Some Prostate Cancer Patients May Not Benefit from Hormone Therapy
Analysis found men with heart disease might live longer when treated with radiation alone Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Men's Health, Prostate Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Prostate Cancer Patients May Not Benefit From Hormone Therapy
Analysis found men with heart disease might live longer when treated with radiation alone (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - September 22, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Boston Hospitals Will Study Effects Of Aspirin On Breast Cancer Recurrence
BOSTON (CBS) – You’ve probably heard that an aspirin a day can help prevent heart attacks in some patients, but now doctors in Boston are looking into whether it can treat cancer. Previous studies suggest that when women take aspirin regularly they have a 50% lower risk of recurrence and death, but before cause and effect can be established, a clinical trial should be performed. Now two local hospitals, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute have received a $10 million award from the Department of Defense to do just that. Researchers will recruit 3,000 women with stage II and ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local aspirin Breast Cancer Brigham and Women's Hospital Dana Farber Cancer Institute Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Untangling the non-invasive breast cancer controversy
In this study, approximately 500 patients died of breast cancer without ever having invasive cancer in the breast. This suggests that for some very small subset of women, distant or metastatic disease occurred despite treatment of DCIS — a concerning finding. Also, death rates were higher for women diagnosed with DCIS before the age of 35, and for black women compared to non-Hispanic white women. This suggests that these women may need more aggressive intervention. The good news: The study also reaffirmed the fact that overall, mortality associated with DCIS is exceedingly low. Fewer than 1% of patients in this 20-ye...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - September 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sara Fazio, MD, FACP Tags: Breast Cancer Tests and procedures DCIS ductal carcinoma in situ Non-invasive Breast Cancer Source Type: news

New approach found to tackle breast cancer hormone therapy resistance
A new explanation has been found as to why women with estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer develop resistance to hormone treatment, and a potential new approach to overcome the problem. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

New approach found to tackle breast cancer hormone therapy resistance
(University of Manchester) University of Manchester researchers funded by Breast Cancer Now have discovered a new explanation as to why women with oestrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer develop resistance to hormone treatment, and a potential new approach to overcome the problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 17, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Alzheimer's 'seeds' found in seven CJD victims' brains
Conclusion This small study raises questions about how a group of relatively young people with CJD came to have amyloid protein deposits in their brains when they died. But it doesn't answer those questions. The theory that amyloid proteins were transferred, along with prions, through growth hormone therapy is still just that: a theory. There are other possibilities – for example, the prions could have somehow encouraged the growth of amyloid protein. That would mean people who are already infected with prions are at an increased risk of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. However, it's also important to remember no-on...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Source Type: news

I Tried to Beat the Anxiety Algorithm
I'm lying on the floor of a public bus in San Francisco's bustling mid-market corridor. I'm not sure how I ended up with my head rolling over a crumpled Starburst wrapper, but I am acutely aware that I can't breathe and my hands and face have gone completely numb. I instinctively look down, honestly unsure if my hands are still attached to my body. As two paramedics board the bus, I feel that sinking feeling in my chest -- the feeling when you hope the earth opens up, swallows you whole and you disappear. I start apologizing, "I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I don't know what happened." The paramedics, as always, are gentl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preventing Hormone Therapy Side Effects
A number of interventions are available that can substantially reduce adverse side effects from testosterone inactivating pharmaceuticals (TIP). (Source: About.com Prostate Cancer)
Source: About.com Prostate Cancer - August 28, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news

Combination Therapy for Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Results of a clinical trial show that giving chemotherapy along with hormone therapy can prolong the lives of men with a certain type of metastatic prostate cancer. (Source: NIH Research Matters)
Source: NIH Research Matters - August 24, 2015 Category: Research Source Type: news

