A Rare QoL Study That Could Change Practice A Rare QoL Study That Could Change Practice
Two drugs comparably improve survival in the treatment of men with hormone-sensitive prostate cancer, so researchers looked at quality of life to see whether that was a difference maker.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Hormone found in chocolate increases male libido
Kisspeptin found in chocolate may increase libido in men by making women smell and look more attractive, according to a study published in JCI Insight.iNews (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 14, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone therapy reduces muscle loss in postmenopausal women
According to a study published inMenopause, long-term hormone therapy may reduce muscle loss and sarcopenia risks in postmenopausal women.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 14, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Differences in airway size develop during puberty, new study finds
(University of Waterloo) Sex differences in airway size are not innate, but likely develop because of hormonal changes around puberty, reports a new study by the University of Waterloo. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HRT of Menopausal Symptoms After Gynecologic Malignancy HRT of Menopausal Symptoms After Gynecologic Malignancy
This review focuses on the safety of hormone replacement therapy in women with a history of gynecologic cancer who have undergone surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation leading to early menopause.Menopause (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Taming hormones with food: physician resolves infertility, diabetes, & other conditions
(Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) Nutrition researcher and New York Times bestselling author Neal Barnard, MD, demonstrates how foods affect our hormones--and our health--in his new book, Your Body in Balance. Dr. Barnard shares the science behind how common conditions--like infertility, weight gain, menopausal symptoms, breast and prostate cancers, thyroid problems, and acne--are fueled by hormones that are hidden in or influenced by the foods we eat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 13, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New Study Shows That When it Comes to Pesticides and Kids, the EPA Has Looked the Other Way
It’s easy to lose count of all of the pesticides that are sprayed on crops in the U.S., and well-nigh impossible to know all of the names (dichloropropene and pyraclostrobin and spinetoram and on and on). But it’s not hard to guess who gets hit hardest by all of these chemicals: kids, whose brain, nervous and hormonal systems are still developing at the time of exposure. What’s more, a new pesticide introduced today will have fewer years to build up in the tissues of, say, a 50-year old, compared to a child who will accumulate a lifetime load of the stuff. That’s the biggest reason that, in 1996, C...
Source: TIME: Science - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Children's Health Environment Environmental Health Pesticides Source Type: news

New Study Shows That When it Comes to Pesticides and Kids, the EPA Has Looked the Other Way
It’s easy to lose count of all of the pesticides that are sprayed on crops in the U.S., and well-nigh impossible to know all of the names (dichloropropene and pyraclostrobin and spinetoram and on and on). But it’s not hard to guess who gets hit hardest by all of these chemicals: kids, whose brain, nervous and hormonal systems are still developing at the time of exposure. What’s more, a new pesticide introduced today will have fewer years to build up in the tissues of, say, a 50-year old, compared to a child who will accumulate a lifetime load of the stuff. That’s the biggest reason that, in 1996, C...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Children's Health Environment Environmental Health Pesticides Source Type: news

Moo swings? Cows go through disruptive puberty too – study
Scientists say animals can become more or less bold and adventurous as they grow upHumans are not alone in enduring the rollercoaster ride of puberty as powerful hormones flood the body and cause mood swings from one day to the next. Scientists have found that dairy cows pass through a similar phase of emotional confusion that disturbs their otherwise rather stable personalities.The findings emerged from extensive observations of Holstein dairy cattle as they matured from calves to adulthood. “Our study identified a period of inconsistency in personality traits over puberty,” said Nina Von Keyserlingk, a profes...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Tags: Animal behaviour Science Source Type: news

