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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...

2011-09-08 20:41:02

Growing deposits of bone in the skull means your hormones are out of whack, warns TAU researcher Girls are growing up faster than ever – and not only when it comes to their taste in fashion and music. Their bodies are reaching puberty at an increasingly earlier age, and this trend to rapid maturity continues through women's adult lives. That's bad news, according to Tel Aviv University researchers. Women today are more likely to develop Hyperostosis Frontalis Interna (HFI), a...

2011-08-31 12:46:35

Elevated sex hormone levels associated with chronic disease risk A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that postmenopausal women who smoke have higher androgen and estrogen levels than non-smoking women, with sex hormone levels being highest in heavy smokers. Previous studies have shown that high levels of estrogens and androgens are potential risk factors for breast and endometrial cancer as...

2011-08-17 06:38:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Some women who naturally produce excess estrogen in their breasts are at an increased risk for developing breast cancer, according to this study conducted by researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The investigators say their mice study shows that overproduction of aromatase, which converts testosterone into estrogen, in breast tissue is even more important in pushing breast cancer development than excess production of the estrogen receptor...

2011-08-16 23:07:50

Investigators from the Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center have reported findings that may shed light on why African American women have a disproportionately higher risk of developing more aggressive and difficult-to-treat breast cancers, specifically estrogen and progesterone receptor negative (ER-/PR-) cancers. The study, which appears online in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, found that high parity (giving birth to two or more children) was associated with an...

2011-08-16 23:04:25

African-American women are at higher risk for hormone receptor-negative breast cancer, one of the most difficult subtypes to treat, but this risk could be ameliorated somewhat by breast-feeding their children. "African-American women are more likely to have had a greater number of full-term births and less likely to have breast-fed their babies," said Julie Palmer, Sc.D., professor of epidemiology at the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University. "This study shows a clear link between...

2011-08-15 12:05:51

Georgetown researchers discover in mice that a higher level of aromatase in breast tissue is more dangerous than excess production of estrogen receptors -- a finding that could impact prevention strategies Could some women who naturally produce excess aromatase in their breasts have an increased risk of developing breast cancer? Results of a new animal study suggests that may be the case, say researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, a part of Georgetown University...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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