Misc. Hormones Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
5/12/2004
Botox May Ease Enlarged Prostate Symptoms

Another study links high testosterone levels to increased prostate cancer risk

4/28/2004
Hormone May Govern Emotional Responses

Finding could offer insight into treatment of behavioral disorders

4/27/2004
Testosterone Helps HIV-Infected Women

The male hormone is standard therapy for infected men

4/26/2004
Body's 'Fat Hormone' Gives Up More Secrets

High blood fat may prevent leptin from telling brain to curb appetite in obese

4/19/2004
Two Compounds Disrupt Female Hormones

Their influence could cause miscarriage, breast cancer, study suggests

4/13/2004
Estrogen-Only Study Produces Mixed Results

Hormone helps menopausal symptoms, but raises stroke risk

4/1/2004
Leptin Works on Brain Before and After Birth

Studies shed light on activity of appetite hormone

3/23/2004
Studies Find Hysterectomy Viable Yet Avoidable

Women can turn to surgery, but other options are available

3/17/2004
Scientists ID Enzyme That Regulates Appetite

Finding could lead to drug treatments to combat obesity, diabetes

3/3/2004
HRT's Benefits for Colon Cancer in Doubt

Hormone supplements may cause women to miss early diagnosis

2/13/2004
Sound Slumber May Keep Cancer at Bay

Sleeping poorly affects 2 hormones involved in disease progression

1/26/2004
Alzheimer's Risk in Men Tied to Low Testosterone

Researchers don't know if increasing levels will help, though

1/19/2004
Melatonin May Cut Hypertension Risk

The 'sleep' hormone reduced blood pressure readings, study finds

12/4/2003
Anti-Aging Supplement May Clog Arteries

But tests on DHEA were only done in the lab

11/12/2003
Caution Urged on Testosterone Therapy

Panel: More research needed on safety, efficacy of popular hormone

11/10/2003
Fat Cells Linked to Hypertension

They release hormones that raise blood pressure

11/7/2003
Growth Hormone Often Still Needed for Young Adults

Continued doses recommended for these patients after childhood

10/22/2003
Genes May Contribute to 'Gender Identity'

Hormones might be just one player in process

10/3/2003
Combo Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Hypothyroidism

Single treatment works better for depression, study finds

9/23/2003
Hormone Therapies Offer Breakthrough Against Some Cancers

Prostate, breast tumors not as lethal, thanks to new approaches

9/22/2003
Death Be Not Painful

Stress hormones don't rise due to fear or physical suffering, study says

9/22/2003
Study Questions Diet's Role in Preventing Breast Cancer

One critic calls the research seriously flawed

9/9/2003
Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk

Even moderate workouts are enough to do the trick

9/3/2003
Protein Suppresses Appetite in the Obese

Might lead to drug treatments for those who can't lose weight

8/31/2003
Eating Disorders As a Midlife Crisis

More older women struggling with anorexia, bulimia

7/21/2003
Acne Worsens at Exam Time

Study bolsters folklore about stress and the skin

6/27/2003
Growth Hormone May Help Obesity

Research shows it can control weight loss, speed up metabolism

6/20/2003
Heart Hormones Slow Growth of Pancreatic Cancer Cells

Four of them are twice as effective as standard treatment, study finds

5/28/2003
Blood Doping Rampant Among Top Cross-Country Skiers

More than a third of top 50 finalists in 2001 championships used banned hormone

5/18/2003
Women are the Hardier Sex...

... When it comes to tolerating pain, new research says

5/14/2003
Too Much Booze Damages Key Hormones

Could lead to health problems even after chronic drinkers stop drinking, study finds

4/23/2003
Light Therapy May Boost Hormone Levels

But full impact of treatment is still unclear

4/17/2003
Some Breast Cancer Drugs May Block Body's Defense Against Recurrence

Treatments such as tamoxifen shut down pathway that protects normal cells

3/5/2003
For Short Kids, Extra Height Comes at a Cost

Hormone treatment adds inches, but sacrifices bone density

2/10/2003
Re-Balancing Your Pregnancy Odds

Study shows slight shift in hormone balance may block conception

1/17/2003
Depressed Women Prone to Menopausal Symptoms

Those with history of severe depression at greater risk

1/15/2003
Low-Fat Diet Cuts Sex Hormones in Girls

Long-term effect on breast cancer risk unknown

1/6/2003
Testosterone Buoys Spirits of Depressed Men

Study finds low levels of hormone may contribute to condition

12/5/2002
Brain Hormone Tied to Seasonal Affective Disorder

Serotonin levels shrink with the daylight, study finds

11/21/2002
Touted Hormone Has No Effect on Autism

Secretin doesn't even reduce the symptoms, new research says

11/12/2002
Growth Hormone 'Not Ready' As Anti-Aging Weapon

Serious side effects outweigh benefits

11/6/2002
Hormone Could be Key to Weight Reduction

It might one day lead to effective drug treatment

10/6/2002
Blood Test Can Spot a Troubled Heart

Takes only 15 minutes in emergency room to diagnose heart failure

9/20/2002
Pregnancy Hormone May Help Those With MS

Estriol shows promise as early-stage treatment

8/8/2002
Depo-Provera Can Sap Bones of Young Women

Maker says damage from injected birth control is reversible

8/7/2002
New Appetite Hormone Is to Diet For

Cuts food intake by one-third, research shows

8/5/2002
Testosterone: Shot in the Arm for What Ails Aging Males

The therapy helps men struggling with low levels of this key hormone

7/25/2002
Growth Hormone Tied to Colon Cancer

But experts say link is tentative and risk is small

7/16/2002
Estrogen Therapy Linked to Ovarian Cancer

But the risk is still very slight, doctors say

7/11/2002
Hormone Therapy Protects Prostate Cancer Patients

Testosterone-suppressing drug plus radiation can boost survival rates