Misc. Hormones Health News

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2/22/2013
Relationship Worries Can Make You Sick

Chronic fretting linked to rise in stress hormones, lowered immune response in study

2/22/2013
Plastics Chemical BPA Common in 'Preemie' ICU: Study

Banned in sippy cups and baby bottles, it's present in hospital equipment; health risk unclear

2/4/2013
Review Finds No Evidence Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Are Infectious

Analysis of patients who received human growth hormone from cadavers saw no increased risk of brain diseases

1/31/2013
Texting Doesn't Replace the Feel-Good Effects of Talking, Study Says

Girls who actually spoke to their mothers experienced positive physical responses

1/24/2013
In Speed-Dating Study, Testosterone Rises in Both Sexes as Love Ignites

But attraction must be mutual to boost hormone

1/9/2013
High BPA Levels in Kids Linked to Risk for Heart, Kidney Damage: Study

When concentrations of the plastics chemical were high, a signal for kidney woes rose too

1/7/2013
Menopause Can Bring Lapses in Memory, Thinking, Study Finds

Challenges may be worse in the first year after menstrual periods stop, researchers report

12/28/2012
Genes Linked to Effectiveness of Tamoxifen for Breast Cancer

A certain genetic trait limits how well the drug will work, research suggests

12/13/2012
Saving Carbs for Dinnertime Might Help Control Weight

Experimental diet offered benefits in small study, but experts say it's too soon to say it works

12/13/2012
Study Examines Link Between Breast Cancer and Diabetes

Chemo seems to play a role in early diagnosis of diabetes in postmenopausal patients

12/10/2012
FDA OKs Expanded Use of Prostate Cancer Drug

Zytiga shows benefits for treating late-stage disease, agency says

12/7/2012
Too Little Sleep Spurs Appetite-Boosting Hormones: Study

Process worked differently in men, women

12/7/2012
Experimental Antidepressant Appears Quick-Acting, Safe

Currently in phase 2 trials, drug would not be available for several years

12/7/2012
No Proof That 'Doping' With EPO Gives Athletes an Edge: Review

Using the so-called 'performance-enhancing' hormone can harm health, experts warn

11/13/2012
Could Hormone Spray Help Men Stay, Not Stray?

Those exposed to nasal oxytocin avoided attractive, unknown women, study says

11/12/2012
Early Exposure to Stress at Home Affects Girls' Brains, Study Says

The result may be more anxiety in females than males, research suggests

11/2/2012
Couples' Sexual Relationships Can Suffer During IVF, Study Finds

Technical focus on getting pregnant may interfere with pleasure, romance

10/25/2012
Obese Boys, Impotent Men?

Small study found lower testosterone levels in heavy young males, but more research needed

10/24/2012
Hormone Replacement Therapy: Safe or Not?

Most recent research suggests short-term use OK for younger menopausal women, but not for older women

10/19/2012
Low Calcium Linked to Hormone Condition in Women

Lowest levels may raise risk of overactive parathyroid glands, which can weaken bones, study says

10/18/2012
Blood Test May Help Define Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women

Early study suggests levels of certain hormones may add to list of disease risk factors

10/16/2012
More Testosterone, Less Deceit?

Men with higher levels of the hormone cheated less in a game of chance, study found

10/11/2012
Diet, Exercise May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol, Study Suggests

Benefits of lifestyle changes go beyond weight loss for diabetes patients, researcher says

10/11/2012
As Armstrong Case Unfolds, Experts Describe Doping's Harms

Heart disease, liver disease and behavior problems are among possible health consequences

10/4/2012
BPA Exposure Impacts Pregnant Women's Thyroids, Study Suggests

Widely used chemical linked to lower levels of hormone in newborn boys, but not girls

9/28/2012
Common Pesticide Linked to Birth Defect, Study Suggests

Children of Texas mothers living where atrazine most used were more likely to have nasal passage blockage

9/28/2012
Melatonin May Improve Sleep for People on Blood-Pressure Meds

In small study, patients on beta blockers gained about half-hour of sleep when taking supplement

9/28/2012
Simple Test Might Predict Whether Some Pregnancies Succeed

Study supports checking progesterone levels in women with early pain, bleeding

9/25/2012
Stress Linked to Greater Weight Gain in Black Girls, Study Finds

Results may help explain racial differences in obesity rates

9/18/2012
BPA in Food Packaging Tied to Child Obesity: Study

However, it's not proven that the chemical causes increased weight

9/10/2012
Postpartum Depression May Lead to Shorter Kids: Study

It's not certain why, but feeding practices might play a part, expert says

9/5/2012
Taking Breaks From Prostate Cancer Hormone Therapy Seems Safe: Study

Trial found no difference in overall survival

8/31/2012
FDA OKs Drug for Advanced Prostate Cancer

Xtandi extended overall survival by about 5 months compared to placebo

8/29/2012
Mental Skills Decline More Sharply for Women With Alzheimer's: Study

Even verbal ability deteriorates more than for men, researchers say

8/29/2012
Scientists ID 'Happy' Gene in Women

One version of the 'MAOA' gene may boost levels of feel-good chemicals in brain

8/15/2012
New Drug Appears to Extend Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients

Study found enzalutamide helped men whose disease had resisted chemo, hormone therapy

8/15/2012
A Few Hours of Weekly Exercise May Help Women's Bones

Study found effect on proteins involved with bone growth in pre-menopausal women

8/6/2012
Hormone May Boost Aging, Failing Brains

Treatment might help healthy adults and those with early memory problems, study finds

7/31/2012
Menstrual Cycles May Affect Women's Shopping Patterns

Study found they were more likely to buy clothes, focus on their appearance on fertile days

7/26/2012
Experimental Drug Suppresses Appetite in Mice: Study

Researchers say it might someday help humans lose weight

7/13/2012
Study Ties Chemicals in Beauty Products to Women's Diabetes Risk

But finding doesn't prove that phthalates contribute to the disease

7/7/2012
Ovarian Transplants May Preserve Fertility in Young Cancer Survivors

Grafts from frozen tissue restored hormone production for up to 7 years in small study

7/2/2012
Gel Shows Promise as Future Male Contraceptive

Early study found much lower sperm counts in men who applied hormone combo to skin

6/27/2012
Weight Loss May Increase Testosterone Levels

Overweight men more likely than normal-weight men to have low levels of the hormone, study says

6/26/2012
Hormone 'Ratio' May Show Which Dieters Will Keep Weight Off

Study found measuring the ratio of leptin and ghrelin helped predict success

6/13/2012
Fertility Treatment Tied to Higher Relapse Rate in Women With MS

Risk is still higher if in vitro fertilization attempt is unsuccessful, small study found

6/12/2012
Newborn Screening May Miss Adrenal-Gland Disorder

Review of Minnesota records finds 22 percent error rate

6/12/2012
Early Menopause May Raise Risk for Brain Aneurysm

Women who menstruated longer or used hormone replacement therapy had a lower risk, study finds

6/11/2012
Too Little Sleep Tied to Stroke Risk

Getting fewer than six hours a night may affect cardiovascular system, study says

5/29/2012
Night Shift Might Boost Women's Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Also, risk differences seen in 'morning' versus 'evening' people