Top Medical Stories for Friday, May 17th

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)– Here are today’s top medical stories from our partners at Ivanhoe Communications.

Signals Behind Transplant Rejection Revealed A new study shows that the immune system is signaled to reject a transplanted organ when T cells encounter immune-stimulating proteins called antigens that are expressed by the transplanted organ.

Having Skin Cancer Could Lower Alzheimer’s Risk Researchers have found that people who have skin cancer are 80 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than those who do not have skin cancer.

Hysterectomies Do Not Increase Cardiovascular Disease Risk Contrary to previous studies, researchers have discovered that a hysterectomy with or without ovary removal does not increase a woman’s risk of cardiovascular disease compared to women who reach menopause naturally.

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