Side effects may lead breast cancer patients to skip drugs
(Reuters Health) - Breast cancer patients who report more side effects of their hormone therapy drugs and less confidence communicating with their doctors are more likely to intentionally or unintentionally miss a dose, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Education intervention with residents improves understanding of transgender issues
The term 'transgender' has made its way into mainstream media, but for many physicians, or physicians-in-training, who do not typically treat transgender patients, transgender medicine is still a mystery. Researchers conducted an intervention with physician resident trainees and found that by providing education about transgender identity, the residents' knowledge and willingness to assist with hormonal therapy increased significantly. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 10, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Education intervention with residents improves understanding of transgender issues
(Boston University Medical Center) The term 'transgender' has made its way into mainstream media, but for many physicians, or physicians-in-training, who do not typically treat transgender patients, transgender medicine is still a mystery. Joshua Safer, MD, FACP, endocrinologist at Boston Medical Center and his colleague conducted an intervention with physician resident trainees and found that by providing education about transgender identity, the residents' knowledge and willingness to assist with hormonal therapy increased significantly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 10, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Combo Treatment May Boost Survival With Advanced Prostate Cancer
Adding chemotherapy to hormone therapy added 14 months to patients' lives in study (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Combo Treatment May Boost Survival With Advanced Prostate Cancer
Adding chemotherapy to hormone therapy added 14 months to patients' lives in study (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - August 6, 2015 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Endocrinology, Oncology, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Combo Treatment May Boost Survival with Advanced Prostate Cancer
Adding chemotherapy to hormone therapy added 14 months to patients' lives in study Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer Chemotherapy, Hormones, Prostate Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compassion and Empathy at the End of Life: Advanced Care Planning Takes a Giant Step Forward
On July 8, 2015, Medicare took a significant step towards helping people make the right decisions for their care by proposing to pay in 2016 for physicians who spend at least 30 minutes discussing and documenting patient preferences and values at the end of life that may be used to guide decisions for Advanced Directives. This proposal which is part of the proposed rules for 2016 physician reimbursement is now open for public comment. Because this part of the 2016 physician payment program has widespread support, I expect it to be written into the final rule. This will help physicians focus on the patient's desires and bel...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GoodLife menopause guide: HRT vs natural treatments
Some people rush to the doctor and ask about hormone replacement therapy. Others try eating healthily. Two women share their experiences (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - July 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: periods stopped hot flush menopause female hormones oestrogen ovulation hot flushes symptoms of the menopause HRT hormone therapy Source Type: news

GoodLife menopause guide: HRT vs natural treatments
Some people rush to the doctor and ask about hormone replacement therapy. Others try eating healthily. Two women share their experiences (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - July 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: periods stopped hot flush menopause female hormones oestrogen ovulation hot flushes symptoms of the menopause HRT hormone therapy Source Type: news

Menopause: HRT vs natural treatments
Some people rush to the doctor and ask about hormone replacement therapy. Others try eating healthily. Two women share their experiences (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - July 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: periods stopped hot flush menopause female hormones oestrogen ovulation hot flushes symptoms of the menopause HRT hormone therapy Source Type: news

Oregon Medicaid sex-change policy attracts conservative media attention
An Oregon Medicaid policy enacted a year ago created a mini-firestorm of coverage over the weekend, starting with a report on Fox News’ Politics site and on the air. The policy in question is sex-change operations for minors. The Health Evidence Review Commission approved coverage for last August for cross-sex hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgery, effective in January. The age of medical consent in Oregon is 15, which was the subject of several stories. The Fox News report said Oregon’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 13, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Oregon Medicaid sex-change policy attracts conservative media attention
An Oregon Medicaid policy enacted a year ago created a mini-firestorm of coverage over the weekend, starting with a report on Fox News’ Politics site and on the air. The policy in question is sex-change operations for minors. The Health Evidence Review Commission approved coverage for last August for cross-sex hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgery, effective in January. The age of medical consent in Oregon is 15, which was the subject of several stories. The Fox News report said Oregon’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 13, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

'Watchful Waiting' Becoming More Common for Prostate Cancer Patients
Study finds men with low-risk disease often getting monitoring over surgery, radiation, hormone therapy (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Watchful Waiting' Becoming More Common for Prostate Cancer Patients
Study finds men with low-risk disease often getting monitoring over surgery, radiation, hormone therapy Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Men's Health, Prostate Cancer, Prostate Cancer Screening (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Watchful Waiting' Becoming More Common for Prostate Cancer Patients
Study finds men with low-risk disease often getting monitoring over surgery, radiation, hormone therapy (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - July 7, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

‘Watchful Waiting’ Becoming More Common for Prostate Cancer Patients
Study finds men with low-risk disease often getting monitoring over surgery, radiation, hormone therapy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 7, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Surgery, News, Source Type: news

