Misc. Hormones Health News

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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

7/8/2008
Hormone Therapy Shows Little Benefit Against Prostate Cancer

Survival rates no different than 'watchful waiting,' study shows

6/16/2008
New Molecule Discovery Shows Promise Against Tamoxifen-Resistant Breast Cancers

Potential therapy could be the next generation of treatments, researchers say

6/15/2008
ED an Indicator of Men's Health

Dysfunction could be the 'portal' to heart problems, vascular disease, type 2 diabetes, study says

6/3/2008
Androgen Production Continues in Prostate Cancer Tumors

Growths are able to maintain significant testosterone levels despite therapy, study finds

6/2/2008
Bone Drug Lowers Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Zometa, used to treat osteoporosis, showed no unanticipated side effects, researchers report

5/27/2008
Men With Low Testosterone Not Receiving Treatment

Study finds patients with deficiency more likely to be poorer and without insurance

5/20/2008
Hormone Therapy Safe, Effective for Women Entering Menopause

Experts stress that the finding applies only to those under 60 years of age

5/7/2008
Hunger Hormone Makes Food Look More Tasty

Study finds those given injections of ghrelin showed activity in brain's reward centers

5/5/2008
Heart Hormone Elevated in Children Who Wet Bed

Snoring also related to problem, researchers report

4/29/2008
Pituitary Hormone May Boost Women's Heart Risk

Thyrotropin levels increasing even within normal range associated with dangers

4/7/2008
Heard the One About How to Beat Tension?

Research shows anticipation of laughter helps reduce body's release of stress hormones

4/7/2008
Testosterone Therapy May Reduce Bone Loss in Older Men

But long-term effects of the hormone treatment aren't known, researchers say

4/7/2008
Did Medicare Reimbursement Changes Affect Prostate Cancer Treatment?

Study suggests a link between less drug therapy and more surgical castration

3/28/2008
Hormone Combo May Provide Reversible Male Birth Control Tool

Testosterone coupled with progestin effectively suppressed sperm production

3/17/2008
Human Growth Hormone Doesn't Improve Athletic Performance

Study found that while it increased lean body mass, it didn't boost exercise capacity

3/10/2008
Thyroid Hormone Could One Day Treat Osteoporosis

Animal experiments show thyroid stimulating hormone prevented bone loss

3/6/2008
Older Men With Low Testosterone Face Greater Depression Risk

Three times more likely to have mood disorder than those with higher hormone levels

2/28/2008
Heart Hormones Beat Back Cancers in Mice

One hormone cured 80 percent of pancreatic cancers, two-thirds of breast cancers, researcher says

1/29/2008
Sex Hormones Don't Seem to Affect Prostate Cancer Risk

Finding could spur research into other causes of the disease

1/22/2008
Hormone Therapy Only Helps Some Older Men With Prostate Cancer

Overall health profile, especially cardiovascular history, is determining factor, study finds

1/19/2008
FDA Warns Clot Risk Higher in Birth Control Patch Than Pill

Agency is updating Ortho Evra's labeling to reflect results of new study

1/16/2008
HRT Raises Risk of Lobular Breast Cancer

Incidence increased with popularity of hormone therapy, study finds

1/2/2008
Testosterone Supplements Provide Little Benefit

Older men can lose body fat, but treatment won't boost strength or mental powers, study finds

11/29/2007
Progesterone Won't Shield Women Against Alzheimer's

Mouse study shows no benefit for the female hormone

11/27/2007
Low Testosterone Might Shorten Men's Lives

Study finds it's linked to higher death risk, but replacing the hormone may not help, experts say

11/5/2007
Breast-Feeding Confers Long-Term Heart Benefits

Lower body mass, high levels of good cholesterol combat cardiovascular disease, study says

10/9/2007
Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Linked to Heart Risks

But researchers say more study is needed, and the therapy is valuable

10/4/2007
Hormone May Play Key Part in Creating Memories

Rise in norepinephrine levels tied to emotionally charged events, study finds

9/13/2007
1 in 4 Men Over 30 Has Low Testosterone

But symptoms linked to low levels are much rarer, study finds

8/31/2007
Flaxseed May Relieve Hot Flashes

Small Mayo Clinic pilot study shows 50% reduction over 6 weeks

8/9/2007
Hormone Found to Govern Desire for Food

Treatment with leptin could help fight obesity, study says

7/23/2007
Gene May Help Spur Premenstrual Depression

Finding could explain why some women are more vulnerable to the condition

7/20/2007
Low-Carb Diets Combat Metabolic Syndrome

Researchers find out how the diets seem to reduce appetite, weight

6/20/2007
Estrogen May Lower Younger Women's Heart Risk

Findings differ from prior HRT study involving those over 60

6/15/2007
Hormone Therapy Extends Lives of Ovarian Cancer Patients

The use of letrozole may also delay need for chemotherapy, study says

6/8/2007
Prostate Cancer Treatment Can Speed Heart Attacks

Hormome-suppressing therapy linked to cardiac risk in study

6/6/2007
Drug Boosts Adrenal Cancer Survival

Mitotane marks advance against rare, tough-to-treat cancer

6/6/2007
Low Testosterone Levels Linked to Increased Mortality

But researchers stress there's no evidence that boosting levels will reduce risk

5/16/2007
Lifestyle Changes Help Older Women's Hearts After HRT

Exercise, better diet cuts cardiovascular risks, study finds

5/14/2007
Testosterone May Benefit Men With Multiple Sclerosis

But this preliminary study was tiny and needs confirmation

4/2/2007
Older Men's Sleep Affects Testosterone Levels

Impact on health remains unclear, scientists say

3/7/2007
Resistance to Hormone Leptin Called Key to Obesity

Study with mice could pave way to new drug therapies, researchers say