Making Breast Cancer Care More Inclusive
Most guidelines and data on breast cancer have come from studies of white women of European descent. “I don’t experience the screening recommendations in the same way that white women do,” says Yvette Gullatt, chief diversity officer for the University of California system. “I experience breast cancer in Black women as highly aggressive and lethal. I’ve had white colleagues who were diagnosed with breast cancer and go to radiation in the morning, and are back at work by 10 a.m.; they never miss a day.” Gullatt joined the WISDOM study, which stands for Women Informed to Screen Depending ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

' Green' Mediterranean Diet Benefits Arise From Hunger Hormone'Green' Mediterranean Diet Benefits Arise From Hunger Hormone
Greater increases in fasting ghrelin associated with improved metabolic benefits seen with plant-enhanced Mediterranean diet. But one commentator calls the findings simply'hypothesis-generating'.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Polycystic ovary syndrome: The signs on your skin you could have the condition
POLYCYSTIC ovary syndrome is a common condition affecting how ovaries work. It can cause irregular periods, high levels of "male" hormones and polycystic ovaries. These two symptoms on your skin could be a sign you have the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Emotional Toll of Adult Acne
The skin blemishes can affect people in their 30s, 40s and beyond and lead to depression, anxiety and social isolation. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Skin Women and Girls Anxiety and Stress Antibiotics Hormones Content Type: Service Depression (Mental) Cosmetics and Toiletries Acne JAMA Dermatology (Journal) Source Type: news

Examining how testosterone and cortisol influence the relationship between strain, negative emotions, and antisocial behavior: a gendered analysis - Cooke EM, Connolly EJ, Boisvert DL, Armstrong TA, Lewis RH, Kavish N, Woeckener M, Wells J, Harper J.
This study provides a test of General Strain Theory by examining the relations between strain, negative emotions, and biological hormones in the prediction of antisocial behavior across gender. FINDINGS from a diverse sample of 512 undergraduate st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Bringing WISDOM to Breast Cancer Care
Dr. Laura Esserman answers the door of her bright yellow Victorian home in San Francisco’s Ashbury neighborhood with a phone at her ear. She’s wrapping up one of several meetings that day with her research team at University of California, San Francisco, where she heads the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center. She motions me in and reseats herself at a makeshift home office desk in her living room, sandwiched between a grand piano and set of enormous windows overlooking her front yard’s flower garden. It’s her remote base of operations when she’s not seeing patients or operating at the hospita...
Source: TIME: Health - October 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Acute neuroendocrine profile in predicting outcomes in severe traumatic brain injury: a study from a tertiary care center in South India - Vishwa Kumar KS, Mudumba VS, Alugolu R, Anne B.
This study aimed to evaluate the early changes in pituitary hormone levels after sTBI and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Does Estrogen Impact Exercise? What Scientists Are Learning
A study in mice raises intriguing questions about the ways that hormones influence the brain and motivate the body to move. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Exercise Estrogen Women and Girls Menopause Animals Hormones Genetics and Heredity Mice Brain Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Systemic therapies for breast cancer
Systemic therapies are drugs that are taken orally or by IV to treat cancer. Types of systemic therapies for breast cancer include chemotherapy, hormone therapy, immunotherapy and targeted drug therapy. Which therapy is used depends on which type of breast cancer is being treated. "The goal of systemic therapy is simply to either inhibit the growth of cancer cells or to kill them and to eradicate them from the body," says Dr. Matthew Goetz, a… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 18, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Hair Loss: Four vitamin supplements to help growth - 'the key is having a balanced diet'
HAIR loss is normal, as we can lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day, often without noticing. If you are experiencing hair loss, your doctor can assess the cause. For older women, hormonal changes that are linked with menopause also contribute to hair loss. Nonetheless, there are some products and treatments which may be able to tackle your hair loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viva la vulva: why we need to talk about women ’s genitalia
Ignorance about the basic biology of vulvas is still shockingly high – yet there are huge health benefits, physical and emotional, to be won with better understandingIf you have a vulva between your legs, could you identify the seven separate structures in a mirror? If your partner has a vulva, can you identify theirs?For over half the population, the vulva is a significant part of their body; an exit and an entrance, a site of pleasure and, often, pain, that speaks to core human function and need. In 2021, it can feel as if we ’re on the cliff-edge of emancipation from the history of oppression and ick surroun...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Eleanor Morgan Tags: Sex Biology Science Education Women Gender Life and style Source Type: news

