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Understanding fear of guilt key in better treating OCD


Advances in our understanding of the development and persistence of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) have the potential to improve treatment according to a new study by the University of Waterloo.
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UTA researchers investigate link between ovarian hormones and blood cholesterol levels


Results may open new avenues for treating cardiovascular disease.
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Inherited mutation leads to overproduction of EPO


A newly-discovered hereditary mutation is responsible for an increased production of erythropoietin (EPO) in the blood. This mutation causes a messenger RNA (mRNA) that is not normally involved in the formation of proteins to be reprogrammed so that it produces EPO, thus abnormally increasing the number of red blood cells.
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Hormones may affect girls' interests, but not their gender identity or playmates


Prenatal exposure to male hormones influences which activities girls are interested and engage in, but the effects of those hormones don't extend to gender identity or who they socialize with, according to Penn State researchers.
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New study suggests hormone therapy helps reduce curvature of the spine


The Women's Health Initiative found that hormone therapy (HT) use was associated with a reduction in vertebral fracture risk. A new study shows these same benefits may also guard against a woman's risk of developing hyperkyphosis, an exaggerated curvature of the spine that creates a forward stooped posture.
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Female hormones may be linked to asthma, study suggests


Fluctuations in female sex hormones could play a role in the development of allergies and asthma, a major review of evidence suggests.
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