Prolonged use of hormone therapy may minimize muscle loss associated with aging
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Skeletal muscle mass and strength are critical in helping prevent falls, fractures, and disability. Yet, they continue to decline during the menopause transition. A new study showed that the prolonged use (defined as≥13 mo) of hormone therapy (HT) was associated with higher muscle mass and less chance of sarcopenia. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chemicals in Mom-to-Be's Makeup Impact Kid's Weight
Parabens are chemicals that have long been used as a preservative in cosmetics and body care products. A number of studies have suggested that parabens mimic estrogens in the body and may disrupt the normal function of hormones. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HRT and the Risk of Melanoma in Post-menopausal Women HRT and the Risk of Melanoma in Post-menopausal Women
Studies have suggested that hormones may play a potential role in melanoma carcinogenesis. Is hormone replacement therapy associated with an increased risk of melanoma in post-menopausal women?Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Middle School Challenges Add Up to Teacher Stress
TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 -- From hormonal changes to new schedules and altered expectations, children face a variety of challenges when they enter middle school. But students and their parents aren't the only ones stressing out. Researchers from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Girls start puberty a year earlier than they did in the 1970s, sparking fears obesity is to blame
Scientists believe the obesity epidemic may be to blame for girls starting puberty earlier because being overweight skews hormones, researchers from the University of Copenhagen found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reversible EMT and MET mediate amnion remodeling during pregnancy and labor
The amnion is remodeled during pregnancy to protect the growing fetus it contains, and it is particularly dynamic just before and during labor. By combining ultrastructural, immunohistochemical, and Western blotting analyses, we found that human and mouse amnion membranes during labor were subject to epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), mediated, in part, by the p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway responding to oxidative stress. Primary human amnion epithelial cell cultures established from amnion membranes from nonlaboring, cesarean section deliveries exhibited EMT after exposure to oxidative stress...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Richardson, L. S., Taylor, R. N., Menon, R. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Bruce McEwen, 81, Is Dead; Found Stress Can Alter the Brain
A neuroscientist, he showed how an unrelenting barrage of stress hormones can break down the body, leading to disease, depression, obesity and more. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Randi Hutter Epstein Tags: Science and Technology Brain Deaths (Obituaries) Bruce McEwen Source Type: news

Medical Group Opposes States' Limits on Trans Youth Access to Treatment
MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 -- A group of medical professionals in southern states opposes proposals that would limit transgender minors'access to gender-affirming health care such as hormone therapy and surgery. " To put it plainly, gender-affirming care... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HRT medicine shortages update
Commenting on recurring queries regarding shortages in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) medicines, Sandra Gidley, President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, said:‘There is a huge amount o (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - February 10, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

High Testosterone Levels Exact Different Health Tolls in Men and Women
MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 -- High levels of the sex hormone testosterone may trigger different health problems in men and women, a new study reveals. In women, testosterone may increase the risk for type 2 diabetes, while in men it lowers that risk.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Some oestrogen therapies may reduce heart disease risks
Postmenopausal women using oral conjugated equine oestrogen hormone may have a reduced risk of developing heart disease, according to a study published inMenopause.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 7, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Menopause timing hard to determine in every third woman
(University of Gothenburg) Is it possible to investigate menopausal age, or not? In more than one in three women aged 50, the body provides no clear answer about the menopause, Swedish study shows. Increased use of hormonal intrauterine devices and contraceptive pills are the cause. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Structure of thyroglobulin revealed
According to a study published inNature, the structure of thyroid hormone precursor, thyroglobulin, has been determined and sheds light on the biosynthesis of thyroid hormones.Nature (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 6, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Menopause Hormone Therapy Found to Delay Type 2 Diabetes Menopause Hormone Therapy Found to Delay Type 2 Diabetes
An expert reviews the evidence of the effects of hormone therapy on the development of type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

