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Latest news in the field of endometriosis: clinical and scientific research, updates from national support groups – and general news on progress.


Picture of Janice Beaven WCE2005: They hear, but are they listening?
14 September 2005

Janice Beaven talks about improving communication between women with endometriosis and health care providers towards mutual understanding and joint initiatives (WCE2005).

Picture of Mary Lou Ballweg WCE2005: Patients and scientists: essential partners in breakthrough research
14 September 2005

Mary Lou Ballweg explains how support groups can drive research forward including how they have been instrumental in raising vital financing at the 9th World Congress of Endometriosis (WCE2005)

Picture of Diana Wallis Endometriosis is highlighted in the European Parliament
7 September 2005

Diana Wallis MEP today highlighted the plight of women with endometriosis as part of a report on gender discrimination in health systems, which was debated in the European Parliament.

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 […]

New study sheds light on endometriosis pain
15 June 2005

June 2005 New science suggests that women with endometriosis often have several types of pain conditions because their abnormal growths develop a nerve supply that communicates with the brain. Professor Karen Berkley from Florida State University is the lead researcher in a study that shows that endometrial cysts become supplied by sympathetic and sensory nerves […]

Picture of Deborah Newton-Cook, Lone Hummelshøj, Baroness Ludford, and Diana Wallis MEP Over one third of MEPs support campaign on endometriosis
13 June 2005

266 MEPs have supported the European Parliamentary Written Declaration on Endometriosis seeking a significant increase in funds and awareness in the EU for endometriosis.

Picture of Diana Wallis and Deborah Newton-Cook Ladies in lavender seek support for endometriosis campaign in Brussels corridors
25 May 2005

Diana Wallis and MEP colleagues Catherine Stihler and Pia-Noora Kauppi wore lavender T-shirts in the European Parliament today campaigning to raise awareness of endometriosis.

Vitamin E may relieve menstrual pain
15 April 2005

April 2005 Researchers in Iran have evaluated the efficacy of vitamin E for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea (pelvic pain around the time of menstruation). This randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology [1], and showed that adolescents with menstrual pain, who took vitamin E for 5 days […]

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