Girls battle depression if their mothers were stressed when pregnant
Researchers from the Charit é University, Berlin, found that stress causes the release of the hormone cortisol, which reduces brain cell connectivity in the region responsible for emotions in newborns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Generic EpiPen Gets FDA Approval
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic competitor to EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions in adults and children. The company Teva Pharmaceuticals gained approval to market the new generic drug, according to an announcement from the FDA on Thursday. Brendan O’Grady, executive vice president who heads North America Commercial at Teva, noted in an emailed statement Thursday that the approval “marks an important step forward in bringing our patients additional prescription medications that have met the FDA’s rigorous standards.&rdqu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News EpiPen generic epipen Local TV Source Type: news

Estradiol, Progesterone and CVD Risk in Postmenopausal Women Estradiol, Progesterone and CVD Risk in Postmenopausal Women
How might treatment with these hormones impact lipid parameters in postmenopausal women?Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Laser Treatment of Vaginal Atrophy: Marketing Before Science Laser Treatment of Vaginal Atrophy: Marketing Before Science
Women who do not find relief from topical hormone products often seek laser treatment, but it has been called'dangerous and deceptive. 'Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can I take Plan B on the pill?
It is essential that people keep taking birth control pills even if they use the Plan B emergency contraception pill. This will help prevent unwanted pregnancy. There may be side effects of taking both pills due to the increase in hormones, but combining them will not impact on their effectiveness. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Birth Control / Contraception Source Type: news

Stress during pregnancy increases risk of mood disorders for female offspring
(Elsevier) High maternal levels of the stress hormone cortisol during pregnancy increase anxious and depressive-like behaviors in female offspring at the age of 2, reports a new study in Biological Psychiatry. The effect of elevated maternal cortisol on the negative offspring behavior appeared to result from patterns of stronger communication between brain regions important for sensory and emotion processing. The findings emphasize the importance of prenatal conditions for susceptibility of later mental health problems in offspring. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Recall Alert: FDA Warning About Two Thyroid Medications
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Certain batches of hypothyroid medications are being recalled by Westminster Pharmaceuticals after one of its Chinese suppliers failed a US Food and Drug Administration inspection. The medication in question contains a combination of levothyroxine, called LT4, and liothyronine, called LT3. Both are synthetic thyroid hormones used when a person’s thyroid gland is no longer functioning properly. “While we stand behind the quality of our product, we are taking the utmost precaution by recalling our Thyroid, USP Tablets only to the wholesale level due to a recent inspection by t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Local TV Thyroid Source Type: news

Can an App Prevent Pregnancy?
By the time Jackie Blume was in her early 20s, like many women her age, she’d been taking the Pill every day for nearly a decade. When she was 23, Blume — now 28 and living in Wilmington, North Carolina — started embracing a more “natural” lifestyle, which for her meant paying attention to what she ate, and avoiding cleaning products, cosmetics, and shampoos that contained certain ingredients. “I wanted to cut things out of my life that were putting unnecessary chemicals in my body,” says Blume. “It led me to question whether my birth control pills were harming me.” Whi...
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Stress hormone linked to leukaemia progression
Cortisol is a key activator in a pathway that enables acute myeloid leukaemia cells to evade the immune system, according to a study published inCellular& Molecular Immunology.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Prepubertal hormone changes linked to poor body image in children
According to a study, published in theJournal of Adolescent Health, rising hormone levels associated with the onset of puberty are linked to poor body image experiences in children.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Children as young as eight have body image issues
Researchers from the University of Melbourne claim that children with high hormone levels tend to be taller and heavier than their peers, which may make them more self conscious. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Hints at Why Women Suffer More Migraines
Results of new research suggest that changing levels of the female sex hormone estrogen make cells around a key nerve in the head and connected blood vessels more sensitive to migraine triggers, scientists say. And that increases migraine risk. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Migraines: More women suffer than men 'due to oestrogen and other sex hormones'
MORE women suffer migraine than men due to oestrogen and other sex hormones, according to a new study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Hints at Why Women Suffer More Migraines Than Men
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 -- New insight into why women get more migraines than men could lead to better treatments, researchers say. The results of lab and animal experiments suggest changing levels of the female sex hormone estrogen make cells... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sex hormones may be reason women get more migraines, study says
Researchers believe they have determined why more women than men get migraines, offering potential for targeted treatments. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the long-term side effects of birth control?
People often stay on hormonal birth control for much of their adult lives, either for contraception or to manage long-term medical conditions. Many wonder if it is safe to take birth control for extended periods. In this article, we look at the short-term and long-term side effects and risks of hormonal birth control. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Birth Control / Contraception Source Type: news

