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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Elevated Testosterone Levels May Raise Risk of Uterine Fibroids

Dec. 15, 2015 — Women who have high levels of both testosterone and estrogen in midlife may face a greater risk of developing benign tumors on the uterus called uterine fibroids than women with low levels of the ... read more

Women With Luminal A Subtype of Breast Cancer Did Not Benefit from Adjuvant Chemotherapy

Dec. 9, 2015 — Premenopausal women whose invasive breast cancers were of the luminal A subtype had comparable 10-year disease-free survival rates regardless of whether or not they received adjuvant chemotherapy, ... read more

Study Counters Long-Time Practice of Prescribing More Fertility Hormones

Nov. 23, 2015 — Too much of a hormone commonly used during in vitro fertility, or IVF, treatments actually decreases a woman's chances of having a baby, new research indicates. The research is the largest study ... read more

Sex Reassignment Surgery May Be Better for Transgender Women’s Health Than Hormones Only

Nov. 18, 2015 — Transgender women may be at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes compared with men and women in the general population. New research finds that transgender women who ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a hormonal mechanism in hamsters that connects short winter days with increased aggression in females, and that it differs from the mechanism that controls this same ... read more

Researchers Identify New Diabetes Risk Mechanism

Nov. 12, 2015 — An unexpected effect from a gene known to increase diabetes risk has been identified by researchers. They assumed that the specific allele in the gene TCF7L2 which increases the risk of type 2 ... read more

Genes May Determine the Side Effects of Menopausal Hormone Therapy, Study Suggests

Nov. 10, 2015 — Cardiovascular disease risk in women increases after menopause and is associated with the drop in estrogen levels. Menopausal hormone therapy could slow the progression, but oral formulations also ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — Little is known about the mechanisms that regulate the release of steroid hormones from endocrine tissues. The commonly accepted understanding, noted in textbooks, is that simple diffusion is at ... read more

Northern Climates Make a Difference With Growth Hormone Treatment

Oct. 28, 2015 — The rate of growth in children varies with the season while higher latitude and greater summer daylight exposure makes a significant difference in results for children treated with growth hormone, ... read more

Thyroid Function May Be Restored Through Patient-Derived Human Cells

Oct. 22, 2015 — A discovery has been made that could one day restore thyroid function in patients with cancer whose thyroids have been surgically removed or in children born with congenital ... read more

Study Finds Mechanisms of Early Insulin Treatment for Diabetes May Produce Better Outcomes

Oct. 17, 2015 — A pilot study of 23 adults with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes found early insulin therapy to be as effective as 15 months of oral therapy and may improve the body's ability to produce ... read more

Fracking Chemicals Tied to Reduced Sperm Count in Mice

Oct. 14, 2015 — Prenatal exposure to a mixture of chemicals used in the oil and natural gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, at levels found in the environment lowered sperm counts in ... read more

Animal Study Suggests Treatment That May Improve Heart Function in Heart Failure

Oct. 13, 2015 — Thyroid hormones administered to female rats with high blood pressure led to encouraging cardiac improvements, according to a new study. Following publication of this 32nd animal study exploring ... read more

Immune Studies Suggest Remedies for Parathyroid Hormone-Driven Bone Loss

Oct. 8, 2015 — A common cause of bone loss is an overactive parathyroid gland, which doctors usually treat with surgery. New research on how excess parathyroid hormone affects immune cells suggests that doctors ... read more

Total Thyroidectomy Complication Rates and Costs Are Lower If Surgeon Performs 25 or More Cases Yearly

Oct. 7, 2015 — Patients undergoing a total thyroidectomy are 34 percent less likely to experience complications if their surgeon performs at least 25 cases per year of this operation to remove the entire thyroid ... read more

Experts Recommend Assessing Individual Benefits, Risks of Menopausal Therapies

Oct. 7, 2015 — A Clinical Practice Guideline has been released on identifying women who are candidates for treatment of menopausal symptoms and selecting the best treatment options for each ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — While high levels of the satiety hormone leptin don't help obese individuals lose weight, they do appear to directly contribute to their cardiovascular disease, researchers ... read more

Rescuing Intestinal Stem Cells from Attack in Type 1 Diabetes

Oct. 1, 2015 — The cause of diabetic enteropathy has been discovered by researchers, along with a possible prevention and treatment strategy. The study demonstrates how diabetes can destroy the stem cells that ... read more

One-Third of Hormone Users at Menopause Take Unapproved, Untested Compounded Drugs

Sep. 30, 2015 — One-third of US women who take hormones at menopause are using compounded hormones, shows a new national survey. These women commonly -- and mistakenly -- think these hormones are safer and offer ... read more

Diabetes Medication Can Reduce Food Intake

Sep. 29, 2015 — Many studies have focused on how much we eat when we are hungry, but sometimes we eat just to feel better. A new study shows that medication used for type-2 diabetes which mimics the gut-brain ... read more

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