Hair loss: Five ways to tackle menopausal hair changes - expert advice
HORMONAL changes can cause hair thinning in perimenopause and menopause. Female hair loss is a common condition, especially in the years surrounding menopause, though there are some things you can do to help tackle changes in your hair. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gut Bacteria May Fuel Prostate Cancer Treatment Resistance Gut Bacteria May Fuel Prostate Cancer Treatment Resistance
During prostate cancer treatment, some gut bacteria start making hormones that may support cancer growth and treatment resistance.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Can the popular drug affect your appetite? What you need to know
STATINS are one of the most widely prescribed drugs. It's been reported the drug could affect a person's leptin, a key hormone regulating body weight. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gut Bacteria May Fuel Prostate Cancer Treatment Resistance
During prostate cancer treatment, some gut bacteria start making hormones that may support cancer growth and treatment resistance. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menopause: How changing hormones could cause painful ‘gritty’ eyes - when to see a doctor
MENOPAUSE marks a transitional time in a woman's life, but this rite of passage often comes with an array of symptoms. While hot flushes and periods stopping are well-known signs of menopause, there is also a painful eye condition expert's say women frequently report. When should you visit a doctor? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why a One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Breast Cancer Prevention Can Leave Women Vulnerable
When Heather Mann learned she had breast cancer, it was a complete surprise. “I had never thought that I was at high risk for breast cancer,” the 49-year-old says. “I don’t have any family lineage or history of breast cancer. My grandmother on my father’s side had breast cancer, but apparently that’s not usually a significant factor. So I was very surprised when I found out that I had a malignant tumor.” Shelia Bauer ‘s breast cancer journey took a very different route. After her twin sisters died of the disease in their 50s, Bauer, now 73, assumed that she likely carried som...
Source: TIME: Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Menopause: Fluctuating hormone levels affect a woman's eyes – five symptoms to spot
MENOPAUSE is the point when a woman no longer has menstrual periods for at least 12 months. Your eyes are known to be affected by this greatly with any of these five symptoms occurring. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lower Thyroid Hormone Levels a Red Flag for Elevated Suicide Risk? Lower Thyroid Hormone Levels a Red Flag for Elevated Suicide Risk?
Lower thyroid-stimulating hormone may be related to suicidal ideation in patients with anxiety and mood disorders, say Lithuanian scientists. However, experts caution the findings are"preliminary."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Cure and Hormonal Control After Prolactinoma Resection Cure and Hormonal Control After Prolactinoma Resection
Is transsphenoidal surgical resection a safe and effective alternative to dopamine agonist therapy for prolactinomas?Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

How Do You Know If Acne Is Hormonal?
Title: How Do You Know If Acne Is Hormonal?Category: Health and LivingCreated: 10/11/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/11/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - October 11, 2021 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Menopause: The herbal extract shown to relieve pain that is 'as effective as paracetamol'
MENOPAUSE marks a critical stage in a woman's life when she stops having her period. This transition is marked by a shift in hormones that can lead to a cascade of symptoms, including hot flushes and joint pain. One plant extract, however, may offer relief by relieving pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Nonhormonal Therapies for Hot Flashes on the Horizon New Nonhormonal Therapies for Hot Flashes on the Horizon
Various therapies could become options women with contraindications for hormone therapy, such as a history of breast cancer or coronary heart disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Woman who had an IUD inserted claims it left her looking like a burn victim
Danelle Leseberg, 33, from Temecula, California, claimed she was left scared for her life and covered in painful hives after she was fitted with a hormonal IUD in August 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MPs could back ban on prescription charges for hormone-replacement therapy for menopausal women 
Labour's Carolyn Harris said she expects sufficient votes in support of her private member's Bill to end HRT prescription charges in England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers question role of insulin-boosting drugs in Type 2 diabetes
Drugs prescribed for Type 2 diabetes may actually increase insulin resistance in the body by boosting production of the hormone to unhealthy levels, causing the disease to worsen, researchers from Boston University said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Increase in Dementia With Menopausal HRT No Increase in Dementia With Menopausal HRT
As long as exposure to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopausal symptoms is not long term, the overall risk for dementia is not increased, a large British case-control study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Replacement Therapies For Menopause Not Linked To Higher Risk Of Dementia, Says New Study
After previous studies linked therapies that are offered to people suffering with the symptoms of menopause to dementia, new research suggested that this may not be the case. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice Broster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

FDA approves weekly therapy for adult growth hormone deficiency
FDA approved Sogroya (somapacitan) on August 28 for adults with growth hormone deficiency. Sogroya is the first human growth hormone (hGH) therapy that adult patients only take once a week; other FDA-approved hGH formulations for adults with growth hormone deficiency must be administered daily. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - September 30, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Menopausal women taking HRT do NOT face a higher risk of dementia, major study claims 
A study of hundreds of thousands of women in the UK by the University of Nottingham found that there was no overall link between hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene Variant Points to Starvation ’s Evolutionary Legacy
Ancient and modern genomes reveal that a variant of the human growth hormone receptor likely helped our ancestors survive when food was scarce. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 28, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Menopause symptoms: Seven 'uncomfortable' issues that can develop in the eyes
A WOMAN'S natural biological transition - i.e. the menopause - might become bothersome in more ways than one had anticipated. Not only are there hormonal changes to contend with, eye issues can develop. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menopause: The practice proven to ‘relieve’ menopause-related symptoms - BMJ study
MENOPAUSE is a significant turning point in a woman's life as it marks the end of her child-bearing years. This transition period is characterised by significant alterations in hormones, which lead to a cascade of symptoms. One practice, however, may help tame the manifestations of menopause. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals and child health - Ghassabian A, Vandenberg L, Kannan K, Trasande L.
While definitions vary, endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have two fundamental features: their disruption of hormone function and their contribution to disease and disability. The unique vulnerability of children to low-level EDC exposures has eroded t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Type 1 Diabetes: What is a hypo? Signs and symptoms of the condition to look out for
TYPE 1 diabetes is often diagnosed when young and, unlike type 2 diabetes, is unpreventable. Type 1 diabetes causes the level of glucose in your blood to become too high. It happens when your body cannot produce enough of a hormone called insulin, which controls blood glucose. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As menopause hit, my libido waned, my brain felt dull. So I gave testosterone a try.
Within weeks, I was feeling good. But the therapy can have scary side effects, and using the hormone pellets also raised other concerns about my life. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Ellison Source Type: news

