Air Pollutants Increase Risk for Dysmenorrhea

Dysmenorrhea

Dysmenorrhea presents frequent severe and painful cramps during menstruation from abnormal contractions of the uterus for up to 16-91% of girls and women of reproductive age, of whom 2%-29% have symptoms severe enough to restrict their daily activity. Air pollution may be a risk factor, according to researchers from ChinaRead

DHA Supplement May Offset Damaging Outcomes of Maternal Stress on Unborn Males in Early Development

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Neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and schizophrenia disproportionately affect males and are directly linked to early life adversity caused by maternal stress and other factors, which might be impacted by nutrition. But the underlying reasons for these male-specific impacts are not well understood. Researchers from the University of Missouri School ofRead

Higher Levels of Vitamins A, B2, E, and Folate May Reduce Oncogenic HPV Infection in Women

Previous studies suggested that the onset of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancer development may be activated by oxidative stress, the association had not been clearly understood. A study of a significant 11,070 participants, led by Hui-Yi Lin, Ph.D., Professor of Biostatistics, and a team of researchers at LSU Health New OrleansRead

Menopause Society Endorses Multifaceted DHEA Therapy

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The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) announces publication of its 2020 Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM) Position Statement. The new recommendations reflect the healthcare community’s most recent and proven safe and effective therapies for treating women with GSM, including intravaginal dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), oral ospemifene, and a low-dose estradiol vaginal insert.Read

Case Report: Hormonal Regulation In PCOS with Acupuncture and Herbal Supplements

From our partners at Integrative Medicine, a Clinician’s Journal. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common cause of menstrual irregularity and hyperandrogenism in women of reproductive age. Conventional treatment is centered around the use of oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) to regulate menstrual cycles, protect against endometrial hyperplasia, and manage clinicallyRead