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2011-07-19 14:39:36

Changes in bone density in oral contraceptive users depends on age and hormone dose Birth control pills may reduce a woman's bone density, according to a study published online July 13 in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism by Group Health Research Institute (GHRI) scientists. Impacts on bone were small, depended on the woman's age and the pill's hormone dose, and did not appear until about two years of use. The study size and design allowed the researchers to focus on 14- to...

2011-07-12 07:37:22

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ The male hormone androgen may spark the growth of some breast cancer tumors in women, according to this study. "We identified a novel subtype of breast tumor which grows in response to androgen but not estrogen, and have uncovered the signaling pathways involved in its growth," senior author Myles Brown, MD, was quoted as saying. "And we've demonstrated that drugs capable of blocking these pathways, including the receptor for androgen itself, can inhibit tumor...

2011-07-11 20:40:19

Although it sounds like a case of gender confusion on a molecular scale, the male hormone androgen spurs the growth of some breast tumors in women. In a new study, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute provide the first details of the cancer cell machinery that carries out the hormone's relentless growth orders. The study, published the journal Cancer Cell on July 12, provides scientists with several inviting targets "“ cell proteins that snap into action in response to androgen...

2011-06-15 00:00:27

Men's health expert Brad King reveals how the right diet and exercise can fight male depression, disease and loss of libido, in his series "Tackle Male Menopause Now." Boulder, CO (PRWEB) June 13, 2011 WellWise.org kicks off International Men's Health Week with a two-part series by one of Canada's most sought-after authorities on nutrition, obesity, longevity and men's health, Brad King. Male menopause, or andropause, results in a drastic decline in the male hormone testosterone "“ up...

2011-06-08 06:52:29

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new molecular imaging agent that specifically targets estrogenic mechanisms in the brain to find out what effect an enzyme, aromatase, has on body mass index (BMI). Aromatase is necessary for the production of estrogen in tissues throughout the body, including the brain. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 1.5 billion adults are overweight, and in 2010 nearly 43 million children under the age of five were overweight. "We used this imaging agent to...

2011-06-06 20:05:44

Wrinkles are a telltale sign of aging, and they might also be able to predict a woman's bone fracture risk, according to Yale School of Medicine researchers who report in a new study that the severity and distribution of skin wrinkles and overall skin quality could tell the story of bone mineral density in early menopausal women. The findings will be presented June 6 at the Endocrine Society Meeting in Boston, Mass., by Lubna Pal, associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics,...

2011-06-06 14:57:26

Buffalo enrolled more women than any other study site Today's major announcement at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting that the drug exemestane significantly reduces the risk of breast cancer in high-risk, postmenopausal women is the result of an international, randomized double-blind phase III clinical trial in which University at Buffalo researchers and hundreds of Western New York women played a critical role. The findings will be published online June 4 at 11:30 a.m....

2011-06-06 14:43:10

Women with a healthy body weight before and after diagnosis of breast cancer are more likely to survive the disease long term, a new study finds. The results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston. The study, conducted in nearly 4,000 breast cancer survivors, found that obesity is strongly linked to death due to breast cancer. In particular, overweight or obese women with a history of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, but not those with...

2011-06-03 12:32:48

Patterns of radiation usage in breast conserving therapy for women 70 years and older with stage I breast cancer are changing: more women are opting for radioactive implants and those with estrogen positive tumors are opting out of radiation therapy, according to an abstract being presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago by Thomas Jefferson University Hospital researchers on Saturday, June 4. The abstract (#6094) received an ASCO Merit Award. In another...

2011-06-02 07:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bionovo, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNVI), a pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of safe and effective treatments for women's health and cancer, today announced it will be presenting data from the Phase 2 clinical trial of their lead drug candidate for postmenopausal symptoms, Menerba((TM)) (also known as MF101), to the international community at the 13th Annual World Congress on Menopause in Rome, Italy on June 11, 2011. The...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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