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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.

Development of RIOCATH Urinary Catheter

The RIOCATH®(Reversal Inside-Out CATHeterisation) design greatly reduces the risk of introducing infection into the body as well as the trauma of sensitive tissues. So far, private investors have invested more than two million euros in the development. Clinical trials will begin by the end of this year and the first product market entry is expected in 2019.

Evidence-based Medical Opinion on Abusive Head Trauma Outlined

Abusive head trauma (AHT), a medical diagnosis of infants and young children who suffer from inflicted intracranial and associated spinal injuries, is often misrepresented in legal proceedings of child abuse, according to a consensus statement supported by nine pediatric and radiology international organizations published in Pediatric Radiology. The statement outlines consensus of evidence-based medical opinion on AHT to confirm the validity of the diagnosis and serve as a tool for the legal system.