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Nov 7, 2021

What does the body of evidence have to say on the topic of endometriosis? Plus: Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is authorized for children ages 5-11, and we go over why an aspirin a day is no longer suggested for many older adults.


Block 1:

Endometriosis: what it is and what might be causing it (2:59)


Block 2:

Endometriosis: risk factors, how common it is, diagnosis, treatments (8:37)


Block 3:

FDA approves Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for children 5-11 years old (26:18)


Block 4:

An aspirin a day to prevent cardiovascular disease? (40:19)



* Jingle by Joseph Hackl

* Theme music: “Fall of the Ocean Queen“ by Joseph Hackl.

* Assistant researcher: Nicholas Koziris


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1) Flow diagram of treatment of endometriosis from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada:


2) Use of CA-125 to diagnosis endometriosis:


3) Cochrane review of blood tests to diagnose endometriosis:


4) Cochrane review of laparoscopic surgery to treat infertility associated with endometriosis:


5) Endometriosis time to diagnosis:


6) FDA news release on authorization of Pfizer’s vaccine:


7) Pfizer’s press release on its trial of its COVID-19 vaccine in children:


8) United States Preventive Services Task Force updated recommendation on aspirin for primary prevention:



Music Credits:


Dreams Of Success (loopable) by chilledmusic