Why Heart Disease Research Still Favors Men
Published in partnership with The Fuller Project, a nonprofit newsroom dedicated to the coverage of women’s issues around the world. Katherine Fitzgerald had just arrived at the party. Before she could even get a drink, she threw up and broke out in a sweat. “I was dizzy. I couldn’t breathe. I had heart pain,” Fitzgerald says. She knew she was having a heart attack. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] What she didn’t know then was that the heart attack could have been prevented. Fitzgerald, a health-conscious, exercise-loving lawyer, should have been taking statin drugs to s...
Source: TIME: Health - April 5, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maggie Fox Tags: Uncategorized freelance healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Bone health appears normal in transgender youth on hormone therapy
Bone mineral density (BMD) is only slightly below the normal average among transgender youth undergoing gender-affirming hormone therapy, according to a study by researchers at the University of Colorado in Aurora. A team of pediatricians analyzed results from dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans in a group of transgender youth who participated in a trial at Children's Hospital Colorado between 2016 and 2018 to evaluate insulin sensitivity and body composition. The finding may be reassuring for youths undergoing gender-affirming care, noted lead author and medical student Micaela Roy. “Total body BMD Z-scores ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 5, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: Digital X-Ray Source Type: news

Ask Dr Rosemary: 'Why hasn't testosterone gel boosted my sex drive?'
A reader wonders why hormone therapy hasn't boosted her libido - but seems to be giving her acne (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 3, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cryoablation effective in women with breast cancer
A minimally invasive procedure called cryoablation that uses ice to freeze and destroy tumors has proven effective for women with large breast cancer tumors, according to a study presented March 27 at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) meeting in Salt Lake City. The finding suggests the technique may provide a new treatment path for women who are not candidates for lumpectomy, or surgical removal, noted Yolanda Bryce, MD, an interventional radiologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and senior author of the study. “Surgery is still the best option for tumor removal, but there are ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 27, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: Interventional Breast Source Type: news

‘We actually don’t know much’: the scientists trying to close the knowledge gap in trans healthcare
Researchers are running trials on how hormone therapies affect trans people that will also benefit healthcare for the wider populationWhen Cameron Whitley was diagnosed with kidney failure seven years ago, the news came as a shock. But the situation was about to get worse. His doctor decided the diagnosis meant Whitley ’s hormone therapy had to stop.As a transgender man, now 42, who had taken testosterone for 10 years, the impact was brutal.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 18, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Transgender Medical research Health Science Society Source Type: news

Calcifications on mammo could identify women at risk of CVD
Detecting breast arterial calcifications on routine mammograms could identify women at a higher risk of future cardiovascular disease (CVD), a study published March 13 in Clinical Imaging found. Researchers led by Shadi Azam, PhD, from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York found links between such calcifications and older age, diabetes, parity, younger age at first birth, and hypertension in women who underwent both screening mammography and cardiac CT angiography (CCTA). “Additionally, we found that when neither breast arterial calcifications nor coronary arterial calcifications were present, the estimated 10-year risk o...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 15, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: Womens Imaging Source Type: news

‘We’re hurting.’ Trans scientists call for recognition and support from research community
Twenty-four scientists from around the globe—all of whom either identify as trans or have trans family members—have an urgent message for the scientific community: Sexual and gender minorities in science fields face various systemic barriers, and all members of the research community must strive to address them , the group writes today in Cell . “It will be tempting for people with prejudices—unexamined or not—toward trans people to dismiss this piece as ‘woke,’” says author Fátima Sancheznieto (she/her/ella), a biomedical and social scientist at the University of Wisconsin...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 14, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

West Virginia House OKs bill doctors say would eliminate care for most at-risk transgender youth
West Virginia’s Republican-controlled House of Delegates has approved a bill that doctors treating transgender youth in the state say would prevent the prescription of certain medical interventions like hormone therapy to patients at risk for self-harm... (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 28, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Menopausal Hormone Therapy May Improve Depression Symptoms
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2024 -- Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) improves depressive symptoms among women seeking specialized menopause care, according to a study published online Feb. 20 in Menopause. Rahavi Gnanasegar, from St. Joseph ' s... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 28, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

West Virginia medical professionals condemn bill that prohibits care to at-risk transgender youth
Nearly 400 medical professionals in West Virginia have signed onto a letter condemning a bill advancing in the state House of Delegates that would bar transgender youth at risk for suicide from accessing medical interventions like hormone therapy (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hormone Replacement Therapy Could Ease Depression Around Menopause
MONDAY, Feb. 26, 2024 -- Hormone replacement therapy might help women avoid depression as they go through menopause, a new study finds.Women treated with hormone therapy at a menopause clinic in Ontario, Canada, experienced a reduction in their... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 26, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

West Virginia lawmakers push to remove a suicide risk exemption from gender-affirming care bill
Some Republican lawmakers in West Virginia want to ban transgender youth at risk for self-harm or suicide from accessing medical interventions such as hormone therapy (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 24, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cabozantinib Plus Atezolizumab Improves PFS in Metastatic CRPC
(MedPage Today) -- In patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) whose disease progressed on a novel hormonal therapy, the combination of cabozantinib (Cabometyx) plus atezolizumab (Tecentriq) improved radiographic progression... (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 22, 2024 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Perceived vs Actual Cognitive Impairment in Prostate Cancer Perceived vs Actual Cognitive Impairment in Prostate Cancer
Following hormone therapy, patients with prostate cancer may perceive an increase in cognitive issues, despite tests showing no objective decline, a recent meta-analysis found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - February 22, 2024 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Source Type: news

Dr Phil slams US doctors for performing sex-change surgeries on hundreds of trans children a year during Joe Rogan podcast: 'It's a social contagion'
Dr Phil, America's controversial TV psychologist, slammed the medical community for rushing to put gender-confused kids on hormonal therapy or to have them undergo surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news