Yoga and female sexual function

In a small preliminary study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, a 12-week yoga program improved several aspects of sexual function. The specific asanas used in the study are listed in this chart. (Locked) More »

Progress report on ovarian cancer screening

Ovarian cancer has a high survival rate if detected early, but early detection is difficult due to the absence of precancerous lesions, the lack of a reliable  biomarker, and the uncertainty of results of transvaginal ultrasound screening. While a CA-125 reading can be a helpful tool, it doesn't qualify as a good screening test. More »

Tendon trouble in the hands: de Quervain's tenosynovitis and trigger finger

Women are particularly prone to develop two types of tendon problems in their hands. de Quervain's tenosynovitis is inflammation of the tendons that move the thumb, and stenosing tenosynovitis, or trigger finger, is when a digit becomes locked. These painful conditions can develop due to overuse, repetitive movements, or rheumatoid arthritis. (Locked) More »