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  1. Sunscreen Ingredient Linked to Endometriosis

    May 11, 2012 -- Certain chemicals that are widely used in sunscreens and other products because they protect against UV light are associated with an increased risk of developing the gynecological condition endometriosis, a new study shows. But the Personal Care Products Council, a group that represe

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  2. New Genes Linked to Endometriosis

    Dec. 13, 2010 -- Women with one of two genetic variants may be more likely to develop endometriosis, according to a new study that may offer new clues about the cause of the mysterious condition. Researchers say it's the first study to show a genetic link to the disorder that affects between 6% and

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  3. LUNA No Help for Pelvic Pain

    Sept. 1, 2009 -- The LUNA procedure -- minimally invasive surgery to cut pelvic nerves -- gives women no relief from chronic pelvic pain, a large U.K. trial shows. Long-lasting pelvic pain is a big problem for women. Some causes of chronic pelvic pain can be diagnosed and treated: Pain from uterine

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  4. Migraines Linked to Endometriosis in Women

    Oct. 28, 2004 -- Women with endometriosis may be more prone to developing migraine headaches, according to a new study. Italian researchers found women with endometriosis, a condition in which tissue that lines the inside of the uterus develops outside the uterus, were twice as likely as other women

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  5. Breast Cancer Drug May Ease Endometriosis

    Feb. 13, 2004 -- A drug used to help prevent breast cancer from coming back may also ease the pain and suffering of endometriosis in women who can't get relief from other treatments. A new study shows the drug Femara, in combination with progestin, significantly slowed the progression of endometrios

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  6. Pill Can Relieve Endometriosis Pain

    Sept. 15, 2003 -- Early this month the FDA approved an extended-cycle birth control pill that reduces periods to just four per year. Now comes word that using the pill to eliminate menstrual cycles altogether can be an effective endometriosis treatment. Researchers from Italy's University of Milano

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  7. Endometriosis Ups Risk of Other Cancers

    July 2, 2003 -- Women with endometriosis face an increased risk of ovarian and three other types of cancer, but they seem to have a lower risk of developing cervical cancer, according to a new Swedish study. These findings, presented today at the annual meeting of the European Society for Human Repr

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  8. New Endometriosis-Infertility Link Found

    June 18, 2003 -- Genetic abnormalities may explain why some women with endometriosis suffer from infertility. New research shows that women with endometriosis-related infertility lack a certain enzyme in their uterus that allows the embryo to attach the uterine wall, which establishes a normal pregn

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  9. Abdominal Pain Surgery of Little Value

    April 10, 2003 -- A new study shows that a common surgery for chronic abdominal pain doesn't actually seem to relieve the pain. Scar tissue in the abdomen is thought to be a common cause of chronic abdominal pain. But researchers say that doctors shouldn't recommend this surgery because the risks ou

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  10. Endometriosis Linked to Other Diseases

    Sept. 26, 2002 -- Women with endometriosis are at increased risk for a host of other diseases including chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, lupus, underactive thyroid, and rheumatoid arthritis, according to new government findings. Researchers from the National Institute of Child Health an

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