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New Evidence Shows Hysterectomy Does Not Increase Risk Of Heart Disease
2013-05-15 13:05:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While previous research has shown a connection between the medical removal of a woman´s uterus and heart problems, a new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has found no evidence of an increased risk. Commonly referred to as a hysterectomy, the removal of the uterus is the second most common surgery among American women. "Middle-aged women who are considering hysterectomy should be encouraged because our...

2010-08-16 13:29:44

Socioeconomic status plays important role Early life adversity through poverty, social isolation or abuse in childhood is linked to heightened reactivity, which can lead to heart disease later on, a leading expert on stress and disease said Saturday. "Many diseases first diagnosed in mid-life can be traced back to childhood," Karen A. Matthews, PhD, said at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. "Having some bad health habits in your 20s and 30s is part of the...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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