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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: […]

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Diabetes: Symptoms, treatment, and early diagnosis

In the United States, the estimated number of people over 18 years of age with diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes is 30.2 million. The figure represents between 27.9 and 32.7 percent of the population. Without ongoing, careful management, diabetes can lead to a buildup of sugars in the blood, which can increase the risk of dangerous […]