Stress hormone is key factor in failure of immune system to prevent leukemia
(University of Kent) The human stress hormone cortisol has been identified by scientists at the University of Kent as a key factor when the immune system fails to prevent leukemia taking hold. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Why do women get more migraines?
(Frontiers) Differing levels of sex hormones, especially estrogens, may explain why many more women than men suffer from migraines. A study published today provides evidence that these hormones affect cell mechanisms that control responses to migraine triggers, offering a possible pathway to more effective, personalized treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why can the birth control pill make your breasts bigger?
The hormones in birth control pills can affect the body in various ways. In some people, the pills cause an increase in breast size. However, this change is usually temporary, and it may reverse within a few months. In this article, learn how birth control pills can affect breast size and other side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Birth Control / Contraception Source Type: news

GID Gets 2nd Lease on Life with New Trial
GI Dynamics has won a nod from FDA to begin a pivotal trial of the embattled EndoBarrier, a technology used to treat patients with type 2 diabetes. The pivotal trial could be a significant turning point in the life of the Lexington, MA-based company, which was founded in 2004. The firm has been approved for staged enrollment with initial approval for treatment of up to 67 study participants including 50 EndoBarrier and about 17 control participants. GI Dynamics said it expects to complete enrollment of Stage I of the study during the first half of 2019. “This IDE approval is the result of more than two ye...
Source: MDDI - August 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Implants Source Type: news

Inside Hologic ’ s evolving definition of women ’ s healthcare
Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX), known in the medtech industry for its mammography and diagnostics devices, is rethinking what it means to be a women’s healthcare company. The 6,000-person company wants to expand its reach to include products that care for women’s well-being, as well as their health – a concept that Dr. Edward Evantash honed when he led the Ob/Gyn division at Tufts Medical Center. “The beauty of being an Ob/Gyn is that you really take care of women throughout the continuum of their lifecycle,” Evantash, Hologic’s medical director & VP of global medical affairs, told MassDev...
Source: Mass Device - August 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Women's Health Cynosure Inc. Hologic Source Type: news

New dads show signs of postpartum depression too, experts say
Research presented at an American Psychological Association convention says about 10 per cent of new fathers experience depression and anxiety — and that postpartum symptoms are about much more than pregnancy hormones. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

New dads can show signs of postpartum depression too, experts say
Research presented at an American Psychological Association convention says about 10 per cent of new fathers experience depression and anxiety — and that postpartum symptoms are about much more than pregnancy hormones. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

You don't have to give birth to experience postpartum depression, experts say
Research presented at an American Psychological Association convention says about 10 per cent of new fathers experience depression and anxiety — and that postpartum symptoms are about much more than pregnancy hormones. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

