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Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Common condition can cause menstrual woes, infertility, researchers note THURSDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture and exercise may bring some relief to the one in 10 women of childbearing age who suffer from a common endocrine disease called polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). ...

Study Points to New Treatments for Polycystic Kidney Disease

Molecules called CFTR inhibitors show promise in slowing growth of masses FRIDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- Compounds called CFTR inhibitors show promise in slowing the progression of polycystic kidney disease (PKD), according to preliminary research conducted at the University of C...

Chinese Medicinal Compound Stops Formation of Cysts in Polycystic Kidney

Using a compound from a centuries-old Chinese traditional medicine, Yale University researcher Dr. Craig Crews has been able to prevent the formation of kidney-destroying// cysts in a mouse model of polycystic kidney disease. This ability holds out hope for what would be the first treatment, other ...

Triptolide: A Potential Drug for Polycystic Kidney Disease

A treatment for polycystic kidney disease(PKD), a leading cause of fatal kidney failure worldwide, has been identified by a research// team led by Yale biochemist Craig Crews, according to a report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Over 12 million people worldwide suffer...

Roots of polycystic ovarian syndrome traced to mother’s wom

How the daughters develop in their mother’s womb can be an indication of how they may be at risk// from developing polycystic ovarian syndrome. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a condition that affects about 10% of the women in the childbearing age. This condition is characterized by high levels...

Developmental Origins of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

A recent study has revealed that the way a baby girl develops in a womb may adversely affect// chances of developing polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCO) as adults. Dr Michael Davies, senior researcher at the Research Center of Reproductive Health at the University of Adelaide, Australia headed this s...

Is RTA a new potential option for the treatment of hydatid cysts?

... potentially be used to attempt treatment of other types of cystic lesions that require ablation; for example in the symptomatic treatment of cysts in polycystic disease; cystic neoplasms; pancreatic pseudocysts, etc. This, of course, would require in vivo study, but before using a new technique on humans, prel...

Polycystic ovarian syndrome: New light on its causes and its effect on brothers

... evidence that chronic disease in either a mother or father can create unfavourable conditions in the womb that are associated with the development of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) in daughters. In another study, researchers found that brothers of women with PCOS and insulin resistance are themselves at gr...

National Kidney Foundation's 23rd Annual Maryland Golf Classic Raises Funds to Fight Kidney Disease

...rpets President Brian Givens, Paul's co-chair, became involved with the National Kidney Foundation after marrying into a family with a long history of polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Through a number of special events over more than 30 years, the Givens and Raver families have raised significant funds to suppo...

Chicago-area Infertility Specialist Richard Sherbahn, MD, Reports a Woman's Body Mass Index Affects Her Success in Infertility Treatment

... and greater chance for a day-five transfer is due to a higher incidence of polycystic ovary syndrome in women with a BMI of 30 or greater," says Dr. Sherbahn. "Women with polycystic ovary syndrome will often have irregular menstrual cycles and not ovulate a...

New advances in cancer research to be highlighted at University of Leicester

...ogression Examination of the cell biological basis of ciliopathy disorders, a diverse set of devastating human diseases with symptoms ranging from polycystic kidney disease to mental retardation, obesity and progressive blindness. "Something that has helped us to establish a world-class reputation is a...

Family Cocooning in the Face of Recession Leads to Expanded Business for Bay Area Fertility Doctor - Dr. Danielle Lane

...treated a broad range of fertility issues, including recurrent miscarriage, polycystic ovary syndrome, male factor, endometriosis and age-related fertility. She h...ogy. Dr. Lane has published writings on the diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome, uterine factor infertility, the surgical management of infe...

Infertility Issues and No Insurance Do Not Necessarily Mean No Hope for Baby

...e and the latest, most effective laboratory techniques. Its renowned reproductive endocrinologists are experts in female and male disorders, including polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, repeated pregnancy loss, menstrual disorders and azoospermia. The laboratory staff at GRS, specializing in in vitro fer...

