Archive for August, 2005


Normal blood loss during menstruation
18 August 2005

Scottish scientist, Dr Steve Campbell, has created a website, which allows women to see if their menstrual blood loss is small, average, or too much.

Genomewide linkage study in 1,176 affected sister pair families identifies a significant susceptibility locus for endometriosis on chromosome 10q26
15 August 2005

August 2005 Genomewide linkage study in 1,176 affected sister pair families identifies a significant susceptibility locus for endometriosis on chromosome 10q26 The cause of endometriosis remains uncertain despite >50 years of hypothesis-driven research, and thus the therapeutic options are limited. Disease predisposition is inherited as a complex genetic trait, which provides an alternative route to […]

Italian spotlight on endometriosis as a social disease
15 August 2005

First ever conference to address endometriosis as a social disease takes place in Rome in June 2005. Giorgio Vittori, Jacqueline Veit, and Lone Hummelshoj make their case for investment into the disease.

A review of the use of lipiodol flushing for unexplained infertility
15 August 2005

August 2005 There has been speculation for decades regarding the role of flushing women’s fallopian tubes in improving the chance of pregnancy. More recent evidence has highlighted a possible specific role for lipiodol (ethiodized oil), an oil-soluble contrast medium, in the enhancement of fertility by these means. Nei Johnson, MD, of University of Auckland and […]

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