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Fighting "Brain Fog": How the Right Hormones Can Improve Mental Sharpness for Women

Simple annoyances like misplacing the car keys. Embarassing lapses in memory at work. Trouble keeping the kids' schedules straight. For millions of women in their 40s and 50s, age-related hormone level decline that can start a decade or more before menopause means more than hot flashes, weight g...

Test for hormones in blood not reflective of hormones in breast tissue; breast cancer risk

Denver, Colo. Many studies determine hormone levels in the blood as a marker of breast cancer risk. But it hasn't been known whether these blood tests reflect what is happening in the breast tissue, where certain hormones fuel cancer. Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center's (GUMC)...

Findings raise new questions about evolution of hormones in mammals

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13, 2009 New techniques used to examine hormones in feces and urine of mammals in the wild are yielding surprising results about hormones and evolution. The new techniques allow scientists to examine the social structure of a broader range of mammals. San Francisco State Bi...

Female Hormones Deter Salt-Sensitive Hypertension

Estrogen appears to improve kidneys' ability to shed sodium, study says FRIDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Hormones and a cell receptor in the kidneys may explain why premenopausal women have fewer problems than men with salt-sensitive hypertension, a new study says. Salt-sensitive ...

Tweaking Hormones Might Ease Chronic Stress

New method could help treat depression, other disorders, researchers say TUESDAY, Jan. 27 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. and Canadian scientists say they've devised a potential new method of promoting recovery from chronic stress disorders by utilizing the natural dynamics of the body's "fi...

Newly Released Book by Retired Scientist Links Self-Control of Hormones to Perfecting One's Life

In his newest book, retired scientist Robert L. Peck discusses connections between the mind and body, hormone control, and personal growth. "Readers learn how ancient science was well aware of the effects of hormones and how many of the hormones could be controlled with the mind." ...

Women Using Compounded 'Bioidentical' Hormones Miss the Full Story About These Drugs

MONTVALE, N.J., Dec. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Women in, or past, menopause who use specially compounded "bioidentical" hormones to treat menopause-related symptoms, such as hot flushes, often don't get adequate information from compounding pharmacists about the drugs' risks and realistic potential for b...

Fat-Sensing Hormones Might Fight Obesity

Study with rodents shows the molecules help regulate appetite WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26 (HealthDay News) -- As you push your chair back from the Thanksgiving table this year, a molecule produced in the small intestine will be swarming through your bloodstream, ready to register on your brain ...

Patients, Doctors, Pharmacists Praise Bipartisan House Resolution on Compounded Hormones Containing Estriol

MISSOURI CITY, Texas, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists today joined hundreds of thousands of women and doctors in applauding the introduction of H. Con. Res. 342, a bipartisan resolution stating that "the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) ...

Heart Hormones Beat Back Cancers in Mice

One hormone cured 80 percent of pancreatic cancers, two-thirds of breast cancers, researcher says THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- New research offers early evidence that hormones produced by the heart to control both blood pressure and volume could be harnessed to treat -- and po...

Sex Hormones Don't Seem to Affect Prostate Cancer Risk

Finding could spur research into other causes of the disease TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- A man's risk of prostate cancer is not related to the amount of sex hormones circulating in his bloodstream, a new British analysis suggests. The conclusion was based on a review of 18 ...

Experts call for better research into link between women's hormones and mood disorders

Countless movies and TV shows make light of womens so-called moodiness, often jokingly attributing it to their menstrual cycle or, conversely, to menopause. In fact, mood disorders are a serious and pervasive health problem, and large-scale population studies have found women are 1.5 to 3 times mo...

Reduce Stress Hormones to Beat Sleep Problems

GREEN BAY, Wis., Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Stress can ruin your whole day ... and your whole night, too. According to NIH estimates, at least 60 million Americans annually suffer from occasional sleeplessness, and the stress of modern living can play a major role. "Stress and sleep are not com...

