Misc. Hormones Health News

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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

5/21/2012
Dieting May Lower Hormone Levels Tied to Breast Cancer

Study didn't prove that weight loss lowers risk, but it did cut estrogen, which may help older women

5/18/2012
Diabetes Can Take a Toll on Your Emotions

And this psychological component may make it harder to control the blood-sugar disorder, experts say

5/17/2012
Advanced Prostate Cancer Drug May Help at Earlier Stage

In study, one-third benefited from taking Zytiga plus hormone therapy for 6 months before surgery

5/16/2012
Could Nasal Spray of 'Love Hormone' Treat Autism?

Preliminary study of 7 children saw more activity in 'social' areas of the brain

5/3/2012
Why You Overeat Even When You're Full

Small study explores how body reacts when aroused by tempting treats

5/1/2012
Healthy Weight Loss May Also Cut Your Cancer Risk

New study found decrease in inflammation warning signals

4/26/2012
Scientists Identify Gene Behind Pygmies' Short Stature

It also may be that small size reduced their food requirements, and helped in hot climate

4/23/2012
Can Heavy Metal in Foods, Cosmetics Spur Breast Cancer Spread?

Preliminary study suggests danger from prolonged exposure to cadmium

4/17/2012
Testosterone Supplements Might Help Patients With Heart Failure

Small studies found benefits for patients' fitness, ability to exercise

4/12/2012
Mouse Study Hints at New Path for Diabetes Treatment

Suppressing the hormone glucagon might lower blood sugar, insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes

4/4/2012
Depo-Provera Birth Control Might Raise Breast Cancer Risk

Study finds doubled risk with recent use of the injectable contraceptive for a year

4/2/2012
U.S. Women Could Be More Obese Than Believed

A new measurement of body fat could better identify obesity, study suggests

4/2/2012
Why Stress Might Make You Sick

New research suggests long-term anxiety is linked to inflammation

3/23/2012
Hormonal Changes May Trigger Migraines in Some Women

Evidence supports link between fluctuations in female hormones and painful headaches

3/8/2012
Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals Found in Many Household Products: Study

These ingredients also found in some 'alternative' brands, researchers say

3/7/2012
Experimental Drug Shows Promise Against Cushing's Disease

In phase 3 trial, symptoms improved in people with rare hormonal disorder, study found

2/24/2012
Contraceptives Work Well in Obese Women, But Hormone Levels Lower

Expert panel also outline new research on weight gain, birth control

2/6/2012
Pancreas May 'Taste' Fructose, Hinting at Links to Diabetes

High-fructose corn syrup is ubiquitous in Western diet, and study suggests it could play unique role

2/1/2012
Too Much Testosterone Linked to Inflated Ego: Study

Female volunteers less apt to cooperate after taking the hormone supplement

1/30/2012
Gene Study Sheds Light on Body Clock's Link to Diabetes

A mutation affecting sleep-wake hormone may disrupt blood sugar control, researchers find

1/26/2012
Testosterone Exposure May Explain Boys' Language Delay

Male hormone levels before birth appear linked to speech differences, study contends

1/20/2012
Bipolar Drug May Spur Weight Gain, Thyroid Problems: Review

Overall, lithium still 'treatment of choice' but docs urged to watch for and manage side effects

1/10/2012
Monkeys Treated With 'Love Hormone' Show More Kindness

Two monkeys were more likely to share juice after inhaling oxytocin in study

1/3/2012
Insulin-Linked Hormone May Also Raise Alzheimer's Risk

In surprise finding, women who had higher levels of adiponectin were more likely to develop dementia

12/23/2011
Overweight 7-Year-Olds Face Higher Risk of Asthma

Slimming down before that age can help prevent onset of the disease, study suggests

12/9/2011
'Love Hormone' May Buffer Kids From Mom's Depression

Anxiety, conduct disorders more prevalent in children with low oxytocin levels, study finds

12/1/2011
FDA Moves to Speed Development of Artificial Pancreas Systems

Agency suggests more flexible requirements for clinical trials leading to approval

11/28/2011
Older Women Have More Post-Surgical Breast Reduction Infections

Researchers say lower hormone levels in women over 50 may explain it

11/16/2011
Women More Prone to 'Broken Heart' Syndrome: Study

Associated with emotional stress, clinical condition mimics a heart attack

11/16/2011
Side Effects May Spur Men to Drop Tamoxifen for Breast Cancer

Weight gain, loss of sex drive common complaints, study finds

11/3/2011
Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy Extends Life in High-Risk Prostate Cancer

But, surgery might even improve survival more, expert says

10/28/2011
For Older Men, Lowered Testosterone May Mean Muscle Loss

Study shows a link, but one expert says that's no reason to try hormonal supplements

10/26/2011
'Hunger Hormones' May Drive Post-Dieting Weight Gain

Appetite-suppressing hormones drop while appetite-stimulating ones rise, small study finds

10/21/2011
Breast Cancer Risk May Rise With High Hormone Levels

Women with elevated estrogen, testosterone and other hormones likelier to get breast disease, study finds

10/18/2011
Hormonal Treatment of Hot Flashes Still OK for Some: Experts

Estrogen alone, at low doses and for short periods, may be safe and effective, report concludes

10/10/2011
Shift Workers Show Rise in Stress Hormone

Long-term cortisol levels higher among workers under 40, study finds

9/29/2011
Modern Shift Work Patterns May Be Less Harmful to Health

Newer schedules may reduce negative effects caused by sleep and hormone disruption: study

9/16/2011
Research Reveals Why Hungry People Get Cranky

Stress, hunger trigger fluctuating levels of the hormone serotonin in the brain, scans show

9/6/2011
Aging, Not Menopause, Raises Women's Heart Risks, Study Finds

Hormonal changes not linked to fatal heart attacks in older women, researchers say

9/1/2011
Smoking Might Raise Sex Hormone Levels After Menopause

Elevated estrogens and androgens could be risk factors for breast, endometrial cancer, study contends

7/14/2011
Exposure to Common Chemicals May Affect Thyroid Function

Greater exposure to BPA, phthalates leads to lower levels of important thyroid hormones, researchers say

7/13/2011
For Some Prostate Cancer Patients, Combo Treatment Improves Survival

For men at 'intermediate risk,' radiation plus 4 months of hormone therapy improves survival, study finds