FDA approves new vaginal ring for one year of birth control
FDA approved Annovera (segesterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol vaginal system), a combined hormonal contraceptive for women of reproductive age used to prevent pregnancy and is the first vaginal ring contraceptive that can be used for an entire year. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Using the Natural Birth Control Method? There & #039;s an App for That!
Image credit: NaturalCycles Nordic AB A mobile app developer just became the first to score FDA permission to market its product as a method of contraception to prevent pregnancy.  The app, called Natural Cycles, contains an algorithm that calculates the days of the month a woman is likely to be fertile based on daily body temperature readings and menstrual cycle information, a method of contraception called fertility awareness. Designed for mobile devices, it is intended for use in pre-menopausal women 18 and older. Natural Cycles, developed by NaturalCycles Nordic AB, requires women to...
Source: MDDI - August 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Postdoctoral researcher in reproductive endocrinology, St George ’s University of London.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the research group of Dr Kim Jonas, located in the Molecular and Clinical Sciences Research Institute, at St George’s, University of London.The post-holder will utilize a combination ofin vivo andin vitro models, together with cutting-edge single molecule imaging and genomic approaches to uncover how follicle stimulating hormone and its receptor regulate ovarian function at key time points throughout reproductive lifespan.This full-time post is funded by the BBSRC for 3 years and the closing date for applications is Monday 20 August ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Synthetic hormone boosts plant growth
A new hormone, developed by combining chemical, biological and engineering techniques, could be used to manipulate plant growth, according to a study published inNew Phytologist.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Boxers or Briefs? It May Depend on Your Fertility Goals
Sperm count and concentration were higher in men who wore boxers versus tighter underwear styles. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Lingerie and Underwear Infertility Testosterone Sperm Hormones Source Type: news

Dairy alternatives: The good, the bad, and the ugly
(Natural News) Conventional dairy products are often one of the first substitutes a family makes when transitioning to a healthier lifestyle. It makes perfect sense, when you consider that conventional dairy is pasteurized (enzymes destroyed), tainted with GMOs, and infected with residual antibiotics and hormones that have been injected into the cows producing the milk. Is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Being a winner makes men more likely to cheat on their spouse
A study from Cambridge University found that winning causes hormonal fluctuations in men that can influence their sexual behaviour and make them more likely to approach attractive women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wearing Boxers May Be Better for Your Sperm Count, Study Says
Boxers or briefs? Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have new findings that may help settle the debate. Men who wear boxers tend to have higher sperm counts and better quality sperm than men who wear tighter underwear, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Human Reproduction. That finding may warrant a wardrobe change among men actively looking to father a child, says study co-author Jorge Chavarro, an associate professor of nutrition, epidemiology and medicine at Harvard. “It will definitely not harm anyone, and it will probably help the men who are likely to benefit fro...
Source: TIME: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Innovation Health onetime Source Type: news

Hijacking hormones for plant growth
(Wiley) Hormones designed in the lab through a technique combining chemistry, biology, and engineering might be used to manipulate plant growth in numerous ways, according to a New Phytologist study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 8, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Thyroid Dysfunction Linked to Gestational Diabetes
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- Higher free triiodothyronine (fT3) levels, but not free thyroxine (fT4) or thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels, are associated with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to a study published in the July 1 issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hormones in a bottle that help you stay slim by suppressing your appetite  
Tests suggest that regularly spraying small doses of insulin into the nostrils can suppress the appetite, potentially triggering significant weight loss. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nonfiction: Science or Quackery? The Study of Hormones Has Been Both, a New Book Suggests
Randi Hutter Epstein ’ s “ Aroused ” looks at the history of hormone research and the many missteps along the way. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NAOMI ORESKES Tags: Books and Literature Epstein, Randi Hutter Aroused (Book) Testosterone Hormones Source Type: news