Nose spray filled with love hormone oxytocin 'could help fight obesity'
The latest research, by scientists from Imperial College London and Kingston University London suggests the hormone can curb the appetite. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immersion tank study will explore impact of space travel on the female body
Experiment aims to address a gender gap where most space medicine research has been carried out on menIt may sound like a prolonged spa break but when 20 women tuck themselves into a waterbed in the south of France for five days this week, it will be under the guise of a scientific study into the impact of space flight on the female body.The experiment, by the European Space Agency, will simulate the impact of microgravity on the musculoskeletal system, immune and cardiovascular health and hormone levels. With an increasing number of female astronauts participating in long-duration missions the immersion study is aimed at ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Space Women European Space Agency UK news France Science World news Source Type: news

Common Hormone Disorder in Women Costs U.S. $8 Billion a Year
Title: Common Hormone Disorder in Women Costs U.S. $8 Billion a YearCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/23/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/23/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - September 23, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

When can hormones be blamed for weight gain? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions 
DR MARTIN SCURR: Polycystic ovary syndrome(PCOS) is a common hormone-related condition that affects between 5 per cent and 10 per cent of women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Agonist Therapy Disrupts Bone Density in Transgender Youth Hormone Agonist Therapy Disrupts Bone Density in Transgender Youth
The use of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists has a negative effect on bone mass in transgender youth, according to data from 172 individuals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

New drug shows promise in common form of breast cancer, study finds
A new anti-hormonal treatment may slow tumor growth and spread in women with a common form of breast cancer, a study presented Monday during the European Society for Medical Oncology Congress found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Help Relieve Dry Eyes
That gritty, itchy feeling in your eyes can arise from many causes, including too much screen time, and eye drops may only make it worse. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Content Type: Service Anxiety and Stress Estrogen Eyeglasses Protective Clothing and Gear Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Cataracts Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Hormones Source Type: news

Prostate cancer drugs that halve risk of dying: New hope for patients thanks to new treatment
Around 10,000 men a year in the UK have an aggressive form of prostate cancer, which is treated with hormone therapy and radiotherapy. A new drug could halve death rates over six years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menopause supplements: The oil-based supplement proven to help treat symptoms
MENOPAUSE is the natural decline of female reproductive hormone production and the conclusion of a woman's menstrual cycles. It usually begins during your 40s or 50s and can be painful and irritating. Now, there is an oil-based supplement proven to help treat symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Highly effective’ ovarian cancer treatment could help thousands of women
New drug combination shrunk tumours significantly in 46% of patients with treatment-resistant form of diseaseThousands of women withovarian cancer could benefit from a revolutionary drug combination after it was shown to shrink tumours in half of patients with an advanced form of the disease.The pair of drugs – which work together to block the signals cancer cells need to grow – could offer a new treatment option for women with a type of ovarian cancer that rarely responds to chemotherapy or hormone therapy.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Gregory Health editor Tags: Ovarian cancer Breast cancer Medical research Health Society Science Source Type: news

Seven simple steps to sounder sleep
How I overcome my chronic insomnia with scienceEverything about our day impacts our sleep. How many minutes we spend outside, what and when we eat, what ’s happening with our hormones, our habits, emotions, stress and thoughts – all this feeds into the sleep we end up with at night. All of which I was completely oblivious to when battling chronic insomnia for years on end.Sleep anxiety can create a very real and vicious circle. I would spend hours lying in bed, increasingly wired, anxious and exhausted as time ticked by, with prescription sleeping pills within reach for those 3am nights when I had to be up firs...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kate Mikhail Tags: Life and style Sleep Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

For some women, a connection may exist between poor sleep and hormones
More research needs to be done to understand how female hormones affect sleep, experts say. But sleep diaries, trackers and apps can be useful tools for those with problems. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Leigh Weingus Source Type: news

Repligen shells out $150M for New Hampshire biotech
Waltham drug developer Repligen is paying $150 million in cash and stock to acquire a New Hampshire-based chromatography developer called Avitide Inc. Repligen is spending $75 million cash and another $75 million in stock for the company. Avitide is behind a suite of products for affinity purification, a scientific process used to enhance or separate out biological compounds. The company has created products capable of purifying enzymes, bispeci fic antibodies, hormones, vaccines and gene therapy… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Colorectal Cancer Risk Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Colorectal Cancer Risk
Might menopausal hormone therapy help protect against the development of colorectal cancer? This review examines the evidence.Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news