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TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 -- TV ads have helped spur a boom in testosterone treatments, convincing many men that they need hormone replacement therapy, a new study suggests. In places where testosterone therapy ads ran, researchers discovered...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

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Authors: Witkowska-Sędek E, Stelmaszczyk-Emmel A, Kucharska A, Demkow U, Pyrżak B Abstract Growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) play a crucial role in the regulation of bone turnover. Adequate vitamin D status supports proper bone remodeling, leading to normal longitudinal bone growth and normal peak bone mass. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] and carboxy-terminal cross-linked telopeptide of type I collagen (ICTP) in children and adolescents with growth hormone deficiency at baseline and during recombinant human growth hormone (rh...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
It’s not going to kill you to take hormone replacement therapy. That’s the take home message from the latest analysis of the Women’s Health Initiative, the largest and longest randomized trial of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in menopausal women. After almost 18 years of follow up in the WHI, there was no increase in overall mortality, including death rates from cancer, in women taking HRT for up to 5.6 years (estrogen plus progestin) or 7.2 years (estrogen alone). There was a non-significant reduction in mortality among those who started HRT between ages 50 and 59, the group most likely to ...
Source: The Blog That Ate Manhattan - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Hormone Replacement Menopause WHI breast cancer estrogen HRT Prempro Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsIn this context PWS should be considered in obese children with CH who do not improve adequately with l-thyroxine therapy. Also, thyroid function in all PWS children should be assessed regularly in order to avoid delayed diagnosis of hypothyroidism.
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: 17β-Estradiol induced the proliferation of endometrial uterine natural killer cells (CD56+) in postmenopausal women. PMID: 28933961 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Climacteric - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Climacteric Source Type: research
(Natural News) Hormone replacement therapy is often touted for any number of things; these kinds of drugs are often given to women under the guise of reducing heart disease risk and minimizing the effects of menopause, for example. But are they really safe? While hormone replacement therapy (HRT) first gained popularity for reducing signs of...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusions: This large case-control study across 3 different countries has demonstrated an association between exogenous estrogens and progestogens and reduced odds of ALS in women. These results are at variance with previous findings, which may be partly explained by differential regulatory, social, and cultural attitudes toward pregnancy, birth control, and HRT across the countries included. Our results indicate that hormonal factors may be important etiologic factors in ALS; however, a full understanding requires further investigation.
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Case control studies, Risk factors in epidemiology ARTICLE Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: A small single trial contributed evidence of moderate quality that the use of growth hormone for a year may improve height velocity of children with thalassaemia although height SD score in the treatment group was similar to the control group. There are no randomised controlled trials in adults or trials that address the use of growth hormone therapy over a longer period and assess its effect on final height and quality of life. The optimal dosage of growth hormone and the ideal time to start this therapy remain uncertain. Large well-designed randomised controlled trials over a longer period with sufficient du...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Authors: Matsui S, Yasui T, Kasai K, Yoshida K, Kato T, Uemura H, Kuwahara A, Matsuzaki T, Irahara M Abstract The aim of this study was to determine the effect of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on changes in circulating dehydroepiandrosterone-sulphate (DHEA-S) with focus on the relationship between oestrogen level and change in DHEA-S. Forty-two women were enrolled in this longitudinal study. Nineteen women received oral oestradiol and twenty-three women received transdermal oestradiol continuously. Twenty women received progesterone continuously except for women who had undergone hysterectomy. Circulating oestr...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Fewer than half of all women received counseling and/or a prescription for HRT after diagnoses of iatrogenic menopause, and disparities were noted based on insurance status. These findings reflect a need for clearer guidelines on HRT during survivorship and improved efforts to reduce disparities in the distribution of survivorship care. PMID: 28923411 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Gynecologic Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Gynecol Oncol Source Type: research
ConclusionsChinese and Indian women used alternative medicine in prevention and treatment of menopause-related problems even as they were avoiding HRT because of the fear of side effects. They believed that their supplements were effective, safe and cost-beneficial even with long-term use.
Source: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
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