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- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: 1 In 15 Women Affected Worldwide And Burden Likely To Increase
The diverse and complex female endocrine disorder polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which affects 1 in 15 women worldwide, is a major economic health burden that is likely to expand together with obesity.
- Cell That Triggers Symptoms In Allergy Attacks Can Also Limit Damage, Stanford Researchers Find
A blood cell known as a troublemaker for triggering the itch and inflammation in allergy attacks, the mast cell, can also calm down the flare-ups, researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine have found.
- A Role For Glucose-Sensing Neurons In Type 2 Diabetes Identified By Researchers
In cases of Type 2 diabetes, the body’s cells fail to appropriately regulate blood glucose levels. Research has suggested that this results from two simultaneous problems: the improper functioning of pancreatic beta cells and the impairment of insulin’s actions on target tissues, including the liver, fat and muscles.
- Discovery Suggests Location Of Genes For Breast Density, A Strong Risk Factor For Breast Cancer
Genes which influence breast density could serve as a predictive marker for disease and provide a biological target for agents that may reduce breast cancer risk by reducing breast density.
- Women Finds Surgical Cure For Excessive Sweating
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition, where the body sweats three- to four-times the normal amount. It affects about 3per cent of the world population. The exact cause is unknown, but it’s been linked to over-activity of the nerves that send signals to the sweat glands in the skin.
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