LGBTQ+ Youth Consult Questions: Use of Sex Hormone Therapy LGBTQ+ Youth Consult Questions: Use of Sex Hormone Therapy
Adolescence is a critical time for bone mineral density accrual, which is driven by sex hormones.MDedge (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 18, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Trans Adults in Missouri Brace For Cutoffs to Gender-Affirming Health Care
Ellie Bridgman spent her Thursday night shift at a local gas station in Union, Missouri, planning for the day she’ll lose access to gender-affirming treatments the transgender and nonbinary 23-year-old credits with making “life worth living.” A first-of-its-kind emergency rule introduced this week by Missouri’s Republican Attorney General Andrew Bailey will impose numerous restrictions on both adults and children before they can receive puberty-blocking drugs, hormones or surgeries “for the purpose of transitioning gender.” Transgender rights advocates have vowed to challenge the rule in...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hannah Schoenbaum and David A. Lieb / Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Missouri wire Source Type: news

Menopause Treatment Options: Your Questions Answered
In our webinar, viewers asked Juliana M. Kling, MD, MPH, questions about hormone therapy, menopause symptoms, sex during menopause, and more. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 14, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Addition of Metastasis-Directed Therapy Increases PFS in Prostate Cancer
THURSDAY, April 13, 2023 -- The addition of metastasis-directed therapy (MDT), consisting of definitive radiation therapy to all sites of disease, to hormone therapy results in improved progression-free survival for men with oligometastatic prostate... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - April 13, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Drives Alzheimer's in Women?
(MedPage Today) -- Female sex, early age at menopause, and hormone therapy use each were associated with higher regional tau in cognitively normal people with elevated beta-amyloid, cross-sectional PET data showed. The highest levels of tau were... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - April 3, 2023 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Early menopause ‘may make women more likely to develop dementia’
US researchers also find that starting HRT around the time of diagnosis may reduce riskWomen who enter the menopause early may be more likely to develop dementia, according to US researchers, who found that starting hormone replacement therapy around the time of diagnosis appeared to remove the risk.The findings are tentative, and need to be confirmed by larger studies, but suggest that starting hormone therapy soon after the first symptoms occur may be better for brain health as well as reducing heart disease and other medical issues linked to the menopause.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 3, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Alzheimer's Dementia Menopause Health Mental health Science World news Source Type: news

New drug combination shows increased survival rates among prostate cancer patients
Adding a certain hormone therapy to other treatments was shown to raise survival rates from prostate cancer to 67 percent after five years. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy Not Linked to Lung Cancer in Postmenopausal Women
FRIDAY, March 17, 2023 -- For postmenopausal women, hormone therapy (HT) is not associated with the risk for lung cancer development, and lower risk was seen with higher cumulative dosage and long-term use, according to a study published online Feb.... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - March 17, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

People are desperately trying to live forever. Here are the biggest anti-aging trends sweeping the nation
The quest for longevity is going mainstream. People are taking ice baths, fasting, and undergoing hormone therapy to stave off aging. kentoh/ Getty Images Silicon Valley billionaires have long been experimenting with ways to extend the human lifespan. But the quest for longevity has gone…#siliconvalley #ignatievgettyimages #gettythere #anantvinjamoori #modernage #healthcare #vinjamoori #circadian #creatusshutterstock #jackdorsey (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 16, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy Triggers Male Gene Patterns in Transgender Men’s Cells
A study deepens the scientific understanding of how androgens influence breast tissue, which may offer clues to treating breast cancer.  (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 15, 2023 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Hormones for Gender Dysphoria Associated With Cardiovascular Risk Hormones for Gender Dysphoria Associated With Cardiovascular Risk
Largest study to date examining risks of gender-affirming hormone therapy finds increased risks for some cardiovascular events, including notably stroke and heart attack.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 10, 2023 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

How I Support My Child in the Face of Utah ’s Ban on Gender-Affirming Health Care
E, my 9-year-old child, who I lovingly call Bug, is at the kitchen counter slurping spoonfuls of cereal and milk into his mouth on the cold, snowy morning of Jan. 29, 2023. I hand him a napkin from the other side of the counter to wipe the milk from his chin, take a sip of my coffee, and pick up my phone to scroll for a moment. He asks me what I’m looking at. I hover my finger over a pink, blue, and white flag in a small square and a caption below informing me that Utah has just passed the first law restricting gender-affirming care for transgender youth. I debate being honest with him, but before I can respond, he a...
Source: TIME: Health - March 1, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Brenner Tags: Uncategorized freelance LGBTQ Source Type: news

Escalated ADT Falls Short in Men With High-Risk Features After Prostatectomy
(MedPage Today) -- SAN FRANCISCO -- Add-on hormone therapy plus an antiandrogen to salvage radiation and androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) did not boost survival outcomes in high-risk prostate cancer. In the FORMULA-509 trial, the addition... (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 18, 2023 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

How does gender-affirming hormone therapy affect QOL in transgender patients? - Wilhelm S, Kelsberg G, Safranek S.
There are modest effects on depression but not anxiety. Gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) is associated with modest improvements in standardized scores for quality of life (QOL) and depression in adult male-to-female and female-to-male transgender pe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Longer oestrogen exposure could slash the risk of having a stroke, study suggests
The findings suggest that extending oestrogen exposure with hormone therapy could reduce the risk of stroke. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 2, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news