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  1. Over one million women in Canada have endometriosis, advocacy group EndoAct says. It can cause internal scarring, infertility and searing pain. But much about the condition is still unknown. (Source: CBC | Health)

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  2. A woman wants schoolchildren to learn about endometriosis to avoid possible delays in diagnosis. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
  3. STOMACH bloating can make you look much bigger than you actually are; it can be uncomfortable too. Could a stretched, round belly be a sign of an underlying health condition? It may be endometriosis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
  4. If she found the right guy, Kari Arenberg could see herself having kids. But her work was never conducive to dating, let alone to freezing her eggs in hopes of leaving her options open. The 31-year-old event producer traveled constantly between New York City and Los Angeles, with long days lifting heavy boxes and running around venues. Then, in 2020, Arenberg was furloughed, and the egg-freezing process became, for the first time in her life, logistically possible. She moved in with her family in Chicago and visited a clinic. Soon she was giving herself as many as three shots a day to stimulate her ovaries, and visiting the clinic every few days for bloodwork and an ultrasound to determine when the eggs would be ready for retrieval. She was able to freeze 21 eggs, a feat that likely would...
  5. <div class="rxbodyfield">Endometriosis took center stage on Capitol Hill, during March 3 briefings by “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi and Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.</div> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
  6. <div class="rxbodyfield">NIEHS researchers used mouse models to discover effects of excessive FOXL2, a transcription factor.</div> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)

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  7. 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)
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  9.   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)
  10. 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)
  11. 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)

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  12. (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)
  13. 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 inflammation and pain– Abbott said the identification of the disease often provided no help in treating the symptoms.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
  14. 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)
  15. (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)
  16. 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)

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  17. 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))
  18. 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)
  19. The condition, which causes severe pain and heavy periods, takes eight years on average to be diagnosed. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
  20. 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)

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