Hormone Infusion Shows Promise for Low Sexual Desire
(MedPage Today) -- An infusion of the hormone kisspeptin helped improve low sexual desire in both men and women, two small trials found. In the 37-participant study of heterosexual men with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), IV kisspeptin... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 3, 2023 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Hormone shots could be used as treatment for low sex drive
Kisspeptin found to bolster sexual responses by increasing brain activity linked to arousal and attractionPeople with a low sex drive could benefit from injections of a hormone called kisspeptin, according to clinical trials that found the shots can boost sexual responses.The trials are the first to show the hormone can increase activity in brain regions linked to arousal and attraction in men and women who are distressed by their low libidos.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 3, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Medical research Sex Health & wellbeing Science Life and style Source Type: news

Sex drive boosted by hormone kisspeptin in trials
Brain scans show it can improve sexual desire, but larger studies are needed to confirm the findings. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 3, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eighteenth year of Rodbell Lecture spotlights role of hormones in cancer
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2016/6/feature/feature3-rodbell/thumb791438.jpg?itok=aho4bWC6" /><br /> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

The placenta — early mediator of environmental exposure
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2016/10/science-highlights/placenta/thumb800334.jpg?itok=Dv0BgHt5" /><br /><p>In a Keystone seminar, Jennifer Adibi, Sc.D., described how the placenta secretes hormones and serves as a buffer from the environment.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Science Days fest showcases trainees and research across NIEHS
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2016/12/science-highlights/sciencedays/thumb804373.jpg?itok=FBUm0dvc" /><br /><p>The 14th annual NIEHS Science Days celebrated scientific research across the institute, with a minisymposium on nuclear hormone receptors.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Female mouse embryos actively remove male reproductive systems
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2017/9/feature/feature-2-female/thumb826231.jpg?itok=HPamVO_y" /><br /><p>NIEHS scientists discovered that a protein, not hormones, controls development of male reproductive organs in mice.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NC researchers circle on chemicals that disrupt hormones
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2019/5/science-highlights/edc-nc/thumb868098.jpg?itok=xM_yrKXR" /><br /><p>The North Carolina group gains interest and numbers among researchers studying chemical effects on normal development and health.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

The 20 most-read stories of 2019 feature health, chemicals, pollution
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2020/1/science-highlights/top-stories/thumb883142.jpg?itok=MoI19Dfs" /><br /><p>Stories on PFAS, global pollution, and chemicals that disrupt hormone signaling dominated reader interest.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Endocrine disruptor identification begins with biology
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2019/12/feature/1-feature-endocrine-disruptor/thumb881536.jpg?itok=GSX3ZgEs" /><br /><p>Based on how hormones act in the body, experts proposed 10 key characteristics of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, to help identify hazards.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Lavender oil linked to early breast growth in girls
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2019/9/feature/3-feature-lavender/thumb875136.jpg?itok=aOZZWoS8" /><br /><p>Lavender oil and tea tree oil contain compounds that mimic or oppose the actions of sex hormones and may be considered endocrine disruptors.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Hormone receptor scientists tag-team for Distinguished Lecture
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2019/7/science-highlights/distinguished-lecture/thumb871822.jpg?itok=e3MSluD6" /><br /><p>Katzenellenbogens delivered joint talk on breast cancer and hormone signaling.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Hormone receptor implicated in ovarian cancer
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2020/11/papers/ovarian-cancer/thumb902571.jpg?itok=iczZUMAf" /><br /><p>NIEHS researchers use mice to better understand how ovarian tumors form.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Preterm birth, prolonged labor influenced by progesterone balance
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2021/4/papers/progesterone/thumb910890.jpg?itok=FQYpbxU1" /><br /><p>Novel research in mice uncovers hormone regulation needed in late pregnancy, opens door for therapy.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Obesity may affect puberty timing and hormones in girls
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2021/4/papers/puberty/thumb910927.jpg?itok=Mj-XgljO" /><br /><p>Study shows girls with excess body fat developed mature breasts more slowly, but started their period sooner than girls with normal weight.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news