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  1. A new study reveals that macrophages release a growth factor that promotes the generation and activation of nerve cells to cause endometriosis pain. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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  2. Small study suggests botulinum toxin may be potential treatment. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
  3. Olympic champion cyclist Elinor Barker tells BBC Sport Wales the pain caused by endometriosis almost forced her to quit the sport. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
  4. (NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) Pelvic pain associated with endometriosis often becomes chronic and can persist (or recur) following surgical and hormonal interventions. According to results published in Regional Anesthesia& Pain Medicine, treating pelvic floor muscle spasm with botulinum toxin may relieve pain and improve quality of life. The study was conducted by scientists at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
  5. Is there a relationship between the gut microbiome and endometriosis? This animal study investigated whether altering gut microbiota with an antibiotic might impact endometriosis progression.Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
  6. Women with endometriosis were more likely to use opioids for a long period and to use benzodiazepines concomitantly compared with women who did not have endometriosis, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)

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  7. What can this tool tell us about the sexual quality of life among women being treated for endometriosis?Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
  8. The disease impacts an estimated ten percent of women during their reproductive years (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
  9. Endometriosis is a reproductive disease that affects women and about half of those who suffer from it experience fertility problems. Its cause is uncertain. Celebrities including Lena Dunham, Susan Sarandon, Padma Lakshmi and Whoopi Goldberg are helping raise awareness and research money. Tara Narula reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
  10. Samara Davies, 19, from Portsmouth, Hampshire, took the decision to become a single parent last year after being diagnosed with endometriosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
  11. Data, published inBiology of Reproduction, indicates that molecular tools can be used to better classify samples by phase of menstrual cycle, which may enhance future research into the underlying causes.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)

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  12. The Daily Mail's resident GP answers your personal health concerns. This week, he addresses persistent itches and endometriosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
  13. Endometriosis is a common chronic condition, though nobody knows what drives its development. A new study takes us a little closer to tackling its causes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
  14. Breaking down the suppositories, which some say are magical for endometriosis, periods, sex and more. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
  15. Breaking down the suppositories, which some say are magical for endometriosis, periods, sex and more. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
  16. "Our initial goal was to understand how these gut bacteria...might be connected to endometriosis, but...we may have found a cost-effective treatment," said the senior author of a study in mice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)

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  17. [Namibian] IT IS rare for women to talk about menstruation or the pain they endure during those few days of every month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
  18. A chocolate cyst is an ovarian cyst filled with blood. These growths form in people with endometriosis, usually when the condition is severe. Here, learn about the treatments for chocolate cysts and their potential effects on fertility. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
  19. What Do They Do to See if You Have Endometriosis? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
  20. Is Endometriosis a Cancer? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)

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