Hormones

Short-term Hormone Use May Increase Breast Cancer Risk For Decades

During the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium today, researchers highlighted a concerning risk associated with the use of certain hormone pills: greater odds of developing breast cancer. The research dates all the way back to 2002 when a study...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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'remarkable' New Data On Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Estrogen alone and estrogen/progestin have opposite effects on breast cancer risk; adding progestin may lead to a lifetime of increased risk. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Menopause, Estrogen, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Medical News Today: What To Know About Hcg Pregnancy Tests

An HCG test can show if a woman is pregnant and if their body is producing the right level of pregnancy hormones. We look at the accuracy of HCG tests and what factors can affect results.

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Scales Offer Insight Into Chronic Stress Of Fish, Research Finds

For years, aquatic researchers have sought an easy way to determine when wild fish are under stress. Now University of Guelph researchers have shown for the first time that a key stress hormone, cortisol, accumulates in fish scales slowly and...
Related topics: Stress, Medical Research

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Reducing The Side-effects Of Prostate Hormone Therapy With Exercise

A prescription of short-term exercise for patients with advanced prostate cancer could help to reduce the side-effects of hormone therapy, according to new research. The trial aimed to reduce the adverse side-effects of hormone therapy such as...
Related topics: Prostate Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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A Once-a-month Birth Control Pill Is Coming—here's How It Works

The shape of the pill does the trick of gradually drip-feeding contraceptive hormones through the stomach.
Related topics: Birth Control - Contraception

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Hormonal Birth Control Might Cause The Brain's Hypothalamus To Shrink

The research adds to the growing number of studies detailing brain changes in women on the pill.
Related topics: Birth Control - Contraception, Medical Research

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Permanent Hair Dye And Straighteners May Increase Breast Cancer Risk By Messing With Our Hormones

A study of more than 46,000 women across the US suggests that permanent hair dyes and straighteners may mess with our hormones in dangerous ways.
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Drug Recall In Us Causes Hypoparathyroid Patients Extreme Hardship

The recent FDA recall of Natpara, an injectable parathyroid hormone (PTH) for severe hypoparathyroidism, is having a major impact on the lives of patients who need replacement PTH for symptom control. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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Manual Therapy? Nhs Advised To Employ Masturbation To Combat Stress, Improve Mental Health

The authors of the proposal suggested that playing with oneself can help a person build their sexual self-confidence and alter the levels of certain hormones in an individual’s body.
Related topics: Stress

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6 Mind-body Approaches For Menopause

As we covered in Parts I and II of this series, during perimenopause and menopause women can experience a complex web of physical, psychological, and social symptoms. The treatment usually prescribed by doctors, hormone therapy (HT), is...
Related topics: Menopause, Psychology

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Hormone Clue To Snail Shells' Spiral

An enzyme that makes the male sex hormones has unravelled a fresh clue about how snail shells come to be curly. 
Related topics: Enzymes

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How Plants Handle Stress

Plants get stressed too. Drought or too much salt disrupt their physiology. An international research team investigated how evolutionary changes in receptor proteins led to their ability to sense the hormone abscisic acid (ABA). This enabled them to...
Related topics: Stress, Medical Research, Proteins

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It's Not Just Menopause To Blame For Older Women's Flagging Sex Drive

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 -- It's not uncommon for a woman's sex life to slow down with age, but hormones aren't the only reason she might not be in the mood, a new study suggests. Postmenopausal issues, such as vaginal dryness or pain during sex,...
Related topics: Menopause, Medical Research

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Expert: Herbal Aids Can Cause Harm When Breast Cancer Spread To Skin

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 -- Using herbal products to treat breast cancer that's spread to the skin could slow wound healing and interfere with chemotherapy or hormone treatment, an expert warns. Many patients try herbal products and creams to treat...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oncology, Chemotherapy

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Largest Us Milk Producer Folds Thanks To Superior Non-dairy Milks

Which drink would you prefer? One that is full of fat, cholesterol, calories, hormones, pus, antibiotics and pesticides whose production causes huge environmental destruction and cruelty to animals – or a dairy-free product? If you are like...
Related topics: Cholesterol, Calories, Antibiotics

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Medical News Today: Diet, Body Clock, Hormones, And Metabolism: What's The Link?

A new study of mice has shown how stress hormones control fat and sugar levels in a time dependent way and how a high calorie diet can alter this rhythm.
Related topics: Diet, Medical Research, Stress, Calories

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Lutheran Pastor's Wife Rejoices That Transgender Daughter, 12, Just Got 'life-affirming'...

Jamie Bruesehoff, the wife of a Lutheran pastor, rejoiced on Facebook earlier this month that her transgender daughter — Rebekah, 12, who was born male but identifies as female — had just received a "life-affirming" hormone-blocking implant for...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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What And How Much We Eat Might Change Our Internal Clocks And Hormone Responses

For the first time, a study shows how glucocorticoid hormones, such as cortisol, control sugar and fat levels differently during day and night, feeding and fasting, rest and activity, over the course of 24 hours.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Thyroid Hormone Action, Metabolism, And Regulation

The American Thyroid Association will hold its 89th Annual Meeting on October 30-November 3, 2019, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to hearing major speeches and awards, attendees can view the following oral...

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