Factors Tied to Hormone Therapy Use After Oophorectomy ID'd
MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2020 -- Age at surgery, education level, and preventive mastectomy are associated with hormone therapy (HT) use after preventive oophorectomy in BRCA mutation carriers, according to a study published online Aug. 10 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Delaying prostate cancer radiation therapy offers room for flexibility in pandemic peak
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital found that for men with unfavorable intermediate-risk or high-risk localized prostate cancer, who are receiving radiation and hormone therapy, delaying radiation while remaining on hormone therapy is unlikely to impact survival. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Age, education, and surgical history affect hormone use after oophorectomy
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) CLEVELAND, Ohio (August 12, 2020)--Removal of the ovaries before natural menopause (surgical menopause) often exacerbates menopause symptoms and places women at increased risk for heart disease, osteoporosis, and cognitive decline. A new study identified the frequency of hormone therapy (HT) use and factors that determine who is more likely to use hormones after oophorectomy to manage symptoms. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 12, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Testicular Seminoma During Transgender Woman Hormone Therapy Testicular Seminoma During Transgender Woman Hormone Therapy
Gender-affirming hormone therapy unmasked an unsuspected hCG-secreting testicular seminoma in a transgender woman. How was this case diagnosed?Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - August 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Studies suggest a fasting diet could boost breast cancer therapy
(University of Southern California) A USC-led team of scientists has found that a fasting-mimicking diet combined with hormone therapy has the potential to help treat breast cancer, according to newly published animal studies and small clinical trials in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women taking menopausal hormone therapy may be more resistant to urine infections
(European Association of Urology) In the first analysis of its kind, US-based doctors have shown that women who take menopausal hormone therapy (MHT, also known as HRT) have a greater variety of beneficial bacteria in their urine, possibly creating conditions that discourage urinary infections. The study also shows that women who suffer from recurrent urine infections have fewer different types of bacteria in urine than women who don't have infections, making them more prone to infections. Presented at the European Association of Urology Virtual Congress (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prescribers Should Restrict the Use of Non-FDA-Approved Compounded Bioidentical Hormones, Except for Specific Medical Circumstances
The use of compounded bioidentical hormone therapies (cBHTs) — an increasingly popular approach to relieve symptoms of menopause and male hypogonadism — should be limited to the small number of patients who cannot benefit from an FDA-approved hormone therapy product, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - July 1, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Underlying Breast Cancer Risk and Menopausal Hormone Therapy Underlying Breast Cancer Risk and Menopausal Hormone Therapy
In what ways might the use of hormonal therapy impact the underlying risk of breast cancer among postmenopausal women?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Contraceptives Beneficial for Premature Ovarian Insufficiency
THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 -- For women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI), continuous use of combined oral contraceptives (COC) is associated with increased bone mineral density (BMD), similar to that seen with high-dose hormone therapy (HT),... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA News: Hormone Therapy No Cure-All For'Low T' In Aging Men
Title: AHA News: Hormone Therapy No Cure-All For'Low T'In Aging MenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/17/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/18/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General - June 18, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AHA News: Hormone Therapy No Cure-All For'Low T' In Aging Men
WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Testosterone therapy ads promise to help aging men recapture their vitality, decrease body fat and enhance libido. But hormone treatments – while medically necessary for some men –... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cross-sex hormone therapy may affect metabolic profile
Gender-affirming hormone therapy may negatively affect lipid metabolism and glucose levels in transgender men, according to research published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.Endocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Does Hormone Therapy Protect the Heart? Does Hormone Therapy Protect the Heart?
The question of whether hormonal therapy provides cardiovascular benefit to women is a controversial one.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer Drug Could Be 'Game Changing'
For men with advanced prostate cancer, a new hormone therapy pill works better than standard injections -- and carries a much lower risk of heart attack or stroke. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy and Sarcopenia in Postmenopausal Women Hormone Therapy and Sarcopenia in Postmenopausal Women
Might hormone replacement therapy attenuate the loss of muscle mass and strength that often occurs in postmenopausal women?Menopause (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer Drug Could Be'Game Changing,' Researchers Say
FRIDAY, May 29, 2020 -- For men with advanced prostate cancer, a new hormone therapy pill works better than standard injections -- and carries a much lower risk of heart attack or stroke, a clinical trial has found. The drug, called relugolix, is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hormone therapy improves knee injury recovery
Hormone therapy used to treat knee ligament injuries in athletes may improve recovery outcome and prevent loss of muscle strength, according to a study published inThe American Journal of Sports Medicine.Medical Xpress  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 28, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

