Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are benign growths in the uterus that affect more than 30% of women of childbearing age. Symptomatic women suffer from extensive and prolonged menstrual bleeding, anaemia, pain, pressure and often infertility. Existing treatment options include hysterectomy, myomectomy and uterine artery embolization that are invasive and minimally invasive, involving hospitalization and several weeks of recovery time. ExAblate is an outpatient procedure and patients return home the same day and to work within one to two days.

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Study reveals potential health risks of chemicals in menstrual products

Study reveals potential health risks of chemicals in menstrual products

Women who sit for 6 hours a day twice as likely to develop uterine fibroids

Women who sit for 6 hours a day twice as likely to develop uterine fibroids

Dangers and deaths around Black pregnancies seen as a ‘completely preventable’ health crisis

Dangers and deaths around Black pregnancies seen as a ‘completely preventable’ health crisis

Green tea compound may offer new treatment option for uterine fibroids

Green tea compound may offer new treatment option for uterine fibroids

New collaboration wins award to investigate non-invasive treatment of uterine fibroids

New collaboration wins award to investigate non-invasive treatment of uterine fibroids

How estrogens and progesterone present in human milk impact infants' health

How estrogens and progesterone present in human milk impact infants' health

Green tea holds potential as treatment for uterine fibroids, PCOS, and menopausal symptoms

Green tea holds potential as treatment for uterine fibroids, PCOS, and menopausal symptoms

Cedars-Sinai investigator receives award for research identifying racial disparities in treatment for uterine fibroids

Cedars-Sinai investigator receives award for research identifying racial disparities in treatment for uterine fibroids

Despite doctors’ concerns, University of California renews ties with religious affiliates

Despite doctors’ concerns, University of California renews ties with religious affiliates

New study to investigate focused ultrasound's role in addressing neurofibromatosis type 2

New study to investigate focused ultrasound's role in addressing neurofibromatosis type 2

IQWiG highlights weak evidence on the use of two innovative high-risk medical devices

IQWiG highlights weak evidence on the use of two innovative high-risk medical devices

Improving our understanding of a severe pregnancy sickness (Hyperemesis Gravidarum)

Improving our understanding of a severe pregnancy sickness (Hyperemesis Gravidarum)

NYU Langone Health appoints minimally invasive surgery expert as director of gynecology services

NYU Langone Health appoints minimally invasive surgery expert as director of gynecology services

“Love Yourself” - Taking Charge of Your Fibroid Health

“Love Yourself” - Taking Charge of Your Fibroid Health

Experiences of racism in adolescence linked to higher risk of depressive symptoms in adulthood

Experiences of racism in adolescence linked to higher risk of depressive symptoms in adulthood

Study suggests an etiological link between obesity and female reproductive disorders

Study suggests an etiological link between obesity and female reproductive disorders

Prevalence of menstrual changes following vaccination against COVID-19

Prevalence of menstrual changes following vaccination against COVID-19

Study finds no strong evidence that COVID-19 vaccination is linked to menstrual changes

Study finds no strong evidence that COVID-19 vaccination is linked to menstrual changes

Tens of thousands of women utilize the emergency department for fibroid symptoms

Tens of thousands of women utilize the emergency department for fibroid symptoms

Survey shows racial and ethnic differences in use of personal care products

Survey shows racial and ethnic differences in use of personal care products