Local Infertility Specialist, Dr. Rachel Bennett, Westchester Reproductive Medicine, Opens New Office in Mount Kisco

... Bennett specializes in treating a range of reproductive problems including polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and ovulatory disorders, hysteroscopic surgery, and... technologies (in vitro fertilization), and specializes in the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), hysteroscopic surgery and egg donation. For more i...

New survey results show huge burden of diabetes

... or higher have had diabetes that developed during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) or have given birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds have polycystic ovary syndrome, a metabolic disorder that affects the female reproductive system have acanthosis nigricans (dark, thickened skin around neck or armp...

Schering-Plough Announces European Submission of Fertility Medicine Corifollitropin Alfa

...vaginal bleeding where the cause is not known suffer from primary ovarian failure have ovarian cysts or enlarged ovaries not caused by polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) have malformations of the sexual organs which make a normal pregnancy impossible have fibroids in the uterus wh...

Can you hear me now? How the inner ear's sensors are made

...ents with hearing disorders and people with ciliopathies, disorders marked by poor cilia function. These conditions include sperm-related infertility, polycystic kidney disease, lung and respiratory disorders, swelling of the brain, and reversal of the internal organs' sites from one side of the body to the oth...

Some Pregnancy-Related Complications Minimized for Women Who Have Had Weight-Loss Surgery

...ollowing bariatric surgery. These results, along with reports of normalization of sex hormones and menstrual irregularities, as well as improvement in polycystic ovary syndrome -- a health problem that can affect a woman's ability to have children -- following surgery suggest that fertility may improve. These ...

Research Identifies Predictors for Successful IVF

...progesterone levels during the luteal phase were comparable. MENOPUR vs. rFSH Only in PCOS Patients In a retrospective cohort study, 64 women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) undergoing IVF used MENOPUR with or without FSH in a long luteal phase agonist protocol. The control group (n=46) received FSH...

Fertility experts present the latest research at reproductive medicine meeting

...Care." He will speak on "Clinical Paradigms Gained From 10 Years of Experience." Dr. Rogerio A. Lobo is chairing a plenary session on infertility in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). He will speak on "Management of Infertility in PCOS." Successful Fertility Treatment for HIV Women. "A Systematic, Multidisci...

Melanin production discovered in fat tissue

...operties, could be the body's natural defense against obesity-related conditions such as type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, fatty liver disease, polycystic ovary syndrome and some cancers. "Stockpiling extra calories is difficult even for specialized fat cells; having too much lipid molecules takes its...

Cojo to Hit the Streets of LA for 2008 Walk for PKD

...t, fashion critic and Entertainment Tonight correspondent Steven "Cojo" Cojocaru is taking steps to help the 12.5 million people worldwide affected by polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). PKD is one of the world's most common, life-threatening genetic diseases, affecting more people than Down syndrome, cystic fib...

Acupuncture may hold promise for women with hormone disorder

...cond pregnancy, she wasn't sure if she would ever have another baby. When she decided to enter a study testing the impact of acupuncture on women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) at the University of Virginia Health System, she came out with a miracle. "To our great surprise we were blessed with a third...

Inheritance of hormonal disorder marked by excessive insulin in daughters

...vels of insulin could be an early sign that girls whose mothers suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome -- or PCOS -- may also be susceptible to the disease, accord...ng the disease, compared to girls whose mothers do not have the disease. polycystic ovary syndrome is a common hormonal disorder that affects women of reproduc...

New photo 'op' for ovaries may solve some mysteries of infertility

...Ovary rigidity is important to measure because it is one of the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome, a metabolic disease that is the leading cause of hormone-re...t we will soon be able to understand more about age-related infertility and polycystic ovary syndrome," Woodruff said. "We're tackling problems that have been dif...

Diabetes Drug May Prevent Early Puberty in Young Girls

...on, getting a first menstrual period before age 12 has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, and early puberty is a known risk factor for polycystic ovary syndrome, a common cause of infertility. The study included 38 girls who had not yet reached puberty but developed pubic hair before the age ...

NIH grant to support Translational Research Center for PCOS

...f Healths National Institute on Child Health & Human Development to examine polycystic ovary syndrome, a disorder of the endocrine system that affects as many as 5 million women. polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, causes hormonal imbalances leading to irregular me...