ERLEADA ® (apalutamide) Significantly Improved Overall Survival in Patients with Non-Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
RARITAN, NJ, May 13, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today results from the final analysis of the pivotal Phase 3 SPARTAN study demonstrating ERLEADA® (apalutamide) in combination with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) significantly improved overall survival (OS), compared to ADT alone, in patients with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC) who were at high risk of developing metastases.[i] Results will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Virtual Scientific Program (Abstract #5516) beginning May 29th. ERLEADA® ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Breast cancer hormone therapy does not increase arthritis risk
According to a Swedish study, anti-hormonal breast cancer therapy does not increase rheumatoid arthritis risk in women, as previously suspected.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 14, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone therapy may reduce COVID-19 risk in women
Menopausal women receiving hormone replacement therapy may have a reduced risk of contracting and falling seriously ill from COVID-19.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 14, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Simple text reminders do not improve breast cancer hormone therapy adherence
(SWOG) Text message reminders are not a silver bullet when it comes to overcoming the long-standing challenge of ensuring that breast cancer patients continue to take aromatase inhibitors, pills to treat hormone-sensitive cancers that are prescribed for as long as five years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New insight into regenerating prostate tissue
Progress in understanding how the prostate regenerates after hormone therapy may one day lead to improved therapies for prostate cancer. (Source: NIH Research Matters)
Source: NIH Research Matters - May 12, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Growth hormone therapy could help improve recovery after liver surgery
According to a study published in theJournal of Hepatology, growth hormone therapy may improve patient outcome and reduce inflammation after liver surgery.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 6, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Killing 'sleeper cells' may enhance breast cancer therapy
(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) The anti-cancer medicine venetoclax could improve the current therapy for estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer - the most common form of breast cancer in Australia - according to preclinical studies led by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers. The promising preclinical results for this 'triple therapy' have underpinned a phase 1 clinical trial in Melbourne, Australia, that is combining venetoclax with hormone therapy and CDK4/6 inhibitors in patients with ER+ breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 6, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How to Think About Your Cancer Care in the Time of COVID-19
Getting the news that you have cancer is overwhelming and frightening. The COVID-19 crisis adds another layer of anxiety. But know this: you can protect yourself from COVID-19 without compromising your cancer treatment. Don’t panic. In the vast majority of cases, a diagnosis of cancer is not an emergency even though it feels like one. There is time to learn about your options and sort out what is right for you. For now, there will be changes to how we do things. Some of the changes will feel disruptive, but many will lead to better, more patient-centered care. Minimizing your chances of exposure to the virus doesn&rs...
Source: TIME: Health - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dr. Laura Esserman Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Major trial shows breast cancer drug can hit prostate cancer Achilles heel
(Institute of Cancer Research) A drug already licensed for the treatment of breast and ovarian cancers is more effective than targeted hormone therapy at keeping cancer in check in some men with advanced prostate cancer, a major clinical trial reports.Olaparib, a pill lacking the side effects of chemotherapy, can target an Achilles heel in prostate cancers with a weakness in their ability to repair damaged DNA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 28, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Planned Parenthood Is Expanding Telehealth to All 50 States Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
When an emergency responder in one of the New York counties hardest hit by COVID-19 recently found out she was pregnant, she decided that it wasn’t the right time to have a child. So between a busy schedule of helping patients, she made an appointment for Planned Parenthood’s new telehealth service, requested an abortion, and attended an initial counseling session—all while sitting in an ambulance. Once she completed her virtual visit through the organization’s app, the first responder’s ambulance swung by her local Planned Parenthood clinic so she could pick up the pills needed to end her pre...
Source: TIME: Health - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Hormone therapy may help treat prostate cancer
Androgen suppression therapy may be effective at treating prostate cancer if adverse effects on cognitive function are mitigated by exercise.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 14, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Research provides new insights into menopause and weight gain
Can women in menopause get the benefits of hormone replacement therapy without the risks? Anew UCLA study conducted with mice points in that direction, but additional research is necessary.Women commonly experience hot flashes and weight gain, among other changes, during and after menopause. Hormone therapy, which gives women additional estrogen, can help alleviate some of these symptoms, but it has been linked to a higher risk of heart disease and breast cancer.UCLA life scientists now report that a gene called reprimo, which is expressed by certain neurons in the brain, may play a role in menopause-related weight gain, a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Transgender Teens Have High Rates of Depression, Suicidal Thoughts
FRIDAY, April 10, 2020 -- Depression, suicidal thoughts and self-injury are common among U.S. transgender teens, new research shows. The study also found that hormone therapy leads to significant improvements in gender dysphoria -- the feeling of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

