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Can HRT Relieve Migraines in Symptomatic Women? Can HRT Relieve Migraines in Symptomatic Women?
New research explores the risk/benefit profile of reproductive hormone therapy in menopausal women with migraine.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Kim Kardashian can breastfeed her baby from a surrogate
Experts explain how women can breastfeed children who were born to a surrogate mother. The process involves hormones that trick their body into thinking it's pregnant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The effects of sex differences and hormonal contraception on outcomes following collegiate sports-related concussion - Gallagher VT, Kramer N, Abbott K, Alexander J, Breiter H, Herrold A, Lindley T, Mjaanes J, Reilly J.
There is conflicting evidence regarding whether females are more adversely affected following concussion relative to males. Further, recent research suggests hormonal contraceptive (HC) use may affect symptom severity and duration post-concussion. The obje... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The everyday items that cause infertility and even cancer  
Dr Channa Jayasena, a consultant in reproductive endocrinology at Imperial College London, said: ‘We know little about hormone altering chemicals but our exposure to them is a concern.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers develop first cortisol treatment specifically designed for infants
EU-funded researchers have developed a treatment tailored for babies and children lacking the stress hormone cortisol. The drug, the first hydrocortisone formulation specifically designed for infants, could become available next year following successful clinical trials. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - January 18, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Late Recurrence in ER- Positive Breast Cancer: Banking on Biomarkers Late Recurrence in ER- Positive Breast Cancer: Banking on Biomarkers
Evaluation of biomarkers after 5 years of standard therapy for hormone-positive breast cancer may help determine those at risk for recurrence and those who may need further endocrine therapy.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Skinny pigs? Low-fat craze gone too far
Let’s face it. You and I both know most Americans are struggling with their weight. I see it in my practice every day. There’s not one study that will tell you otherwise. What’s more, there’s been an explosion of not only obesity, but of related diseases like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. But did you realize that the rates of obesity and disease in America began rising at the exact same time the health authorities told us to eat a low-fat diet? It started in 1977 when George McGovern led a Senate Committee that released its “Dietary Goals for the United States.” According to ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Nutrition clogged arteries fat heart healthy low-fat polyunsaturated fats skinny Weight Loss Source Type: news

Hormone therapy, gender affirmation surgery, and their association with recent suicidal ideation and depression symptoms in transgender veterans - Tucker RP, Testa RJ, Simpson TL, Shipherd JC, Blosnich JR, Lehavot K.
BACKGROUND: Access to transition-related medical interventions (TRMIs) for transgender veterans has been the subject of substantial public interest and debate. To better inform these important conversations, the current study investigated whether undergoin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why we're more likely to overeat in the evening
Stress and changes in levels of 'hunger hormones' may help to explain why we're more likely to overeat in the evening than earlier in the day. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

