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April 27, 2017

Many Transgender Individuals Consider Their Fertility Important, Survey Shows

Apr. 3, 2017 — Nearly one-fourth of transgender individuals in Toronto, Canada, regard their own fertility as important, but most lack knowledge regarding and access to reproductive options, a new survey ... read more

Women Suffer from Asthma Symptoms More Frequently and More Severely Than Men

Mar. 7, 2017 — Women suffer more frequently and more severely from pollen and food allergies and therefore also from asthma. Firstly, female sex hormones increase the risk and symptoms of asthma and allergies and, ... read more

Keeping Up the Pressure

Feb. 13, 2017 — Besides the classic stress response – an acute reaction that gradually abates when the threat passes – our bodies appear to have a separate mechanism that deals only with chronic stress, research ... read more

'Anti-Aging' Hormone Could Unlock New Treatments for Kidney and Heart Disease

Feb. 13, 2017 — A new study has found that patients with diabetes suffering from the early stages of kidney disease have a deficiency of the protective 'anti-aging' hormone, ... read more

Hair Analysis May Help Diagnose Cushing Syndrome, Researchers Report

Feb. 9, 2017 — Analyzing a hair sample may help with the diagnosis of Cushing syndrome, a rare and potentially fatal disorder in which the body overproduces the stress hormone cortisol, according to ... read more

Prenatal Bisphenol A Exposure Weakens Body's Fullness Cues

Feb. 7, 2017 — An expectant mother's exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) can raise her offspring's risk of obesity by reducing sensitivity to a hormone responsible for ... read more

Under and Misuse of Hormone Therapy Decreasing, but Still High

Feb. 2, 2017 — A nationwide cancer registry of almost one million patients treated for hormone-sensitive breast cancer shows that one out of six women who should have received post-surgical treatment known as ... read more

New Treatment Regimen Extends Life for Some Men With Recurrent Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

Feb. 2, 2017 — Adding hormonal therapy to radiation treatment can significantly improve the average long-term survival of men with prostate cancer who have had their prostate gland removed, according to a new ... read more

Researchers Decode Rare Form of Adrenal Gland Genetic Disorder Linked to Gender Ambiguity

Jan. 30, 2017 — A complete clinical and genetic profile of a rare inherited disorder, steroid 11-hydroxylase deficiency, which can cause genital masculinization in females, is being reported by an international ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — For the first time, researchers have pinpointed a type of heart fat, linked it to a risk factor for heart disease and shown that menopausal status and estrogen levels are critical modifying factors ... read more

Certain Fat Found Around the Heart Associated With Higher Risk of Heart Disease in Postmenopausal Women

Jan. 30, 2017 — New study points to heart disease risk factor in menopausal women that could be caught ... read more

Should Hypothyroidism in Pregnancy Be Treated?

Jan. 26, 2017 — When a woman becomes pregnant, many changes occur in her body. One of those changes is in the levels of various hormones produced by the ... read more

When Should Doctors Treat Short Children and Teens With Growth Hormone?

Jan. 25, 2017 — When is it appropriate to treat short children with growth hormone? The answer is not always clear-cut, with social, medical and ethical concerns coming into play. Experts in pediatric endocrinology ... read more

New Organ Culture System Reveals Effects of BPA Exposure on Fetal Mammary Glands

Jan. 24, 2017 — A new laboratory model enables tests of how developing fetal mammary tissue is affected by exposure to estrogen and estrogen-like chemicals such as BPA. Previous animal model research has suggested ... read more

Breast Cancer Drugs Stop Working When Tumors 'Make Their Own Fuel'

Jan. 23, 2017 — Scientists have discovered why a type of breast cancer drug stops working in some patients. The early-stage findings reveal that some breast tumors evolve to make their own 'fuel supply', ... read more

Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Gut Inflammation, Bacteria Changes

Jan. 19, 2017 — People with Type 1 diabetes exhibit inflammation in the digestive tract and gut bacteria, a pattern that differs from individuals who do not have diabetes or those who have celiac disease, according ... read more

Jan. 18, 2017 — Researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which the stress hormone FGF21 keeps digestive enzymes from damaging the ... read more

Jan. 11, 2017 — Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have been implicated in the development of obesity, diabetes and cancer and are found in a wide array of products including pesticides, plastics and ... read more

Normal Ranges for Testosterone Levels Defined

Jan. 10, 2017 — A large study of more than 9,000 men has established harmonized reference ranges for total testosterone in men that when applied to assays that have been appropriately calibrated will effectively ... read more

Role of Common Risk Factors in ER-Positive, ER-Negative Breast Cancer

Jan. 9, 2017 — Researchers have examined the role of common risk factors in the development of ER-positive and ER-negative breast cancers. The study sheds new light on how a woman’s age, weight, and menopausal ... read more

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