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August 2, 2015

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August 2, 2015

July 3, 2015 — Scientists are one step closer to understanding how a normally harmless fungus changes to become a deadly infectious ... read more

Endometriosis Associated With a Greater Risk of Complications in Pregnancy

June 14, 2015 — Women with endometriosis are at an increased risk of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy, according to results of a huge nationwide study. Moreover, women with a history of endometriosis whose ... read more

Panel Recommends Improvements in Estrogen Testing Accuracy

June 4, 2015 — Unreliable estrogen measurements have had a negative impact on the treatment of and research into many hormone-related cancers and chronic conditions. To improve patient care, a panel of medical ... read more

No Improvement in Cognition With Post-Menopausal Hormones

June 2, 2015 — Menopausal hormone therapy given to recently postmenopausal women in the US for up to four years does not improve cognition, but may have some positive benefits for some mood symptoms, according to a ... read more

How Your Sex Life May Influence Endometriosis

May 1, 2015 — Researchers are a step closer to understanding the risk factors associated with endometriosis thanks to a new study. A lot remains unknown about what causes, and how to effectively prevent and treat, ... read more

Women's Health Initiative on Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Breast Cancer

Apr. 16, 2015 — Analysis of the longer-term influence of menopausal hormone therapy on breast cancer incidence in two Women's Health Initiative clinical trials suggests a pattern of changing influences over ... read more

No Association Between Lung Cancer Risk in Women, Reproductive History or Hormone Use

Apr. 8, 2015 — A large prospective study of lung cancer found no strong associations between lung cancer risk and a wide range of reproductive history variables and only revealed weak support for a role of hormone ... read more

Apr. 3, 2015 — Candida albicans causes potentially lethal infections in immunocompromised individuals. Now, using a modified CRISPR-Cas system, researchers can edit the fungus's genome systematically--an ... read more

How a Deadly Fungus Evades the Immune System

Mar. 31, 2015 — New research has scientists re-thinking how a lethal fungus grows and kills immune cells. The study hints at a new approach to therapy for Candida albicans, one of the most common causes of ... read more

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy With Morcellation May Be Safer Than Abdominal Procedure, New Study Indicates

Mar. 24, 2015 — A study has compared the relative risks of laparoscopic hysterectomy (with morcellation) with abdominal surgery for hysterectomy in premenopausal women undergoing surgery for presumed uterine ... read more

New Molecular Tool Assesses Vaginal Microbiome Health, Diagnoses Infections -- Fast

Mar. 18, 2015 — Bacterial communities within the vagina protect it from unhealthy bacteria and otherwise help to maintain its health. Nonetheless, as in any complex ecosystem, things can go awry. A new ... read more

Novel Approach Helps Prevent Early Menopause in Breast Cancer Patients, Study Finds

Mar. 4, 2015 — Early menopause can be prevented and fertility may be preserved in young women with early stage breast cancer, according to a study. A major international clinical trial has found that the risk of ... read more

When I'm 64 -- I'll Still Have Hot Flashes?

Mar. 2, 2015 — Some 40 percent of women 60 to 65 years old still have hot flashes. For many, the hot flashes are occasional and mild, but for some, they remain really troublesome. Sexual symptoms also remain a ... read more

Cesarean Section Rates in Portugal Decline by 10 Percent

Mar. 2, 2015 — A new study reports a significant decline in the rate of cesarean section (C-section) births in Portugal. Findings indicate a 10 percent reduction in overall C-section rates between 2009 and 2014, ... read more

Dental Researcher Demonstrates How T Cells Cause Inflammation During Infections

Feb. 20, 2015 — A dental researcher has discovered a new way to model how infection-fighting T cells cause inflammation in mice. She believes the process could lead to identifying and testing new drugs to replace ... read more

Postmenopausal Women With VVA Report Improved Satisfaction With VagiCap

Feb. 20, 2015 — Newly released patient satisfaction survey results from a study of a novel investigational vaginal estrogen treatment show promise for improving quality of life and satisfaction for postmenopausal ... read more

Risk of Unexpected Sarcoma Being Discovered After Hysterectomy Appears Fairly Low

Feb. 19, 2015 — Uterine sarcoma -- a potentially aggressive type of cancer that forms in tissues in the uterus -- was found in 0.22 % of women following a hysterectomy for benign conditions, a new large-scale study ... read more

Feb. 6, 2015 — Researchers have discovered that Candida albicans -- a leading cause of potentially fatal hospital-acquired infections -- rarely develops resistance to combination drug therapy and, when it becomes ... read more

Jan. 21, 2015 — Two new drug compounds -- one of which has already proven useful in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis -- appear to be effective in treating endometriosis, a disorder that, like MS, is driven by ... read more

Link Found Between Pain During or After Sexual Intercourse and Mode of Delivery

Jan. 21, 2015 — Operative birth is associated with persisting pain during or after sexual intercourse, known as dyspareunia, suggests a new study. The study aimed to investigate the contribution of obstetric risk ... read more

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