Obstetrics & gynaecology

14.6 percent of U.S. women had received hysterectomy in 2021

In 2021, 14.6 percent of women aged 18 years and older had received a hysterectomy, with the percentage increasing with age, according to a February data brief published by the National Center for Health Statistics.

Health

High levels of HDL cholesterol tied to higher dementia risk

Elevated levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) are associated with an increased risk for all-cause dementia, according to a study published online Nov. 29 in The Lancet Regional Health: Western Pacific.

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