Tag Archives: Women’s health

Endometriosis: gene identified which could be potential treatment target – new study

Endometriosis can be an extremely painful condition. Jelena Stanojkovic/ Shutterstock Krina Zondervan, University of Oxford and Thomas Tapmeier, Monash University Up to 10% of women experience endometriosis worldwide. The condition is chronic, extremely painful, and can result in infertility. Endometriosis happens when tissue similar to the lining of the womb (the endometrium) grows outside of the womb, in the abdominal …

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Birth control continues to fail women – so why has nothing changed?

Unpleasant side effects from contraceptives are experienced by many women. Image Point Fr/ Shutterstock Bethan Swift, University of Oxford and Christian Becker, University of Oxford The hunt for a “male birth control pill” is a topic that often grabs attention. But so far no products have been licensed for use, either because they haven’t been effective enough, or because of …

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Why COVID makes it more important than ever that pregnant (and breastfeeding) women take vitamin D

Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock Hazel Flight, Edge Hill University Vitamin D, often known as the “sunshine vitamin”, is normally obtained through exposure of our skin to the sun. The Department of Health recommends that everyone in the UK should take a supplement of vitamin D during the winter months (October to March), as there is insufficient UV light for our bodies to manufacture …

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