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  1. 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)

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  2. 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)
  3. 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 there. Miracle No. 1 – More years ago than I care to remember I too was an ‘A’ level student waiting on my grades to see if I’d get into the unive...
  4. 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)
  5. ' In the women with appendiceal endometriosis, only 26% had an appendix that looked abnormal. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
  6. 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)

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  7. 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justificationsA widely criticised peer-reviewed study that measured the attractiveness of women with endometriosis has been retracted from the medical journal Fertility and Sterility.The study,Attractiveness of women with rectovaginal endometriosis: a case-control study, was first published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 dubious justifications, with one advocate calling the study “heartbreaking” and “disgusting”.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
  8. 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)
  9. 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))
  10. 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)
  11. 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)

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  12. 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)
  13. 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)
  14. 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)
  15. 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 that as soon as the appointments had been set much of my worry melted away, I was now in safe hands and whatever turns out to be the problem, it will now be sorted out. That’s not to say I’ll hand my b...

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  16. 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 ideal way to combine his interests in science, languages, art and philosophy. He embraces discussions about the meaning of life, spirituality and religion and practices a combination of Christian and Budd...
  17. (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)
  18. 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)

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  19. 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)
  20. 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)

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