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Microneedle Contraceptive Patch Can Give 1 Month Protection Minus The Hassle Of Pills

Scientists developed a contraceptive patch that only needs to be administered once a month. It works by injecting microneedles under the skin that will release a contraceptive hormone into the body over time.

Medicine January 15, 2019

Hormone Therapy For Transgender Women Increases Risk Of Blood Clots And Strokes

A study revealed that transgender women receiving hormone therapy are at higher risk of suffering from cardiovascular problems. Does this mean that they should stop taking estrogen to support their transition from male to female?

Medicine July 10, 2018

Why Are Men Drawn To Luxury Brands? Blame Testosterone, Study Says

A new study found that testosterone plays a role in men’s tendencies to be drawn toward luxury brands of cars, watches, and clothes. The male sex hormone emerges as a factor dictating male consumer behavior.

July 4, 2018

Restaurant Meals May Have High Levels Of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals: What Are Phthalates?

Meals from restaurants and fast food joints may have far higher levels of phthalates compared with home-cooked meals. Why is this chemical considered dangerous to the human body?

Public Health March 30, 2018

Eating Out Increases Exposure To Harmful Chemicals Linked To Cancer And Diabetes

Dining out was linked to increased exposure to phthalates, a group of chemicals associated with increased risk for diabetes, fertility issues, and breast cancer. Researchers suggested a means to reduce exposure to these chemicals.

Public Health March 29, 2018

Lavender And Tea Tree Oils Contain Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals That Can Cause Abnormal Breast Enlargement In Boys

Chemicals in lavender and tea tree oils mimic the female sex hormone estrogen and inhibit the effects of the male sex hormone androgen. This may explain a potential link between exposure to essential oils and gynecomastia in boys.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 18, 2018

Here's Why You Feel More Hungry After You Lose Weight

After losing a large amount of weight, most people experience an increased feeling of hunger and this was previously thought to be entirely psychological. However, a recent study proved there are physical mechanisms working behind.

Public Health February 9, 2018

Hormone Replacement Therapy Won’t Cause Early Death, Long-Term Study Finds

Hormone therapy might be safe after all. A new study has found that hormone replacement therapy, which is linked to premature death, did not significantly affect death rates of women who participated in the Women’s Health Initiative’s hormone therapy trials.

Medicine September 14, 2017

New Fathers Undergo Hormonal Changes To Boost Baby Care, Says Study

Hormonal changes that accompany childbirth are not restricted to just mothers. A new study says fathers can also undergo changes, showing how empathy increased when fathers were administered the hormone oxytocin.

Neuroscience February 21, 2017

Study Uncovers Specialized Neurons Responsible For Triggering Social Attraction

Scientists from University of North Carolina School of Medicine identified neurons in the brain responsible for triggering social attraction towards the opposite sex in mice.

Neuroscience February 1, 2017

Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals In Plastic, Everyday Objects Make Americans Sick And Cost US $340 Billion Per Year

Chemicals present in plastic bottles, metal food cans and cosmetics make Americans sick and cost billions in treatment and lost earnings per year. Exposure to these chemicals, however, can be avoided.

Public Health October 18, 2016

Early Menopause Linked To Increased Heart Disease Risk And Early Death

Women who reach menopause by 45 years old were found to have increased risk for heart problems and early death. Hormonal changes possibly contribute to these health problems.

Public Health September 15, 2016

Female Pelvis Broadens During Puberty But Shrinks Over Time

A new study reveals fascinating information about the female pelvis: it actually widens during puberty and becomes narrow during menopause. But why is this so?

Public Health April 27, 2016

Ladies, Your Brain Is Not Wired For Weight Loss: Study Finds Losing Weight Is Harder For Women Than Men

Obesity is more rampant in women that in men. This could be because of the difference between men and women in terms of hormones that regulate appetite, physical activity and energy expenditure.

Life February 4, 2016

Sweet Tooth Linked To Lack Of Liver Hormone

University of Iowa scientists have explained why we can blame our livers for not stopping us from eating all those holiday cookies.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 29, 2015

Study Says Men Have Better Sense Of Direction Than Women

Dr. Carl Pintzka and his team of researchers found that hormones have an effect on how males and females navigate their surroundings. A small dose of testosterone administered to some women temporarily changed the way their brains functioned.

Life December 8, 2015

Gut Bacteria Influences How Much You Eat: Here Are Mind Tricks To Help You Lose Weight

A new study conducted by Rouen University researchers in France suggests that E. coli bacteria commonly found in the stomach of humans help trigger a hunger-satiating effect in the brain. This event often occurs around 20 minutes after the start of a meal.

Life November 27, 2015

Traders' Hormones May Destabilize Financial Markets, Study Reveals

Fueled by pressure and competition and experiencing elevated hormone levels, market traders are often pushed into risky decisions, a study finds. The feeling of being on a 'winning streak' can push them even further, with risks of financial crashes, researchers suggest.

July 6, 2015

Postnatal Depression Due To Hormones? No, Says New Study

Depression during the postnatal period is not caused by hormones alone, a new study finds. Experts say these so-called "baby blues" are rooted from existing mental health problems.

Life June 11, 2015

Can Thunder God Vine Really Help With Weight Loss Or Is It Just Snake Oil?

Thunder god vine contains a chemical that has shown great promise in relieving obesity. Following recent trials in mice, is it time for obese people to start consuming the Chinese herbal medicine?

Life May 24, 2015

Ingredient In Household Products May Hinder Development Of Male Fetus

A common family of chemicals could affect fetuses in the womb, altering physiology years later, a new study has found.

Life March 6, 2015

Total darkness crucial for breast cancer therapy, night light weakens drug

A drug commonly used to treat breast cancer may be less effective at nighttime if any light is present, researchers suggest. Body's production of sleep hormone has effect on cancer tumor, they find.

Life July 25, 2014

Human gut cells made to produce insulin - hope for type 1 diabetics?

Insulin could be produced by cells found in the human intestine, according to new research from Columbia University.

Life July 2, 2014

Bionic pancreas may help Type 1 diabetics

Type 1 diabetes could soon be controlled by a bionic pancreas users keep in their pocket, and operate with a smartphone.

Life June 17, 2014

Calm down! Stress can trigger a sweet tooth, activate hormones in taste buds

According to new study, researchers have found that stress can activate certain hormones located in the mouth's taste buds, especially the ones that detect sweet-tasting foods. Study also claims that taste buds aren’t just found on the tongue, but in the gut and pancreas as well.

Life June 4, 2014

Hormones may play a factor in autistic disorder, says new research

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

Maryland doctors extract teeth from rare brain tumor in 4-months old infant

Doctors in Maryland were stunned when they operated on a tumor in the brain of a four month-old baby boy. The tumor has been identified as an adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma, and doctors spotted teeth in the tumor. It is rare for such a mass to contain teeth, although medical researchers have always suspected that both craniopharyngioma and teeth are formed from the same cells.

Life March 2, 2014

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