Type 2 diabetes: Shiny, smooth skin on a certain body part could mean blood sugar is high
TYPE 2 diabetes occurs when the body becomes resistant to the hormone insulin; as a consequence, blood sugar levels keep rising. When they're dangerously high, you may notice shiny, smooth skin on a certain body part. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2 Peninsula biotechs — including one led by Gilead's former top scientist — map out IPOs
Cancer-fighting Kronos and Spruce, targeting a serious hormonal condition, have a common investor in Omega Funds. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

2 Peninsula biotechs — including one led by Gilead's former top scientist — map out IPOs
Cancer-fighting Kronos and Spruce, targeting a serious hormonal condition, have a common investor in Omega Funds. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 19, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Forgotten dreams: REM sleep helps prevent information overload, explain scientists
(Natural News) Dreams are quickly forgotten the moment people wake up. This is likely due to a group of neurons that gets activated during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep – the phase of mammalian slumber when most dreams are made. A recent study published in the journal Science examined the neurons that produce appetite and sleep hormones in mice. Japanese... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sex differences in traumatic brain injury: a multi-dimensional exploration in genes, hormones, cells, individuals, and society - Ma C, Wu X, Shen X, Yang Y, Chen Z, Sun X, Wang Z.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is exceptionally prevalent in society and often imposes a massive burden on patients' families and poor prognosis. The evidence reviewed here suggests that gender can influence clinical outcomes of TBI in many aspects, ranges f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Roche to present a broad range of data across multiple cancer types at the ESMO Virtual Congress 2020
Basel, 17 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that results from a number of studies across its broad oncology portfolio will be presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Virtual Congress 2020, which will be held 19-21 September, 2020. Results include data from three phase III studies across the Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) programme. Central nervous system (CNS) efficacy data from integrated analyses of the pivotal phase II Rozlytrek® STARTRK-2, phase I STARTRK-1, and phase I ALKA-372-001 trials will be presented in addition to re...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche to present a broad range of data across multiple cancer types at the ESMO Virtual Congress 2020
Basel, 17 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that results from a number of studies across its broad oncology portfolio will be presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Virtual Congress 2020, which will be held 19-21 September, 2020. Results include data from three phase III studies across the Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) programme. Central nervous system (CNS) efficacy data from integrated analyses of the pivotal phase II Rozlytrek® STARTRK-2, phase I STARTRK-1, and phase I ALKA-372-001 trials will be presented in addition to re...
Source: Roche Media News - September 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study connects hormones we're born with to lifetime risk for immunological diseases
(Michigan State University) Differences in biological sex can dictate lifelong disease patterns, says a new study by Michigan State University researchers that links connections between specific hormones present before and after birth with immune response and lifelong immunological disease development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 15, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study: Pesco-Mediterranean Diet May Be Ideal For Heart Health
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Hormones may play important role in COVID-19 infection
The role of endocrinology in COVID-19 infection and treatment was evaluated and discussed by endocrine experts in a dedicated COVID-19 session during the European Society of Endocrinology’s digital Congress, e-ECE 2020.Scienmag (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Ghrelin may help reduce muscle loss
Administering a particular form of the hormone, ghrelin, may help reduce age-related muscle loss, according to research presented at the European Society of Endocrinology’s digital Congress, e-ECE 2020.Newsgram (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Aggressive behavior in psychiatric patients in relation to hormonal imbalance (Review) - Trifu SC, Tudor A, Radulescu I.
Aggressive behavior is one of the main characteristics of different psychiatric disorders such as: personality disorders (antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder), schizophrenia, intermittent explosive disorder, post-traumatic stre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Do breast screening guidelines overlook Black women?
