PCOS gets better with acupuncture and exercise

For women with PCOS, acupuncture and exercise may bring relief, reduce risks — Study finds acupuncture and exercise decrease a key marker for disease. – Exercise and electro acupuncture treatments can reduce sympathetic nerve activity in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), revealed by researchers.

Teachers’ ignorance is putting children with asthma at risk

Teachers? ignorance is putting children with asthma at risk – Introduce clear guidelines for schools on their responsibilities for supporting children with asthma. – A disturbing three quarters of teachers are not completely confident about what to do if a child in their class has a potentially life-threatening asthma attack, yet asthma is the most common long-term condition affecting children in the UK and on average there are two children with asthma in every classroom.

Excess hair growth in women may indicate PCOS

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of hirsutism in young women, and 70-80% of women with hirsutism suffer from PCOS. – Hirsutism involves the growth of coarse hair in females in a male-like pattern. It is a distressing condition that affects 5-15% of women. It can be particularly upsetting for young women undergoing the emotional and psychosocial upheaval of adulthood.

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