Vacancies for You and Your Hormones Content Editors
We have new vacancies for Content Editors to contribute to our public facing website, You and Your Hormones, which provides the latest information on hormones and hormone-related conditions.The site is written and reviewed by Society for Endocrinology experts and we are seeking Content Editors to support the Editorial Board and to help ensure the latest research and clinical practice is included on the website across all areas of endocrinology.Content Editors will:Help identify the latest hot topics to be includedLiaise with the Editorial Board and other endocrine expertsContribute to the review and creat...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Muscle and fat composition is affected by hormone levels in euthyroid adults
A study, published inClinical Endocrinology, reports that higher levels of thyroid hormone are associated with reduced skeletal muscle mass and insulin resistance.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New hormonal mechanism implicated in pancreatic cancer progression
A high-fat diet may predispose to pancreatic cancer through direct interaction with hormone cholecystokinin, rather than obesity-related mechanisms, according to research published in theAmerican Journal of Physiology - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Low-protein diet during pregnancy increases prostate cancer risk in offspring
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Experiments with rats show that intrauterine protein restriction induces sex hormone imbalance, which appears to favor development of cancer in old age. The rate of prostate tumor development reached 50 percent among the old rats submitted to low-protein diet during pregnancy and lactation alike. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists: Extract from dandelions and mangoes could function as first "natural Plan B pill"
(Natural News) Many women have, at one point or another, turned to the Plan B pill to prevent an unplanned pregnancy, but a new study is claiming that natural ingredients can be just as effective as emergency birth control, without having to mess with a woman’s hormones. The study, done by scientists from the University... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: This fatty food could help REVERSE your blood sugar problems
DIABETES type 2 happens when there are problems with the hormone insulin. People more at risk tend to be overweight and exercise rarely. However, it may be possible to reduce your risk of blood sugar problems by eating this food. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thyroid Markers in Pregnancy and Gestational Diabetes Risk Thyroid Markers in Pregnancy and Gestational Diabetes Risk
Levels of certain thyroid hormones during the first and second trimester of pregnancy may indicate a greater risk for developing gestational diabetes mellitus.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Pediatricians Warn Plastic Food Containers Could Leach Chemicals
Itasca, Ill. (CBS Local) – A new report is warning against using plastic food containers because of the fear that harmful chemicals could leak into your food. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is urging parents to keep food out of plastic tupperware. The July 23 report explains that plastics, especially when they are heated, can contaminate food with materials that affect the hormones and can cause other health problems. “It can also be detrimental to pregnant women, to their growing baby inside of their body,” Dr. Denise Kerut said, via KCTV. “So they recommend that pregnant w...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News food containers Local TV plastic Source Type: news

New test rapidly diagnoses disorder linked to excessive fluid intake
Researchers have developed a new procedure that quickly diagnoses a rare hormone disorder associated with drinking excessive amount of fluids. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What happens when a woman has low testosterone?
People tend to associate testosterone with males, but everyone requires some of this sex hormone. Testosterone levels change over time, and lower levels can lead to symptoms such as fatigue and a diminished sex drive. We look at the symptoms, causes, and treatments of reduced testosterone levels in women. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Blocking digestive hormone may prevent diet-induced pancreatic cancer
(American Physiological Society) A high-fat diet may promote the growth of pancreatic cancer independent of obesity because of the interaction between dietary fat and cholecystokinin (CCK), a digestive hormone. In addition, blocking CCK may help prevent the spread of pancreatic tumors to other areas of the body (metastases). The new findings are published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology--Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. The research was chosen as an APSselect article for August. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'It's like a whole new mortgage payment': Mother wants gov't coverage for son's growth hormone shots
Luke Germs stopped growing before he turned one. His doctors say he won't improve without expensive growth hormone shots, but the province will not pay. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatoon Source Type: news

Plant-based melatonin found to be a viable, contaminant-free alternative to synthetically made varieties
(Natural News) Spanish scientists are asking the medical industry to take a closer look at plant-based melatonin for improving sleep and cognitive function. In a recently published botanical review, study authors state that phytomelatonin surpasses many animal-based or synthetic forms of the hormone and can be used as a nutraceutical compound. The 100 percent natural... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Case For Sauna Bathing Is Stronger Than Ever
A new research review has plenty of good news for people who love a good sauna session: Studies overwhelmingly suggest that the relaxing habit is also a healthy one. A paper published Wednesday in Mayo Clinic Proceedings gathered existing findings on Finnish sauna bathing, the practice of spending time in relatively dry rooms heated to between 80 and 100 degrees, interspersed with periods of cooling. The results were culled from more than 70 studies published up through February 2018. Overall, the research suggests that “sauna bathing, an activity used for the purposes of pleasure, wellness, and relaxation, is linked...
Source: TIME: Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news