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PTSD a Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer?

THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 — Struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may make a woman more vulnerable to ovarian cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from a national study of nearly 55,000 U.S. women and concluded that those who’d had six to seven symptoms of PTSD — such as being easily startled by… Read More »

Heart cells’ environment a potentially major factor in heart disease

By William Weir When it comes to heart disease, the health of the scaffold where cardiac cells grow may be a much bigger factor than previously believed. Stuart Campbell, associate professor of biomedical engineering & cellular and molecular physiology, led a team of researchers examined the effects of a diseased extracellular matrix (ECM) — the… Read More »

Medical News Today: Researchers reveal new risk factor for poor mental health

A new study has found that some people exposed to a certain toxic metal as children may face poor mental health as adults. This finding may have far-reaching implications for all populations exposed to this risk factor. Lead exposure during childhood may influence mental health in adulthood, a new study suggests. Lead is a type… Read More »