Obstetrics & gynaecology

Does anyone have a pad? TV is finally dismantling the period taboo

Last week, menstrual pad brand Libra launched their Blood Normal commercial in Australia, running it during prime time television shows including The Bachelor, The Project, and Gogglebox. Australia is a little late to the ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Blood tests for Alzheimer's: Why new studies are encouraging

Many people who have problems with their memory, especially if they are elderly, worry that they have Alzheimer's disease, which afflicts at least 5.5 million people in the U.S. and brings tremendous burdens to families as ...

Genetics

APOE variants' effect on mortality studied in 38,000

A new study of 38,537 persons of European ancestry suggests that a rare variation of a gene called APOE may be protective and prolong life, in sharp contrast to a more widely studied APOE variant that increases risk of death.

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