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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Woman's Health: Ovarian follicles used to preserve fertility ♦ Shared genetics in humans, roundworms shed light on infertility ♦ Sex differences in Type 2 diabetes affect cardiovascular disease risk

Ovarian follicles used to preserve fertility A potential new approach to fertility preservation for young cancer patients has been discovered, which addresses concerns about beginning cancer treatment immediately and the possibility of reintroducing cancer cells during the fertility preservation process.
Shared genetics in humans, roundworms shed light on infertility Humans and worms are connected by a common ancestor that lived more than 700 million years ago and shared a gene that is required for sperm to function properly at fertilization, research confirms. This discovery could lead to more effective infertility treatments and better contraceptives.
Sex differences in Type 2 diabetes affect cardiovascular disease risk Women with Type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to have coronary heart disease compared to men, and may also need more frequent and intense physical activity to lower their risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
Study links Facebook connections, alcohol use in college-aged females Researchers have found links between certain patterns of connections among Facebook friends and drug and alcohol use among college-aged females.

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