Guidelines that recommend breast screening beginning at age 50 could leave...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Hormone receptor-positive cancers on the rise Medicaid expansion tied to early breast cancer diagnosis Black women still at higher risk of breast cancer death Racial factors affect time to breast cancer treatment Black women have worse breast cancer outcomes (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mutant tomato helps to crack the secrets of fruiting
(University of Tsukuba) Researchers from the University of Tsukuba have found that fruit development in tomatoes rewires their central metabolism. The plant hormone gibberellin, which regulates major parts of plant development, triggers the process of fruiting. Using a mutant strain of tomato that is highly sensitive to gibberellin, the study showed that the central metabolism pathway in tomatoes was consistently rewired via gibberellin activity. These results could lead to new production strategies, such as breeding seedless fruit. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Baboon matriarchs enjoy less stress
(Duke University) You know the type: Loud. Swaggering. Pushy. The alpha male clearly runs the show. Female alphas are often less conspicuous than their puffed up male counterparts, but holding the top spot still has its perks. Now, a study of female baboons points to another upside to being No. 1. A Duke University-led study of 237 female baboons in Kenya found that alphas have significantly lower levels of glucocorticoids, hormones produced in response to stress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MDIBL scientists decipher role of a stress response gene
(Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory) A team of scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, led by James A. Coffman, Ph.D., is shedding new light on the gene regulatory pathways activated by cortisol, a hormone secreted in response to stress. Their research helps explain why exposure to chronic stress early in life shortens lifespan and contribute to age-related chronic diseases later in life -- long after the source of stress has been removed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hair loss treatment: A marine plant known for its nutrients to help increase hair growth
HAIR loss treatment: Progressive hair loss has a cosmetic and social impact. Hair undergoes three stages of hair cycle: the anagen, catagen, and telogen phases. Through cyclical loss and new-hair growth, the number of hairs remains relatively constant. A variety of factors, such as hormones, nutritional status, and exposure to radiations, environmental toxicants, and medications may affect hair growth. According to studies, using has seaweed has shown impressive results in helping to combat hair loss and thus increase hair growth. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: How a cuddle could ease your gastrointestinal issues
STOMACH bloating could be indicative of gastrointestinal issues. A new research paper explores whether a certain cuddling hormone could play a role in helping to ease the bloat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood hormone may help predict risk of heart disease
A blood test to identify high levels of the hormone, C-type Natriuretic Peptide (CNP), may help predict risk of heart disease, according to a study published in the journalPeptides.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 4, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Early puberty may increase breast cancer risk
According to a study published in theJournal of Adolescent Health, girls who start puberty earlier than average, due to higher levels of growth hormone, may have an increased risk of developing breast cancer as adults.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 4, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New drug approved by FDA for treating growth hormone deficiency
The new drug, somapacitan, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration as a replacement growth hormone in adults with growth hormone deficiency and is the first drug that can be administered weekly, rather than daily.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 4, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Ted Cruz-led senators want abortion pill classed as 'dangerous'
Mifeprex is used to end a pregnancy that is no more than 10 weeks along by blocking the hormone progesterone, but the lawmakers claim the drug is 'dangerous' and needs to be removed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Somapacitan (Sogroya), First Once-Weekly Growth Hormone FDA OKs Somapacitan (Sogroya), First Once-Weekly Growth Hormone
Somapacitan is a human growth hormone analog administered once-weekly by subcutaneous injection to treat adult growth hormone deficiency.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

Evaluating hormone-related targets and risks associated with COVID-19
(European Society of Endocrinology) The evidence for hormone involvement in COVID-19 infection and treatment will be evaluated and discussed by endocrine experts in a dedicated COVID-19 session at e-ECE 2020. The European Society of Endocrinology's annual meeting is going online 5-9 September 2020 and the e-ECE 2020 programme will feature cutting-edge science and the latest in clinical practice and patient care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases 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 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Effect of Increased Levothyroxine Dose on Depressive Mood Effect of Increased Levothyroxine Dose on Depressive Mood
Increased doses of levothyroxine may help improve depressive symptoms among older hypothyroid patients receiving hormone replacement therapy.Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Growth hormone plays key role in early puberty, breast cancer risk
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) Girls who enter puberty early in life--as measured by early breast development and age of first menstrual period--have a longer window of susceptibility to breast cancer. This window stays propped open for too long because their bodies have higher concentrations of growth hormone and they experience a slower progression ('tempo') during puberty. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 1, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Estrogen replacement may protect against Alzheimer's disease in women
(IOS Press) Amsterdam, September 1, 2020-Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common neurodegenerative disease and the leading cause of dementia. It affects more women than men. A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease indicates that factors such as age, reproductive stage, hormone levels, and the interplay with other risk factors should be considered in women and proposes a role for early menopausal estrogen replacement to protect against the development of AD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Earlier age of sex and substance use initiation is associated with unique hormone profiles during social evaluative threat in Mexican American adolescents - Johnson M, Shirtcliff EA, van Dammen L, Dahl RE, Gonzales N, Harley KG, Rauch S, Greenspan LC, Eskenazi B, Deardorff J.
