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2011-10-21 09:07:47

Post-menopausal women with high levels of hormones such as estrogen or testosterone are known to have a higher risk of breast cancer. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Breast Cancer Research looked at eight different sex and growth hormones and found that the risk of breast cancer increased with the number of elevated hormones - each additional elevated hormone level increased risk by 16%. Researchers from the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical...

Women Who Smoke May Experience Earlier Menopause
2011-10-17 07:35:11

Experts warn that women who smoke can go through menopause about a year earlier than those who don´t, and also note that an earlier menopause may influence the risk of bone and heart disease. The warnings are based on a study of about 6,000 women from the United States, Poland, Turkey and Iran that was carried out by the University of Hong Kong and published in the journal Menopause. The study researchers found that smoking women reach menopause between the ages of 43 and 50, compared...

2011-10-14 20:44:34

Post-menopausal women who experience new onset breast tenderness after starting combination hormone therapy may have an increased risk of breast cancer compared to women who don't experience breast tenderness, a study by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has shown. One reason for this may be that their breasts are becoming more dense. The new onset tenderness was much more pronounced after initiation of estrogen and progestin therapy than in women getting estrogen...

2011-10-13 05:31:23

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — An osteoporosis drug protects against the bone damaging effects of certain breast cancer medications. According to this study, some breast cancer patients could take zoledronic acid in addition to their anti-cancer medications to maintain bone health. Drugs called aromatase inhibitors stop the production of estrogen in postmenopausal women and therefore make less estrogen available to stimulate the growth of certain breast cancer cells. Many postmenopausal women...

2011-10-10 09:17:18

A new study has found that an osteoporosis drug protects against the bone damaging side effects of certain breast cancer medications. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that some breast cancer patients could take zoledronic acid in addition to their anti-cancer medications to maintain bone health. Drugs called aromatase inhibitors stop the production of estrogen in postmenopausal women and therefore make less...

2011-10-06 09:56:31

National Institutes of Health study followed daughters of women given diethylstilbestrol during pregnancy and found increased fertility problems and cancer risks A large study of the daughters of women who had been given DES, the first synthetic form of estrogen, during pregnancy has found that exposure to the drug while in the womb (in utero) is associated with many reproductive problems and an increased risk of certain cancers and pre-cancerous conditions. The results of this analysis,...

2011-10-04 12:12:18

It's no secret that women often gain weight as they get older. The sex hormone estrogen has an important, if underappreciated, role to play in those burgeoning waistlines. Now, researchers reporting in the October Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication, have traced those hormonal effects on metabolism to different parts of the brain. The findings may lead to the development of highly selective hormone replacement therapies that could be used to combat obesity or infertility in women...

Men Experience Hormone Changes After Marriage And Children
2011-09-13 04:44:22

  A new study by researchers at Northwestern University shows that fathers may be biologically wired to be more nurturing after marriage and children. The study is titled “Longitudinal Evidence That Fatherhood Decreases Testosterone in Human Males” was published in the September 12, 2011 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The study looked at 624 males aged 21.5 to 26 years old for 4.5 years in the Philippines. The researchers found that...

Birth Control Pills Affect Memory
2011-09-11 04:21:04

  Women using hormonal contraceptives recall emotional events differently Women who use contraceptives like birth control pills experience memory changes, according to new UC Irvine research. Their ability to remember the gist of an emotional event improves, while women not using the contraceptives better retain details. “What´s most exciting about this study is that it shows the use of hormonal contraception alters memory,” UCI graduate researcher Shawn Nielsen...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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