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High level of testosterone may speed up prostate cancer


July 31st, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 31 (IANS) Higher levels of testosterone in elderly men might make an existing prostate cancer tumour grow faster, warn researchers.They say men in their 70s and 80s with ... 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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Hormone replacement therapy tied to breast cancer


December 30th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 30 (IANS) Post-menopausal women should think twice before going in for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) because it is tied to breast cancer globally, reveals a study. The study ... Read more...

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Testosterone perks memory in post-menopausal women


June 7th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 7 (IANS) Post-menopausal women have better memory after daily treatment with a testosterone spray for six months. "These results offer a potential therapy, where none currently exists, to ... 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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Parsley could help in breast cancer treatment


May 10th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) Parsley carries a potent compound that can halt breast cancer cells from reproducing, according to researchers.Salman Hyder, professor of biomedical sciences at the University of Missouri ... Read more...

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Transgender prisoner in US wants sex-change operation to prevent rape


April 21st, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles, Apr 21 (ANI): A transgender prisoner has made a legal appeal for a sex-change operation, saying that she is harassed and sexually assaulted by male prisoners.Lyralisa Stevens, 42, who was ... Read more...

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Common bone drugs may cut colon cancer risk


February 16th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists have found that the use of bisphosphonates - drugs already taken by millions of healthy women to prevent bone-loss - for more than one year is associated ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hot flushes tied to lower risk of breast cancer


January 26th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have shown that women who have experienced hot flushes and other symptoms of menopause may have a ... Read more...

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Avoidable breast cancer risk factors identified


January 19th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A new study by scientists at the German Cancer Research Center has identified avoidable breast cancer risk factors.The research team, led by Karen Steindorf and Jenny Chang-Claude, has ... Read more...

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How progesterone and estrogen increase breast cancer risk


January 19th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how the hormones progesterone and estrogen interact to increase cell growth in normal mammary cells and mammary cancers.The novel finding may explain why postmenopausal women ... Read more...

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Side effects that are actually beneficial for you


December 15th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): Side effects that come with medicines are often perceived as a bad thing, but sometimes they can bring surprising benefits.Luscious eyelashes emerged as an unexpected extra in patients ... Read more...

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Estrogen alone can cut risk of breast cancer


December 10th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A new study has suggested that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) utilizing estrogen alone helps in reducing breast cancer risk."Our analysis suggests that, contrary to previous thinking, there is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hormone replacement therapy may boost women’s brains


November 24th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): Women who take hormone replacement therapy may be boosting their bodies as well as their brains, suggests a new study.The therapy is given to women to curb the ... Read more...

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Every third Pakistani woman has osteoporosis


November 15th, 2010 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) One out of every three women over the age of 50 in Pakistan is suffering from osteoporosis, health experts have said.This was announced at a symposium titled "Osteoporosis, ... Read more...

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‘Gender-bending’ chemicals affect reproduction: Study


October 27th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A new study has offered the first evidence that 'gender bending' chemicals which find their way from human products into rivers and oceans can have a significant impact ... Read more...

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Oestrogen therapy ’causes ovarian cancer to grow five times faster’


October 21st, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new study has revealed that oestrogen therapy used by menopausal women causes a type of ovarian cancer to grow five times faster.Researchers at the University of Colorado ... Read more...

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10 tips for breast cancer patients undergoing treatment


October 17th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): Undergoing breast cancer treatment? Well, here are some things to keep in mind.October being the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Julie Gralow of Breast Medical Oncology at the Seattle ... Read more...

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HRT raises risk of kidney stones


October 13th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 13 (IANS) Women who undergo hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause are much more likely to develop painful kidney stones. Researchers from the University of Texas, US, studied 24,000 post-menopausal ... Read more...

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How HRT and the Pill can lead to breast cancer


September 30th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 30 (ANI): Synthetic sex hormones called progestins used in hormone replacement therapy, HRT, and in contraceptives can increase the risk of breast cancers, say experts.And now medical researchers at the ... Read more...

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Stopping hormone replacement cuts breast cancer risk


September 24th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) The safety of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been questioned after research showed that stopping it reduced breast cancer risk among women. Scientists found that a decrease in the ... Read more...

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Withdrawing HRT from women cuts breast cancer risk, shows study


September 24th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 24 (ANI): Canadian researchers have shown that withdrawing hormone replacement therapy (HRT) from women reduces the risk of breast cancer.The new study has thrown the safety of hormone replacement into ... Read more...

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Ghostwriters overstate drug benefits, downplay flip side


September 13th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Ghostwritten articles overstate benefits of hormone replacement therapy and downplay its flip side. The first analysis of the 1,500 documents, unsealed in recent litigation against pharma giant Wyeth (now ... Read more...

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Male menopause affects over 5m men


August 21st, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): Menopause in men is no more an uncommon notion - experts say more than five million men are affected by it.Menopause in men, medically known as male hypogonadism, ... Read more...

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Hormone replacement therapy increases breast cancer risk


August 12th, 2010 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) A new study has revealed that longer hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can dramatically increase women's chances of developing breast cancer. The research led by scientists in California has found ... Read more...

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Hormone therapy linked to increased breast cancer risk: Study


August 11th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): A risk-benefit analysis is absolutely essential before women begin hormone therapy given its link to breast cancer, says a new study.The California Teachers study analysed hormone replacement therapy ... Read more...

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Breast cancer risk varies among different progestins used in hormone replacement therapy


August 11th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): On comparing four types of progestins used in hormone replacement therapies, researchers found significantly different outcomes on the progression of breast cancer in an animal model depending on ... Read more...

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World’s first transsexual supermodel Lea T shakes up fashion world


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 3 (ANI): French fashion house Givenchy has caused quite a stir after it announced that a transsexual model is working for the brand.According to the Observer, Lea T, 28, who ... Read more...

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Brazilian Supermodel Lea T Ready For Sex Change


August 1st, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar August 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Brazilian supermodel Lea T is making headlines not just for bagging the Givenchy campaign but also for the upcoming sex change operation that will see her ... Read more...

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Oral contraceptives, HRT may protect women against brain disorder


July 31st, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, July 31 (ANI): A new study has suggested that oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may yield additional benefit of protecting against the formation and rupture of ... Read more...

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Soybean could boost bone health: Study


July 31st, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Scientists are exploring the role of natural estrogen-like substances in foods, like soybean isoflavones, in boosting bone health.Agricultural Research Service (ARS) physiologist Marta D. Van Loan and other ... Read more...

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New scientific statement weighs pros and cons of menopausal hormone therapy


June 23rd, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): Scientists have presented a comprehensive, objective evaluation of the benefits and risks associated with menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) in the Endocrine Society Scientific Statement.MHT is a new term ... Read more...

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Low-dose HRT skin patches ’safer than tablets’


June 4th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): A new study by researchers in Canada and Germany suggests that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) skin patches containing low doses of oestrogen carry less risk of stroke than ... Read more...

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Why lung cancer rates are increasing in non-smoking women


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Scientists have found why lung cancer rates are increasing in women, particularly in non-smoking women.Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center, led by Dr. Margie Clapper, worked in a ... Read more...

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