Learn about Endometriosis and Skin Melanoma risks for women with painful period cramps in this medical report.
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This is Insidermedicine in 60. From France, women with painful period cramps or endometriosis are at higher risk for skin melanoma. Research on over 90 thousand French women has shown that those with endometriosis were 60% more likely to develop skin melanoma, a pigmented form of skin cancer. From Washington, supersaturated oxygen given while somebody is having a heart attack can limit damage to the heart muscle. A randomized clinical trial on over 300 patients showed a 6% reduction in the size of a heart attack when patients were given supersaturated oxygen. In addition, oxygen therapy doubled the chance that ventricular function remained normal. From Chicago, nearly one in three patients with breathing problems like asthma or COPD, don't use their inhalers properly. A research study of over 200 patients, which evaluated the use of inhalers, showed that one-third of patients failed to get medication to their lungs. This number rose to over 50% in those who were not given proper instruction on how to use inhalers. And finally from New York, children with cold should wait a few weeks before having a general anesthetic. A study has demonstrated that children who received general anesthetic within two weeks of having a cold were two times more likely to experience spasm of the larynx, three times more likely to have a cough and twice as likely to have oxygen desaturation. For Insidermedicine in 60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.