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2014-05-27 11:50:38

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Could give hints about male versus female risk for certain psychiatric disorders Puberty is the defining process of adolescent development, beginning a cascade of changes throughout the body, including the brain. Penn Medicine researchers have discovered that cerebral blood flow (CBF) levels decreased similarly in males and females before puberty, but saw them diverge sharply in puberty, with levels increasing in females while decreasing...

2014-04-22 14:29:27

Men's susceptibility to serious health conditions may be influenced by low exposure to testosterone in the womb, new research suggests. A study has revealed how men's testosterone levels may be determined before they are born. Understanding why some men have less of the hormone than others is important because testosterone is crucial for life-long health. Low levels of the hormone have been linked to obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Researchers have shown that the cells...

2014-03-24 08:28:50

With the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, Denver plastic surgeon Gregory Buford explains, the male community may develop a shapelier figure DENVER, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Some medical professionals believe smoking marijuana can cause a man to develop breasts. Dr. Gregory Buford thinks this may be the least of our problems. As a resident of the mile-high city itself, Dr. Buford first addressed the issue of pot's relation to "man-boobs" on his blog: "As a Plastic...

2014-01-16 08:27:31

Growth Hormone Releasing Peptides and Growth Hormone Releasing Hormones offer legal, safe, inexpensive and effective benefits MILLBURN, N.J., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Human Growth Hormone (HGH) produced by recombinant gene technology has been used extensively for anti-aging therapy during the past decade. Some of the symptoms of low HGH levels include a declining sex drive, lower energy levels, drowsy, sleepiness and fatigue, an accumulation of body fat and adipose tissue around the mid...

Bonobos Retain Elevated Thyroid Hormones Well Into Adulthood
2013-12-18 13:23:48

Max Planck Institute Despite the fact that chimpanzees and bonobos share similar starting conditions at birth they develop different behavioral patterns later in life. These differences might be caused by different hormone levels. Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and the Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp in Belgium have analyzed thyroid hormones from urine samples of zoo-living chimpanzees and bonobos. They discovered that bonobos...

Researchers Discover Brain Actually Produces Estrogen Too
2013-12-05 10:53:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The brain can produce and release estrogen, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This discovery could lead to a better understanding of hormonal changes observed from before birth throughout the entire aging process. The study findings, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, reveal that the hypothalamus can directly control reproductive function in rhesus macaques. The researchers suggest that the...

Nosey Research Shows That Men Have Larger Noses Than Women
2013-11-19 04:48:58

[ Watch the Video: Why Do Most Men Have Bigger Noses Than Women? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The average male nose is approximately 10 percent larger than the typical female proboscis, and the difference is likely due to the different builds and energy demands of the two genders, according to new research appearing in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. The size-difference holds true in populations of European descent, and the reason is that...

2013-11-06 11:19:15

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of a position statement by the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) in the journal Maturitas on the topic of fertility preservation. The rising need for fertility preservation results from two new 21st century changes. Improved survival of malignant disease with gonadotoxic treatments means that long-term reproductive potential should now be...

US Girls Entering Puberty Earlier Than Ever
2013-11-04 09:49:51

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sometimes it seems like today’s children are growing up faster than ever, and a new study published in the journal Pediatrics has found that American girls are indeed entering puberty earlier than ever before. The study also found a strong connection between female childhood obesity and the early onset of puberty. "The impact of earlier maturation in girls has important clinical implications involving psychosocial and biologic...


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Testicles
2013-03-04 15:03:13

The testicles are the male reproductive organs that serve as a part of both the nervous and reproductive systems, acting as the ovaries’ counterpart. The testicles work to produce sperm and introduce chemicals such as testosterone. Formation and Orientation There are normally two testicles in the average male anatomy. These can be found in the protective sack called the scrotum. Two phases mark the growth of the testicles. During the embryonic stage, there is a possibility of this...

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