Sugar and Spice: Gender Bias Evident in Growth-Hormone Therapy Sugar and Spice: Gender Bias Evident in Growth-Hormone Therapy
Boys are three times as likely as girls to receive growth hormone for short stature of unknown cause in the US, most likely due to referral or treatment bias of parents and clinicians. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - June 22, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

'Female Viagra' -- Libido Liberation or Gender Hype?
Is this new drug flianserin really the "female Viagra," or is it just a drug that empowers women to talk about gender discrimination? The FDA advisory committee has recently recommended approval of the still-experimental drug flibanserin (also known as Addyi) to help sexual dysfunction in women. After this action has generated many opinions about achieving gender equality for women, getting the FDA to approve a "female Viagra," and even prompted arguments that the FDA has been practicing gender discrimination, let's look at some of the facts and what it means for each of us today. An illness, hypoactiv...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obese Older Women Stuck With Higher Breast Cancer Risk? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Losing weight didn't lower risk. Neither did hormone therapy (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - June 13, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Caitlyn Jenner and how hormone therapy enables a man to become a woman
The video was produced by Washington-based American Chemical Society and details how hormones are used in the body, and they are manipulated during gender transition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Memory: Study
Title: Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Memory: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/3/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/4/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - June 4, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

All Men Should Avoid This Diet…
Most doctors will tell you to avoid unhealthy crash diets. It’s not rocket science. Desperate weight-loss tactics, such as skipping meals, extreme low-calorie diets or taking strenuous exercise with little fuel in your body, are perhaps the most useless ways of trying to get back into shape. That’s because if you repeatedly gain and lose weight you will end up with a slower metabolism, which makes it easier for your body to gain weight and harder to lose it in the future. I see many victims of crash dieting in my wellness clinic – and in a minute I’m going to reveal a great Italian secret to losing ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Men's Health Weight Loss diet fat loss testosterone Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Memory: Study
Researchers did see mood improvement in women on oral treatment (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menopausal Hormone Therapy
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Memory
Researchers did see mood improvement in women on oral treatment Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormones Soon After Menopause Do Not Affect CognitionHormones Soon After Menopause Do Not Affect Cognition
Receiving hormone therapy for up to 4 years after the last menstrual period did not improve cognition but did alleviate some mood symptoms. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - June 3, 2015 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

No improvement in cognition with post-menopausal hormones
Menopausal hormone therapy given to recently postmenopausal women in the US for up to four years does not improve cognition, but may have some positive benefits for some mood symptoms, according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Drug Keeps Common Breast Cancer Under Control Longer: Study
Adding Ibrance to standard hormone therapy kept disease from progressing for nine months Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Drug Keeps Common Breast Cancer Under Control Longer: Study
Adding Ibrance to standard hormone therapy kept disease from progressing for nine months (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - May 31, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pfizer's Ibrance drug slows progression of breast cancer
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Phase III trial of Pfizer Inc's Ibrance showed that, in combination with hormone therapy, the drug more than doubled the duration of disease control for women with the most common type of breast cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New Drug Keeps Common Breast Cancer Under Control Longer: Study
Adding Ibrance to standard hormone therapy kept disease from progressing for nine months (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Drug Keeps Common Breast Cancer Under Control Longer: Study
Adding Ibrance to standard hormone therapy kept disease from progressing for nine months (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 30, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Gynecology, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, News, Source Type: news

New Drug Keeps Common Breast Cancer Under Control Longer
Adding Ibrance to standard hormone therapy kept disease from progressing for nine months Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Having a baby re-wires a woman's brain for LIFE: Surge in pregnancy hormones alters the effect of HRT and raises the risk of Alzheimer's
The study by the University of British Columbia found motherhood permanently alters the brain and its response to hormone therapy later during the menopause. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy for Menopause Linked to Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Title: Hormone Therapy for Menopause Linked to Gastrointestinal BleedingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/18/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/19/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - May 19, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy for Menopause Linked to Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Risk of a type of colitis increased somewhat for current HRT users, study found (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy for Menopause Linked to Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Risk of a type of colitis increased somewhat for current HRT users, study foundSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Blockade for Prostate Cancer Patients...
Before we completely abandon the concept of doing hormone therapy with surgery, let's look at the research. (Source: About.com Prostate Cancer)
Source: About.com Prostate Cancer - May 16, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news

Early Chemo May Boost Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer
Study found combination with hormone therapy extended life by almost a year (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 15, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Reproductive Medicine, Urology, News, Source Type: news