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By On February 28th, 2014

Are Obesity and Birth Control Pills Causing Multiple Sclerosis?

According to two new studies released this week, obesity and birth control pills may play a part in the development of multiple sclerosis. The first study found that those who were obese at the age of 20 were at twice the risk of developing MS in their lifetime. The study suggests a hormone called leptin,…

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By On October 3rd, 2013

Day-to-Day Stresses in Middle-Aged Women Linked To Dementia

If having to manage children, a job, and a marriage sounds like a handful, its because it is. Middle-age women are known to suffer from a large amount of stress, but a new study suggests that stress may cause problems later in life. Middle-age women with high levels of day-to-day stress have a somewhat higher…

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By On November 5th, 2012

Hormone Therapy A Questionable Decision For Women

There are inherent risks and benefits associated with hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women. One benefit, the findings of which come from a recent long-running study, is the decreased risk of Alzheimer’s. Julie Steenhuysen writes that the risk of Alzheimer’s drops by as much as 30-percent for women who start horomone replacement within five years…

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