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August 29, 2016

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August 29, 2016

Soy May Help Protect Women With PCOS from Diabetes, Heart Disease

Aug. 4, 2016 — Women who have polycystic ovary syndrome -- a common cause of female infertility -- may be able to improve their metabolic and cardiovascular health by consuming soy isoflavones, according to a new ... read more

Diabetes: Factor 'Gender' Into Treatment, Say Experts

July 20, 2016 — The international guidelines for the management of diabetes mellitus (type 2) purport to observe factors such as age, social environment, the duration of the illness or associated health complaints. ... read more

Still No Strong Evidence That Adjunctive Treatment With Human Growth Hormone in IVF Improves Results

July 4, 2016 — Despite its occasional use as an adjunct in IVF, human growth hormone appears of little benefit to women having difficulty conceiving. Indeed, in an Australian/New Zealand collaborative ... read more

Antidiabetic Effects Discovered in the Appetite Hormone CART

June 30, 2016 — The appetite hormone CART is regulated by glucose and is found in greater quantity in people with type 2 diabetes, researchers have ... read more

Lost Hormone Is Found in Starfish

June 28, 2016 — Biologists have discovered that the evolutionary history of a hormone responsible for sexual maturity in humans is written in the genes of the humble ... read more

Hops Could Help Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

June 22, 2016 — Hops, the flower cones used in beer-making, are also found in dietary supplements designed to help treat post-menopausal symptoms and other conditions. Scientists are now investigating whether an ... read more

Female Sex Hormone Clue to Fighting Serious Immune Disease

June 10, 2016 — The results of a study showed for the first time a beneficial effect of estrogens in experimental models of skin fibrosis that are representative of the disease process in systemic sclerosis (SSc). ... read more

Lighting Color Affects Sleep, Wakefulness

June 8, 2016 — A research team has shown how different colors of light could affect our ability to sleep. At the same time they have established that the light-sensitive pigment melanopsin is necessary for the ... read more

Extending Anti-Estrogen Therapy by Five Years Helps Breast Cancer Patients

June 6, 2016 — A study has found that extending the use of aromatase inhibitors for an additional five years significantly improved the amount of time the women lived without their breast cancer ... read more

Are Drops in Estrogen Levels More Rapid in Women With Migraine?

June 1, 2016 — Researchers have long known that sex hormones such as estrogen play a role in migraine. But there's been little research on how that works. Do women with migraine have higher estrogen levels in ... read more

Additional Hormone Measurement Reveals Pregnant Women at High Risk of Preeclampsia

May 29, 2016 — An additional blood test for pregnant women accurately predicts which women with high thyroid function are at risk of developing preeclampsia, according to a new study. The findings may help identify ... read more

Low Hormone Levels Linked to Obesity in Teens

May 24, 2016 — Obese teenagers already show signs of hormonal differences from normal-weight peers that may make them prone to weight gain, according to a new ... read more

Exposure to Common Flame Retardant Chemicals May Increase Thyroid Problems in Women

May 24, 2016 — Women with elevated levels of common types of flame retardant chemicals in their blood may be at a higher risk for thyroid disease, and the risk may be significantly higher among post-menopausal ... read more

May 23, 2016 — A recent study has revealed that triple-negative breast cancer, which has generally been unresponsive to hormone receptor-targeted treatments, can indeed be treated using vitamin D and androgen ... read more

Hormone May Offer New Approach to Type 2 Diabetes

May 19, 2016 — Improvements in type 2 diabetes in patients who have had gastric bypass surgery has led researchers to uncover the role of a key hormone in the disease. Development of a drug that promotes the ... read more

Melatonin Signaling Is a Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes

May 12, 2016 — A sleeping pancreas releases less insulin, but how much insulin drops each night may differ from person to person, suggests a new study. Up to 30 percent of the population may be predisposed to have ... read more

Radiotherapy Halves Deaths from Prostate Cancer 15 Years After Diagnosis

May 9, 2016 — A longitudinal Nordic study, comparing the results of hormone (antiandrogen) therapy with or without the addition of local radiotherapy, shows that a combination of treatments halves the risk of ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Researchers have identified a key hormone-signaling pathway that explains why men with low testosterone are at greater risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new ... read more

No Increased Risk of Fatal Cardiovascular Events for Breast Cancer Patients on Newer Hormone Therapy

Apr. 21, 2016 — The use of aromatase inhibitors, hormone-therapy drugs used to treat patients with breast cancer, was not associated with an increased risk of fatal cardiovascular events, including heart attacks or ... read more

Double Advantage of Potential New Diabetes Treatment

Apr. 19, 2016 — Blocking the hormone that raises sugar levels in the blood could increase insulin levels while keeping blood sugar levels down, report investigators. The findings in mice point to a novel way to ... read more

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