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  1. March is Endometriosis Awareness Month.  Endometriosis is a painful condition where endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus. It is estimated that up to 10% of women have endometriosis (Ozkan 2008).   Endometriosis can cause infertility and for women with subfertility the prevalence rate ranges from 25% to 40% (Ozkan 2008). Endometriosis frequently presents with the symptom of pain (Barlow 1993) including dysmenorrhoea (painful periods), dyspareunia (pain during sexual intercourse), and pelvic or abdominal pain.  We invited Edgardo Somigliana, MD-PhD (Dept Clinical Sciences and Community Health, Universit à degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy) to share his clinical view on endometriosis:“Endometriosis is an enigmatic but curable disease. Significant improvements have been reached...

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  2. Could a new phone app help change the way we treat one of the most misdiagnosed diseases among women? (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
  3. After an endometriosis diagnosis, Ash launched a program that matches individuals struggling with infertility with mentors who already had been through the process. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
  4. As I struggle with chronic pain, cozy for me is less hygge and more my ex-boyfriend ’ s mother, nurses with juice and weird, sandy doughnuts. (Source: NYT Health)
  5. New review addresses lack of awareness, unmet needs, and barriers to care in endometriosis, with the goal of improving research, diagnosis, and treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
  6. Padma Lakshmi, the author, entrepreneur, and Emmy-nominated host of Bravo TV’s Top Chef, talks about her long journey to discovering her endometriosis and her role as an advocate. (Source: WebMD Health)

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  7. "My experience at school would be very different now," says Alice Smith, who suffers with endometriosis. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
  8. (Society for Women's Health Research) An expert review by a Society for Women's Health Research working group identifies areas of need in endometriosis to improve a woman's diagnosis, treatment, and access to quality care. Barriers to care include societal normalization of women's pain, stigma around menstrual issues, lack of knowledge and awareness about endometriosis, limitations of current diagnostic and treatment options, and difficulties in accessing care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
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  10. Cecile lived with painful symptoms of endometriosis for years. Then she found running. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
  11. In what ways is progesterone receptor status associated with response to progestin-based therapy in endometriosis?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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  12. Researchers say infertility in sufferers could be linked to deficiency of protein in wombA new study has cast light on why some women with endometriosis experience infertility, with scientists saying the finding may lead to new treatment options.Endometriosis is an inflammatory condition in which cells that usually form the lining of the uterus are present elsewhere, such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, pelvis and rectum.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
  13. South Korea and US teams say infertility could be linked to deficiency of a protein in wombA new study has cast light on why some women with endometriosis experience infertility, with scientists saying the finding could lead to new treatment options.Endometriosis is an inflammatory condition in which cells that usually form the lining of the uterus are present elsewhere, such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, pelvis and rectum.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
  14. -- A hysterectomy may be recommended for cases of uterine fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic support problems, abnormal uterine bleeding, chronic pelvic pain and gynecologic cancer, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
  15. This year, people turned to Google to answer their questions about the keto diet, ALS, endometriosis, and more (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
  16. (CNN) — People were curious about the keto diet, ALS and endometriosis in 2018. Those are just a few of the health-related topics that had Internet surfers in the United States turning to Dr. Google with questions this year, according to a top 10 list from the search engine giant. The data, based on search terms, was collected from January to mid-December. Last year, some of the top health-related questions searched on Google included what causes hiccups, how to stop snoring, how long flu lasts and what is lupus. Some of the top health-related questions on Google in 2016 were related to Zika, traumatic brain injuries and cupping. Here’s a look at the top trending health-related questions for this year — along with their answers. 1. What is the keto diet? The ketogenic or...

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  17. People were curious about the keto diet, ALS and endometriosis in 2018. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
  18. Bayer receives approval in China for endometriosis treatment Visanne™mehr... (Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events)
  19. QUESTION: I just found out I have endometriosis, which my mother also has. She says endometriosis raises our risk of ovarian cancer, so I should have children early and then get a hysterectomy. What's the real story? ANSWER: It sounds like your mother jumped to the wrong conclusion. Endometriosis and ovarian cancer are linked, but [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
  20. Scientists at the Catholic University of Korea studied 40 women with severe endometriosis, taking tissue samples from each one and exposing them to mistletoe extract in laboratory tests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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