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Why Women Have an Increased Risk of Stroke After Menopause

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A new study by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh goes a long way to explain why women have an increased risk of stroke following the menopause. The researchers found that it may be due to a compound produced by the body known as 2-methoxyestradiol (2-ME), which comes from estrogen. The research was published in a recent edition of the ...

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Inflammation-Reducing Chemicals Could be the Key to Treating Alzheimer’s


We’re one step closer to finding a treatment for Alzheimer’s thanks to researchers at Southampton University. Their latest study has shown that it’s possible to use inflammation-reducing chemicals to prevent problems with both memory and behaviour in mice with diseased brains, giving hope that this treatment can be modified for use with humans. Inflammation found to be a driver of ...

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