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Synapses In Rat Prefrontal Cortex Increased By Long-term Hormone Treatment
2012-07-09 17:24:21

A new study of aged female rats found that long-term treatment with estrogen and a synthetic progesterone known as MPA increased levels of a protein marker of synapses in the prefrontal cortex, a brain region known to suffer significant losses in aging. The new findings appear to contradict the results of the Women´s Health Initiative, a long-term study begun in 1991 to analyze the effects of hormone therapy on a large sample of healthy postmenopausal women aged 50 to 79. Among other...

Ovary Transplants Delays Menopause, Give Women More Time To Conceive
2012-07-05 07:54:32

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Successful ovary transplants could lead to women remaining fertile indefinitely and also postponing menopause until they are well in their 50s, according to doctors speaking at a conference in Istanbul. The breakthrough uses a technique to remove pieces of ovary, store it away for decades, then transplant it back later in life, perhaps effectively holding off menopause as well. The doctors said that only physical inability to...

2012-07-02 21:42:17

Researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center have uncovered a single molecule they say is a major determinant of resistance to anti-estrogen therapy used to treat or prevent breast cancer in high-risk women. In the July 1 issue of Cancer Research, the scientists say glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP78), activated as breast cells undergo stress induced by the agents tamoxifen and fulvestrant, turns off apoptosis, a cell death response, and turns on autophagy. In autophagy,...

2012-06-15 06:23:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A 15-year Danish historical cohort study was done to see how hormonal contraception can cause thrombotic stroke (blood clotting inside a brain artery) and myocardial infarction (heart attack). In this study, 1,626,158 non-pregnant women from the ages of 15 to 49 years old were observed. During the study 3,311 thrombotic strokes and 1,725 myocardial infarctions occurred. The current use of oral contraceptive that included ethinyl estradiol (bio-active estrogen) at a...

2012-06-14 23:02:54

The national law offices of Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys announced that they are now accepting Nuvaring class action claims for review. Women that believe that have suffered injuries potentially linked to this once-a-month internal vaginal contraceptive ring are encouraged to call 1 (800) GET-GLEN for a free evaluation. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 14, 2012 Women have reported they may have suffered severe injuries such as strokes, pulmonary embolisms, heart attacks, deep vein thrombosis...

2012-06-13 13:11:11

Could increase risk of cardiovascular disease Estrogen-deficient, postmenopausal women who have had their uterus removed appear to have stiffer arteries compared to similar women who have not had a hysterectomy, according to new research from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The finding may help explain the greater risk of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in women, reported in previous research. "The message here is that having a hysterectomy may lead...

2012-06-11 11:50:29

Decoding the DNA of patients with advanced breast cancer has allowed scientists to identify distinct cancer "signatures" that could help predict which women are most likely to benefit from estrogen-lowering therapy, while sparing others from unnecessary treatment. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis uncovered mutations linked to whether or not women respond to aromatase inhibitors, drugs often prescribed to shrink large tumors before surgery. These...

2012-06-07 09:14:54

Research suggests selection shapes evolution of aggression via changes in sex steroid molecules An Indiana University biologist has shown that natural variation in measures of the brain's ability to process steroid hormones predicts functional variation in aggressive behavior. The new work led by Kimberly A. Rosvall, a postdoctoral fellow and assistant research scientist in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Biology, has found strong and significant...

Overall Memory Skills Not Improved By Soy Consumption
2012-06-05 05:47:35

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Tofu. Bean paste. These are just a few of the products that include soybean which is thought to have health benefits in the area of memory development. However, a new study has found that soy protein may not preserve overall thinking skills in middle-aged and older women who are over the age of 45; however, soy may be able to improve memory skills linked to facial recognition. The results are published in a recent edition of Neurology, the medical journal...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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