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Why some women are more likely to feel depressed

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New study links duration of estrogen exposure with increased vulnerability to depression: Longer exposure to estrogen shown to provide protection.



Is 'ovarian tissue freezing' superior to egg freezing?

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Many women are turning to egg freezing to promote fertility, but what happens when it isn't an option because of special medical or other conditions?



Could house dust make us fat?

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

In laboratory studies, precursor fat cells exposed to endocrine-disrupting chemicals in house dust were found to proliferate and acquire more fat.



Autism: Which children respond to oxytocin treatment?

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Oxytocin treatment is thought to improve sociability in some children. A new clinical trial investigates which children are likely to respond best and why.



Naturally produced testosterone gives female athletes 'significant' competitive edge

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

High levels of testosterone that are naturally produced by some elite female athletes give them a "significant" competitive edge in athletics events that depend on stamina and visuospatial abilities...



Menstruation does not affect cognitive function, study finds

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

There is a common perception that hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle affect cognitive function, but new research finds that this is not the case.



Pheochromocytoma: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is pheochromocytoma and what is the adrenal gland? In this article, learn about the causes of pheochromocytoma and its potential complications.



Why is osteoarthritis more common among women? Study sheds light

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study provides insight into why women are more likely to develop OA than men, and estrogen and microRNAs in synovial fluid may hold the answer.



Researchers recommend specific diabetes medications to protect bone health

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and osteoporosis often coexist in patients, but managing both conditions can be a challenge.



Study uncovers link between male hormones and metabolic disease in polycystic ovary syndrome

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists from the University of Birmingham have discovered the link between increased male hormones and metabolic complications such as diabetes and fatty liver disease in patients with polycystic...



Scientists shed new light on preventative measures for diabetes

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Small amounts of physical activity can offer health benefits that protect against insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes and can result from a high-fat diet.



Addisonian crisis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

An Addisonian crisis can cause weakness, nausea, fever, and even death. Learn more about this condition caused by an adrenal gland failure.



Somogyi effect: Causes and prevention

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:00:00 PDT

What is the Somogyi effect, who does it affect, and what are the symptoms? What causes the Somogyi effect, how is it diagnosed, and how is it treated?



Pre-clinical study suggests Parkinson's could start in gut endocrine cells

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Recent research on Parkinson's disease has focused on the gut-brain connection, examining patients' gut bacteria, and even how severing the vagus nerve connecting the stomach and brain might protect...



Major new appetite regulator successfully manipulated in mice

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study from Imperial has found new a link between certain brain receptors and obesity, giving a possible new drug target for appetite regulation.



Could lack of vitamin A be a cause of diabetes?

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas contain vitamin A receptors, and that blocking them reduces insulin secretion.



Study examines link between obesity, food container chemical substitutes

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new study from the University of Iowa shows that a pair of common chemicals that manufacturers use to make plastic food containers, water bottles, and other consumer products do not contribute to...



Puberty hormones trigger changes in youthful learning

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A University of California, Berkeley, study of mice reveals, for the first time, how puberty hormones might impede some aspects of flexible youthful learning.



Researchers find potential genetic cause of Cushing syndrome

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Finding may lead to therapies that prevent pituitary tumor recurrence.A small study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health suggests that mutations in the gene CABLES1 may lead to...



Drinking tea may alter women's gene expression

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Women who drink tea experience epigenetic changes associated with cancer and estrogen metabolism, according to the results of a new study.



Household chemicals may impair thyroid in young girls

Wed, 31 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Early childhood exposures to specific phthalates were associated with depressed thyroid function in girls at age 3, according to scientists at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.



Vasopressin: Water management and the biological clock

Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Without water, we couldn't could survive. Despite its importance, the way that our body manages water is partly uncharted. New research plumbs the depths.



Scientists identify protein linked to chronic heart failure

Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers in Japan have identified a receptor protein on the surface of heart cells that promotes chronic heart failure.



Medical research: Antibody reduces body fat in a mouse model of menopause

Mon, 29 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A newly discovered antibody, trialled in a mouse model of menopause, may help to boost bone mass and reduce body fat, a paper published online in Nature suggests.



Postmenopausal bleeding: Is it normal?

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Menopause is the result of a natural decline in hormones, but what causes postmenopausal bleeding? How is it diagnosed and what are the treatment options?