Missing the signs of endometriosis—new guidance for clinicians
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(University of Melbourne/ Medical Xpress) — Some cases of endometriosis in Australia are taking up to eight years to diagnose, according to new research published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

Endometriosis is a progressive, chronic condition where tissue that lines the uterus (the endometrium) grows  …

Having more babies lowers the risk of endometrial cancer, study finds
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(Medical XPress) — University of Queensland research has revealed that having more babies reduces a woman’s risk of endometrial cancer.

Dr. Gunn-Helen Moen and Shannon D’Urso from UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience investigated risk factors for endometrial cancer using genetic  …

Frequent hair straightener use doubles uterine cancer risk
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(Corrie Pelc/ Medical News Today) — A new study from the National Institutes of Health has found that women who use hair straightening products are twice as likely to develop uterine cancer than those who do not. Researchers believe Black women may be at increased risk due to a higher usage rate of hair straightening products.  …

Lifelong excess weight can nearly double risk of womb cancer – study
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(Andrew Gregory/ The Guardian) — Lifelong excess weight may almost double a woman’s risk of developing womb cancer, research suggests.

Scientists and doctors have known for some time that being overweight or obese increases the risk of the disease. About one in three cases in the UK (34%) are linked to excess weight.

Now  …