Latinx adolescents are at a disproportional risk for poor sexual and reproductive health outcomes (STIs, adolescent pregnancy) compared to other ethnic groups. They also report high rates of alcohol and drug use that are similar to non-Hispanic White youth... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Love hormone also forms important link between stress and digestive problems
(The Physiological Society) New research published today in The Journal of Physiology shows that oxytocin, known as the love hormone, plays an important role in stress' disruption of digestion such as bloating, discomfort, nausea, and diarrhea. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease: Are you having trouble sleeping? It could be a sign of the disease
PARKINSON's disease is a progressive neurological condition caused by the lack of dopamine in the brain. Nerve cells responsible for the creation of this hormone begin to die. Signs of the disease could become apparent during nighttime. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Sogroya (somapacitan-beco) a Once-Weekly Treatment for Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency
Plainsboro, NJ, Aug 28, 2020 - Novo Nordisk today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Biologics License Application for Sogroya (somapacitan-beco) injection 10 mg/ 1.5 mL (6.7 mg/mL) for the replacement of... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - August 29, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Antibiotics May Interfere With Hormonal Contraceptives
A new analysis of data on drug side effects has found that a wide range of antibiotics may be associated with unintended pregnancy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Birth Control and Family Planning Antibiotics Pregnancy and Childbirth Hormones Source Type: news

1960's hormonal pregnancy test linked to birth malformations
Primodos, the hormone-based pregnancy test drug used in the 1960’s and 1970's, is now known to have contained harmful levels of hormones that may contributed to birth defects and miscarriages.Sky News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 26, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Birth control pills linked to lower risk of asthma
According to a study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, hormonal birth control pills are associated with a lower risk of asthma in women.Healthline (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 26, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Menopause may increase risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Postmenopausal women may be more likely to develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease due to a reduction in sex hormones, suggests a study published in Endocrinology.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 26, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New study explores symptomatology, quality of life before and after labiaplasty
(Wolters Kluwer Health) For patients with elongated labia, vague terms like 'vaginal rejuvenation' and 'designer vagina' can undermine the seriousness of the condition, which includes a variety of functional concerns. Often attributed to congenital causes, exogenous hormones, chronic irritation, childbirth, aging and external physical causes, women at nearly every age, from birth to later adulthood, have symptoms such as tugging, twisting, urinary tract infections, personal hygiene issues, dyspareunia, pain during exercise, exposure in clothing and deviation of urine stream. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yale researchers reach advance stem cell therapy for hormone disorder
Yale investigators have developed a multistep process that models the biological instructions to create parathyroid gland cells from pluripotent stem cells. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 25, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hormone-disrupting chemicals in our homes could be detrimental to immune health, raising the risk of COVID-19
(Natural News) Since authorities declared the pandemic in March and set quarantine protocols, the skies have cleared up due to reductions in man-made causes of air pollution. This is a good thing, as long-term exposure to air pollution has been found to raise the risk of COVID-19. But scientists are starting to shed light on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medication and Lifestyle May Lower Breast Cancer Risk
There is compelling evidence that two classes of drugs normally prescribed following breast cancer treatment can also help prevent the disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Breast Cancer Women and Girls Estrogen Breasts Preventive Medicine Hormones Menopause Source Type: news

A gatekeeper against insulin resistance in the brain
(Deutsches Zentrum fuer Diabetesforschung DZD) The brain plays a major role in controlling our blood glucose levels. In type 2 diabetes this glucose metabolism brain control is often dysfunctional. A group of scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum M ü nchen and the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) have now shown in the 'Journal of Clinical Investigations' that in men a genetic variant of the gene DUSP8 can increase the risk for T2D by impairing our brain response to the hormone insulin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Elevated " hunger " hormone leaves trauma-exposed teens at higher risk for PTSD
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Research suggests that acyl-ghrelin is an especially predictive biomarker of PTSD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Birth Control Pill May Cut Women's Risk for Asthma
A study of more than half a million women in the United Kingdom found that those who used hormonal contraceptives -- be it pills or patches or shots -- had a significantly lower risk of developing asthma than women who did not. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone receptor-positive cancers on the rise
Hormone receptor-positive breast cancers are on the rise in the U.S., according...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Delayed breast cancer surgery not tied to worse outcomes Radiologists reading mammograms show wide variation New breast cancer risk model includes 93 relationships Breast MRI lesion score can cut unnecessary biopsies Insurance plays major role in breast cancer disparities (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Antibiotics May Reduce Efficacy of Hormonal Contraceptives
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2020 -- The efficacy of hormonal contraceptives may be reduced with use of antibiotics, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine. Jeffrey K. Aronson, M.B.Ch.B., D.Phil., from Oxford University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Birth Control Pill Could Cut Women's Risk for Asthma
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2020 -- Could birth control pills build a bulwark against asthma? New research suggests that hormonal contraceptives, which alter the natural ebb and flow of female hormones, may do just that. A study of more than half a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Contraceptive developed at UIC approved by FDA, offers new option for women
(University of Illinois at Chicago) A first-of-its-kind contraceptive developed at the University of Illinois Chicago has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The new contraceptive, called Phexxi, is a non-hormonal vaginal gel that can be used on-demand to prevent pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hormonal contraceptive use and risk of attempted and completed suicide: a systematic review and narrative synthesis - Amarasekera S, Catalao R, Molyneaux E, Fuhr DC.
Despite its widespread use, there is conflicting evidence on the association between hormonal contraception and the risk of suicide among women. This review seeks to identify, appraise and synthesize all studies on the association between hormonal contrace... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Factors Tied to Hormone Therapy Use After Oophorectomy ID'd
MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2020 -- Age at surgery, education level, and preventive mastectomy are associated with hormone therapy (HT) use after preventive oophorectomy in BRCA mutation carriers, according to a study published online Aug. 10 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UMD discovers a new role for a well-known molecule as a plant hormone
(University of Maryland) Researchers at the University of Maryland have discovered a new role for a well-known plant molecule, providing the first clear example of ACC acting as a likely plant hormone. In Nature Communications, researchers show that ACC has a critical role in pollination and seed production by activating proteins similar to those in human and animal nervous systems. Findings could change textbooks and open the door for research to improve plant health and crop yield. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 14, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news