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Dementia Predictors, Autonomous Taxis, Extra Heartbeats, and More Top Stories 7 July 2015

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Midlife Changes in Alzheimer’s Biomarkers May Predict Dementia

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Studying brain scans and cerebrospinal fluid of healthy adults, scientists have shown that changes in key biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease during midlife may help identify those who will develop dementia years later, according to new research.

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Cardiovascular Disease in Females—New Perspectives on Lifelong Risks

While heart disease is the number one cause of death in both sexes, it poses special considerations in women—with risks often beginning in childhood and changing at different stages of life. Insights on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in women and girls throughout the life span are shared in a special symposium feature in the June issue of The American Journal of Medical Sciences (AJMS). The official journal of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (SSCI), AJMS is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Alcoholism, Marijuna, Placebo Effect, and More Top Stories 2 July 2015

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Congressional Briefing to Explore Biological Sex Differences’ Impact on Medical Research

The Endocrine Society and Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR®) are co-sponsoring a Congressional briefing on July 10 to examine the need to include more female subjects in preclinical and clinical biomedical research – a move that could revolutionize medical research and scientific discovery.

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Alcohol Sensitizes Brain Response to Food Aromas and Increases Food Intake in Women, Research Shows

The first study of its kind measuring the brain’s role in mediating caloric intake following alcohol consumption among women shows that alcohol exposure sensitizes the brain’s response to food aromas and increases caloric intake.

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Athlete Safety, Smart Concrete, and the Dangers of Sugary Drinks; Top Stories for 30 June 2015

Other topics include; grape seed oil to reduce obesity, gender differences in chronic pain, workplace wellness, healthcare in rural Africa after Ebola, cancer treatment, and finding a cure for MERS.

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Fatalistic Beliefs May Prevent Appalachian Women from Completing HPV Vaccination Series

Could a fatalistic attitude toward cervical cancer serve as a barrier to prevention of the disease? A recent study conducted by University of Kentucky researchers in the Rural Cancer Prevention Center suggests a link between fatalistic beliefs and completion of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series among a sample of young Appalachian Kentucky women.

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Experts on SCOTUS ACA Ruling, Fewer Side Effects for Breast Cancer Treatment, Glacial Earthquakes, and More Top Stories 26 June 2015

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SCOTUS Experts, New Species in Antarctica, Genetics, Cancer, and More Top Stories 25 June 2015

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