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Female sex hormone regulates weight


October 20th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Female sex hormone estrogen regulates appetite and body weight, while insufficient estrogen receptors in brain parts may lead to obesity.The findings are potentially important for millions ... Read more...

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Hormone may help reverse serious pulmonary condition


September 16th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) The hormone estrogen may help reverse pulmonary hypertension, which mainly affects women, research shows.It is a rare and serious condition that causes a progressive increase in ... Read more...

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Paper money contaminated with bisphenol A


August 11th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) Currency notes may be contaminated with the toxic substance bisphenol A (BPA), known to cause male infertility.Kurunthachalam Kannan and Chunyang Liao from the Wadsworth Centre, New ... Read more...

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Help at hand for men with enlarged breasts


February 4th, 2011 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
By Priyanka Sharma New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Men sweat it out in the gym for a V-shaped torso and muscularity, but many are stumped when it comes to dealing with gynecomestia, or ... Read more...

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Compound found in liquorice root could treat brain diseases


November 14th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Compound found in liquorice root could help prevent or slow down the cell death associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, says a neuroscientist at ... Read more...

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Study clears misconception linked to joint pain from breast cancer drugs


November 8th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): A new study has suggested that women can continue popping aromatase inhibitors (AI), popular breast cancer drugs, as these drugs do have any risk of inflammatory arthritis or ... Read more...

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Conventional theory of modern drug design challenged


October 11th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): New evidence that challenges the current theory about a process key to the way modern drugs are designed and how they work in the human body has been ... Read more...

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Breast cancer cells control multiple genes in response to estrogen


July 20th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Breast cancer cells regulate many genes at once in response to the hormone estrogen, resulting in the silencing of 14 genes at one time.Researchers at The Ohio ... Read more...

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Early-life exposure to BPA may harm testis function in adulthood


June 22nd, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): A new study conducted in animals has shown that exposure to environmental levels of the industrial chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, in the womb and early life may ... Read more...

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Age, not decrease in estrogen, behind osteoporosis


March 1st, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have identified an age-related mechanism - not a decrease of the hormone estrogen - as the primary culprit ... Read more...

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Flower power may cut resistance to breast cancer drug tamoxifen


February 17th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center claim tamoxifen, the world's most prescribed breast cancer agent, along with a compound found in the flowering plant feverfew may prevent ... Read more...

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Heart, bone damage from low vitamin D levels amplified by estrogen shortage


November 16th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers have found that heart and bone damage caused by lack of vitamin D is amplified by declines in sex hormones.They found that long-term ill effects ... Read more...

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New ‘lab-on-a-chip’ technique could speed breast cancer detection


October 8th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Toronto have developed a new "lab-on-a-chip" technique that would help predict breast cancer risk in women more quickly than ever before.The technique analyses ... Read more...

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Researchers find clue to genetic cause of fatal birth defect


October 10th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found that a novel enzyme may play a significant role in anencephaly a rare fatal ... Read more...

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People face critical health risks from plastics


October 3rd, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) Exposure to plastic is linked to adverse health effects on humans and lab animals, a slew of new studies has confirmed. Plastic products contain "endocrine disrupting chemicals" like ... Read more...

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New studies raise concerns over critical health risks from plastic


October 3rd, 2008 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): Plastic bottles, cans and other products have extremely harmful effects on humans and laboratory animals, according to six environmental research studies.In a critical new research on environmental ... Read more...

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Low levels of vitamin D linked to increased risk of breast cancer


April 19th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Women with low levels of vitamin D are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study.The study involved 1,394 patients with breast ... Read more...

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Ecstasy pills hit women harder than men


March 19th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Mar 19 (ANI): Women who take ecstasy get higher and more intense highs than men, but they also suffer a much harder comedown in the days after, says a new ... Read more...

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Environmental toxins may be linked to early onset of puberty in girls


February 7th, 2008 - 12:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Pisa in Italy has suggested a link between environmental toxins and early onset of puberty in girls.The paper ... Read more...

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Asian men who smoke risk losing their hair


November 20th, 2007 - 1:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Asian men should kick the butt if they dont want their locks to fall off, for a new study has stated that smoking might be the cause of ... Read more...

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