SLCH Brings Infertility Specialist to Region

...outstanding services and world-class IVF success. Dr. Klein's areas of expertise include treatment of infertility, IVF, egg donation, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, recurrent pregnancy loss, oocyte cryopreservation, and reproductive surgery. Health care research and information company, Castle Co...

Peptide discovered in scorpion venom may hold key to secretory diseases

...ory diarrhea, a worldwide health concern causing thousands of deaths per year; diarrhea-predominant inflammatory bowel disease; and autosomal dominant polycystic kidney diseases, the fourth leading cause of end-stage renal disease in the United States. With collaborators at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences,...

Don't Let Hair Loss Tangle You Up: Dermatologists Can Identify Common Hair Disorders and Offer Solutions

...al cycles also are present. In some cases, hair loss along with these other symptoms may indicate a more serious medical condition, such as a tumor or polycystic ovary disease." Another proven technique for men and women looking to restore their hair is hair transplantation. Dr. McMichael noted that the techn...

Infertility Breakthrough With First Birth from Lab-matured Egg

...his southeastern French city. The trial group comprised 20 women, whose average age was about 30, who had been diagnosed by ultrasound to have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a fertility-threatening hormonal disorder that affects around 10 percent of all women of child-bearing years. A total...

First Baby Born from Eggs Matured and Frozen in the Lab

...now around one year old, was born in Canada after work at the McGill Reproductive Centre in Montreal. The baby's mother has a medical condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome, where ovaries can get over-stimulated if she is given hormone injections that are routinely used by fertility doctors to obtain matu...

Questions Raised Over Safety of In-vitro Fertilization

...a fairy tale ending to the story of the 28-year-old Lee Cowden. Following her heart attack in 2004, Lee who was infertile after being diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome as a teenager was told it was too dangerous for her to continue with conventional IVF. But another tried a low-dose treatment ...

Genetic Cause of Inherited Eye Diseases Identified

...wn that mutations in genes that encode the proteins of cilia are common causes of a host of genetic diseases, including inherited retinal diseases and polycystic kidney disease. Cilia diseases can also affect multiple organ systems in such disorders as Bardet-Biedl Syndrome, which causes kidney disease,...

Loss of Antenna Leads to Cancer in Insects

... may be happening in cancers. Defects in cilia have already been identified in one disease that represents a significant public health burden. polycystic kidney disease, or PKD, arises from genetic mutations that cause flawed kidney-cell ciliary signaling. PKD is the most common serious hereditary disea...

New Agent to Fight Genetic Disorders Found

... virtually every human condition caused by or worsened by dominant defective genes. Examples include: Huntington’s disease, familial high cholesterol, polycystic kidney disease, some instances of glaucoma and colorectal cancer, and neurofibromatosis, among others. "Zorro-LNA is a new substance that target...

World Kidney Day – Caring for the Kidney

...ted causes of Kidney diseases are inflammatory diseases of the kidney, infections or obstructions to the urinary tract, or familial disorders like polycystic kidney disease. Statistics reveal that one out of every ten individual suffers from some form of kidney disease. Here, kidney function maybe ...

Condition That Causes Irregular Periods Can Lead to Fertility Problems

...But a condition that can cause irregular periods – polycystic ovary syndrome, or// PCOS – can present women with... Lebovic also notes that not all instances of polycystic ovaries are classified as PCOS. Nearly a third of women have polycystic ovaries, but a smaller number, about 10 percent, a...

Excessive Male Hormones can Cause Bulimia in Women

...en. Most bulimic women are of normal body weight, but lesser bone mineral density .They have excessive facial hair, and more chances of suffering from polycystic ovarian disease. It is described as a compulsive eating disorder .It is conventionally regarded to be caused due to psychological causes. It is usuall...

Child Obesity and Diabetes - A Major Problem in India

... serious condition as obesity can lead to diabetes, heart disease and early heart attacks, many teenage girls are already suffering from diseases like polycystic ovarian syndrome, which is a condition that occurs in overweight females and disrupts menstruation, and other children have hypertension.” Dire...
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