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Perimenopausal Depression in Women with More Variable Levels of Estradiol and Lower Progesterone Levels

Women are at increased risk for depressive symptoms during the menopause transition.  It has long been suspected that falling estrogen levels play a role in triggering the onset of depression; however, if all women experience declining levels of estrogen and progesterone during this transition, why is it that only some women suffer from depression in… Read More »

Paper Device Rapidly Measures Lithium Levels in Blood

Researchers at Hokkaido University in Japan have developed a paper-based point-of-care device which can measure lithium levels in a drop of blood. The device could help patients with bipolar disorder to keep track of their blood lithium levels. Lithium carbonate is used to treat bipolar disorder, but must be administered carefully as the concentration range… Read More »

Why low cholesterol levels

Advertising revenue supports our not-for-profit mission. Before the age of menopause, women have lower total cholesterol levels than men of the same age. Is It Possible for Your Cholesterol to Be Too Low? Is There a Safer Way to Sterilize Medical Equipment? Cholesterol 101 What your levels mean. Trans why low cholesterol levels can be… Read More »