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Contraceptive Spray Shows Positive Clinical Trial Result

... hormone therapy, with its lead product containing estradiol currently in pre-registration in the USA. This, along with in-vitro results from a number of formulations containing Estradiol, gives the company confidence that it can deliver this novel combination contraceptive through the skin effectively. Acru...

Soy Products a Double-edged Sword for Breast Cancer

... Helferich and colleagues demonstrated that like estradiol dietary genistein stimulates the growth of estrogen-responsive tumors. They also found that dietary genistein interferes with treatments, such as tamoxifen, that target estrogen receptors in breast tumors. (About 70 percent of women with breast canc...

New Pill to Suppress Menstrual Bleeding Indefinitely

...rmones widely used in birth-control pills, ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel. That might cause too much breakthrough bleeding, already a problem with some newer pills with low hormone doses, said Dr. Lee Shulman, a Chicago obstetrician-gynecologist who chairs the board of the Association of Reproductive H...

FDA Approves Birth Control Pill for Continuous Use

...ay pill pack with a low dosage of hormones ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel, which are already widely used in birth-control pills. The pill prevents conception by halting menstrual period indefinitely. The first ever contraception pill to put off periods altogether when taken without a break, Lybrel was...

FDA Approves Divigel(R) for Treatment of Hot Flashes Linked With Menopause

...nt. Divigel(R) offers the lowest approved dose of estradiol available for the treatment of moderate to severe ... this product provides the lowest approved dose of estradiol therapy on the market to treat hot flashes," said Dr. Hedrick. "Hot flashes are one of the most comm...

Lizard Mothers Dress Their Progeny to Ensure Success in Later Life

...hed lizards give an additional dose of the hormone estradiol to their eggs in certain social circumstances. The...ormones. That revealed an outstanding influence of estradiol on back patterns. She also tested eggs from lizards captured in the wild and found a wide range of n...

Low Serum Testosterone Levels Associated With Fall Risk in Elderly Men

... cohort of 5995 volunteers. Serum testosterone and estradiol levels were measured at baseline and compared to the incidence of falls, which were ascertained every 4 months for 4 years. Fifty six percent of men reported at least one fall over the follow-up period. The risk of a fall was 40% higher in men in t...

Estradiol Guards Against Osteoporosis

...rly understood. The new study found that one way estradiol helps to maintain bone density is by stopping the ... author on the study. To determine the effect of estradiol on caspase-3 activity, one group of human osteoblasts was treated with estradiol for 24 hours and an...

Having OCP’s All Year Round to Eliminate Menstrual Cycles Not Unsafe: Says Stud

...ontrol pill consisting of 20 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol and 90 micrograms of levonorgestrel, a formulation marketed by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals under the name Lybrel. Healthy, sexually active women between 18 and 49 years old were given a continuous regimen without any breaks or placebos.During the course of...

Obese Women Have Reduced Risk of Developing Breast Cancer Before Menopause

...n ovulation, which decrease levels of the hormones estradiol and progesterone; the long-held belief was that these lower levels, in turn, might explain the decrease in breast cancer risk. “However, few studies have explored whether these or other factors provide mechanistic insights into the unexpected protect...

Contraceptive tailed by Controversies:Birth Control Patch

...gs and legs. The patches which contains ethinyl estradiol is available in the U.S with more of the compound...ed temperature may increase the release of hormone estradiol thereby triggering off side effects. Therefore women have been warned not to use sauna baths and whi...

Raloxifene Reduces The Risk Of Breast Cancer

...nopause, a body mass index greater than 25, higher estradiol levels, prior use of estrogen replacement and a family history of breast cancer - use of raloxifene reduced incidence of breast cancer when compared to a placebo drug,' Dr. Lippman said. 'But it also reduced incidence in each of those variables that ...

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

...(PMPW) with low concentrations of progesterone and estradiol (blood and salivary tests), a body mass index (BMI)> 24, a low basal body temperature ( The group was subdivided into menopausal (n=30) and perimenopausal (n=20) women. During the baseline clinic visit, weight and basal temperature were recorded...

Study Indicates An Increased Risk Of Breast Cancer In Women Undertaking Estrogen and Testosterone Therapy

...en plus testosterone therapy have higher levels of estradiol and testosterone circulating in their bodies than women who take estrogen alone. Higher levels of testosterone alone have also been linked to increased breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women. The number of women in the study who used estrogen p...

Knee Osteoarthritis May Be Triggered By Low Levels Of Estrogen

... both knees along with analysis of blood levels of estradiol and urine levels of 2-hydroxyestrone and 16á-hydro...during the study period had greater odds of having estradiol concentrations and urinary 2-hydroxyestrone levels in the lowest third of the study population, and ...

Prostate Cancer Risk Linked To Early Estrogen Exposure

...his is highly relevant to people, because relative estradiol levels increase in aging men as a result of their ... and declining testosterone levels. The doses of estradiol and BPA used in the study were similar to levels found in human serum; in the circulation of some pr...

Hip Fracture Risk Increases In Men Having Low Estrogen Levels

...ht or less). Those with low estrogen levels (total estradiol levels below 18 picograms per milliliter) had 3.1 times the risk of hip fracture compared to men with high estrogen levels. There was no significant increase in hip fracture risk for men with low testosterone levels alone. However, men with both low ...

Estrogen also a potential neurotransmitter

...e. It is with Belgian collaboration. They studied estradiol (a form of estrogen) in the brains of quail. They ... pain is perceived. Ball said, “How we categorize estradiol is of more than semantic interest. It influences how scientists conduct research, the kind of experi...

Mode Of Action Of The Anti-Convulsant Valproate

...east stimulated with testosterone, progesterone or estradiol together with either valproate or CBZ for 4 (PR) or 16 (AR, ER) hours. Valproate showed dose-dependent inhibition of progesterone-induced PR- and testosterone-induced AR activity but had no ER antagonist bioactivity and no significant PR, AR or ER ag...

Lower doses of oral contraceptives helpful in treating acne

...cluded clinical trials of various doses of ethinyl estradiol (EE) combined with progestins such as levonorgestrel, desogestrel, norgestimate, gestodene, cyproterone acetate and drospirenone in monophasic, triphasic and combiphasic formulations used to treat acne in women. Open-label and comparative studies beg...

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