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Women who have already undergone menopause have more hyperintensities on their brains, and the lesions put them at a higher risk of cognitive decline (file photo)

Women who have gone through menopause have ‘hyperintensities’, raises risk of Alzheimer’s

Women who have gone through menopause have ‘hyperintensities’ on their brain that raises risk of Alzheimer’s and stroke, study finds Researchers found that women who have already undergone menopause have more hyperintensities – a small lesion – on their brain People who have more on their brain are more likely to develop cognitive conditions like …

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Gene discovery may explain why more women get Alzheimer's disease

Gene discovery may explain why more women get Alzheimer’s disease

The gene, O6-Methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase, or MGMT, plays an important role in how the body repairs damage to DNA in both men and women. But researchers did not find an association between MGMT and Alzheimer’s in men. “It’s a female-specific finding — perhaps one of the strongest associations of a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s in women,” …

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Women Have More Brain Changes After Menopause – Neuroscience News

Summary: Women who have undergone menopause have more white matter intensities in the brain than pre-menopausal women and men of the same age. Source: AAN Women who have gone through menopause may have more of a brain biomarker called white matter hyperintensities than premenopausal women or men of the same age, according to a new …

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Women are more likely than men to develop long COVID, study finds

Women are more likely than men to develop long COVID, study finds

Women are significantly more likely than men to experience long-term symptoms of COVID-19, a new review suggests. Researchers from Johnson & Johnson’s Office of the Chief Medical Officer for Women’s Health analyzed data from studies involving 1.3 million patients. The results, published Tuesday in the journal Current Medical Research and Opinion, showed females are 22% …

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Deshaun Watson settles with all but four of 24 women who sued him

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has reached a confidential settlement with all but four of the 24 women who sued him and accused him of sexual misconduct during massage sessions in 2020 and early 2021, the women’s attorney said Tuesday. The settlements end the women’s litigation against him nearly 15 months after most were filed …

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Psychosocial stress triggers an oxytocin response in women, study finds

Psychosocial stress triggers an oxytocin response in women, study finds

Socially anxious women exhibit heightened oxytocin reactivity to psychosocial stress, according to new research published in Psychoneuroendocrinology. The study provides evidence that the hormone plays a role in physiological reactions to socially stressful situations. Oxytocin is a hormone produced by the hypothalamus and secreted by the pituitary gland. It plays a key role in several socioemotional …

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Coe hints athletics may bar transgender women from female competition

The World Athletics president, Sebastian Coe, has hailed swimming’s decision to ban transgender women from elite female competition as in “the best interests of its sport” – and hinted that track and field could soon follow suit. Lord Coe was in Budapest on Sunday as swimming’s governing body, Fina, voted to bar from women’s events …

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Two young Washington stroke survivors share their stories with the hope of persuading women to monitor their blood pressure

Two young Washington stroke survivors share their stories with the hope of persuading women to monitor their blood pressure

Lisa Marie Westbrook admits that she shrugged off the warnings about high blood pressure. But seven years ago at age 40, she suffered an ischemic stroke that robbed her of the ability to walk and talk. After a long rehabilitation, she regained those skills. Today, Westbrook said one arm still is weak, but she’s made …

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Simone Biles, other women seek $1B-plus from FBI over Nassar

Simone Biles, other women seek $1B-plus from FBI over Nassar

DETROIT (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and dozens of other women who say they were sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar are seeking more than $1 billion from the FBI for failing to stop the sports doctor when the agency first received allegations against him, lawyers said Wednesday. There’s no dispute that FBI agents …

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