Endometriosis: Is hysterectomy the only cure for pain in the pelvic organs for women?

Endometriosis: Is hysterectomy the only cure for pain in the pelvic organs for women?

In the March issue of Vogue, actor Lena Dunham (31) reveals how she underwent a hysterectomy to deal with the excruciating pain and complications of endometriosis. To treat the condition, Dunham had earlier undergone multiple surgeries. Last year in April, just a month after being declared endometriosis-free, Dunham had to be rushed to the hospital for treatment after feeling the “greatest amount of physical pain that I have ever experienced”. She finally opted for a surgery to remove her cervix and uterus. Lena Dunham described the pain of endometriosis as the…

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Fitness first: These Swedish companies have made exercising in the office mandatory

Fitness first: These Swedish companies have made exercising in the office mandatory

Workers spending their lunch break at the gym may be commonplace in most Western countries, but in Sweden some employers are pushing the idea even further, making on-the-job exercise compulsory. Every Friday, employees of fashion and sportswear retailer Bjorn Borg leave their desks at the company’s Stockholm headquarters to get their weekly workout at a nearby gym. There is no getting out of it: for more than two years the company founded by the Swedish tennis legend has made on-the-job exercise mandatory at the initiative of chief executive Henrik Bunge,…

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New Farm character home snapped up in no time

New Farm character home snapped up in no time

REAL ESTATE: This art deco house at 26 Griffith St, New Farm, has sold. Picture: realestate.com.au. A BUYER with a serious case of FOMO has spent $2 million on a house in a sought-after inner Brisbane suburb after just half an hour of laying eyes on it. Nabbing a home in New Farm is now so difficult, it took just six days and a super quick inspection for this art deco gem at 26 Griffith Street. to be snapped up. The buyer had been looking at another property in Paddington when she…

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Samsung Galaxy S9’s Reworked Default Ringtone Revealed in New Video Teaser

Samsung Galaxy S9’s Reworked Default Ringtone Revealed in New Video Teaser

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung has partnered with Icelandic composer Petur Jonsson The new partnership is to offer an all-new “Over the Horizon” ringtone Samsung has also released a video revealing the new sound Samsung has partnered with Icelandic composer and producer Petur Jonsson to offer an all-new Over the Horizon ringtone on the Galaxy S9 family, which is launching at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018later this month. The trend of providing the Over the Horizon default ringtone on Galaxy devices was created back in 2011, and each generation carries its own flavour of the six-note groove. But for…

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Launch to Be in Augmented Reality, AR Models Leak Out

Samsung Galaxy S9 Launch to Be in Augmented Reality, AR Models Leak Out

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung has released the Unpacked 2018 app on Google Play The app has a dedicated AR button Some 3D models of the Galaxy S9 have already been found Much about the Samsung Galaxy S9 family has already been leaked and rumoured. It’s now the time to see how Samsung is making its Unpacked 2018 event different from all the other conferences that are taking place at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona. It has been found that Samsung is leveraging the presence of augmented reality (AR) to attract a large number of attendees of the forthcoming Unpacked event and…

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Maintaining balance: Blood sodium levels may affect cognition in older adults

Maintaining balance: Blood sodium levels may affect cognition in older adults

Scientists have found that lower levels of sodium in the blood – known as hyponatremia – is linked with a decline in cognitive function with advancing age. Hyponatremia occurs when the sodium level in the blood falls below 135 Millimoles Per Litre (mmol/L), according to a study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Mild hyponatremia was once thought to be asymptomatic, but recent studies suggest that it may be associated with higher risks of attention deficits, gait disturbances, falls, cardiovascular events, and even premature death….

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Pathological signatures: Autism, schizophrenia share gene activity in brain

Pathological signatures: Autism, schizophrenia share gene activity in brain

Researchers have found that certain psychiatric disorders like autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder share some physical characteristics at the molecular level, specifically, patterns of gene expression in the brain. The findings, published in the journal Science, raise hope for better diagnosis and therapies for people with major psychiatric disorders. “These findings provide a molecular, pathological signature of these disorders, which is a large step forward,” said senior study author Daniel Geschwind, Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. “The major challenge now is to understand how these changes arose,”…

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Moms-to-be, take note. European experts advise against epilepsy drug in pregnancy

Moms-to-be, take note. European experts advise against epilepsy drug in pregnancy

An expert committee of Europe’s medicines watchdog recommended Friday that a drug used to treat epilepsy and linked to malformations in children not be used in pregnancy. The compound, valproate, is also used for migraine and bipolar disorder, and doctors already advised against prescribing the medicine for pregnant women in France. France’s medicines regulator, known by the acronym ANSM, asked the London-based European Medicines Agency (EMA) to conduct a risk review. The EMA’s Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) said in a statement Friday it was recommending that valproate not be…

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Will Challenge “Illegal Action” In Court, Says Hafiz Saeed After Pak Crackdown

Will Challenge “Illegal Action” In Court, Says Hafiz Saeed After Pak Crackdown

Hafiz Saeed said the Pak government is “taking extreme action against us” to please America and India. LAHORE:  Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed has said he will challenge the government’s “illegal” action in the court of law after Pakistan launched a crackdown on seminaries and health facilities run by him. Under pressure to act against banned groups, Pakistan took control of a seminary and four dispensaries run by Saeed-linked Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF). According to the interior ministry notification, a copy of which available with PTI, “the federal government…

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Human eggs grown to maturity in lab, signals breakthrough in fertility treatment

Human eggs grown to maturity in lab, signals breakthrough in fertility treatment

Scientists have grown human egg cells to full maturity in the lab in a potential breakthrough for fertility treatment, they announced in a study published on Friday. Researchers in New York and Edinburgh developed a new method to grow eggs from very early-stage cells obtained from ovary tissue, a team reported in the journal Molecular Human Reproduction. The eggs were grown to the point at which they could be fertilised. This had previously been achieved with mouse egg cells, while human eggs had been successfully cultivated starting from a much…

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