Another upside of reaching 75. You CAN have your cake and eat it as a poor diet makes no difference to your health
Removal of a woman's ovaries leads to an increased risk of mental decline in older age, new research suggests.
The procedure, which triggers a 'surgical menopause', is most often carried out on younger women because of cancer. It usually accompanies removal of the womb, known as a hysterectomy.
Scientists studied 1,837 women aged between 53 and 100, a third of whom had experienced a surgical menopause.
The women were given tests to measure thinking skills and memory.
These showed that having a surgical menopause at an earlier age was associated with faster declines in thinking ability and certain kinds of memory. Long-term memory relating to concepts and ideas and episodic memory of events were both affected.
'While we found a link between surgical menopause and thinking and memory decline, women on longer hormone replacement therapies had slower declines," said study author Riley Bove, MD, with Harvard Medical School in Boston and a member of the American Academy of Neurology.
Children can GROW OUT of autism: Controversial research suggests not all youngsters have the same fate. It's a small study that confirms what many parents have observed.
Scientists have said only high blood pressure was a bigger indicator of a stroke or heart attack than migraines with aura, as the condition is known when accompanied by vision problems including flashing lights. The 15-year study followed 27,860 women, of who 1,435 had migraine with aura.
'This simple dietary change could have a significant impact on prevention efforts.' The findings appear in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Scientists believe the protective effect could be linked to anthocyanins, a type of flavonoid that may help open up arteries and counter the build-up of fatty deposits on blood vessel walls.
Fresh air and exercise can boost the immune system, strengthen bones and reduce obesity
Regular walking also means better physical health, better strength and a reduced risk of injuries from falls
Test detects genetic changes in DNA that could signal return of most common form of breast cancer.
Early warning could spare some women unnecessary treatment with grueling anti-cancer drugs.
In a recent report in Scientific American, the doctor described how the woman "could not open her right eye without considerable pain and that every time she forced it open, she heard a strange click - a sharp sound, like a tiny castanet snapping shut."Posted by Jill Fallon at January 25, 2013 8:00 AM | Permalink
As it turned out, the woman had received a new-fangled "stem cell treatment", whereby her own mesenchymal stem cells were extracted by liposuction from her abdomen and injected into her face. Her cosmetic surgeons in Beverly Hills had told her new tissue would replace the old and that the therapy would prompt a release of chemicals that would reverse the signs of aging.
We do not know if her skin improved but she did end up with bits of bone and tooth growing around one eye. This is the reason why: mesenchymal stem cells are "multipotent", which means they can grow into different types of cells, including fat, cartilage and bone.