Finding the Cure for Age in One Injection
Looking for the Elixir of Youth--in One Shotread more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - March 19, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Randi Hutter Epstein, M.D. Tags: Health Sex hormone therapy rejuvenation testosterone therapy Source Type: news

In postmenopausal women at risk for dementia, estradiol preserves key brain regions
When initiated soon after menopause, hormone therapy with estradiol prevented degeneration in key brain regions of women who were at heightened dementia risk, according to a new study led by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers.The investigators also found that another type of hormone therapy, marketed under the brand name Premarin, was far less protective. Premarin is a mixture of 30-plus substances derived from the urine of pregnant mares. Estradiol - the dominant sex-steroid hormone in woman - accounts for about 17 percent of Premarin's total content. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Better survival after lung cancer diagnosis in women linked to hormone therapy
Survival among people with lung cancer has been better for women than men, and the findings of a recent study indicate that female hormones may be a factor in this difference. The combination of estrogen plus progesterone and the use of long-term hormone therapy were associated with the most significant improvements in survival.The study was designed to explore the influence of several reproductive and hormonal factors on overall survival of women with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lung Cancer Source Type: news

UCLA study finds robotic-assisted prostate surgery offers better cancer control
An observational study from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that prostate cancer patients who undergo robotic-assisted prostate surgery have fewer instances of cancer cells at the edge of their surgical specimen and less need for additional cancer treatments like hormone or radiation therapy than patients who have traditional "open" surgery.   The study, published online Feb. 19 in the journal European Urology, was led by Dr. Jim Hu, UCLA's Henry E. Singleton Professor of Urology and director of robotic and minimally invasive surgery in the urology department at the David Geffen School o...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 28, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hormone therapy linked to better survival after lung cancer diagnosis in women
Survival among people with lung cancer has been better for women than men, and the findings of a recent study indicate that female hormones may be a factor in this difference. The combination of estrogen plus progesterone and the use of long-term hormone therapy were associated with the most significant improvements in survival. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 26, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hormone therapy linked to better survival after lung cancer diagnosis in women
(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) Survival among people with lung cancer has been better for women than men, and the findings of a recent study indicate that female hormones may be a factor in this difference. The combination of estrogen plus progesterone and the use of long-term hormone therapy were associated with the most significant improvements in survival. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 26, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Moderate Exercise Cuts Women's Stroke Risk, Helps Offset Increase Risk from Hormone Therapy
Source: American Heart Association Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Stroke (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise Cuts Stroke Risk From Hormone Therapy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Exercise may moderately shave off some of the increased risk of hormone therapy, researchers found. (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - February 13, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Prostate cancer advance could improve treatment options
Researchers have made an important advance in understanding genetic changes associated with terminal prostate cancer. The research highlights why relapses could happen in some men following hormone therapy. And it could help identify those patients that will develop fatal prostate cancer much earlier for life-extending therapy. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 12, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Prostate cancer advance could improve treatment options
(University of East Anglia) Researchers at the University of East Anglia have made an important advance in understanding genetic changes associated with terminal prostate cancer. The research highlights why relapses could happen in some men following hormone therapy. And it could help identify those patients that will develop fatal prostate cancer much earlier for life-extending therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 12, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Researchers discover new hormone receptors to target when treating breast cancer
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) The findings offer the possibility of expanding the ways patients with breast cancer are treated with hormone therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 4, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

More than one-third of women have hot flashes 10 years after menopause
A team of researchers has found that moderate to severe hot flashes continue, on average, for nearly five years after menopause, and more than a third of women experience moderate/severe hot flashes for 10 years or more after menopause. Current guidelines recommend that hormone therapy, the primary medical treatment for hot flashes, not continue for more than 5 years. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 30, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy Linked to Acute Pancreatitis (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Postmenopausal women who use systemic hormone therapy face increased risk for acute pancreatitis, according to a prospective study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.Over 31,000 postmenopausal women in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 28, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy May Cut Risk of Repeat Joint Replacement Surgery in Women
Title: Hormone Therapy May Cut Risk of Repeat Joint Replacement Surgery in WomenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/23/2014 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 1/24/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - January 24, 2014 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

What Evaluation Should Be Considered for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding?
Discussion Heavy menstrual bleeding is a common problem. The rates depend on the population and underlying cause, but can occur 30% of adolescent females who go to a gynecologist. Average menstrual blood loss is 30-40 ml. Hypermenorrhea or menorrhagia are regular menstrual cycles that last too long (>7 days) or are too heavy (> 80 ml blood loss). Metrorrhagia is irregular menstrual bleeding. Menometrorrhagia is abnormally heavy bleeding that occurs with an irregular timing. Dysfunctional uterine bleeding is a more generic term describing prolonged, excessive or frequent, unpatterned uterine bleeding that is not relat...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 20, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Osteoporosis and Hormone Therapy for Prostate...
Osteoporosis is associated with hormone therapy for prostate cancer. Learn more. (Source: About.com Prostate Cancer)
Source: About.com Prostate Cancer - January 14, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news

