Self-esteem in children and adolescents with growth hormone deficiency - Ayadi H, Cherif L, Hadjkacem I, Kammoun W, Khemakhem K, Khemekhem S, Moalla Y, Kammoun T, Hachicha M, Ghribi F.
The aim of this study was to assess self-esteem in children and adolescents with growth hormone deficiency and to establish the factors influencing self-esteem in children and adolescents with growth hormone deficiency.This cross-sectional study was carrie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study finds man-made pollution is transforming 'untouched' areas of the earth
(Natural News) Are there any natural, pristine environments left on Earth? Ecosystems that were once considered untouched by humans are now absorbing unprecedented levels of man-made pollution. A class of hormone-disrupting chemicals called polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) was found concentrated at some of the deepest points on Earth. Dr. Alan Jamieson from Newcastle University led a study... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From body to brain and back again —how the hormone leptin utilizes brain cell circuits to regulate appetite, calorie burning, and glucose levels
Scientists have used a new genetic tool in mice to map out the cellular brain circuits used by the hormone leptin to control energy balance (calories consumed versus calories burned) and blood glucose (sugar) levels.  (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 19, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Former P & G executive joins C-suite of pharma firm
A former Procter& Gamble Co. executive, Dr. Andreas Grauer, has been hired as chief medical officer of Corcept Therapeutics Inc., which is engaged in the discovery and development of drugs to treat metabolic, oncologic and psychiatric disorders by modulating the effects of the stress hormone cortisol. Grauer spent more than 11 years with the Cincinnati-based maker of consumer goods such as Pepto-Bismol upset stomach reliever (NYSE: PG), rising to global executive medical director for new technology… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Elevated stress hormone levels increase breast cancer metastasis
A new study, published inNature, suggests that exposure to stress can increase breast cancer spread as corticosteroids can promote metastasis.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormonal treatment may trigger depression in men with prostate cancer
(European Association of Urology) Men who receive anti-hormonal treatment after having their prostate removed are 80 percent more likely to suffer from depression than men who don't receive this treatment. This leads researchers to suggest that patients receiving androgen deprivation therapy should be monitored for post-surgical depression. This is presented at the European Association of Urology congress in Barcelona. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Test Predicts Resistance to Hormonal Therapy in Prostate Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Validation study confirms assist in decision-making (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - March 16, 2019 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Testosterone slows prostate cancer recurrence in low-risk patients
(European Association of Urology) In the largest such study so far undertaken, US researchers have shown that testosterone replacement slows the recurrence of prostate cancer in low-risk patients. This may call into question the general applicability of Nobel-Prize winning hormonal prostate treatment. The work is presented at the European Association of Urology congress in Barcelona. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PCOS risk may be determined by pre-pubertal hormone
According to research, published inThe Journal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, levels of anti-Mullerian hormone may be able to diagnose PCOS risk in girls before they begin menstruating.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 15, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Gene Variant Linked to Lower Levels of Hormonal Birth Control
Such differences may help explain accidental pregnancies among women on the pill, researchers say. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 14, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

SPIT lab leading the effort to analyze hair, expand research on puberty
(Iowa State University) Puberty is something we all go through and yet there is limited science to explain how it affects our physical and mental health. The answers to these questions may be found in our hair. An Iowa State University researcher is using hair samples to study how hormones and environmental factors influence the process of puberty. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can cause a sensitive breast?
Breast sensitivity can come and go, and it is rarely a cause for concern. Causes of a sensitive breast can include hormonal changes, injuries, cysts, and breastfeeding issues. Learn more about the possible causes and when to see a doctor here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Birth Control Pills May Fail In Women With Certain Genetic Variant
BOSTON (CBS) – While birth control pills are one of the most effective ways to prevent pregnancy, they don’t work 100 percent of the time. The small failure rate was largely thought to be due to human error, like a woman missing a dose. But a new study from the University of Colorado finds that some women may be more likely to get pregnant on the pill due to their genetics, not their forgetfulness. Researchers looked at 350 women with hormonal implants, like Nexplanon, which are small plastic strips placed in a woman’s upper arm that slowly release hormones to prevent pregnancy. They found that women with...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local birth control Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch Source Type: news

