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Study shows that some, but not all, premenstrual symptoms are linked with inflammation

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Certain premenstrual symptoms, such as mood changes, breast pain and abdominal cramps, are linked with inflammation, but headache is ...

Does Inflammation Contribute to Premenstrual Symptoms?

New Rochelle, NY, — Women with premenstrual symptoms (PMS) including mood swings, weight gain/bloating, and abdominal cramps/back pain have elevated levels of ...

Bacteria found in female upper reproductive tract, once thought sterile

In a preliminary finding (abstract 5568) presented at the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, UNC Lineberger researchers Wendy Brewster, MD, PhD and Temitope Keku, PhD revealed they have found bacteria in the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Researchers also uncovered a trend toward a distinct bacterial profile in women with ovarian cancer. ... Full story

The biological clock gets a time stamp

Yale School of Medicine researchers have identified the molecular pathways involved in the aging of human eggs. This research could eventually lead to treatments to correct age-related damage and improve fertility in women age 40 and older. ... Full story

Why inequalities in reproductive health make a difference

A University of Adelaide researcher whose work aims to highlight and resolve inequalities in reproductive health for Aboriginal women has today been awarded the inaugural Healthy Development Adelaide Women's Excellence in Research Award. ... Full story

New WHO guidelines to improve care for millions living with female genital mutilation

GENEVA | COPENHAGEN - New WHO recommendations aim to help health workers provide better care to the more than 200 million girls and women worldwide living with female genital mutilation. ... Full story

Research Study Maps Availability of Female Condom

Rutgers study, focusing on a high-risk area in Philadelphia, finds 1 percent of service providers sell or provide female condoms ... Full story

Menopause symptoms are associated with poor self-assessed work ability

A novel study from researchers at Monash University has found that poorer work ability and women’s self-assessed work ability was significantly associated with having menopausal hot flushes and night sweats. ... Full story

Making the Most of Menopause

Menopause: Hot Flash or Power Surge? ... Full story

Bisphenol A in low doses can affect the reproductive system and behaviour

If rats are exposed to bisphenol A in low doses during early development it can lead to reduced sperm count, obesity and changes to breast development and behaviour. These are some of the findings of a new study from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark. ... Full story

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