The onset of PCOS was previously attributed to a hormonal imbalance in the ovaries. A new study challenges this assumption and suggests the syndrome is caused by hormone receptors in the brain.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 22, 2017
The hormone kisspeptin associated with puberty may help men who suffer from psychosexual problems. The hormone was shown to boost the behavioral circuit linked to sex and love.
Neuroscience January 24, 2017
A patient with advanced prostate cancer did not show traces of the disease after receiving bipolar androgen therapy. The treatment involves flooding and starving the body with testosterone.
Medicine December 1, 2016
Analysis of first morning urine samples showed link between the female sex hormone and migraine. Levels of estrogen drop more rapidly in women with history of migraine headaches days before menstruation.
Public Health June 1, 2016
Is your hairstyle causing you to be bald? Find out whether you have traction alopecia and learn how you can treat the condition.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 2, 2016
A certain hormone essential to the aging process is apparently controlled by genetics, a new study has revealed. The findings can help scientists find out if the hormone can be used to prevent disease.
Life February 21, 2016
Risky situations like military operations will benefit from cooperative behavior. Researchers have found that a hormone called arginine vasopressin may be able to influence cooperation in these situations and ensure success.
Society February 9, 2016
Hormone replacement therapy can help prevent colorectal cancer in obese individuals. This can be done through the use of a drug already approved by the FDA.
Life January 16, 2016
A common treatment option for prostate cancer, androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT), doubles the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Patients who had taken ADT for more than one year were at higher risk for the neurodegenerative disease.
Life December 8, 2015
Turns out men may actually have their own form of monthly periods. According to a survey conducted in the UK, more than 25 percent of men experience what they believe to be monthly periods of irritability, unexplained cravings and other symptoms similar to PMS.
Life November 21, 2015
Researchers found that since PCOS causes higher testosterone levels, children of pregnant women with the disease are at a higher risk of anxiety.
Life November 9, 2015
According to researchers from the Karolinska Institute, cancer risks increase with height in both men and women. The early results of their research was the the largest study undertaken on the link between height and cancer in both genders.
Life October 2, 2015
Scientists saw changes in brain structure when they scanned the brains of females who became male transsexuals and were given testosterone in the process, seeing the brain structure change into that of a man’s. The researchers saw a decline in brain cells linked to verbal and mulittasking skills, and imply the importance of the study in analyzing how men and women handle speech and interaction.
Life August 31, 2015
Widely used female hormone progesterone shows potentials in improving the treatment of about half of women suffering from breast cancer. The hormone could change the behavior of cancer cells and slow down their growth.
Life July 9, 2015
Looking into the eyes of a dog can bring about feelings of puppy love. Now, researchers in Japan think they know why it happens.
Life April 16, 2015
Hormone could replace dieting and exercise as a way to treat obesity and diabetes, study suggests. Discovery could lead to treatment for age-related insulin resistance, they say.
Life March 4, 2015
Lack of sleep can lower the levels of interleukin-6, a virus fighting protein, and increase levels of the stress hormone norepinephrine. Half an hour of nap, however, appears to reverse these unwanted effects.
Life February 13, 2015
Different couples have trouble conceiving for different reasons. Those affected by stress, however, need only worry about one gene, the manipulation of which make all their infertility issues go away.
Life January 14, 2015
Researchers discovered that silencing a group of oxytocin-responsive neurons in the medial prefrontal cortex of the brain resulted in female mice to be no longer interested in male mice during estrus when they are typically sexually receptive.
October 11, 2014
Oxytocin helps regenerate old muscles and tissues in old mice. However, molecules in the hormone are also related to cancer, which limits experiments on humans.
Life June 14, 2014
High levels of male hormone in boys may indicate that such hormones may be a contributing factor in autism spectrum disorder. New research report indicates more study regarding girls diagnosed with autism is needed.
Life June 4, 2014
A new study reveals a new drug treatment could help breast cancer patients avoid fertility challenges following treatment and may even boost cancer survival chances. But authors warn it isn't a panacea for all patients.
Life May 31, 2014
British researchers have isolated biomarkers that provide a clear indication of susceptibility to depression in teenage boys. Researchers tested a total of 1858 teenagers for the stress hormone, cortisol, and evaluated reported symptoms of depression in order to identify at-risk teenagers.
Life February 18, 2014