Endometriosis: Millions of women suffering due to chronic lack of research
Millions of women suffering from a common yet little known reproductive disorder are being failed by a lack of research into the condition and its treatments, a new report has revealed. Endometriosis is thought to affect around two million women in the UK, however, many are being forced to suffer through treatments that fail, painful side effects and a diminished quality of life due to chronic underfunding, researchers found.
Catamenial Pneumothorax - NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)
An episode of pneumothorax may be treated with oxygen followed by observation and rest if the collapse is small. Serious episodes of pneumothorax may require the insertion of a chest tube to release trapped air and/or blood, thereby allowing the lungs to re-expand.
Facts about endometriosis
These facts are current as of the date at the bottom of this page. This section is particularly aimed at journalists, medical writers, bloggers, etc, who wish to make sure their facts about endometriosis are correct before they publish information about the condition*.
Alyson McGregor: Why medicine often has dangerous side effects for women
You might not know this: Many of the medicines we take -- common drugs like Ambien and everyday aspirin -- were only ever tested on men. And the unknown side effects for women can be dangerous, even deadly. Alyson McGregor studies the differences between male and female patients; in this fascinating talk she explains how the male model became our framework for medical research ... and what women and men need to ask their doctors to get the right care for their bodies.
On the Funding of Endometriosis Surgery
As many of my readers know, I spend a fair amount of time online. I love interacting with other docs that do what I do, and even more so, I love interacting with women that have the conditions that I treat. Even though I have left academics, I am a teacher at heart, and enjoy…
First PE endometriosis unit - HeraldLIVE
Doctors changing patients’ lives using endoscopic surgery FOR the 10-15% of young women struggling with endometriosis, help is now available locally after two internationally trained specialists have opened an endoscopic surgery unit, dedicated to the treatment of the illness at Life St George’s Hospital. “Endometriosis is a debilitating illness without a cure, but by using …
Official Trailer - ENDO WHAT?
The Official Trailer of ENDO WHAT - a new feature documentary about endometriosis. TO STAY UPDATED, GO TO: www.EndoWhat.com. COMING SOON. Facebook: www.facebook.com/endowhatfilm; Twitter: www.twitter.com/endowhatfilm; Instagram: www.instagram.com/endowhat