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Researchers find large discrepancies in spouses' reports on birth control
An analysis by researchers at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health of data collected from married couples in 23 developing countries has found considerable discrepancies between spouses' statements about their use of contraception. In all populations surveyed, husbands reported higher contraceptive use than wives. The study appears in the June 2001 issue of Studies in Family Planning. (2001-07-16)

Women, particularly during menses, more at risk than men for developing prescription drug-induced heart problems
Women are more at risk than men for developing a dangerous drug-induced heart condition which can lead to a potentially fatal cardiac arrhythmia, and this risk may be heightened during menstruation and ovulation. These are the findings of research done at Georgetown University Medical Center and published in the March 14 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (2001-03-13)

Study clarifies progestins'effects on ovarian cells; supports use to reduce risk of ovarian cancer
Medical prevention of ovarian cancer may be possible for all women in the future, according to Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers. They report finding a second biologic pathway in monkeys that helps explain birth control pills' protective effect against ovarian cancer. (2001-03-03)

More help for infertile women with polycystic ovary syndrome
There may be new hope for women who are infertile due to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). A study published in the February issue of the journal Fertility and Sterility reveals that the drug metformin, when combined with the commonly used fertility drug clomiphene citrate, increases ovulation and the likelihood of pregnancy in patients who are unresponsive to clomiphene alone. (2001-02-07)

Migraine risk highest during first two days of menstrual cycle
Women are twice as likely to experience migraine without aura during the first two days of their menstrual cycle than during the rest of the month, according to a study in the November 28 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2000-11-27)

There are a few 'safe' days in menstrual cycle
Guidelines have assumed an average woman is fertile between days 10 and 17 of her menstrual cycle. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences researchers have demonstrated what some accidentally pregnant women may have long suspected: Only about 30 percent of women actually have their fertile window entirely within that timespan. (2000-11-16)

Low-dose oral contraceptives are as protective against ovarian cancer as are older, high-dose pills, find University of Pittsburgh researchers
Low-dose contraceptives currently on the market are just as effective as the older, high-dose preparations in protecting women from ovarian cancer, according to investigators from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) in a paper published in the August 1 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology. (2000-07-23)

Unexplained infertility -- the way forward in the fog
An American fertility specialist has told a conference that three-quarters of couples who have unexplained fertility problems will probably have a baby if they are on a 'gold standard' programme. (2000-06-27)

UCSF center throws 40th birthday party for the birth control pill
The UCSF Center for Reproductive Health Research & Policy is throwing a 40th birthday party for the birth control pill, a tiny oral medication that fundamentally changed the way many women control their fertility and their menstrual cycles. (2000-05-25)

New study establishes when pregnancy starts
With help from healthy women trying to conceive babies, North Carolina scientists have uncovered the most precise information yet about when pregnancy starts in humans. (1999-06-10)

Study links body image to athletes' fertility
A Penn State study of female athletes has linked psychological stress resulting from a poor body image, along with inadequate diet and excessive exercise, to transient menstrual disturbances that could render a woman temporarily infertile. (1999-06-02)

NICHD Network Identifies Most Effective Of A Series Of Infertility Treatments
An NICHD study has determined the most effective of a series of infertility treatments. (1999-01-20)

Progestin May Prevent Ovarian Cancers By Triggering Death Of Damaged Ovarian Cells
Researchers at Duke University Medical Center report animal studies that may explain for the first time why oral contraceptives offer protection against ovarian cancer. Their findings suggest that the hormone progestin in birth control pills induces ovarian cells that are damaged to die before they turn malignant. (1998-09-09)

Novel Therapy To Treat Lung Cancer Patients Enrolling Patients At UCSF Cancer Center
Researchers at the UCSF Cancer Center are recruiting patients with advanced lung cancer for a clinical trial of a novel drug that they hope will inhibit the growth and spread of cancer. (1998-08-19)

Timing Of Breast Cancer Surgery Doesn't Appear To Influence Survival Anymore
Is it possible that young women with breast cancer live longer if the operation to remove the cancer is performed during the middle of the menstrual cycle rather than at the beginning? The answer depends on how long ago the surgery was done. (1998-06-30)

Discovery By Fertility Specialist Offers Promise Of Reducing Multiple BirthsTied To Fertility Treatment
Preliminary research by a fertility specialist at the University at Buffalo shows for the first time that a hormone whose role in fertility was thought to be limited to triggering ovulation also can support growth of a developing egg follicle during fertility treatment. The findings have important implications because specialists formerly thought the only way to keep a developing egg growing was to administer another hormone, which causes multiple eggs to mature. (1998-03-13)

Half Of Ovarian Cancers Linked To More Ovulatory Cycles
A biological link between half of all ovarian cancers and the number of times a woman ovulates over her lifetime has been identified by researchers at Duke University Medical Center, suggesting that ovulation suppression has a protective effect. (1997-07-01)

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