Endometriosis highlighted in Capitol Hill briefings
Endometriosis took center stage on Capitol Hill, during March 3 briefings by “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi and Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Studies link FOXL2 protein to female infertility, cancer, endometriosis
NIEHS researchers used mouse models to discover effects of excessive FOXL2, a transcription factor. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Could Tanning Raise a Woman's Odds for Endometriosis?
Title: Could Tanning Raise a Woman's Odds for Endometriosis?Category: Health NewsCreated: 12/4/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/7/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - December 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Could Tanning Raise a Woman ’ s Odds for Endometriosis?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Gynecology, Oncology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Could Tanning Raise a Woman's Odds for Endometriosis?
  FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2020 -- Young women who regularly visit tanning salons may have an increased risk of developing endometriosis, a new study suggests. Researchers said the findings, from a large study of U.S. women, don't prove that tanning... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 4, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tanning Bed Use by Young Women May Up Endometriosis Risk
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2020 -- Tanning bed use in early adulthood is associated with an increased risk for endometriosis, according to a study published online Dec. 2 in Human Reproduction. Leslie V. Farland, Sc.D., from the University of Arizona in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can a Gene Expression Signature Help Diagnose Endometriosis? Can a Gene Expression Signature Help Diagnose Endometriosis?
Yana B. Aznaurova, MD, and colleagues identified and validated a genetic biomarker based on differences in the endometrium of women with and without endometriosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Tanning beds and sunbathing may be associated with an increased risk of endometriosis
(European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) A study of over 116,000 women in the USA, published in Human Reproduction, one of the world's leading reproductive medicine journals, has found that the risk of endometriosis increased the more young women used tanning beds, got sunburnt or used sunscreen during their teenage and young adulthood years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 1, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'Endometriosis made zero sense to me': what will it take to stop women suffering needlessly?
Doctors behind new Australian guidelines for treatment of the painful disease say they are hampered by a lack of quality scientific evidenceProf Jason Abbott ’s interest in gynaecology was piqued in the early 1990s when he treated a significant number of women complaining of troubling symptoms including – but not limited to – pelvic pain, fatigue, heavy bleeding, painful sex and painful bowel movements.And while some of these women would eventually be given a diagnosis of endometriosis –a severe disorder in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus, causing inflammati...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Endometriosis Health Women's health Australia news Medical research Source Type: news

Depression, anxiety, and self-directed violence in women with endometriosis: a retrospective matched cohort study - Estes SJ, Huisingh CE, Chiuve SE, Petruski-Ivleva N, Missmer SA.
The purpose of this study was to compare the incidence of mental health outcomes in women with and without documented endometriosis identified from the US. In a retrospective matched cohort study using administrative health claims data from Optum's Clinfor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Scientists discover possible genetic target for treating endometriosis
(Michigan State University) Michigan State University researchers have identified a potential genetic target for treating an especially painful and invasive form of endometriosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Is prophylactic oophorectomy right for you?
An oophorectomy is a surgical procedure to remove one or both ovaries. This may be necessary in the case of an abscess, endometriosis, ovarian cancer, or benign tumors or cysts. Another reason for having this procedure is to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer or breast cancer in those at increased risk. This includes women [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 26, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Endometriosis in the UK: time for change
An inquiry by the APPG on Endometriosis has highlighted the devastating impact endometriosis can have on all aspects of a person's life. The inquiry surveyed more than 10,000 people with endometriosis, and interviewed health care practitioners and those with the condition about their experiences. Among the findings was that average diagnosis times for endometriosis have not improved in more than a decade and it still takes eight years on average to get a diagnosis. The inquiry report sets out a series of support measures it asks all UK governments to commit to. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Endometriosis Needs To Be Taken More Seriously, Inquiry Says
While endometriosis has a massive effect on your physical health, people also outlined how their symptoms affected their education and work-life and mental health. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice Broster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Endometriosis care needs urgent improvement, MPs say
The condition, which causes severe pain and heavy periods, takes eight years on average to be diagnosed. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts believe it's time for a radical rethink of how endometriosis is treated
Helen McLaughlin, a 35-year-old accountant, describes her agonising endometriosis struggle as an Australian gynaecologist shares his controversial theory that it is a 'pain syndrome'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Serious Is Endometriosis
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why It Takes So Long To Be Diagnosed With Endometriosis, According To An Expert
Studies have shown that sufferers have had to wait an average of seven and a half years before getting answers from clinicians about the symptoms and a diagnosis of endometriosis. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice Broster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

