Amy Reyes

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Rethinking the Role of Constipation in Diabetes

Constipation has long been thought of as a benign condition and one better suited for self-management, but if left untreated, it could lead to a host of other medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease, shows one study in this feature.

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Women Who Undergo Surgery to Remove Fallopian Tubes and Ovaries Can Experience Declines in Cognitive Function

Risk-reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy can reduce the risk of ovarian cancer for BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers, but the surgery leads to early menopause. Little is known how undergoing the surgery will affect cognition in women who undergo the procedure. In this featured study, researchers share new findings.

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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals May Influence Hormonal Shifts During Pregnancy and Contribute to Postpartum Depression

Pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum are periods of dramatic hormonal and physiologic changes that heighten susceptibility to environmental chemicals, including endocrine disrupting chemicals. This study examines whether endocrine disrupting chemicals can influence hormonal shifts during pregnancy as well as contribute to postpartum depression.

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