribed doses. "This is exciting research," said Dr. JoAnn Pinkerton, director of the U.Va. Health System MidLife Center and coauthor of the HOPE study. "The results con...
Oral diabetes drug shows promise in preventing miscarriage in common infertility disorder
...n with PCOS, metformin increases blood flow to the uterus
and brings about changes in the lining of the uterus
that make it more capable of supporting a fetus. In the current study, Dr. Nestler and his coworker...
Use of tampons and sexual activity protect women against endometriosis
...ian. Normally endometrial tissue grows only in the uterus
and is shed each month during menstruation. Women with endometriosis have endometrial tissue growing in the Fallopian tubes, ovaries, and other sites within the pelvis, or in rare cases, outside of the pelvic area. It is found in women who are childl...
More than 10 million developed cancer in 2000
...d prostate cancer and endometrial carcinoma of the uterus
are caused by smoking. It was also unanimously con...te, colon/rectum, and endometrial carcinoma of the uterus
which are much less frequent in poor countries. The risk of developing some of these tumours can be ...
Hormone therapy study stopped due to increased breast cancer risk, lack of overall benefit
...s in this component of WHI, like most women with a uterus
who take hormone therapy, were given progestin in ...dvised it, or for long-term health. "Women with a uterus
who are currently taking estrogen plus progestin should have a serious talk with their doctor to see...
Zimbabwean women very willing to use diaphragms-potential HIV prevention method
... vagina. Also, the peristalic contractions of the uterus
actually draw fluids up into the upper genital track-an area that is very susceptible to HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). This rapid upward movement of fluid is thought to enhance fertility but also transports HIV and STD causing ...
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