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PE, death not reduced with early vena cava filter placement

(HealthDay)—Early prophylactic placement of a vena cava filter compared with no placement of a filter after major trauma does not result in a reduced incidence of symptomatic pulmonary embolism or death at 90 days, according to a study published online July 7 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The research was published to coincide […]

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Women who work nights are 9% more likely to have an early menopause

Women who work night shifts are nine per cent more likely to have an early menopause – even if it is only occasionally Disrupts the sleep-hormone melatonin, which may affect the ovaries Stress and tiredness might interfere with oestrogen, triggering early menopause Early menopause raises the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis  e-mail 16 View comments Women […]

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Depression ages the brain, first human trials suggest

Depression ages the brain, first human trials suggest: Damage appears 10 years early in people with the mental health condition – but it could be treated with ketamine Synapses (the connections between neurons) start thinning earlier in people with depression, study finds The small study of 10 people is the first to test the theory […]

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Early career choices appear to influence personality, study finds

In the state of Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, 16-year-old students in middle-track schools decide whether to stay in school to pursue an academic career or enroll in a vocational training program. A new study offers evidence that the path they choose influences their personality years later. The research is reported in the journal Psychological Science. “We wanted […]

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New blood test can detect ovarian cancer in its early stages

The American Cancer Society (ACS) state that “only about 20 percent of ovarian cancers are found at an early stage.” However, when a doctor can diagnose the cancer early on, about 94 percent of people have a good prognosis following treatment. Beyond a full pelvic exam, a doctor has two diagnostic tests at their disposal: […]