Misc. Hormones Health News

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4/8/2011
With the Thyroid, Too Much or Too Little Sparks Trouble

Metabolism speeds up or slows downs when disease strikes gland

4/1/2011
Laughter Not Only Feels Good, It's Good for the Heart

A chuckle relieves stress, improves blood pressure, expert says

3/28/2011
Stress Hormone Might Help Overcome Fear of Heights

Cortisol plus traditional exposure therapy reduced fear response in study

3/25/2011
Primary Care Docs Often Overlook Short Stature in Girls

Boys more likely to be checked for a medical cause for height deficiency, study finds

3/24/2011
High Levels of PFCs Might Bring Early Menopause

Study found exposure to chemicals may disrupt a woman's endocrine system

2/23/2011
Stress Hormone Linked to PTSD Symptoms in Women

Finding may lead to new ways to diagnose, treat disorder, researchers say

2/16/2011
Could Hair Loss at 20 Signal Higher Prostate Cancer Risk?

Researchers say these men may turn out to be candidates for screening, but more study needed

2/15/2011
Fluctuating Hormones Linked to More Severe Bipolar Symptoms

Premenstrual, postpartum, menopausal mood changes may affect women with disorder: study

2/2/2011
Winning Wrestlers Get Bigger Testosterone Boost After Match

Hormone also rose in those who lost, but not nearly as much, researchers find

1/14/2011
Bright Lights at Night May Raise Diabetes Risk

Findings may be especially important for people who work the night shift, researcher says

1/4/2011
Stem Cell Defect Might Help Spur Common Baldness

Finding might someday lead to hair-loss treatments, researchers say

12/30/2010
Research Sheds Light on 'Starvation Hormone'

Study reveals how adiponectin influences different processes in the body

12/15/2010
Belly Fat May Make Some Breast Cancers More Likely

Study finds greater risk for ER-negative cancer in premenopausal women

12/3/2010
Medicare Cuts May Have Spurred Drop in Prostate Cancer Treatment

Use of hormone therapy for low-risk cases fell 40%, study finds

11/29/2010
'Love Hormone' May Boost Men's Memories of Mom -- Good or Bad

Study puts brain chemical oxytocin's role in new light

11/22/2010
Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Puberty, Body Fat in Girls

Some of the 30 newly identified genes are known to affect weight, hormones, metabolism

11/10/2010
Could a Prostate Cancer Treatment Raise Colon Cancer Risk?

Study finds link between hormone Rx, colorectal tumors, but absolute risk is small, experts say

11/10/2010
Fracture Risk Seen With Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Doctors should use androgen deprivation with caution, study says

11/3/2010
Use of Prostate Cancer Treatment Fell When Medicare Paid Docs Less

Financial incentives influence treatment rates, study finds

10/26/2010
Scans Show How Hormone Levels Affect Female Brain

Fluctuations during menstrual cycle may influence processing of emotional information, study finds

10/25/2010
Aspirin May Help Patients Beat Prostate Cancer

Retrospective study found blood thinners associated with 50 percent cut in death rate

10/20/2010
New Tumor Marker May Improve Cancer Detection: Study

Hormone receptor not normally seen outside the reproductive organs shows up in many tumors

10/20/2010
Low Testosterone May Raise Risk of Early Death: Study

Even borderline levels of the hormone seem to put men at risk, researchers say

10/11/2010
Estrogen Therapy May Be Linked to Kidney Stones

An association found in postmenopausal women, researchers say

10/8/2010
Common Prostate Cancer Treatment Linked to Bone Decay

'Virtual bone biopsies' used in study may one day help predict fracture risk, researchers say

9/10/2010
Appetite Hormone Levels May Influence Weight 'Regain'

Dieters with a certain combination are predisposed to reacquire lost pounds, researchers say

9/3/2010
Lead Exposure May Delay Puberty in Girls

Occurred even at blood levels below those recommended for treatment, NIH found

8/23/2010
Initial Savings May Hide True Cost of Prostate Cancer Care

Some treatments might be less costly short term, but more expensive over time, study finds

8/13/2010
No Evidence Estrogen Causes Lung Cancer Post-Hysterectomy

Analysis found taking hormone alone did not increase risk

8/12/2010
Women Experience More Chronic Pain Than Men, Research Finds

Also more likely to have multiple painful conditions at the same time, expert says

8/9/2010
Menstrual Cycle May Affect Reaction to Breathing Tube

In women, response to ventilation tube insertion may vary depending on surgery timing, study finds

7/22/2010
Signs of Thyroid Trouble Tied to Raised Pregnancy Complication

Placental separation 3 times more likely if antibodies linked to gland disease are high, study shows

6/22/2010
Hormone Raises Desire for Fattening Foods

Study found ghrelin made people crave high-calorie food more

6/21/2010
Higher Testosterone Tied to Heart Trouble in Older Men

Further study may unravel whether hormone levels actually cause the problem, researcher says

6/17/2010
Iodine Levels a Worry as Salt Use Declines

Pregnant women and infants are of particular concern to thyroid experts

6/4/2010
Low-Dose HRT Patch May Lessen Stroke Risk

Study suggests that patches offer better odds than hormone therapy in pill form

5/26/2010
Brain Injuries May Lead to Sleep Woes

Low levels of hormone that triggers the need for a night's rest may be the cause, research finds

5/25/2010
Testosterone May Make Women Less Trusting

Finding could help in understanding the brain's role in trust

5/21/2010
Scientists Spot Real 'Smoking Gun' in Prostate Cancer

Gene fusion may be behind disease, not androgen receptors, study suggests

5/20/2010
Fat in Males, Females Differs Genetically, Mouse Study Shows

Finding might explain why men store fat around belly, women around the hips

4/29/2010
Low Testosterone Raises Heart Death Rates in Impotent Men

Obese patients with erectile dysfunction also at higher risk for cardiac events, research shows

4/28/2010
Typical Male Behavior Comes From Estrogen, Too

Both male and female hormones play role in making men masculine, research shows

4/21/2010
Studies Confirm Link Between Breast Density and Cancer

As density drops over time, so does risk, one study finds

4/19/2010
Lung Cancer Increase in Women Tied to Genes, Estrogen

Findings could explain rise in non-smokers as well, researchers say

4/15/2010
Hormone Therapy May Fight Resistant Prostate Cancer

Experimental treatment offers hope against cancer that returns after castration

4/13/2010
Hormones Tied to Diabetes Might Also Influence Fertility

Mouse study shows how type 2 disease can develop without obesity

4/8/2010
Low-Cal Diets May Make You Gain Weight

Restricting calories increases stress hormone, making it harder to keep weight off, researchers say

3/23/2010
Painkillers Lower Estrogen Levels, May Explain Cancer Reduction Risk

Women who use analgesic drugs have lower hormone levels than nonusers, study finds

3/10/2010
Scientists Find Key to Hormone-Resistant Prostate Tumors

Discovery in mouse study may someday extend men's lives

3/3/2010
High Hormone Level Linked to Cancer Death in Older Men

More study needed to see if IGF-1 readings can predict risk