$24M deal: Bucks County biopharm firm acquires rights to growth hormone deficiency drug
The company expects to launch the product, used to diagnose adults with growth hormone deficiency, mid-year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Modulating molecules
(Harvard University) Between sights, sounds, smells and other senses, the brain is flooded with stimuli on a moment-to-moment basis. How can it sort through the flood of information to decide what is important and what can be relegated to the background? Though popularly known as the 'love hormone,' a team of Harvard researchers found evidence that oxytocin actually plays a crucial role in helping the brain process a wide array of social signals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Biomarker Disruptor
Would you rather get a biopsy or a blood test to check for prostate cancer? Quanterix chairman/CEO Kevin Hrusovsky said with the help of his company's latest product, the SR-X Ultra-Sensitive Biomarker Detection System, a simple blood test could replace, or complement, invasive diagnostic procedures. Using digital technology, the SR-X can detect cancer, neurological disorders, inflammatory and infectious diseases, and heart events months or even years earlier, and less invasively, than existing technology.   Using Quanterix's single molecule array (Simoa) science, which is similar to a digital enzyme-linked immunosorb...
Source: MDDI - January 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Evening hours may pose higher risk for overeating, especially when under stress, study finds
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Experiments with a small group of overweight men and women have added to evidence that 'hunger hormone' levels rise and 'satiety (or fullness) hormone' levels decrease in the evening. The findings also suggest that stress may increase hunger hormone levels more in the evening, and the impact of hormones on appetite may be greater for people prone to binge eating. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diabetes gene found that causes low and high blood sugar levels in the same family
(Queen Mary University of London) A Queen Mary University of London study of families with rare blood sugar conditions has revealed a new gene thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin, the key hormone in diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ibuprofen found to RAVAGE male fertility and threaten testicular health: Just 3 tablets per day can result in lower libido, muscle loss, depression, and eventually ED
(Natural News) Men beware: taking ibuprofen daily can negatively impact your fertility. To be more precise: taking this pain reliever in doses utilized by athletes can lead to sexual hormone dysfunction. This is what a team of Danish and French investigators uncovered in their study. This new research is built on the team’s earlier work,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Androgen deficiency linked to sex hormone-binding globulin
A cross-sectional study in men, published inClinical Endocrinology, shows an association between increased levels of sex hormone-binding globulin and androgen deficiency.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Corticotropin-releasing hormone mediates stress-induced illness
A study in mice, published in theJournal of Leukocyte Biology, reports that corticotropin-releasing hormone stimulates histamine release in stress conditions, leading to disease.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New study on abortion pill shows high success, low rate of complications
Ever since the abortion pill RU-486 began to hit the market in the 1980s, questions have lingered about its safety, especially for women who take it in countries where terminating an unwanted pregnancy is restricted and they cannot openly seek help from a medical professional if something goes wrong. As reports of deaths and injuries grew in the early 2000s and the pill became a […]Related:He was 21 and fit. He tried to push through the flu — and it killed him.The rural-urban sex divide in three simple chartsIbuprofen appears to mess with male hormones. Should ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy May Head Off Menopausal Depression Hormone Therapy May Head Off Menopausal Depression
Hormone therapy may help prevent the onset of symptoms of depression in the transition to menopause, particularly for women experiencing recent life stressors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Stomach fat is linked to a stressful lifestyle
Excess cortisol – the so-called stress hormone – can increase stomach fat. Colorado-based health expert Jackie Wicks explains the signs that you're suffering from 'stress belly'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Advisers Slam Lipocine's Testosterone Pill, Raising Doubts About'Low T' Drugs
Investors are fleeing from testosterone drugmaker Lipocine, but its FDA woes portend bigger challenges for companies developing new versions of the embattled hormone. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Arlene Weintraub, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:LPCN Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy May Ease Depression Linked to Menopause
Title: Hormone Therapy May Ease Depression Linked to MenopauseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - January 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy Appears to Reduce Depression Risk in Perimenopausal Women
Transdermal estrogen combined with oral progesterone lowers the risk for depression in perimenopausal women, suggests a small trial in JAMA Psychiatry. Some 170 nondepressed perimenopausal... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hormone therapy may reduce eating disorder symptoms in transgender people
(University of Nottingham) New research has shown that receiving cross-sex hormone therapy (CHT) can help to reduce the feelings of body dissatisfaction associated with eating disorders including anorexia and bulimia in transgender people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A 12-year-old was told she had the flu. The misdiagnosis may have caused her death.
Alyssa Alcaraz loved to sing, not only in her school's choir but in videos she would post to Musical.ly, an app that allows users post short music, lip-syncing and dance videos. Now those videos provide comfort to her 31-year-old mother, Keila Lino. As she clicks through them, she wonders if there was more she could […]Related:He was 21 and fit. He tried to push through the flu — and it killed him.The rural-urban sex divide in three simple chartsIbuprofen appears to mess with male hormones. Should you be worried? (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thawed, fresh embryos work equally well in many women
(Reuters Health) - - Women with infertility unrelated to a common hormonal disorder may have more options when they try in-vitro fertilization, two large new studies show. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hormone therapy stops depression before menopause starts
Women going through menopause are twice as likely to experience depression. Researchers from the University of North Carolina found that hormone therapy can prevent it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

