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Exposure to chemical fosters anxiety


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) Exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) early in life tends to foster anxiety by altering gene expression in a brain area which detects and respond ... Read more...

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Scientists working on safe male contraceptive


September 6th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sept 6 (IANS) The day may be not be far-off when males can take birth control pills without fearing side-effects. Even though the concept has exercised scientists for decades, ... Read more...

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‘Low steroid levels tied to heart risks in elderly men’


June 24th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, June 24 (IANS) Low levels of a naturally-occurring steroid are tied to an elevated risk of heart and blood-vessel diseases in elderly men, says a new study. The steroid ... Read more...

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Now, a flourescent fish to track pollution


April 19th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) Scientists have created a green-glowing zebrafish to monitor ecological damage caused by pollution in real time. The flourescent fish makes it easier than ever before to ... Read more...

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Genes drive gender specific behaviours in parenting, sex


February 3rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) Men and women tend to behave differently, especially when it comes to sex and parenting, thanks to the role their genes and sex hormones play.New evidence ... Read more...

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Coffee may protect against cancer of the uterus


November 23rd, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) Long-term consumption of coffee may be associated with a reduced risk of cancer of the endometrium -- or the lining of the uterus or womb, says ... Read more...

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Drug counters bone-damaging effects of breast cancer medication


October 10th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) An osteoporosis drug counteracts the bone damaging side-effects of some breast cancer medications.The study indicates that some breast cancer patients could take zoledronic acid in addition ... Read more...

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Estrogen found to protect against gastric cancer


July 18th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that estrogen protects women from the gastric inflammation that can lead to cancer. They are working on treatment that mimics estrogen's cancer-suppressing effects. ... Read more...

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How contraceptives may cause high BP (Lead)


May 27th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Long term exposure to estrogen, which is found in oral contraceptives, can cause high blood pressure.Doctors have traditionally believed the estrogen women consume as oral contraceptives ... Read more...

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How contraceptives may may cause high BP


May 27th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Doctors believe the estrogen women consume as oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) pills is good for their hearts. Recent studies, however, have shown that ... Read more...

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Aging-related protein holds breast cancer clues


January 28th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A new study has linked a common type of breast cancer in older women to a protein that fends off aging-related cellular damage.The study, led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer ... Read more...

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Estrogen may promote spread of precancerous cells in oral cavity


January 4th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have found that estrogen may increase the movement of precancerous cells in the mouth and thus promote the spread of the disease ... Read more...

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Key info about breast cancer risk can be found in ‘junk’ DNA


December 17th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Scientist have discovered that a new genetic biomarker, which indicates an increased risk for developing breast cancer, can be found in an individual's "junk" (non-coding) DNA.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Top 9 sex-related myths busted


December 10th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Do you know everything about sex? Think again for the more someone claims to know, the less they generally do know.Alicia Stanton, a board-certified OB/GYN and the author ... Read more...

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Hormone therapy use may increase or decrease dementia risk


November 19th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Kaiser Permanente researchers have indicated that compared to women never on hormone therapy, those taking hormone therapy only at midlife had a 26 percent decreased risk of dementia; ... Read more...

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Menopausal hormone therapy ‘ups ovarian cancer risk’


November 10th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new study has pointed out that women who had hormone therapy for menopause symptoms may be at a higher risk of developing ovarian cancer."This study is consistent ... Read more...

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At-home tests not best to assess infertility: Study


October 27th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A new study has suggested that method used to assess infertility in at-home tests might not be the best for identifying which women will have trouble getting pregnant.The ... Read more...

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Soy intake lowers breast cancer recurrence in hormone-sensitive cancers


October 19th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new research found that post-menopausal breast cancer patients with hormone-sensitive cancers who consumed high amounts of soy isoflavones had a lower risk of recurrence.Soy isoflavones are similar ... Read more...

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Estrogen not linked to lung cancer mortality in postmenopausal women


August 14th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): A new study has found that use of estrogen alone did not increase lung cancer mortality in postmenopausal women.In the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) trial, which consisted of ... Read more...

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Scientists identify risks of hypertension in young adults


July 28th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A new study claims that 'normal' blood pressure at age 17 can still predict hypertension at early adulthood.The study from Ben-Gurion University also found that teenage boys are ... Read more...

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No gay relationship for Christina Aguilera


June 11th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): American singer Christina Aguilera has confessed to have a liking for women, but insists that would never date one.The 29-year-old singer told a gay magazine that she ... Read more...

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Blame genes for eating disorders


June 5th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) In a groundbreaking study, scientists have stumbled on a possible biological culprit in the development of eating disorders during puberty: a type of estrogen called estradiol. The study, led ... Read more...

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Hormone therapies ‘up breast cancer metastasis risk in post-menopausal women’


May 7th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): A University of Missouri study has found that hormone therapies not just increase the risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women, they can also increase the chance of ... Read more...

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How sex hormones control ‘masculinization’ of the brain


April 29th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): A new study has uncovered some information about how sex hormones control masculinization of the brain during development and drive gender related behaviors in adult males.Published by Cell ... Read more...

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Experts condemn use of anti-aging hormones


April 14th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): A leading medical authority has criticised the use of anti-aging hormones.The condemnation comes in the wake of the American Medical Association's (AMA) Council on Science and Public Health's ... Read more...

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BPA exposure may cause permanent fertility defects


March 9th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Exposure during pregnancy to Bisphenol A (BPA), a common component of plastics, causes permanent abnormalities in the uterus of offspring, boffins at Yale School of Medicine have discovered. ... Read more...

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Combination menopausal hormone therapy ups heart disease risk


February 17th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Combination hormone therapy increases the risk of heart disease in healthy postmenopausal women, new analyses from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) have confirmed.Researchers from the Harvard School ... Read more...

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11-year-old girl gives birth to baby boy


February 8th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 08 (ANI): An 11-year-old girl has given birth to a baby boy at Northeast Hospital in US.The identity of the girl and her family has not been revealed in a ... Read more...

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Swedish man stimulates own breasts in attempt to produce milk!


September 3rd, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept. 3 (ANI): A Swedish man stimulates his own breasts with a pump every three hours in an attempt to produce milk.Ragnar Bengtsson, 26, of Stockholm, revealed that he began his ... Read more...

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Suzanne Somers: Her Penchant For Hormone Therapies


August 11th, 2009 - 6:47 pm ICT by GD
The quest for the fountain of everlasting youth has always been one of mankind's prime obsessions and it could be safely assumed that the fairer sex has been more eager in this ... Read more...

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Majority of breast cancer patients take antioxidants despite likely risk


June 8th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): A large number of women with breast cancer go for antioxidant supplements while undergoing cancer treatment, despite the possible side-effects of the practice remain unknown, according to a ... Read more...

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Nerve pain pill found effective in treating hot flashes


May 16th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 16 (ANI): A pill used to treat nerve pain has been found effective in treating hot flashes in women, claim Mayo Clinic researchers.They have found that pregabalin decreased hot flash ... Read more...

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Sex hormone oestrogen controls sound processing in the brain


May 6th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): University of Rochester scientists in New York have found that sex hormone oestrogen controls how the brain processes sounds.This is the first time that any study has ... Read more...

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Genetic test may help determine heart surgery complication risk


May 1st, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a simple genetic test can help determine a patient's risk of developing complications following cardiac surgery.While cardiac surgery puts an individual at ... Read more...

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Hormone therapy may protect women from colorectal cancer


April 23rd, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A team of researchers led by Mayo Clinic scientists has found that hormone therapy use is linked to a significantly lower colorectal cancer risk.However, the mechanisms for the ... Read more...

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