Molecular 'Clues' May Predict Breast Cancer Return
If doctors could better predict which patients had a high recurrence risk, those women might want to continue hormone therapy past the standard five years. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some women metabolise contraceptive hormones more efficiently
A study, published inObstetrics and Gynecology, reports on a genetic variant that promotes faster breakdown of hormones, and may lead to reduced effectiveness of contraception in women.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 13, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Stress hormones promote breast cancer metastasis
(University of Basel) Scientists from the University of Basel and the University Hospital of Basel have deciphered the molecular mechanisms linking breast cancer metastasis with increased stress hormones. In addition, they found that synthetic derivatives of stress hormones, which are frequently used as anti-inflammatory in cancer therapy, decrease the efficacy of chemotherapy. These results come from patient-derived models of breast cancer in mice and may have implications for the treatment of patients with breast cancer, as reported in Nature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 13, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Are Some Birth Control Methods Doomed to Fail?
A gene variant that breaks down hormones in birth control could be the culprit, researchers reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is THIS why women get pregnant on birth control? Gene breaks down hormones
The paper is the first to discover a gene that may interfere with contraception, possibly offering an answer to the mystery as to why women every year slip through the contraceptive net. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vatican approves use of chemical castration drug in latest sign that Pope Francis is an agent for Lucifer
(Natural News) The Vatican now supports the use of puberty blocker drugs for kids who want to halt and suppress their natural development into a man or woman. The Vatican’s new position on the issue raises red flags. Suppressing a child’s hormones is a form of chemical child abuse. Those who are confused or curious... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genes may explain why some women on the Pill still get pregnant
(Reuters Health) - It's long been assumed that women who get pregnant on birth control pills somehow erred, possibly by forgetting a dose. But a new study suggests some women may inherit genes that break down contraceptive hormones more rapidly, leaving them with hormone levels that are too low to prevent pregnancy, according to a report published in Obstetrics& Gynecology. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Your birth control may fail if you have this genetic variant, research suggests
Your genetic makeup can affect how well different medicines work, and new research explores whether that's true for hormonal contraceptives. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetics may reduce efficacy of hormonal contraception – study
Tentative link found between genetic variant and faster breakdown of hormoneAn unintended pregnancy while using hormonal contraception may not always be down to the woman ’s mistake, according to research that suggests for some genetics could play a role.Millions of women use hormonal contraceptives such as different types of the pill, contraceptive implants or hormone-releasing intrauterine systems (IUS) or vaginal rings. These devices release hormones to prevent the release of an egg, as well as triggering other changes in the body to prevent a pregnancy.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Contraception and family planning Genetics Medical research Biology Science Society Women Source Type: news

Are Some Birth Control Methods Doomed to Fail?
TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 -- Women who get pregnant when using certain contraceptives might have their genes to blame, a new study suggests. A gene variant that breaks down hormones in birth control could be the culprit, researchers reported. " When a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Is this hair test the key to revealing a hormone imbalance?
(Natural News) A hair tissue mineral analysis (hTMA) can be a better indicator of a hormone imbalance than a traditional blood test. Certified Nutrition and Wellness counselor, Sue Hughes, recommends this non-invasive procedure to her patients to determine not only if they have a hormonal imbalance but what hormones are not at their correct levels.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Mouth sores: Everything you need to know
Mouth sores are a common complaint, and they can occur for a variety of reasons, including irritation, hormonal changes, and infection. Learn about the causes and treatment of mouth sores here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

New breast cancer care 'may save 500 lives a year'
Most of the 2,000 UK patients diagnosed each year with stage four of the disease are given chemotherapy and anti-hormonal drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: Living Light:  The Art of Using Light for Health & Happiness
While it’s hard not to notice the brilliant display of colors set off by a sunset over the water, we seldom consider the biological, or even psychological, benefits of light. “It is my belief that good quality light in our daily lives is far more important than we might think,” writes Karl Ryberg. In his new book, Living Light: The Art of Using Light For Health And Happiness, Ryberg brings us his life’s work — studying the obvious and not so obvious ways in which light affects us and how we can use light in our lives not only function better, but feel better. Light, we know, plays an important...
Source: Psych Central - March 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Book Reviews Disorders General Habits Psychology Seasonal Affective Disorder Self-Help Treatment artificial light Light therapy Living Light natural light Ryberg SAD Source Type: news

