Uterine Cancer Risk and Screening

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This is a 15-minute uterine cancer risk assessment questionnaire with the option to continue in a multi-phase study. The second phase involves additional screening of participants who are found to be at increased risk; followed by the third phase which offers a personalized nutrition and exercise program to help reduce uterine cancer risk. Participants only need to agree to the first risk survey part and can decide later if they wish to continue.

Can Your Gut Help Prevent Breast Cancer?

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Factors like diet and lifestyle affect the gut microbiome (a complex of bacteria and organisms in the intestines). Your microbiome can affect estrogen levels, which is a risk factor for hormone-receptor positive breast cancer.

Bacterial Communities in Recurring Bladder Infections in Female Patients

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Recurrent cystitis is repeated inflammation in the bladder usually caused by bacterial infection. It is common in adult females and often results in lower quality of life. In some people, bacteria remain in the bladder after treatment. A thin layer of bacteria can attach to the inside of the bladder and live as a community. The reasons why some people develop these communities is not completely known, but genetic differences in immunity may explain this increased risk.

Heart and Health in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common disorder in which women present with infertility, menstrual dysfunction and elevated testosterone levels. However, PCOS also leads to early metabolic problems in these women, related to altered fat (lipid) and carbohydrate metabolism, obesity, high blood pressure, problems with the immune system, weakened blood vessels, diabetes and an increased risk for health problems related to heart disease.

Women’s Health and Parkinson’s Disease

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More understanding is needed of women’s health issues and how it affects the quality of life in patients with Parkinson’s. Understanding how this disease impacts women in the less discussed areas including sexual dysfunction, menstrual cycle, menopause, pregnancy and hormonal medications such as contraceptives, can help us understand where future research should focus and possible treatments should be directed.