TAILORx dispels chemo-brain notion: Women on hormone therapy also report cognitive decline
(ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group) Patient-reported data from TAILORx, the largest ever breast cancer treatment trial, shows three key findings: 1) women on chemotherapy plus hormone therapy reported early and abrupt cognitive decline at 3 and 6 months, that leveled off at 12 and 36 months; 2) women on hormone therapy also reported significant cognitive impairment, although the pace of decline was slower and more gradual; and 3) cognitive function did not return to pre-treatment levels in either group. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Does Thyroid Hormone Therapy in Older Age Increase Risk of Death? Does Thyroid Hormone Therapy in Older Age Increase Risk of Death?
Whether or not the mortality finding is real, one expert says, in any case, levothyroxine doesn't make older patients with subclinical hypothyroidism feel any better, so is unwarranted.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 6, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Neurofibromatosis gene provides new insight into breast cancer resistance to hormone therapy
(Baylor College of Medicine) Neurofibromin (NF1), a protein involved in cancer growth, helps estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer develop resistance to hormone therapy by two independent mechanisms, not one as previously thought. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hormone therapy, long shunned for a possible breast cancer link, is now seen as safe — and helpful — as a short-term treatment for most women in the throes of menopause.
Researchers say fear using hormone for hot flashes, mental fogginess and libido problems was a misreading of a landmark 2002 study (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christie Aschwanden Source Type: news

Hormone therapy, long shunned for a possible breast cancer link, is now seen as a short-term treatment for menopause symptoms
Researchers say fear of hormones for hot flashes, mental fogginess and libido problems was a misreading of a landmark 2002 study (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christie Aschwanden Source Type: news

Hormone therapy may help treat lung damage in premature children
According to a study published in theAmerican Journal of Pathology, adrenomeduillin hormone therapy may help treat premature babies with lung damage.Science Codex (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 24, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Longer Hormone Therapy Tied to Less Muscle Loss in Menopause
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- Longer use of hormone therapy (HT) is associated with high muscle mass and a low prevalence of sarcopenia in postmenopausal women, according to a study published online Feb. 10 in Menopause. Sung-Woo Kim, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hormone therapy reduces muscle loss in postmenopausal women
According to a study published inMenopause, long-term hormone therapy may reduce muscle loss and sarcopenia risks in postmenopausal women.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 14, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Prolonged use of hormone therapy may minimize muscle loss associated with aging
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Skeletal muscle mass and strength are critical in helping prevent falls, fractures, and disability. Yet, they continue to decline during the menopause transition. A new study showed that the prolonged use (defined as≥13 mo) of hormone therapy (HT) was associated with higher muscle mass and less chance of sarcopenia. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical Group Opposes States' Limits on Trans Youth Access to Treatment
MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 -- A group of medical professionals in southern states opposes proposals that would limit transgender minors'access to gender-affirming health care such as hormone therapy and surgery. " To put it plainly, gender-affirming care... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Menopause Hormone Therapy Found to Delay Type 2 Diabetes Menopause Hormone Therapy Found to Delay Type 2 Diabetes
An expert reviews the evidence of the effects of hormone therapy on the development of type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Not all hormone therapy protects equally against heart disease in postmenopausal women
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Hormone therapy has proven to slow down heart fat deposition and the progression of atherosclerosis, depending on the type of hormone therapy and route of administration. A new study compared the effects of conjugated equine estrogens (CEE) and 17β-estradiol and contrasted oral and transdermal delivery to determine their effectiveness in preventing heart disease. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is Premarin, alone, the key to successful menopausal hormone therapy?
(Bentham Science Publishers) The presented study reveals that synthetic hormone prescription in medical practice may be responsible for the misconception that ERs exposed to elevated endogenous estrogen concentrations may be deregulated and drive cancer promoting changes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 2, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Estrogen and hormone therapy improves cognitive function
Menopausal women taking estrogen and undergoing hormone therapy may have better cognitive function and reduced risk of dementia, according to a study published inMenopause.Medical Dialogues (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 27, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oestrogen and hormone therapy improves cognitive function
Menopausal women taking oestrogen and undergoing hormone therapy may have better cognitive function and reduced risk of dementia, according to a study published inMenopause.Medical Dialogues (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 27, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

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... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

DNA changes in breast cancer cells linked to hormone resistance
DNA changes in a common type of breast cancer cell may be linked to hormone therapy resistance, according to a study published inNature Communications.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer Treatment: Hormonal Therapy
Title: Prostate Cancer Treatment: Hormonal TherapyCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/9/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/9/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - January 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Gen X Women Get Less Sleep Than Any Other Generation. What ’s Keeping Them Up?
In the middle of the night, I wake up feeling warm. I open the window and pull my hair back into a ponytail and drink some water. Then I glance at my phone, delete a few things, and see some spam. I hit unsubscribe and go back to bed. Then I lie there thinking, What if by opening that spam email I got myself hacked? What if I just sent everyone in my contact list a Burger King ad at two in the morning? Now wide awake, I move on to other concerns: my parents’ health, my stepson’s college tuition, pending deadlines. Hours roll by. I tackle real-life math problems: how many weeks I have before getting my next free...
Source: TIME: Health - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ada Calhoun Tags: Uncategorized Gen X healthy sleep insomnia Source Type: news

Symptom Burden in Older Breast Cancer Survivors May Be Associated with Lower Well-being
Breast cancer survivors who underwent chemotherapy or hormone therapy were found to be more likely to have a higher symptom burden and lower overall sense of well-being than noncancer counterparts. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 6, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kevin Wright Source Type: news