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2011-04-05 22:10:52

An editorial in the April 6 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association cautions against estrogen-only hormone therapy in women who have had a hysterectomy because of longstanding evidence that it raises the risk of breast cancer. The editorial is a response to a study in the same issue of the journal that found that estrogen-only therapy, currently used in women with menopausal symptoms who have had a hysterectomy, may decrease breast cancer risk if it is used for fewer than...

2011-04-05 22:03:18

Among postmenopausal women with prior hysterectomy who had used estrogen therapy for about 6 years and then stopped, longer-term follow-up indicates that the increased risk of stroke seen during the intervention period had dissipated, the decreased risk of hip fracture was not maintained, while the decreased risk of breast cancer persisted, according to a study in the April 6 issue of JAMA. "The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Estrogen-Alone Trial was a double-blind, placebo-controlled,...

2011-03-16 13:55:36

There may be a link between receiving industry funding for speaking, consulting, or research, and the publication of apparently promotional opinion pieces on menopausal hormone therapy. Furthermore, such publications may encourage physicians to continue prescribing these therapies to women of menopausal age. These are the key findings of a study by Adriane Fugh-Berman from Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington D.C., USA, and colleagues, published in this week's PLoS Medicine. Over...

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2011-03-08 14:20:00

The effect of acupuncture on postmenopausal symptoms and reproductive hormones: A sham controlled clinical trial Traditional Chinese acupuncture curbs the severity of hot flushes and other menopausal symptoms, suggests a small study published March 7 in Acupuncture in Medicine. The effects did not seem to be related to changes in levels of the hormones responsible for sparking the menopause and its associated symptoms, the study shows. The authors base their findings on 53 middle aged women,...

2011-03-02 12:48:24

New findings published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, confirm the risk of breast cancer among women who are obese and not physically active, and suggests additional mechanisms beyond estrogen. Scientists from the Women's Health Initiative have found a relationship between obesity, physical activity and triple-negative breast cancer, a subtype of breast cancer characterized by a lack of estrogen, progesterone and...

2011-03-02 09:05:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Obesity and inactiveness may increase the risk of triple-negative breast cancer, a subtype of breast cancer characterized by lack of estrogen, progesterone, and HER2 expression. Triple-negative breast cancers account for about 10 to 20 percent of all breast cancers and are associated with an extremely poor prognosis because of the lack of targeted drug therapies. "Breast cancer is not just one disease. It is a complex combination of many diseases," Amanda Phipps,...

2011-02-25 12:41:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Full-term pregnancy has long been associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer, but a new study finds that the more times a woman gives birth, the higher her risk of "triple-negative" breast cancer, a relatively uncommon but particularly aggressive subtype of the disease. Conversely, women who never give birth have a 40 percent lower risk of such breast cancer, which has a poorer prognosis than other types of breast cancer and doesn't respond to...

2011-02-23 17:38:02

High blood levels of a hormone produced in response to stress are linked to post-traumatic stress disorder in women but not men, a study from researchers at Emory University and the University of Vermont has found. The results are scheduled for publication in the Feb. 24 issue of Nature. The hormone, called PACAP (pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide), is known to act throughout the body and the brain, modulating central nervous system activity, metabolism, blood pressure, pain...

2011-02-22 07:57:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Scientists have discovered an unexpected connection between a hormone produced in bone and male fertility.  The study illustrates that the skeletal hormone known as osteocalcin boosts testosterone production to support the survival of the germ cells that go on to become mature sperm.According to Gerard Karsenty of Columbia University, the findings in mice offer the foremost evidence that the skeleton controls reproduction through the production of hormones....

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2011-02-18 11:32:02

Researchers have discovered an unexpected connection between a hormone produced in bone and male fertility.  The study shows that the skeletal hormone known as osteocalcin boosts testosterone production to support the survival of the germ cells that go on to become mature sperm. The researchers said the findings, which were reported in the February 18th issue of Cell, provide the first evidence that the skeleton controls reproduction through the production of hormones. According to...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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