New Study Finds Yet Another Link to Cancer, Synthetic Hormones

Dr. Randolph says evidence against synthetic hormones is overwhelming, urges alternatives Jacksonville, FL (Vocus) July 21, 2009 -- A recent study has found that post-menopausal women who underwent synthetic hormone replacement therapy had a sharply increased risk of ov...

Organic Left Standing as the Gold Standard for Consumers Looking to Avoid Food Produced With Synthetic Growth Hormones

Federal court rules that truthful information regarding organic production practices may not be explicitly shared with consumers on product labels in Ohio GREENFIELD, Mass., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers in Ohio and elsewhere who are seeking to avoid milk and other dairy products produce...

Erika Schwartz MD Congratulates Oprah Winfrey for Spotlighting Bioidentical Hormones

For now, she says: "Let's just celebrate the fact that bioidentical hormones are coming out and are finally being considered as viable treatments for feeling lousy. No longer are we hearing that bioidenticals are just a marketing term. Now that is progress! New Yor...

Susan Lark, MD Continues to Urge Women to Fight for Their Right to Use Bioidentical Hormones

Susan Lark, MD, noted medical researcher and women's health practitioner, is urging women to continue waging a battle against the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) steps to limit their access to bioidentical hormones. Potomac, MD (PRWEB) January 15, 2009 -- Susan La...

Susan Lark, MD Urges Women to Fight for Their Right to Use Bioidentical Hormones

Susan Lark, MD, noted medical researcher and women's health practitioner, is urging women to continue waging a battle against the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) steps to limit their access to bioidentical hormones. Potomac, MD (PRWEB) January 2, 2009 -- Susan Lar...

Vigorous Treadmill Workout Curbs Appetite Hormones

U.K. researchers say findings may lead to more effective ways to control weight FRIDAY, Dec. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Aerobic exercise is better than non-aerobic activities at suppressing appetite, according to a U.K. study. The research involved 11 male university students who parti...

Breast Cancer Action Targets Yoplait in 'Think Before You Pink' Campaign; Calls for Yogurt Without Artificial Hormones

"Think Before You Pink" campaign warns of "pinkwashing". SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Breast Cancer Action - the respected watchdog of the breast cancer movement - announced the rollout of its 2008 "Think Before You Pink" campaign. The annual consumer education campaign...

Age alone should not be used to determine whether to treat prostate cancer with hormones

BOSTON -- Concerns regarding the association of hormone therapy used to treat prostate cancer with cardiovascular disease in some older men may lead doctors to forgo hormone treatment solely on the basis of age. But a new study by physicians at Fox Chase Cancer Center shows that men over age 70 w...

Menopause: Hot Flashes Can Be Reduced 90% without Hormones

So far, all menopause women think that only hormones can reduce hot flashes effectively. The good news is that cool herbs can cool down hot flashes not only effectively but also safely. Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) July 21, 2008 -- The hot summer temperature is making hot fla...

FDA Asserts New Policy to Restrict Women's Access to Bioidentical Hormones

Agency Warns Pharmacies Not to Compound Commonly Prescribed Hormone Treatments, Use the Term "Bio-identical" MISSOURI CITY, Texas, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a series of warning letters to compounding pharmacies across the country, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asser...

Excessive Male Hormones can Cause Bulimia in Women

Bulimia is an eating disorder. However it is regarded as a psychological disorder. Dr Sabine Nissan from Karolinska Institutet recently //presented a doctoral thesis on this topic, in Sweden. The researchers found out that a third of all women patients who suffered from bulimia nervosa also suf...

Hormones and the Skin: the Role Hormones Play as We Age

Many people say that aging is just a state of mind. However, many dermatologists will tell you that aging can be affected by your hormone levels. Whether low or high, your hormones affect your skin, hair and nails as you age. // Speaking today at the American Academy of Dermatology’s (Academy)...

Role of hormones in cardiovascular diseases in obese people

A group of Brisbane-based researchers are conducting a study to find out ways to increase life expectancy for obese and overweight people. // Pfizer Australia Cardio Vascular Lipid (CVL) Research Grant of $55,000 has been given to Dr Clair Sullivan from the Centre for Diabetes and Endocrine Re...

