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Researchers recommend iron supplementation to women with heavy menstrual bleeding

Researchers recommend iron supplementation to women with heavy menstrual bleeding

A study by researchers from Finland found that diagnosis and treatment of anemia is important to improve quality of life among women with heavy periods. [More]
Macrophages present in shed endometrium may contribute to lesion formation, shows study

Macrophages present in shed endometrium may contribute to lesion formation, shows study

A mouse model of endometriosis has been developed that produces endometriosis lesions similar to those found in humans, according to a report published in The American Journal of Pathology. [More]
Federal appeals court blocks Ariz. abortion pill restrictions

Federal appeals court blocks Ariz. abortion pill restrictions

The court said the state didn't present evidence that the regulations furthered women's health. Elsewhere, a bill to stop employers from denying birth control coverage in their plans is considered in New York. [More]
First Edition: June 4, 2014

First Edition: June 4, 2014

Today's headlines include a story about the costs some states will face in attempting to fix their online insurance marketplace. [More]
Men who feel stressed have fewer, slower sperm

Men who feel stressed have fewer, slower sperm

Psychological stress is harmful to sperm and semen quality, affecting its concentration, appearance, and ability to fertilize an egg, according to a study led by researchers Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Rutgers School of Public Health. [More]
Researchers receive $1.5M grant to lower rates of cervical cancer among incarcerated women

Researchers receive $1.5M grant to lower rates of cervical cancer among incarcerated women

Researchers at the University of Kansas Medical Center will use a $1.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to examine ways to lower the rates of cervical cancer among incarcerated women. [More]
Study: Premature babies' risk of brain injury influenced by genes

Study: Premature babies' risk of brain injury influenced by genes

Premature babies' risk of brain injury is influenced by their genes, a new study suggests. [More]
Ferring launches new interactive website Guts4life for people with IBD

Ferring launches new interactive website Guts4life for people with IBD

Ferring Pharmaceuticals marks World IBD Day (May 19th) with the launch of Guts4life (www.guts4life.com), a new interactive website with information, support and inspiration for people concerned with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, conditions known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). [More]
Depression is the leading cause of illness in adolescents, shows WHO's report

Depression is the leading cause of illness in adolescents, shows WHO's report

WHO's "Health for the world's adolescents" report reveals that depression is the predominant cause of illness and disability for both boys and girls aged 10 to 19 years. [More]
State highlights: Va. abortion clinic reg review; Calif. budget and Medi-Cal

State highlights: Va. abortion clinic reg review; Calif. budget and Medi-Cal

A selection of health policy stories from Pennsylvania, Virginia, California, Louisiana, Texas, Kansas and Georgia. [More]
IPM gains exclusive worldwide rights to promising HIV prevention medicine from Janssen R&D Ireland

IPM gains exclusive worldwide rights to promising HIV prevention medicine from Janssen R&D Ireland

The International Partnership for Microbicides announced today that it has received exclusive worldwide rights to a promising HIV prevention medicine called dapivirine from Janssen R&D Ireland, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. [More]
Janssen expands collaboration with IPM for development of dapivirine to prevent HIV

Janssen expands collaboration with IPM for development of dapivirine to prevent HIV

Janssen R&D Ireland Ltd. (Janssen) today announced that it has expanded its collaboration with the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) for the development and delivery of dapivirine (TMC120) for the prevention of HIV. [More]
New United Nations data show sharp decline in maternal deaths

New United Nations data show sharp decline in maternal deaths

New United Nations data show a 45% reduction in maternal deaths since 1990. An estimated 289 000 women died in 2013 due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth, down from 523 000 in 1990. [More]
Illumina launches VeriSeq PGS for preimplantation genetic screening of embryos

Illumina launches VeriSeq PGS for preimplantation genetic screening of embryos

Illumina, Inc. today announced the launch of VeriSeq PGS, a next-generation sequencing solution developed for preimplantation genetic screening of embryos using Illumina's NextSeq 500 and MiSeq® sequencing systems. [More]
New data from EMD Serono's multiple sclerosis portfolio to be presented at the 66th AAN Annual Meeting

New data from EMD Serono's multiple sclerosis portfolio to be presented at the 66th AAN Annual Meeting

EMD Serono, Inc., a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, announced today that new data from the company's multiple sclerosis (MS) portfolio will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting, taking place from April 26 – May 3, in Philadelphia, PA. [More]
Kala Pharmaceuticals completes $22.5 million Series B financing

Kala Pharmaceuticals completes $22.5 million Series B financing

Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a leading developer of innovative ophthalmic products based on the company's proprietary Mucus Penetrating Particle (MPP) platform technology, today announced it has completed a $22.5 million Series B financing. [More]
Men's health conditions may be influenced by exposure to testosterone in womb, says study

Men's health conditions may be influenced by exposure to testosterone in womb, says study

Men's susceptibility to serious health conditions may be influenced by low exposure to testosterone in the womb, new research suggests. [More]
Vivere-Winter Park recognizes 25th Annual National Infertility Awareness Week

Vivere-Winter Park recognizes 25th Annual National Infertility Awareness Week

Infertility is a disease affecting more than 7 million people across the U.S., according to the National Survey of Family Growth. That number represents 12 percent of women of childbearing age or one in eight couples. [More]
Scientists develop microbicide gel that prevents transmission of multiple STIs in vagina/rectum in animals

Scientists develop microbicide gel that prevents transmission of multiple STIs in vagina/rectum in animals

Population Council scientists and their partners have found that their proprietary microbicide gel is safe, stable, and can prevent the transmission of multiple sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in both the vagina and rectum in animals: HIV, herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2), and human papillomavirus (HPV). [More]
NICE recommends FIRMAGON for treating advanced hormone-dependent prostate cancer in adults with spinal metastases

NICE recommends FIRMAGON for treating advanced hormone-dependent prostate cancer in adults with spinal metastases

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) today issued its Final Appraisal Determination (FAD) recommending FIRMAGON (degarelix) as an option for treating advanced hormone-dependent prostate cancer, only in adults with spinal metastases who present with signs or symptoms of spinal cord compression. [More]