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6 Things You Should Know This Week in Women's Health News (September 4)

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1.) Higher heart attack risk is associated with women who have diabetes under the age of 45.

Using 7,000 women who are 45 or younger, a study in Poland reported that young women who have diabetes have a six time higher risk of heart attack compared to the average person. Other heart attack risk factors for young women included arterial high blood pressure which increased the risk by four times, high cholesterol which increased the risk by three times, and smoking which increased the risk by 1.6 times.

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2.) Feeling blue may impact your ability to decipher color.

A new study published in the Psychological Science journal stated that there was a possible correlation between mood and one’s ability to observe color. The study tested two groups of people, one group watched a sad movie and one did not, and then asked them to describe colors shown to them. Those who were in the ‘sad’ group had more trouble telling apart colors within a blue-yellow spectrum, but had no trouble differencing colors on the red-green spectrum.

3.) One in five children are being improperly diagnosed with ADHD.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention made a new report that stated that 18 percent of ADHD cases are made strictly on family reports alone without input from someone in another area of the child’s life, which goes against the AAP recommendations. Another point used in the report is that one in ten children are not assessed using a behavioral rating scale.
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4.) The US government is making a movement to protect transgender people in health care

This past Thursday there was a movement made in the government to protect disabled, transgender, and female individuals from discrimination in regards to health care. This change will make it so that females are not charged more on insurance than males due to needing prenatal and maternity care, as well as disallowing insurance providers to providing care to transgender individuals.
Washington Post

5.) Not sleeping enough can greatly increase your risk of getting sick.

A new study that observed 164 health adults found that those who got six hours of sleep or less every night were more four times likely to get a cold than those who sleep for seven hours. If you sleep less than 5 hours of sleep a night, your chance of developing a cold is 4.5 times higher than those who get a full nights rest.

6.) Osteoporosis is treatable in postmenopausal using growth hormone injections, study says.

A Swedish study done over the course of 18 months examined the effect of growth hormone injections on postmenopausal women with Osteoporosis. Those who were treated with the growth hormone saw an increase in their bone density and a decrease in their risk of fracturing their bones.
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