A Balancing Act: Hormones and the Skin

Throughout her life, a woman may blame many things on her hormones: unpredictable emotions, weight gain and even changes in her skin, hair and nails.// These changes occur as the levels of hormones in the body increase and decrease, or if any abnormalities in hormone levels occur. A dermatologi...

Grumpy Women: Society Not Hormones At Fault

Hormones do not cause pre-menstrual tension and post-natal depression; it is society that is at fault, according to a leading women's health expert //, Prof.Jane Ussher, from the University of Western Sydney. She wants to bring about a change in the way women understand their bodies. "I woul...

Hunger Hormones And Postoperative Obesity Surgery

A new research has suggested that there is a hormonal change that lowers the drive for hunger in patients who have undergone postoperative gastric bypass surgery. // This is a study done on nine obese patients who have undergone gastric bypass surgery and based on the report, which was issued...

Scientists use plant hormones to fight cancer

British scientists have started exploring possibilities of using plant hormones to fight cancer cells. Plant need indole acetic acid to bend shoots toward sunlight to help cuttings grow roots. Scientists at the Cancer Research Campaign (CRC), a leading scientific charity, are using fragments ...

Teenagers Using Hormones And Dietary Supplements To Good Physique

A research report in the journal Pediatrics shows that more than 10,000 teenagers in US use hormones and dietary //supplements to have a desired physique. The report also brings to light importance these young people attach to a favorable body image In the largest population-based study to exp...

Debating The Link Between Sex Hormones And Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers are now debating whether sex hormones could be responsible for some of the problems experienced by people with multiple sclerosis.// After measuring levels of five different sex hormones in men and women with MS researchers compared them to those found in healthy people. All the MS...

Link Between Sex Hormones And Risk Of Breast Cancer

A new study shows there is an association between the level of sex hormones and an increased risk of estrogen breast cancer.// Receptors for the female hormones estrogen and progesterone play a key role in breast cancer. These receptors are the eyes and ears of the cells, receiving and interpre...

Low-Dose Hormones Help the Bones

Osteoporosis is a major cause of disability in older women. Estrogen therapy is often prescribed to prevent osteoporosis. However, many women are reluctant// to take hormone therapy because of the increased risk of breast cancer, heart disease, stroke and deep vein blood clots. Now, new research fi...

Autism Could Be Related to Higher Level of Growth Hormones

Autistic children are invariably heavier than others. Researchers at the US National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Cincinnati Children's Hospital say that extraordinary growth of hormones could be contributing to such a phenomenon. Other studies ...

Researchers Purify Protein That Could Regulate Male Hormones

Researchers at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have managed to purify a protein and have shown that it can affect gene activity by modifying a molecular pathway// that was previously thought to be permanent. The findings, published today (May 5) in the journal Cell, also show that th...

Insomniacs have increased activity of stress hormones

Insomniacs suffer from increased blood levels of stress hormones, thereby there is continous activation of body's system fro responding to stress. Hence, the researchers suggest, doctors who treat insomnia should go beyond improving the quality or quantity of their patients' sleep and seek to reduc...

Improved height from administration of growth hormones

Research shows that it is possible to increase the heights of children who suffer// from the deficiency of growth hormone by new improved dosages of the growth hormones. The researchers of University of California, Los Angels, US, have suggested that the administration of the growth hormone GH...

Social Stress Sends Body Fat to the Stomach

...rdinate monkeys in this study then developed more fat in the abdominal cavity than other monkeys. Social subordination causes the release of stress hormones that promote fat accumulation in the abdomen, the researchers said. This abdominal (visceral) fat promotes the build-up of plaque in blood vessels tha...

Sex Hormone Protein May Predict Type 2 Diabetes

...the disease or is simply a marker for obesity is unclear ,, WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- A protein that carries and activates sex hormones throughout the body may also predict those at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study finds. The protein, called sex hormone-binding g...
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