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In case you missed it: May 16 to May 20

A look back at the week's news.

A call to action for treating uterine fibroids

A call to action in the journal Reproductive Sciences hopes to empower health care providers to optimize their quality of care for women with uterine fibroids by relying on the best available evidence and best patient-centered practices.

Vitamins and dietary compounds play a role in uterine fibroids

Vitamins and diet can play a role in the prevention and treatment of uterine fibroids, according to a literature review spanning 20 years published in the journal Nutrients.

Transcutaneous electrical neurostimulation for dysmenorrhea

A preprogrammed, nomad, easy-to-use, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) device was well tolerated and provided rapid and lasting pain decrease in women with primary dysmenorrhea (PD), according to a study published in the journal Progrés en Urologie.

Is body fat linked to endometriosis?

Rates of endometriosis are generally higher in leaner women, yet there still seems to be a connection between the presence and placement of fat tissue and the development of endometriosis. One study team sought to find out why.

Was this a case of a missed hematoma?

Absense of consideration and recognition led to maternal death suit.