Are Evidence-Based Medicine and Public Health Incompatible?
Say a researcher wants to know whether estrogen hormones prevent heart disease in postmenopausal women. In one kind of study, researchers might explain how estrogen seems to affect the heart, and why it’s plausible that taking hormones would prevent heart disease. EBM approaches would rank that…#estrogenhormones #ebm #crossfit #cochrane #gordonguyatt #mcmasteruniversity #fuller #pittsburgh #heneghan #oxford (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 24, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

West Virginia lawmakers push to remove a suicide risk exemption from gender-affirming care bill
Some Republican lawmakers in West Virginia want to ban transgender youth at risk for self-harm or suicide from accessing medical interventions such as hormone therapy (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 24, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Forget the Shots: Focusing on Gut Health Can Aid Weight Loss Forget the Shots: Focusing on Gut Health Can Aid Weight Loss
Because the lower part of the gut makes hormones, among them GLP-1, that help orchestrate metabolism and appetite, giving microbes the right fuel through food can stimulate the gut to make them.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - February 23, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Roger Guillemin, 100, Nobel-Winning Scientist Stirred by Rivalries, Dies
In the race to identify the hormones used to control bodily functions, he battled with his former partner. They later shared the glory. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Wade Tags: Roger Guillemin Deaths (Obituaries) Research Nobel Prizes Hormones Salk Institute Andrew Schally Source Type: news

Transgender men may still ovulate after hormone replacement therapy
This study is further evidence to support what we already know: Testosterone isn’t a contraceptive,” says Beth Cronin, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School who was not involved in the study. Regardless of gender, she says, “Everyone needs access to contraceptives.” The idea to investigate these issues occurred to Joyce Asseler, a physician in the Netherlands specializing in fertility care for transgender people. A law passed 10 years ago changed how transgender people in the Netherlands received treatment. Before, transgender people had to be sterilized and und...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 22, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cabozantinib Plus Atezolizumab Improves PFS in Metastatic CRPC
(MedPage Today) -- In patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) whose disease progressed on a novel hormonal therapy, the combination of cabozantinib (Cabometyx) plus atezolizumab (Tecentriq) improved radiographic progression... (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 22, 2024 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Perceived vs Actual Cognitive Impairment in Prostate Cancer Perceived vs Actual Cognitive Impairment in Prostate Cancer
Following hormone therapy, patients with prostate cancer may perceive an increase in cognitive issues, despite tests showing no objective decline, a recent meta-analysis found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - February 22, 2024 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Source Type: news

Dr Phil slams US doctors for performing sex-change surgeries on hundreds of trans children a year during Joe Rogan podcast: 'It's a social contagion'
Dr Phil, America's controversial TV psychologist, slammed the medical community for rushing to put gender-confused kids on hormonal therapy or to have them undergo surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to dim the consequences of global light pollution
Key takeawaysGlobal light pollution has increased sharply over the past three decades and rises about 10% more each year.  Light pollution disturbs human and animal health and behavior. Artificial light can disrupt humans ’ biological clocks and cultural traditions and increases hazards when driving and walking. Too much light at the wrong time can confuse animals and interfere with natural life cycles and patterns.A new report outlines measures that can preserve natural darkness and combat light impacts.Our ancestors could look up and see the Milky Way — our galaxy — as a large band of white light stretching across...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 20, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Leptin Hormone & Supplements: Do They Work for Obesity & Weight Loss?
WebMD explains what the leptin hormone is, how it affects weight, and whether leptin supplements are safe or effective. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Low-Stress Ways to Start Decluttering
None of the tidying clichés ever really clicked with KC Davis, a therapist in Houston and mom to two young kids. “I’ve always been a messy person,” she says. “I’ve never been able to ‘clean as I go.'” Davis knew there were plenty of people just like her: those who wanted a serene space but lacked the time and energy to get started. After finding bite-size strategies that worked for her, Davis wrote How to Keep House While Drowning: A Gentle Approach to Cleaning and Organizing. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] A messy house can feel overwhelming to tackle, an...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Angela Haupt Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Can spending more time in the sun boost fertility of women in their 30s and beyond? Study claims exposure to UV rays may be beneficial
Ovaries of women aged 30 to 40 secrete more AMH hormone during the summer, likely due to increased exposure to sunshine, researchers at Tel Aviv University found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stress during pregnancy can lead to early maturation of first-born daughters
Key takeawaysA UCLA-led research team found a correlation between certain aspects of early puberty in first-born daughters and high levels of prenatal stress in their mothers.The researchers did not find the same result in boys or in daughters who were not first-born.This early maturation may enable a first-born daughter to help her mother rear her other children successfully, according to UCLA anthropologist Molly Fox.A UCLA-led team of researchers has found a correlation between early signs of adrenal puberty in first-born daughters and their mothers ’ having experienced high levels of prenatal stress. They did not fin...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 20, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hypothalamic subunit volumes and relations to violence and psychopathy in male offenders with or without a psychotic disorder - Bell C, Rokicki J, Tesli N, Gurholt TP, Hjell G, Fischer-Vieler T, Bang N, Melle I, Agartz I, Andreassen OA, Ringen PA, Rasmussen K, Dahl H, Friestad C, Haukvik UK.
The hypothalamus is key to body homeostasis, including regulating cortisol, testosterone, vasopressin, and oxytocin hormones, modulating aggressive behavior. Animal studies have linked the morphology and function of the hypothalamus to aggression and affil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: The best time of day to exercise to keep blood sugar levels in check
Exercise is "highly beneficial" for increasing insulin sensitivity, making your cells more responsive to the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news