How to lose visceral fat: Diet plan proven to reduce the harmful belly fat - what to eat
VISCERAL fat is considered the most dangerous type of body fat. Influencing hormones within the body, too much of the stuff can predict ghastly side effects, including heart disease. But a certain diet has been proven to reduce its build-up in the body. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not all hormone therapy protects equally against heart disease in postmenopausal women
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Hormone therapy has proven to slow down heart fat deposition and the progression of atherosclerosis, depending on the type of hormone therapy and route of administration. A new study compared the effects of conjugated equine estrogens (CEE) and 17β-estradiol and contrasted oral and transdermal delivery to determine their effectiveness in preventing heart disease. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Janssen to Highlight Depth of Solid Tumor Portfolio at ASCO GU
RARITAN, N.J., February 3, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today multiple data presentations from a robust solid tumor portfolio that will be featured at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Cancers Symposium, taking place February 13-15 in San Francisco. Company-sponsored data presentations will include clinical results for ERLEADA® (apalutamide) and niraparib in prostate cancer; and BALVERSA™ (erdafitinib) in bladder cancer. “We are committed to improving outcomes in patients with prostate and bladder cancer where high unmet...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Helping Teenagers With Menstrual Pain
Painful periods are common around the world but, with treatment, should not cause a teenager to miss school, sports or social outings. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Menstruation Teenagers and Adolescence Endometriosis Hormones Birth Control and Family Planning Pain Source Type: news

Shift workers at risk for heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes
(American Osteopathic Association) Working nights disrupts individuals' circadian rhythm, the body's internal clock responsible for neural and hormonal signaling. When the circadian rhythm is desynchronized from the sleep/wake cycle, it causes a cascade of hormonal changes that lead to metabolic disorders and the development multiple chronic conditions. Kulkarni recommends several measures to prevent serious health issues associated with shift work. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Different Strategies May Be Necessary for Single Hormone Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer
This suggestion is based on statistically significant distinctions observed in survival rates of patients with single hormone receptor-positive breast cancer vs double hormone receptor-positive/double hormone receptor-negative breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 3, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Is Premarin, alone, the key to successful menopausal hormone therapy?
(Bentham Science Publishers) The presented study reveals that synthetic hormone prescription in medical practice may be responsible for the misconception that ERs exposed to elevated endogenous estrogen concentrations may be deregulated and drive cancer promoting changes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 2, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

IGF-I normalisation reduces acromegaly deaths
According to a study, published in theEuropean Journal of Endocrinology, IGF-I levels are more important in determining mortality risk in acromegaly patients than growth hormone levels.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 31, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Characterization of unique PMEPA1 gene splice variants (isoforms d and e) from RNA Seq profiling pro
(Impact Journals LLC) In addition to 4 reported PMEPA1 isoforms, one novel isoform PMEPA1-e was identified with RNA Seq analysis of hormone-responsive VCa P, LNCa P cells and human prostate cancer samples from The Cancer Genome Atlas dataset. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 31, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Delaying your period with hormonal birth control
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists develop home-testing kit that measures stress hormones
(Natural News) Stress can either be a person’s boon or his bane, depending on the situation. In certain situations, it can motivate people, but those with chronic levels of stress are more likely to develop health problems, including heart disease and even mental disorders. To combat its adverse effects, researchers have developed a simple test... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Long-term Data for'Love Hormone' in Adult Autism First Long-term Data for'Love Hormone' in Adult Autism
The hormone and neurotransmitter oxytocin appears to improve repetitive behaviors and attachment problems in adults with autism over the long term.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Telehealth service providing mail-order menopause hormone replacement therapies launches
Women in California experiencing menopause can sign up for video consultations and prescription deliveries through CurieMD's new platform. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 29, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Gut reaction: How immunity ramps up against incoming threats
(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) A new study has revealed how the gut's protective mechanisms ramp up significantly with food intake, and at times of the day when mealtimes are anticipated based on regular eating habits.Researchers found that eating causes a hormone called VIP to kickstart the activity of immune cells in response to potentially incoming pathogens or 'bad' bacteria. The researchers also found that immunity increased at anticipated mealtimes indicating that maintaining regular eating patterns could be more important than previously thought. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Health fears as GPs WRONGLY give antidepressants to menopausal women
Hundreds of thousands of menopausal women are being prescribed antidepressants because poorly trained GPs are misdiagnosing their symptoms, campaigners warn. Women often suffer anxiety and mood swings as they reach the menopause but doctors are mistaking a hormonal imbalance for a mental health problem. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Naturally prevent conditions like diabetes, heart disease and stroke with vitamin D and hormone support
(Natural News) Years of research have established a positive collaboration between estrogen and vitamin D to improve bone health. Now, recent research suggests that this dynamic duo could also play a role in staving off metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women. Metabolic syndrome is described as a cluster of conditions – such as obesity, high blood sugar and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pubertal suppression for transgender youth and risk of suicidal ideation - Turban JL, King D, Carswell JM, Keuroghlian AS.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues are commonly prescribed to suppress endogenous puberty for transgender adolescents. There are limited data regarding the mental health benefits of this treatment. Our objective for this st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Oestrogen and hormone therapy improves cognitive function
Menopausal women taking oestrogen and undergoing hormone therapy may have better cognitive function and reduced risk of dementia, according to a study published inMenopause.Medical Dialogues (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 27, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Estrogen and hormone therapy improves cognitive function
Menopausal women taking estrogen and undergoing hormone therapy may have better cognitive function and reduced risk of dementia, according to a study published inMenopause.Medical Dialogues (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 27, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Getting to the root of plant survival
(University of Delaware) In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have been able to identify hormones and proteins that interact to regulate root emergence. Deeper understanding of this communication loop may eventually lead to the ability to control when and how many additional roots a plant can form - which would be a key weapon in battling dry conditions caused by climate change. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 27, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The five: factors that affect early greying
As researchers confirm that stress can turn you grey, we look at the other scientific factors that could salt-and-pepper your crowning gloryThis week, scientists from Harvard demonstrated that stress canaccelerate the greying of human hair. The researchers found that stress prompts the production of a hormone that affects the melanocyte cells involved in making hair pigments. The scientists hope that this discovery will add to the understanding of how the depletion of stem cells contributes to ageing in general.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Anna Cooper Tags: Ageing Genetics Biology Science Health Society Source Type: news

