• Non-Drug Treatment For Migraines In Women

    Non-Drug Treatment For Migraines In Women

    In the following I am discussing the non-drug treatment for migraines in women. There are a number of different types of headaches: common headaches, tension type headaches, cluster headaches and migraine headaches. Here I am only zeroing in on migraine headaches. Introduction A migraine headache is the second … [Read More...]

  • A New Drug For Alzheimer’s

    A New Drug For Alzheimer’s

    It is not the first time that there has been an announcement of a new drug for Alzheimer’s. In the first place, in 2013 Pfizer had to admit that their new drug did not exceed the effects of placebo. Second, in 2016 Eli Lilly’s drug solanezumab failed to show effects in Phase 3 trials. Third, Merck developed a drug … [Read More...]

  • Steroid Injections Are Doing Harm, But Stem Cells Help

    Steroid Injections Are Doing Harm, But Stem Cells Help

    When a person has osteoarthritis, steroid injections are doing harm, but stem cells help. A new study published in the journal “Radiology” came to the conclusion that steroid injections are doing harm. The article was published on October 15, 2019. 459 patients with osteoarthritis of knees or hips received … [Read More...]

  • How Marijuana Affects Your Reproductive Health

    How Marijuana Affects Your Reproductive Health

    The latest edition of the British Columbia Medical Journal contains an article on how marijuana affects your reproductive health. Dr. Dunne is an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of British Columbia. She is the author of the linked review above. Products of … [Read More...]

  • Naps For Heart Health

    Naps For Heart Health

    In an article published online Sept. 9, 2019 a Swiss research group mentions naps for heart health. Specifically, they observed 3462 subjects over 5.3 years. The ones who napped for 5 minutes to an hour once or twice per week had 48% less heart attacks, strokes or heart failure than those who did not take naps … [Read More...]

  • Breast Cancer Risk Persists After Hormone Replacement Therapy

    Breast Cancer Risk Persists After Hormone Replacement Therapy

    New research showed that the breast cancer risk persists after hormone replacement therapy (HRT). This is described in this CNN article. It is common knowledge for some time that female patients who use synthetic hormones as hormone replacement in menopause, have a 1.6-fold to 1.8-fold risk to develop breast cancer. … [Read More...]

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    2002

    Endometriosis Is A Cause Of Infertility, Even Without Scarring

    When the lining of the womb grows into the Fallopian tubes, this can be a cause of scarring of the tubes and lead to infertility of the woman.

    Up to this point in time medical science had no explanation for cases where the surgeon found only a few spots of endometriosis on the surface of the womb inside the abdominal cavity without any disease in the fallopian tubes. Dr.Ovrang Djahanbakhch and his coworkers from the The Royal London Hospital in London found that there is a factor contained in the abdominal fluid of women who have endometriosis (article published in the Lancet 2002;360:p.1221-1222). These investigators looked at fallopian tubes of hysterectomy samples (=wombs that were surgically removed) and studied the movement of the cells lining them under a special microscope.

    Hair cells can be seen that are lining the Fallopian tubes and are normally responsible for the transport of the released egg at the time of ovulation. They found that when they added abdominal fluids from women who have endometriosis, the wave like pattern of these hair cells (=known as “ciliary movement”) came to almost a standstill. Abdominal fluids of women with no sign of endometriosis did not cause such a slowdown. This finding sheds important new information on our understanding of the nature of endometriosis and may some day lead to the development of new fertility drugs.

    Endometriosis Is A Cause Of Infertility, Even Without Scarring

    Endometriosis Is A Cause Of Infertility, Even Without Scarring

    At this point the chemical factor from patients with endometriosis that is responsible for the slow-down of the normal ciliary movement has not yet been isolated. The authors will pursue this line of research further. Here are some links that are related to this topic:

    Endometriosis: http://www.nethealthbook.com/articles/painfulperiods.php

    Infertility: http://www.nethealthbook.com/articles/infertility.php

    Last edited December 10, 2012

    Oct
    01
    2002

    More Exercise Leads To More Health

    Based on an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA 2002;288:p.1994-2000) Dr. Mihaela Tanasescu and his group from Loma Linda University in California have followed more than 44,000 health care professionals every 2 years for 12 years.

    He asked the question whether a difference could be found between light, moderate or heavy exercise in the prevention of heart attacks.

    Here is what they found: 1700 new cases of heart attacks as a result from hardening of arteries were mostly found in those who did NOT exercise or were in the LIGHT aerobic category. The more the persons exercised, the more pronounced the heart protective effect was. For instance, the group of men who engaged in a heavy exercise program had developed 17% less heart disease than the group with the light exercise program. Contrary to the marathon runner studies that had reported a detrimental effect at the high end, this study did not find this effect.

    Also, this study is one of the first to show that weight training and other muscle strengthening activities also reduced strokes and heart attacks. Up to now the medical community was of the opinion that body building type muscle training might not prevent strokes or heart attacks.

    More Exercise Leads To More Health

    More Exercise Leads To More Health

    The authors concluded that a combination of aerobic exercises(brisk walking, running, sports etc.) with muscle strengthening exercises(body building, stretching exercises, weight lifting etc.) will give the most beneficial heart protecting health effect. Try these useful related links to chapters of my free Internet based Nethealthbook:

    Hardening of the arteries:
    http://www.nethealthbook.com/articles/cardiovasculardisease_heartdisease.php

    Fitness:
    http://nethealthbook.com/health-nutrition-and-fitness/fitness/

    Last edited October 25, 2014