SUSTAIN 9 Trial Success; Hormone Therapy & Alzheimer's;'Diabulimia '
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy Linked to Slight Rise in Alzheimer's Risk
Title: Hormone Therapy Linked to Slight Rise in Alzheimer's RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/7/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/8/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - March 8, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

I ’ve frozen my eggs, but women shouldn’t have to solve the ‘baby bust’ alone | Dearbhail McDonald
We are having fewer children and living longer than ever before – we need to talk about the fertility crisisIt ’s a long road from playing with baby dolls as a small child, fighting with your twin sister over the name of your future first born, to being sedated and wheeled into an operating theatre for your eggs to be retrieved and frozen. That’s where I found myself a few years ago. A woman in her mid-3 0s, highly educated with a successful and rewarding media career, injecting herself daily with a bespoke cocktail of hormones, and parting with thousands of pounds in a heart-wrenching bid to preserve her...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Dearbhail McDonald Tags: Population World news Reproduction Ageing Biology Science Fertility problems Health Society Source Type: news

HRT Linked to Slight Rise in Alzheimer's Risk
The study found that women taking hormone replacement therapy had a 9 percent to 17 percent higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. In women who began taking hormone therapy before age 60, this increased risk was tied to use of HRT for a decade or longer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adrenal Fatigue:'Just a Myth'? Adrenal Fatigue:'Just a Myth'?
This controversial diagnosis may not have scientific merit as a real hormonal condition, but simply waving it off as'just a myth'may be doing patients more harm than good.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Article Source Type: news

It May Be Time to Take Adrenal Fatigue Seriously It May Be Time to Take Adrenal Fatigue Seriously
This controversial diagnosis may not have scientific merit as a real hormonal condition, but simply waving it off as'just a myth'may be doing patients more harm than good.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Article Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy Linked to Slight Rise in Alzheimer's Risk
THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 -- Many women turn to hormone therapy to ease some of the more troubling symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and night sweats. But new research suggests that relief may come at a cost -- an increased risk of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Long-Term Systemic Hormone Therapy May Up Alzheimer Risk
THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 -- Long-term use of systemic hormone therapy may be associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer disease, according to a study published online March 6 in The BMJ. Hanna Savolainen-Peltonen, M.D., Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Thyroid hormone helped our ancestors survive but left us susceptible
(University of California - San Francisco) Although most victims survive the 735,000 heart attacks that occur annually in the US, their heart tissue is often irreparably damaged -- unlike many other cells in the body, once injured, heart cells cannot regenerate. According to a new UC San Francisco study, the issue may date back to our earliest mammalian ancestors, which may have lost the ability to regenerate heart tissue in exchange for endothermy -- or 'warm-bloodedness.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

VA study evaluates quality indicators for hormone therapy in menopausal women
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Improvements are needed in VA's prescribing of hormone therapy for menopausal women veterans, concludes a study in the Journal for Healthcare Quality, the peer-reviewed journal of the National Association for Healthcare Quality. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Millions of women who take HRT pills may face a greater risk of Alzheimer's, warns study
An estimated one million women in Britain and five per cent of women over the age of 50 in the US take hormone replacement therapy to help relieve menopause symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High testosterone levels could be killing men by causing blood clots and heart failure, study claims
A joint study by the City University of New York and the University of Hong Kong examined relations between the killer heart conditions and the male sex hormone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy tied to Alzheimer's risk, study says, but experts urge caution
An observational study on hormone replacement therapy in nearly 85,000 postmenopausal Finnish women found that those on such therapy had a very small increased risk for Alzheimer's, especially when using combination hormones long-term. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to know about pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic cancer begins in the tissues of your pancreas -- an organ in your abdomen that lies horizontally behind the lower part of your stomach. Your pancreas releases enzymes that aid digestion and hormones that help manage your blood sugar. Pancreatic cancer typically spreads rapidly to nearby organs. It is seldom detected in its early [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 7, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Pancreatic Cancer: Dr. Mallika Marshall On Alex Trebek ’ s Diagnosis
BOSTON (CBS) — “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek announced Wednesday that he is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  A Message from Alex Trebek: pic.twitter.com/LbxcIyeTCF — Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) March 6, 2019 The 78-year-old Trebek, who has hosted the popular quiz show since 1984, vowed to keep working and said “I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease.” WBZ-TV’s Dr. Mallika Marshall sat down with David Wade and Lisa Hughes to answer questions about this deadly cancer. What Is The Pancreas? It’s an organ that sits behind the stomach. It produces ho...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Alex Trebek Dr. Mallika Marshall Pancreatic Cancer Source Type: news

