Sajid Javid takes action to solve shortage of high demand for HRT medication
SUPPLIERS have increased their stocks of Hormone Replacement Therapy drugs in a bid to ensure it is "available for everyone who needs it". Demand for HRT is greater than ever, with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society reporting prescriptions for the medication leapt from 238,000 in January 2017 to almost 538,000 in December 2021. Hormone therapy is most often used to treat common menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to sleep: How to soothe symptoms of anxiety while going through the menopause
MENOPAUSE depletes the hormones oestrogen and progesterone circulating in the body, which can lead to difficulty sleeping. Do you find yourself sighing into the early morning while trying to fall asleep? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Estrogen Treatment Linked to Reduced COVID Mortality Estrogen Treatment Linked to Reduced COVID Mortality
Women who went on hormone replacement therapy with estrogen within 6 months of catching COVID-19 had a reduced risk of dying, a new study says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 19, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: The surprising 'fatty' foods which may help 'improve your numbers'
PEOPLE who have high cholesterol levels are often advised to change their diets. Perhaps surprisingly, there are some "fatty" foods which are recommended as part of a healthy diet. Cholesterol is a fatty substance produced by the liver that brings many important health benefits, such as making hormones and building cell membranes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Estrogen Protective Against COVID Death; New NAFLD Guidance; At-Home HbA1c Testing
This study supports the theory that estrogen may offer some protection... (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - May 18, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormones Account for 10% of Lipid Changes After Menopause Hormones Account for 10% of Lipid Changes After Menopause
The transition to menopause is accompanied by a proatherogenic shift in lipids and other metabolites, and new research directly implicates the hormonal shift at this stage of life to some of these changes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 18, 2022 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Combating Stress and Tackling Cortisol Combating Stress and Tackling Cortisol
With increasing stressors, controlling the stress hormone cortisol is more vital than before. Dr Guttenberg offers insight into the body ' s response to stress and tips on how to combat it.Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 17, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Keeping Thyroid Hormone Treatment On Target Is Key for the Heart Keeping Thyroid Hormone Treatment On Target Is Key for the Heart
' Both undertreatment and overtreatment were associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes, ' including higher mortality, but keeping thyroid hormone levels normal is a tricky task, researchers admit.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 17, 2022 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Steroids May Explain Octopuses' Self-Starvation
Two glands increase steroid production after female California two-spot octopuses mate, a study finds. Those hormones may be responsible for the animals' self-destructive behavior. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 16, 2022 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Judge Stops Puberty-Blocker Ban; 'Women's Blood on Their Hands'; New SIDS Biomarker?
(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require registration or subscription. A federal judge blocked provisions of a new Alabama law that make it a felony for doctors to prescribe hormones or puberty-blocking drugs to transgender youth, but... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 16, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Is the use of oral contraceptive beneficial to female athletes in the prevention of anterior cruciate ligament injury? - Faragalli M, Taylor KD, Welch A, Raynes E.
Research has shown that women are 2 to 9 times more likely to sustain an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury than men. The increased risk of ACL injuries in females can be attributed to several factors including anatomical, hormonal, biomechanical, and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Judge blocks Alabama law criminalizing the prescription of puberty blockers for transgender youth
A federal judge blocked an Alabama law that had made it a felony for doctors to provide puberty blockers and hormone treatment to children. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transgender medication law in Alabama blocked by judge
A federal judge has blocked part of a law that makes it a felony to give gender-affirming puberty blockers and hormones to minors #minors (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transgender medication law in Alabama blocked by judge
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A federal judge on Friday blocked part of an Alabama law that made it a felony to prescribe gender-affirming puberty blockers and hormones to transgender minors. #pubertyblockers (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormonal Therapy Produces Best Cryptorchidism Outcomes Hormonal Therapy Produces Best Cryptorchidism Outcomes
Independent of surgery, hormonal therapy of young boys with cryptorchidism promotes testicular descent and increases the likelihood of adequate sperm quality when they are adults.First Look (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - May 13, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news