When judges don ’t know the meaning of rape, there is little hope of justice | Sonia Sodha
As we watch the Harvey Weinstein trial unfold, other horror stories emerge in our own courtsHarvey Weinstein is at last facing justice in a New York courtroom. As I hear in graphic detail the accounts of the women he allegedly raped and sexually assaulted, it ’s hard to stop myself imagining what I would do if a 21-stone man suddenly reappeared naked and lunged at me after manipulating me to accompany him to his hotel room on false pretences. Scream? Fight back? Try to escape?It ’s impossible to tell unless you find yourself there. Our body’s response to acute danger is not rational: it releases a flood o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sonia Sodha Tags: Rape and sexual assault Law Society Harvey Weinstein UK news US news Biology Science Women Life and style Source Type: news

How to lose visceral fat: The eating plan proven to help reduce the harmful belly fat
HOW TO lose visceral fat: You know the one - the hidden fat building up inside your body. The one that can wreak havoc on your hormones and can lead to potentially dangerous consequences. Levels of visceral fat need to stay down. But what's the best way of doing this? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Devoted football fans may having 'rocketing' levels of stress during matches
Scientists took saliva samples from Brazilian football fans watching the semi-final against Germany at the 2014 World Cup. Levels of the stress hormone cortisol 'rocketed' during the game. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stress hormone turns hair grey
According to a study published inNature, stress causes release of noradrenaline which triggers cellular changes that causes hair to turn grey over time.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 24, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Elagolix Cuts Heavy Menstrual Bleeding in Women With Fibroids
THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 -- For women with uterine fibroids, elagolix with add-back hormonal therapy is associated with a reduction in heavy menstrual bleeding compared with placebo, according to a study published in the Jan. 23 issue of the New... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Oral hormone-blocking drug may help with heavy menstrual bleeding
(Thomas Jefferson University) In women with uterine fibroids, the drug elagolix suppresses ovarian hormone production and prevents heavy menstrual bleeding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news