Can't stand the rain? How wet weather affects human behaviour
Rainfall affects our mood, our propensity to commit crime and how hungry we feel – but why?It ’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring. He bumped his head when he went to bed, and he couldn’t get up in the morning. This was possibly because in the absence of sunlight his body was still producing the hormone melatonin, which makes you sleepy. There are many ways that rainfall af fects human behaviour. Why do crime levels drop when the heavens open? How much does rain really affect people’s moods and behaviour?In 2008 university researcherspublished a paper proposing that weak summer mon...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Flook Tags: Science Source Type: news

Scientists identify genetic factors that may cause some people to become obese
(Rockefeller University) New research on leptin, a hormone that regulates appetite, reveals a previously unknown mechanism that may be responsible for at least 10 percent of obesity cases. The findings could help identify individuals with treatable forms of the condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Beta-Cell Sensitivity Reduced After Gastric Bypass Surgery Beta-Cell Sensitivity Reduced After Gastric Bypass Surgery
After gastric bypass surgery, beta-cells in nondiabetic patients are less sensitive to insulinotropic gut hormones, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Can You Really Catch Up on Lost Sleep? Here ’s What the Science Says
Experts have long said that you can’t make up for lost sleep by snoozing more on your days off. But in 2018, a study published in the Journal of Sleep Research called that conclusion into question, suggesting that sleeping in on days off could cancel out at least some of the health risks associated with work-week sleep deprivation, including the threat of early death. But a study recently published in Current Biology echoes previous convictions. It says extra weekend rest is not enough to make up for sleep lost during the week, and concludes that the “benefits of weekend recovery sleep are transient.” C...
Source: TIME: Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized sleep Source Type: news

Chemicals found in carpets, floors and clothes damage SPERM
Researchers at the University of Nottingham said sperm motility and DNA damage are both affected by chemicals found around the home because they cause hormone changes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture a'Realistic Option' vs HRT for Hot Flashes Acupuncture a'Realistic Option' vs HRT for Hot Flashes
A small study shows that acupuncture is better than no treatment for menopausal symptoms and is a realistic option for women who cannot or do not wish to use hormone replacement therapy (HRT), say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

How celastrol sensitizes brains to leptin, curbing hunger and obesity
Celastrol's potent anti-obesity effects were widely reported in 2015. Derived from the roots of the thunder god vine, the drug curbed food intake in obese mice by nearly 80 percent, producing up to a 45 percent weight loss. Celastrol increases the brain's sensitivity to leptin, the hormone that signals we've had enough to eat, but until now, no one knew how. In today's Nature Medicine, a study led by Umut Ozcan, MD, at Boston Children's Hospital finally solves the mystery. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Do Men and Women Experience Bipolar Disorder Differently?
Bipolar disorder affects men and women in equal numbers, and the symptoms are essentially identical. But some key differences do exist—differences that might be due to biological factors, and social ones, too. For starters, research has consistently shown that women have higher rates of bipolar II disorder, “which typically presents as a chronic depressive disorder with periods of hypomania,” according to Candida Fink, MD, a board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with a private practice in Westchester, N.Y. There’s a misconception that bipolar II disorder is less severe than bipola...
Source: Psych Central - March 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Disorders Gender General Men's Issues Women's Issues Bipolar Disorder bipolar disorder and pregnancy bipolar I Bipolar Ii Gender Differences men and bipolar disorder menopause and bipolar disorder menstruation and bipolar Source Type: news