He was 21 and fit. He tried to push through the flu — and it killed him.
Local 21-year-old dies of flu complications SAD STORY: A 21-year-old man from Latrobe died of complications from the flu. http://on.wpxi.com/2ElTmwD Posted by WPXI-TV Pittsburgh on Monday, January 8, 2018 Kyler Baughman seemed to be the face of fitness. The 21-year-old aspiring personal trainer filled his Facebook page with photos of himself riding motorbikes and lifting weights. He […]Related:The rural-urban sex divide in three simple chartsIbuprofen appears to mess with male hormones. Should you be worried?A top hospital knew this surgeon was accused of raping patients but kept him on staff, report says ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy May Aid Menopausal Depression
Surprisingly, for women with a past history of major depression -- which is a known risk factor for future depression -- hormone therapy didn't appear to lessen the risk of depressive symptoms. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The rural-urban sex divide in three simple charts
Political pundits, policymakers and demographers often talk about the divide between rural America and urban America, and we know a lot about the differences in jobs, incomes, health, education and numerous other indicators. But what about sex? There's been an odd gap in our knowledge about rural-urban variation in sexual activity and contraceptive use, but a new analysis from […]Related:Ibuprofen appears to mess with male hormones. Should you be worried?The cancer death rate has dropped again. Here’s why.‘Raw water’ is the latest health craze. Here’s why drinking it may b...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy May Ease Depression Linked to Menopause
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 -- A year of hormone therapy cut the risk of depression symptoms in women going through menopause and early postmenopause, new research shows. " Thirty-two percent of women randomized to treatment with a placebo experienced... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hot flashes in hormone-treated cancer patients can be managed
According to a study, published inJAMA, hot flashes caused by hormone therapy in cancer patients can be medically managed to reduce discomfort of patients.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Higher risk of hormone-related cancers in female night shift workers
According to a review, published inCancer Epidemiology Biomarkers& Prevention, female night shift workers in North America and Europe are at greater risk of developing hormone-related cancers, including breast cancer.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Ibuprofen appears to mess with male hormones. Should you be worried?
In recent decades, prompted by concerns that men's sperm quality is declining, researchers have looked at things they suspect of potentially disrupting the body’s endocrine system — from chemicals in water bottles to WiFi laptops to wearing tight underwear instead of boxers. You can add ibuprofen to the list. In a study published Monday in the Proceedings […]Related:The cancer death rate has dropped again. Here’s why.‘Raw water’ is the latest health craze. Here’s why drinking it may be a bad idea.Trump administration fires all members of HIV/AIDS advisory council (Source...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Humanitarian intervention reduces 'stress hormone' in war-affected youth
(Yale University) A new study shows that a humanitarian program to improve the mental health of adolescents affected by the Syrian war has a biological benefit: For participants in the program, it decreased levels of cortisol (a hormone associated with stress) by a third. It is the first study to use an objective biomarker to assess the impact of a mental-health intervention for war-affected youth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Experts provide insights on the body's stress response during critical illness
(Wiley) Critical illness causes the body to initiate a stress response, which activates the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis to increase the availability of the stress hormone cortisol. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer accelerated by stress, finds study
(Columbia University Medical Center) A new study shows how stress accelerates pancreatic cancer development. Beta-blockers, which block stress hormones, may increase survival for patients with the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Could melatonin be the key to healthy aging?
(Wiley) A new British Journal of Pharmacology review highlights the role of melatonin -- a hormone that is produced at night -- in regulating sleep and the body's biological, or circadian, clock. Research suggests that melatonin treatments may even help to improve the restorative value of sleep and to promote healthy physical and mental aging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Effects of estrogen treatment combat multiple sclerosis in mice
FINDINGSA study by UCLA researchers reveals the cellular basis for how the hormone estrogen protects against damage to the central nervous system in women with multiple sclerosis, or MS. The researchers found that estrogen treatment exerts positive effects on two types of cells during disease — immune cells in the brain as well as cells called oligodendrocytes.BACKGROUNDUCLADr. Rhonda VoskuhlMultiple sclerosis is a chronic autoimmune, neurodegenerative disease marked by visual impairment, weakness and sensory loss, as well as cognitive decline. These symptoms emerge when inflammatory immune cells destroy the myelin s...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ibuprofen may increase risk of fertility issues in men, study suggests
High doses of the common painkiller over a long period of time may put men at greater risk of fertility problems and other health issues, research indicatesMen who take high doses of ibuprofen for months at a time may be at greater risk of fertility issues and also other health problems, such as muscle wastage, erectile dysfunction and fatigue, scientists have found.Research on healthy young men who took the common painkiller for up to six weeks showed that the drug disrupted the production of male sex hormones and led to a condition normally seen in older men and smokers.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Drugs Medical research Health Society Fertility problems Men's health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Remote healing of bipolar disorder, eating disorder not otherwise specified, posttraumatic stress disorder, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome through lifestyle change - Brogan K.
This case report illustrates the relationship between gut, hormonal, and brain function in that dietary change, mindfulness interventions, and detoxification led to resolution of disabling psychiatric symptoms. In this case, a single Caucasian female resol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Six ibuprofen tablets can affect men's fertility libido
Taking about six tablets a day of ibuprofen for six weeks upsets male hormone production, hampering their fertility and libido, according to a new study done in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-Term Ibuprofen Use May Impact Men's Testicular Health And Fertility
A small study suggests ibuprofen can disrupt male sex hormones, giving rise to concerns that prolonged use may affect fertility (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Helen Thomson, Contributor Source Type: news

The obesity battle begins in the brain, new study says
Researchers from the University of California at San Francisco suggest the key to controlling hunger and fighting obesity lie in antenna-like structures in the brain that produce hormones. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hot flashes caused by cancer therapy can be prevented, treated
(Reuters Health) - Cancer patients with hot flashes related to hormone therapy should know that these uncomfortable symptoms can be managed, according to a recently published resource for patients. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

No increased risk of bone fracture in Turner syndrome
According to a 6-year prospective study, published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, girls with Turner syndrome, given growth hormone and oestrogen therapy, do not have an increased risk of bone fractures.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Health Tip: Positive Parenting
-- The younger teen years are some of the most emotional, physical and difficult years for adolescents. As hormones change and teens go through puberty, they may be self-conscious about their changing bodies and may worry frequently about what... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Keto Diet Last, DASH First In New Diet Rankings
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — If you’re a fan of the “fat-burning” keto diet, you’ll be fired up about its ranking in the 2018 list of best diets from US News and World Report: It’s tied for last, along with the relatively unknown Dukan diet. Both stress eating a ton of protein and minimal carbs, putting the dieter into “ketosis,” when the body breaks down both ingested and stored body fat into ketones, which it uses as energy. People on such diets often deal with fatigue and light-headedness as they adjust to a lack of carbohydrates. Though the experts on the US News and Wo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Weight Loss Source Type: news

Gender, Menopausal Status, and Drug-induced Liver Injury Gender, Menopausal Status, and Drug-induced Liver Injury
How might gender and sex hormones contribute to type and severity of drug-induced liver injury?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Leptin hormone spurs body ’s shift from burning carbs to fat
New insights into the hormone leptin have been discovered by Yale research, with significant implications for our understanding of human metabolism. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news