Alan Turing's pardon is wrong | Ally Fogg
To single out Turing is to say all the other persecuted gay men are not so deserving of justice because they were less exceptionalThe Queen's announcement of a posthumous pardon, under a Royal Prerogative of Mercy, to Alan Turing follows a long campaign and a petition signed by more than 37,000 people. The pardon will be welcomed by many, and it is undoubtedly a gesture of humanity, compassion and progressive values. It is also entirely, profoundly wrong.Turing was an intellectual legend of the 20th century. His breakthroughs in applied mathematics have led him to be described as the father of modern computing. His work on...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 24, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Ally Fogg Tags: Comment Alan Turing theguardian.com Sexuality World news Gay rights Law Politics UK news Second world war Human rights Science Comment is free Source Type: news

Leukemia Drug Boosts Endocrine Breast Tx (CME/CE)
SAN ANTONIO (MedPage Today) -- The leukemia drug dasatinib (Sprycel) doubled time to disease progression or death for women starting hormonal therapy for metastatic breast cancer but failed to affect clinical response, an early-phase trial showed. (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - December 13, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Exercise Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk in Black Women
Regular, brisk activity seems to help prevent some aggressive tumors that resist hormone therapy, study says (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 12, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Research, Sports Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Exercise Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk in Black Women
Regular, brisk activity seems to help prevent some aggressive tumors that resist hormone therapy, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: African American Health, Breast Cancer, Exercise and Physical Fitness (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some older patients with breast cancer may avoid radiotherapy
Omission of radiotherapy is a reasonable option for women age 65 or older who receive hormone therapy after breast-conserving surgery for hormone receptor-positive, axillary node-negative breast cancer, according to results of the PRIME 2 trial presented at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 10-14."Radiotherapy has been known to reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence three- to fourfold. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Avoiding radiotherapy is an option for some older patients with breast cancer
(American Association for Cancer Research) Omission of radiotherapy is a reasonable option for women age 65 or older who receive hormone therapy after breast-conserving surgery for hormone receptor-positive, axillary node-negative breast cancer, according to results of the PRIME 2 trial presented here at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 10-14. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 11, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

sCD163 and sex steroids
Soluble CD163 (sCD163) is linked to low-grade inflammation states, including diabetes, obesity, liver disease, and atherosclerosis, all of which are prevalent in Turner Syndrome (TS) and Klinefelter Syndrome (KS). Thomsen and colleagues assessed the levels and regulation of sCD163 with regard to treatment with sex hormone therapy in males with KS and females with TS. They found that males with KS had higher levels of sCD163 compared with controls and the levels correlated to plasma testosterone. Treatment with testosterone did not significantly lower sCD163. Females with TS not receiving hormone replacement therapy (HRT) h...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 10, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

NIH-Funded Study Shows Increased Survival in Men with Metastatic Prostate Cancer Who Receive Chemotherapy When Starting Hormone Therapy
Source: National Cancer Institute - Related MedlinePlus Page: Prostate Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's a Normal Lab Result for a Transgender Patient?What's a Normal Lab Result for a Transgender Patient?
Transgender patients on hormone therapy should have their own laboratory reference ranges, researchers say. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Presence of hot flashes may predict success of hormone therapy
Hormones at menopause can help with sleep, memory, and more, but only when a woman also has hot flashes, find researchers at Helsinki University in Finland. Their study was published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).NAMS and 14 other leading women's health organizations agree that hormone therapy is acceptable at menopause for most women who are bothered by moderate to severe menopause symptoms. For women who aren't bothered by moderate to severe hot flashes, this study indicates that hormone therapy will not improve their quality of life. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy May Work Only for Women With Hot Flashes
Study finds gains in memory, sleep and focus aren't universal (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy May Work Only for Women With Hot Flashes
Title: Hormone Therapy May Work Only for Women With Hot FlashesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/13/2013 9:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/13/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - November 13, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hormonal Therapy Possible for Some Uterine Cancer CasesHormonal Therapy Possible for Some Uterine Cancer Cases
Dr. Kovacs reviews the options available for women wishing to preserve their fertility after treatment. Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Viewpoint Source Type: news

Prostate cancer deaths fall by a fifth in 20 years, says Cancer Research UK
Prostate cancer is second most common cause of cancer death among men, but progress has been made in treatmentDeath rates from prostate cancer have fallen by a fifth in the last two decades, according to Cancer Research UK.Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death among men and the fourth overall. But, the charity says, considerable progress has been made in life-saving treatment.Better treatment, more widespread use of hormone therapy, radical surgery and radiotherapy have all played a part in the drop in death rate.In the early 1990s, there were around 30 deaths per 100,000 men in the population, bu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 1, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Tags: The Guardian News Health Medical research Society Cancer UK news Prostate cancer Source Type: news

Developing world faces breast cancer surge, study suggests
Rising breast cancer incidence and mortality represent a significant and growing threat for the developing world, according to a new global study commissioned by GE Healthcare. Explained report co-author Bengt Jönsson, Professor in Health Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics: "Breast cancer is on the rise across developing nations, mainly due to the increase in life expectancy and lifestyle changes such as women having fewer children, as well as hormonal intervention such as post-menopausal hormonal therapy... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Take-Home Points From the WHI Hormone Therapy TrialsTake-Home Points From the WHI Hormone Therapy Trials
How should findings from the latest Women's Health Initiative trials inform your clinical decision-making? Dr. JoAnn Manson explains. Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

