Misc. Hormones Health News

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4/27/2009
Heart, Bone Problems May Follow Prostate Cancer Treatment

Men on hormone-lowering therapy may require close monitoring, researchers say

4/17/2009
Melatonin May Ease Sleep Problems in Autistic Children

Small study finds over-the-counter melatonin reduces time to slumber

4/14/2009
Former Inmates at Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure

And they're more likely to lack treatment for it years after freedom, study finds

4/14/2009
Pancreatic Islets in Forefront of Diabetes Research

Cells could play major role in treatment, if supply is adequate, study finds

4/7/2009
Acupuncture May Not Help Hot Flashes

Most data finds no difference between real, sham treatments, researchers say

4/6/2009
Male Infertility Treatment Boosts Sperm Count

Small Egyptian study uses hormone-antioxidant combo to improve odds of conception

4/2/2009
Asperger Syndrome Tied to Low Cortisol Levels

Finding could steer caregivers away from situations that would add to anxiety

3/30/2009
Hormone Reduces Mortality in Heart Patients With High BP

Relaxin cuts shortness of breath and trimmed hospital stays, phase 2 study concludes

3/17/2009
Hormone Might Help Restore Female Fertility

Kisspeptin spurs healthy ovulation, researchers explain

2/27/2009
Hormone Drug May Help Drinkers Stay Sober

Study finds 'alcoholic' rats on cabergoline cut consumption, were less prone to relapse

2/19/2009
Stress May Speed Melanoma Progression

But certain heart drugs may help counter the effect, researchers say

2/6/2009
Female Hormones Deter Salt-Sensitive Hypertension

Estrogen appears to improve kidneys' ability to shed sodium, study says

2/4/2009
Plan Hopes to ID Early Halt in Reproductive Function

Guidelines could diagnose primary ovarian insufficiency in women under 40

2/3/2009
2 Years of Hormone Use May Be 'Safe'

Cancer risk doesn't rise until third year, study finds

2/2/2009
Blood Test May Predict Postpartum Depression

Measuring hormone could find three-fourths of women at risk, study claims

1/30/2009
The Truth About 'Bio-identical' Hormone Therapy

Much remains unknown about these treatments for menopausal symptoms, FDA says

1/27/2009
Tweaking Hormones Might Ease Chronic Stress

New method could help treat depression, other disorders, researchers say

1/27/2009
Hormone-Boosting Drug May Help Treat Frailty

Older adults who took capromorelin had boost in lean body mass

1/26/2009
Moms Who Breast-Feed Less Likely to Neglect Child

Australian researchers suggest hormone released during act reinforces maternal bond

1/5/2009
Obesity Linked to Ovarian Cancer

Excess estrogen may contribute to malignancy, study suggests

12/26/2008
Vigorous Treadmill Workout Curbs Appetite Hormones

U.K. researchers say findings may lead to more effective ways to control weight

12/22/2008
Hormones Boost Frequency of Women's Migraine With Aura

Mouse study finds 2 genes likely behind spread of depression with these headaches

12/18/2008
Childhood Obesity May Cause Thyroid Problems

Finding suggests low-grade inflammation changes gland's structure

12/15/2008
Obesity-Related Hormone Tied to Psoriasis

Higher leptin levels play role in immune, inflammatory processes, study says

12/12/2008
Osteoporosis Drug Seems to Shrink Breast Tumors

Other drugs in pipeline also hold promise against the disease, researchers report

12/5/2008
Poor Mental Health May Boost Asthma Risk

But, researchers are still trying to understand the connection

12/2/2008
Drug Effective for Temporary Sleep Disruptions

Trials of tasimelteon show it could aid shift workers, people affected by jet lag

11/26/2008
Fat-Sensing Molecule Might Fight Obesity

Study with rodents shows the molecules help regulate appetite

11/19/2008
Child-Care Relationships Tied to Kids' Stress Levels

At school or home, they can raise long-term health risks, studies say

11/18/2008
Canola Oil Consumed During Pregnancy Lowers Breast Cancer Risk for Offspring

Mouse study found it was better than corn oil during gestation and lactation

11/5/2008
Testosterone Patch Restores Libido in Postmenopausal Women

But, the male hormone therapy may cause unwanted hair growth, study finds

11/4/2008
Hormone Lowers Glucose Levels in Mice

Injections of apelin appear to be similar to insulin, study says

11/2/2008
Excess Weight Seems to Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Exercising 30 to 60 minutes a day may offer needed protection, experts say

10/31/2008
Vigorous Exercise Can Cut Breast Cancer Risk

But benefits only apply to normal-weight women, study says

10/29/2008
Hot Flashes, Night Sweats a Good Sign for Breast Cancer Patients

Symptoms correlated with lower recurrence rates, study finds

10/23/2008
High Fructose Diet Inhibits Appetite Hormone

Sugary fare led to leptin resistance in rats that boosted obesity risk, study says

10/17/2008
Hormones May Be to Blame for Women's Cavity Rates

Reproductive pressures, dietary preferences all contribute, anthropologist suggests

10/16/2008
Thyroid Problems Boost Glaucoma Risk

Trouble with the gland means 38% greater vision threat, study suggests

10/10/2008
Is Human Growth Hormone a Key to Longevity?

Current evidence suggests its anti-aging benefits are marginal

10/7/2008
Prostate Meds Not Tied to Increased Hip Fracture Risk

But long-term effects of hormone-blocking drugs still need review, study finds

9/22/2008
Low Thyroid Function Linked to Heart Failure Risk

Researchers pinpoint what level signals danger

9/19/2008
'Healthy Fat' Chemical Aids Body's Metabolism

Mouse study uncovers new class of hormones that could reverse obesity-related disease

9/9/2008
Serotonin Transporter Levels May Explain Winter Blues

More of brain chemical removed in fall and winter, when there's less sunlight, study finds

9/5/2008
Drug Re-Sensitizes Breast Tumors to Treatment

Phase II study finds sorafenib helps reverse disease resistance to anti-hormonal therapy

8/15/2008
Testosterone Associated With Disease Transmission

Mouse study finds hormone affects behavior, drives spread of contact illness

8/12/2008
Postmenopausal Women With Breast Cancer Face Joint Issues

Obesity, previous HRT, chemo also raised chances for those on endocrine treatment, study says

8/6/2008
Monitoring Hormone May Improve Kidney Failure Outcomes

Screening could work best for early-stage patients who don't yet need dialysis, study says

8/5/2008
New Test Diagnoses Anemia in Chronic Disease

Tool detects concentration of active hepcidin in the blood, researchers say

7/29/2008
Thyroid Hormone May Boost Women's Alzheimer's Risk

Low and high thyrotropin levels associated with disease incidence, but not in men

7/20/2008
Varicose, Spider Veins May Be Inevitable for Some

It may seem just cosmetic, but condition can lead to more serious problems, doctor warns