Hormones

Un Report Examines Link Between Hormone-disrupting Chemicals And Health Problems

Many chemicals found in household and industrial products that have not been adequately tested could have disrupting effects on the hormone system and lead to significant health issues, according to a United Nations report released today.

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A New Blood Test Helps Predict The Onset Of Menopause

The new test, based on a hormone, is more accurate than previous methods of predicting when periods will stop.
Related topics: Blood Test, Menopause

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Oral Hormone-blocking Drug May Help With Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

In women with uterine fibroids, the drug elagolix suppresses ovarian hormone production and prevents heavy menstrual bleeding

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Elagolix Cuts Heavy Menstrual Bleeding In Women With Fibroids

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 -- For women with uterine fibroids, elagolix with add-back hormonal therapy is associated with a reduction in heavy menstrual bleeding compared with placebo, according to a study published in the Jan. 23 issue of the New...
Related topics: Placebo, Medical Research

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Scientists Finally Pin Down Why Stress Turns Our Hair Gray

It comes down to the sympathetic nervous system and a common hormone.
Related topics: Stress

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Menopause Starts Younger Than You Think: Here's What You Need To Know

Would you recognize the signs that your body is going through the big hormonal changes that lead to menopause? Here's what to look for — and what you can do about it. (Image credit: Katherine Streeter for NPR)
Related topics: Menopause

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Hormone Resistance In Breast Cancer Linked To Dna 'rewiring'

Researchers have revealed changes to the 3D arrangement of DNA linked to treatment resistance in ER+ breast cancer.
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, DNA, Genetics, Medical Research

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Investigational Drugs Block Bone Loss In Mice Receiving Chemotherapy

Bone loss that can lead to osteoporosis and fractures is a major problem for cancer patients who receive chemotherapy and radiation. Since the hormone estrogen plays an important role in maintaining bone health, bone loss is especially pronounced...
Related topics: Bone Cancer, Chemotherapy, Cancer, Osteoporosis, Oncology, Estrogen

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Sabcs Expert Roundtable: Episode 5

]]>(MedPage Today) -- At the recent San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Hope S. Rugo, MD, Jennifer K. Litton, MD, and A. Jo Chien, MD, discussed new and potentially practice-changing data presented about advanced hormone receptor-positive breast...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Medical News Today: Depression During Period: Everything You Need To Know

Depression is a common symptom before and during a period. Find out why hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle can contribute to depression and learn what to do.
Related topics: Depression

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South Dakota Considers Banning Affirming Treatment For Transgender Youth

Republicans introduced a bill that would make it a felony for doctors to perform operations or administer hormone therapy to transgender youth.

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Use Of Hormone Provides No Neuroprotection In Preemies

NIH-funded, nationwide study, led by a UW Medicine newborn care physician, suggests erythropoietin, while safe, may not protect against severe brain damage.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Watch: 'trans-surgery Ruined My Life': Trans Woman Transitions Back To Man

On Tuesday's episode of Slightly Offens*ve, Elijah Schaffer, sat down with Abel Garcia, a transgender woman who regrets transitioning medically from a man to a woman at age 18. After hormone and surgical procedures, Abel realized the lie he says...

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Investigational Drugs Block Bone Loss In Mice Receiving Chemotherapy

Studying mice, researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found a driver of bone loss related to cancer treatment -- cellular senescence. This process is independent of hormones related to bone health, such as...
Related topics: Bone Cancer, Chemotherapy, Cancer, Medical Research, Oncology, Estrogen

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Could Pancreatitis Be A Stress Hormone Deficiency?

Researchers find that humans and mice with pancreatitis are deficient in a stress hormone called FGF21.
Related topics: Stress, Medical Research

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Sabcs Expert Roundtable: Episode 4

]]>(MedPage Today) -- At the recent San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Hope S. Rugo, MD, Jennifer K. Litton, MD, and A. Jo Chien, MD, discussed new and potentially practice-changing data from the meeting, involving advanced hormone...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Take Heart: Study Reveals How Relaxin Targets Cardiovascular Disease

As a healthy heart ages, it becomes more susceptible to cardiovascular diseases. Though researchers have discovered that relaxin, an insulin-like hormone, suppresses atrial fibrillation (AF), inflammation, and fibrosis in aged rats, the underlying...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research, Cardiology, Insulin

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Hormone Exposure And Risk For Dementia Later In Life

What does a woman's cumulative exposure to hormones mean for later cognitive health? Medscape Ob/Gyn
Related topics: Dementia

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Media Registration Open For Endo 2020

Members of the media can now register to cover the latest advances in hormone health and science at ENDO 2020. The Endocrine Society's annual meeting will be held March 28-31, 2020 in San Francisco, Calif.

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The Growing Pains Of Orphan Chimpanzees

Using long-term behavioral and hormonal data from wild chimpanzees in the Taï Forest, Côte d'Ivoire, researchers have revealed that mothers may be shaping pre-adult growth and offspring muscle mass even without direct provisioning. We compared...
Related topics: Medical Research

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