The last word on hormone therapy?
When Janice hit menopause, she had terrible night sweats and hot flashes, but she was scared to undergo hormone replacement therapy. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - October 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy may not help against heart disease, but can provide benefits
Estrogen/progestin combination hormone therapy raised breast cancer risk and didn't reduce heart disease; estrogen-only had fewer risks for younger women (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dealing with side-effects of hormone therapy for prostate cancer
Flushed face, sweating, a sudden rush of heat. The hot flash, the bane of menopausal women, also can affect men who are undergoing hormone therapy for prostate cancer. But unlike in women, neither soy protein nor a common antidepressant provides relief for men, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Hot flashes occur in approximately 80 percent of men who are undergoing hormone manipulation as treatment for prostate cancer... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

New Analysis Confirms Hormone Therapy Won't Prevent Disease After Menopause
Title: New Analysis Confirms Hormone Therapy Won't Prevent Disease After MenopauseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/1/2013 4:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - October 2, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Analysis Confirms Hormone Therapy Won't Prevent Disease After Menopause
But follow-up research shows that short-term use for hot flashes remains an option (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Analysis Confirms Hormone Therapy Won’t Prevent Disease After Menopause
But follow-up research shows that short-term use for hot flashes remains an option (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 1, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

HRT: A 'Complex' Risk-Benefit Profile (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- The breast cancer risk seen with combination hormone therapy in the Women's Health Initiative trial persists in the long run, but estrogen alone may protect against it, according to long-term follow-up. (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - October 1, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone therapy not for disease prevention: study
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Hormone therapy may help some women manage hot flashes during menopause. But it should not be used to prevent conditions like heart disease and dementia, a new study confirms. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Extended follow-up of hormone therapy trials does not support use for chronic disease prevention
Extended follow-up of the two Women's Health Initiative hormone therapy trials does not support use of hormones for chronic disease prevention, although the treatment may be appropriate for menopausal symptom management in some women, according to a study in the October 2 issue of JAMA. The hormone therapy trials of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) were stopped after investigators found that the health risks outweighed the benefits... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Women’s Health Initiative Publishes New Comprehensive Results from Hormone Therapy Trials
Follow up of study participants now extends to 13 years; Results will inform clinical decision making (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 1, 2013 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Women’s Health Initiative Publishes New Comprehensive Results from Hormone Therapy Trials
Follow up of study participants now extends to 13 years; Results will inform clinical decision making (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - October 1, 2013 Category: Research Source Type: news

Women ’s Health Initiative Publishes New Comprehensive Results from Hormone Therapy Trials
Follow up of study participants now extends to 13 years; Results will inform clinical decision making (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 1, 2013 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Women ’s Health Initiative Publishes New Comprehensive Results from Hormone Therapy Trials
Follow up of study participants now extends to 13 years; Results will inform clinical decision making (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - October 1, 2013 Category: Research Source Type: news

Women ’s Health Initiative Publishes New Comprehensive Results from Hormone Therapy Trials
Follow up of study participants now extends to 13 years; Results will inform clinical decision making (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 1, 2013 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

HRT Risks May Vary by Type of Estrogen Drug (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- For women with menopausal symptoms, not all oral hormone therapy is created equal, with conjugated equine estrogens associated with about twice the risk of venous thrombosis compared with estradiol, researchers reported. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 30, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Doubt cast on the benefits of omega-3 for the brain
Conclusion This study investigated the possible benefits of a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids on the brain. It has several limitations: One problem is that it only measured blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids at the start of the study. These might have changed over time if the women changed their diets or started – or stopped – taking omega-3 supplements. Also, the first cognitive tests were administered on average three years after the blood samples were taken. It’s important to note that the researchers did not measure women’s dietary intake of omega-3 fats, only blood levels, although the ...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Food/diet Neurology Source Type: news

Breast cancer test may stop un-needed therapy
Conclusion It is fair to say that it is not clear what the effect on the overall percentage of patients having chemotherapy is at this moment in time. But better targeting of chemotherapy – giving it to those who are more likely to benefit from it – may also help women avoid unnecessary treatment and potential harm. The test may also help to alleviate some of the emotional and psychological strain experienced by patients who are currently placed in the “intermediate” risk category. Analysis by Bazian. Edited by NHS Choices. Follow Behind the Headlines on twitter. Links To The Headlines New br...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics/stem cells Cancer QA articles Source Type: news

Director's Message: What We Know About Complementary Health Practices for Menopausal Symptoms
Many women suffer from the bothersome symptoms associated with menopause. Hot flashes, in particular, are a common problem for women my age. For decades, hormone therapy such as estrogen or progestin was the common treatment for these symptoms, but findings from the Women’s Health Initiative research program raised serious concerns about the long-term safety of menopausal hormone therapy. These concerns are one reason that many women are turning to mind and body practices and natural products to help with these symptoms. But how useful are these practices? (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 25, 2013 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news