New treatment for endometriosis on the horizon
Let’s face it: managing your period is a hassle. There’s the cramping, the bloating, the bleeding, and the feeling a little cranky. Not to mention the need to remember to have tampons and ibuprofen on hand. There may also be the bad timing of a special occasion or a tropical vacation that complicates things further. But as aggravating as all this may be, for most women it’s just that: an aggravation, a nuisance that’s pretty easily dealt with. But for about one in 10 women, their period, the week leading up to their period, and in some cases their entire month can be filled with severe cramps and pelvic pain that significantly affect their quality of life. A normal menstrual period for these women brings very painful cramps, chronic pelvic pain, and painful sex. If you are one of the women who experiences these monthly symptoms, there is a good chance you suffer from endometriosis. Here’s what endometriosis is The lining of your uterus (the endometrium) builds up and sheds during your monthly menstrual cycle in response to your changing hormone levels. Endometriosis occurs when this tissue is found outside the uterus, typically on other structures in your pelvis including your ovaries. Although this endometrial tissue is in the wrong place, it acts exactly as if it were in the uterus where it belongs. So it, too, responds to changes in hormones. It builds up and then sheds and bleeds. This causes inflammation and sometimes scarring of the lining ...
_____ “The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed” — William Gibson Last week we asked the question, Have you ever used–for yourself or for others–technologies or products that you think would fall into the category of brain enhancement? a) If Yes, what did you use and what lessons learned can you share? b) If No, what issues would you like to see addressed before considering doing so? Thank you everyone for your great answers and comments! They are very valuable in helping us finalize the agenda of the the upcoming 2017 SharpBrains Virtu...
I have had insomnia for years, which I put down to the menopause. Now I ’ve come across research that suggests interrupted sleep in middle-age increases the risk of Alzheimer’s. What should I do? I am 62.
Triptans to treat migraine during pregnancy appear to have no major teratogenic effects, new research shows.Medscape Medical News
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Jacob Thompson spent nearly half of his short life battling cancer. The 9-year-old boy, who loved penguins, died Sunday, four years after he was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma, a rare cancer that affects mostly young children. As his family had expected, Thompson didn’t live long enough for Christmas, a holiday he loves. But shortly before his death, […]Related:Risk of stillbirth is double in pregnant women who sleep on their backs, study findsA dying vet needed CPR. Hidden video shows his nurse laughing instead.The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’ headlines
A lawyer asked me a couple thought-provoking questions: Lawyer: "Doctor, is there a professional consensus on the use of opioids for chronic pain?" Me: "No." Lawyer: "Doctor, has the field of pain management abandoned using opioids for treating chronic pain?" Me: "No." So, it got me thinking. What have we abandoned? How will we ever know that there is a consensus about the appropriate use of a modality based upon evidence? Everything (chiro, acupuncture, opioids, PT, psych, etc)... Abandoned Practices for Chronic Pain???
If you develop both diabetes and high blood pressure during pregnancy, you face a much higher risk of future trouble than women who only develop one of those conditions while pregnant, researchers report.
Nonmedical use of prescription drugs linked to dating violence for male, female high school students
Condition: Pain Interventions: Drug: DEX-IN; Drug: Fentanyl; Drug: Placebo Sponsor: Recro Pharma, Inc. Recruiting
Condition: Pregnancy Intervention: Behavioral: Exercise pregnant women Sponsor: Technical University of Madrid Completed