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Study: Sex hormone levels associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease in older women

According to a new study, researchers have evidence that a higher proportion of male to female sex hormones was associated with a significantly increased relative cardiovascular disease risk. In an analysis of data collected from more than 2,800 women after menopause. The researchers caution that theirs was an observational study that was not designed or able to show or prove cause and effect. They suggest that having a more male-like hormone profile seems to increase the risk of heart disease and strokes in postmenopausal women independent of other risk factors.

Facial Tumors Significantly Reduced By Using Rapamycin

A study declines that a critical issue for people with a genetic disorder called tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), doctors at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) reported that a skin cream containing rapamycin significantly reduced the disfiguring facial tumors affecting more than 90% of people with the condition. Findings of the multicenter, international study involving 179 people with tuberous sclerosis complex appeared. The study was published in the journal JAMA Dermatology.

Allergy Presentations To The Emergency Department And Associated Factors

A study determines that to measure rates of parental-report of allergic disorders and ED presentations for allergic disorders in children, and to describe factors associated with either. Allergic disorders are common and increasing, especially in children. Allergic disorders consist of a wide spectrum of conditions, including rashes, atopic eczema, and most worryingly anaphylaxis. They represent an immune response to allergens, which are environmental substances that are normally considered harmless.

Placenta Genes Associated With The Risk Of Schizophrenia

According to a new study, researchers describe shines a spotlight on the placenta's critical role in nature versus nurture debate and how it confers risk for schizophrenia and likely other neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD, autism, and Tourette syndrome. This new scientific frontier, with far-reaching implications for maternal and child health, creates the possibility that scientists can more accurately predict who is at risk of mental illness, and develop strategies to prevent or lessen their occurrence by increasing the resiliency and health of the placenta.

Americans Are At A Risk For Depression Than Whites

According to a new study, researchers examine that African Americans and Latinos are significantly more likely to experience serious depression than Whites, but chronic stress does not seem to explain these differences. They also found that African Americans and Latinos were more likely to have higher levels of chronic stress and more unhealthy behaviors. The study was published in  Preventive Medicine.