We've been fobbed off by our male doctors too! More women speak out over agonising endometriosis
Dozens of women revealed how they had been fobbed off as 'hysterical' or 'anxious' - when they had serious illnesses. In most cases, the doctors who made mistakes were male. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finding the everyday miracles in life
Last week I was writing about what it takes for a miracle to happen and one of my commentators, the lovely Patsy Collins who joined me on the podcast not that long ago, pointed out that there are all sorts of miracles that happen, including some everyday miracles we never know about, because they happen behind the scenes. And it got me thinking about the all the little miracles that have happened in my life over the years. And, once I got thinking, I got into musing about what life would be like if they hadn’t happened. And, as it’s been a week of ups and downs on the exam front I thought I might as well start ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 22, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness miracle Source Type: news

Are women in agony with endometriosis because MALE doctors refuse to believe they have it?
What causes endometriosis is unclear, but it may affect as many as three million women in the UK - and in severe cases can lead to lesions and scarring on organs including the bowel. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Appendix May Be Common Site of Endometriosis Appendix May Be Common Site of Endometriosis
' In the women with appendiceal endometriosis, only 26% had an appendix that looked abnormal. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - August 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

How Do I Know If I Have Endometriosis?
Title: How Do I Know If I Have Endometriosis?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/7/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/7/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - August 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

‘Disgusting’ study rating attractiveness of women with endometriosis retracted by medical journal
Fertility and Sterility took seven years to take down Italian study, which was criticised by doctors for ethical concerns and dubious justificationsA widely criticised peer-reviewed study that measured the attractiveness of women with endometriosis has been retracted from the medical journal Fertility and Sterility.The study,Attractiveness of women with rectovaginal endometriosis: a case-control study, was first published in 2013 and has been defended by the authors and the journal in the intervening years despite heavy criticism from doctors, other researchers and people with endometriosis for its ethical concerns and dub...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Gabrielle Jackson Tags: Endometriosis Health Australia news Science Women Medical research Source Type: news

Chugai and Biofourmis to develop digital pain assessment tool for patients with endometriosis
The partnership leverages Biofourmis ’ Biovitals platform to co-develop a novel digital technology for the objective assessment of pain using biosensors and AI-based algorithms.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 23, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

DNA changes linked to endometriosis
Researchers found changes to DNA in the uterine cells of women with endometriosis that weren ’t seen in women without the condition. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - July 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bloating causes: Does endometriosis cause bloating? Does pelvic inflammatory disease?
BLOATING is painful and uncomfortable, and can be caused by a number of things. Does endometriosis cause bloating? Does pelvic inflammatory disease cause it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myovant Sciences Announces Positive Study Results For Endometriosis Medication
Myovant Sciences has announced positive results for its second Phase 3 study into a medical treatment that may present an alternative to surgery for people with endometriosis. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice Broster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

NIH-funded study links endometriosis to DNA changes
Findings may inform new ways to diagnose condition that affects up to 10% of U.S. women. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 17, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-funded study links endometriosis to DNA changes
(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) DNA from uterine cells of women with endometriosis has different chemical modifications, compared to the DNA of women who do not have the condition, according to researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health. The changes involve DNA methylation--the binding of compounds known as methyl groups to DNA--which can alter gene activity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are the Early Signs of Endometriosis?
Title: What Are the Early Signs of Endometriosis?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/12/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/12/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - May 12, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Botulinum Toxin Reduces Chronic Pelvic Pain in Endometriosis Botulinum Toxin Reduces Chronic Pelvic Pain in Endometriosis
An injection of botulinum toxin A appears promising in patients for whom surgery and hormones have failed to stop pelvic pain associated with endometriosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Life, the universe and medicine – part 2
So, I have the two appointments I’ve been waiting for, and I’m still waiting to hear about the blood results – on that score, no news should be good news – in my head at least. I have a bronchoscopy on 4th July at 8.15am to take a look down my nose, throat and trachea into the larger brachia of the lungs. I fully expect to be told that I was wasting their time and to go away – nicely of course. The breast surgery team – which seems like quite an assumption to me – will see me on the 19th July; so much for the two weeks ‘urgent’ appointment. I found it fascinating though...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - May 5, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness Thought for the day my story Source Type: news

Up close and personal: The Thomas D ’Hooghe story
While his friends were easing into retirement, Thomas D ’Hooghe MD, 55, was sleepless with excitement at the thought of reinventing himself by jumping from academia to pharma.   It is a move he would recommend to anyone. “It was the best thing I ever did,” says the Vice-President and Head Global Medical Affairs, Fertility at Merck, sitting down with me and sharing his thoughts about passion, purpose, leading people and making a difference.  Origins Working in healthcare was always in his blood. In high school it was never a question; D ’Hooghe would study medicine. It was an id...
Source: EyeForPharma - April 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jill Donahue Source Type: news

Up close and personal: The Thomas D ’Hooghe story
While his friends were easing into retirement, Thomas D ’Hooghe MD, 55, was sleepless with excitement at the thought of reinventing himself by jumping from academia to pharma.   It is a move he would recommend to anyone. “It was the best thing I ever did,” says the Vice-President and Head Global Medical Affairs, Fertility at Merck, sitting down with me and sharing his thoughts about passion, purpose, leading people and making a difference.  Origins Working in healthcare was always in his blood. In high school it was never a question; D ’Hooghe would study medicine. It was an id...
Source: EyeForPharma - April 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jill Donahue Source Type: news

Up close and personal: The Thomas D ’Hooghe story
While his friends were easing into retirement, Thomas D ’Hooghe MD, 55, was sleepless with excitement at the thought of reinventing himself by jumping from academia to pharma.   It is a move he would recommend to anyone. “It was the best thing I ever did,” says the Vice-President and Head Global Medical Affairs, Fertility at Merck, sitting down with me and sharing his thoughts about passion, purpose, leading people and making a difference.  Origins Working in healthcare was always in his blood. In high school it was never a question; D ’Hooghe would study medicine. It was an id...
Source: EyeForPharma - April 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jill Donahue Source Type: news

Researchers use nanotechnology to develop new treatment for endometriosis
(Oregon State University) Scientists have developed a precise, nanotechnology-based treatment to alleviate the pain and fertility problems associated with endometriosis, a common gynecological condition in women of childbearing age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Leanness, Tallness in School-Aged Girls Linked to Risk for Endometriosis
TUESDAY, March 10, 2020 -- For girls, leanness and tallness during school age are associated with increased risks for endometriosis, but not adenomyosis, according to a study published online March 9 in the Annals of Human Biology. Julie Aarestrup,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Endometriosis Risk Can Be Predicted in Young Girls: Study
TUESDAY, March 10, 2020 -- Taller and thinner girls are more likely to develop the often painful condition known as endometriosis, according to the results of a six-decade study. The findings could lead to earlier detection and treatment of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Endometriosis Risk Can Be Predicted in Young Girls: Study
Title: Endometriosis Risk Can Be Predicted in Young Girls: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/10/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/10/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - March 10, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Women who were tall and lean in childhood more at risk of endometriosis – study
Study analysed data from more than 170,000 women born in Denmark between 1930 and 1996Girls who are tall and lean in childhood are more at risk of later developing endometriosis, research has found.Endometriosisis a painful, often debilitating, condition in which tissue similar to that found lining the womb is found elsewhere in the body, such as the bowel or ovaries. When it breaks down and bleeds, as it would in the womb, it can cause inflammation and pain. It is believed that up to 10% of women live with the condition, with some left infertile as a result.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Endometriosis Medical research Denmark Science World news Source Type: news

Botox: A New Option for Endometriosis Pain? Botox: A New Option for Endometriosis Pain?
Botulinum toxin injections into the vagina appears to relieve pain associated with endometriosis by relaxing the pelvic floor muscles, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - March 9, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Women with endometriosis 'finally being believed'
MPs will hear the experiences of women with endometriosis as part of an inquiry into the condition. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enteris BioPharma Appoints Gary A. Shangold, MD, as Chief Medical Officer
Accomplished Biopharmaceutical and Drug Development Executive to Lead the Expansion of Enteris' External and Internal Development Programs BOONTON, N.J., Feb. 10, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Enteris BioPharma, Inc., a biotechnolog... Biopharmaceuticals, Drug Delivery, Personnel Enteris BioPharma, Peptelligence, Ovarest, leuprolide, endometriosis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Boosting iron levels in women with endometriosis linked to positive outcomes
(Natural News) The development of endometriosis, particularly the possible involvement of free radical-mediated oxidative damage in the peritoneal fluid, is of great interest to researchers. However, findings regarding this subject remain inconsistent. To address this, researchers from the Medical University of Lublin in Poland decided to investigate iron metabolism markers and their influence on oxidative stress parameters in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

George Mason receives NIH grant to study environmental pollutants and endometriosis links
(George Mason University) George Mason University College of Health and Human Services has received a $1.6M grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to study the link between endometriosis and endocrine disrupting chemicals. The study seeks to answer two questions: first whether levels of these endocrine disruptors inside the uterus are associated with endometriosis and, second, if these chemicals in endometrial tissue found outside the uterus are associated with the severity of the disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adenomyosis vs. Endometriosis
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Helping Teenagers With Menstrual Pain
Painful periods are common around the world but, with treatment, should not cause a teenager to miss school, sports or social outings. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Menstruation Teenagers and Adolescence Endometriosis Hormones Birth Control and Family Planning Pain Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Marijuana for Endometriosis?
THC, the psychoactive ingredient of cannabis, improved symptoms associated with the inflammatory disease in a mouse model. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 31, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Heterotopic Endometriosis in the Inguinal Region Heterotopic Endometriosis in the Inguinal Region
This report describes a case of heterotopic endometriosis in the inguinal region. What diagnostic and therapeutic strategies are effective for this benign tumor?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news