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Smoking linked to ovarian cancer?


September 12th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 12 (IANS) Scientists have for the first time linked smoking with ovarian cancer - the second most commonly diagnosed gynaecological cancer in Australia with a five-year survival rate ... Read more...

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Menopausal women could ‘work out’ hot flashes


June 29th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Menopausal women who exercise may experience fewer hot flashes, according to researchers.Women who are relatively inactive or are overweight tend to have a risk of increased ... Read more...

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British grandad to undergo sex swap at 80!


April 30th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) A nearly 80-year-old man in Britain is all set to undergo a sex change with a 13,500 pounds (about $21,960) National Health Service operation.Ruth Rose, a ... Read more...

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Italian male movie star to change sex


November 24th, 2011 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 24 (IANS/AKI) Italian actor Giuseppe Schisano says he will soon change his sex and be called "Vittoria". "My soul is one of a woman. I feel more normal," ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Hormone therapy ‘doubles survival chances in men with prostate cancer’


March 25th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 25 (ANI): A new research has suggested that men with prostate cancer could halve their risk of dying if they are given hormone therapy as well as radiotherapy.The study found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Osteoporosis treatment gives patients an extra 5 years of life


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Australian researchers have found that osteoporosis treatment-taking bisphosphonates-not only gives patients a better life but increases their lifespan by five years too.Jacqueline Center and John Eisman, from Sydney's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Starting hormone therapy at menopause ‘ups breast cancer risk’


January 29th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study has shown that starting hormone therapy at around the time of menopause is associated with a greater risk of breast cancer compared to starting after ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drop in breast cancer rates linked to reduced hormone therapy


December 1st, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): In a new UCSF study, scientists for the first time show a direct link between reduced hormone therapy and declines in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) as well ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Anxiety, stress major factors of depression in women undergoing IVF


November 10th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new research from Tel Aviv University has shown that stress, pre-existing depression, and anxiety are more likely than hormone therapy to impact a woman's depression levels when ... Read more...

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Postmenopausal hormone therapy ‘ups breast cancer risk’


October 20th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Use of estrogen plus progestin among postmenopausal women is associated with an increased incidence of more advanced breast cancers and with a higher risk of deaths attributable to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Surgery effective for aggressive prostate cancer patients


September 28th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): Surgery provides high survival rates for patients with aggressive prostate cancer, found a new study.The study is one of the first to focus exclusively on the outcomes after ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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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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...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Chemicals behind rise of ‘gender-bending’ fish in southern Alberta


July 30th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Chemicals in two rivers in southern Alberta are likely causing feminisation of fish, say researchers."The situation for native fish will likely get worse as the concentration of organic ... 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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Dwindling testosterone levels reduce sleep


May 15th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 15 (IANS) At 30 years, male testosterone levels drop by one to two percent annually. By age 40, men's quality of sleep begins to diminish.Could there be a link ... Read more...

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Gaining a pound a year after age 20 raises women’s breast cancer risk


April 21st, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Women who gain a pound or two a year after age 20 increase their risk for postmenopausal breast cancer, says a new study.The research was presented at the ... 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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Older women with hypertension ‘at increased dementia risk’


January 13th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new research has suggested that older women with hypertension are at increased risk for developing brain lesions that cause dementia later in life.The findings are based on ... Read more...

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Breast cancer multigene test may help patients avoid chemo


January 12th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A new study shows that a 21-gene test of a patient's breast cancer tumour may change doctor and patient treatment decisions, including the need for chemotherapy.The test, Oncotype ... Read more...

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Decrease in hormone therapy use may reduce breast cancer risk


November 9th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Decrease in the use of postmenopausal hormone therapy has simultaneously led to the reduction in the incidence of atypical ductal hyperplasia, a known risk factor for breast cancer, ... Read more...

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Hormone replacement therapy lessens mortality in younger postmenopausal woman


October 29th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) decreases mortality in younger postmenopausal women, according to a study.For more than 60 years, HRT has been widely used to treat menopausal estrogen deficiency ... Read more...

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Ex-Brit squaddie gets free boob job after sex change op


October 23rd, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): A former soldier of the British Army, who had a sex-change op, has been given a free boob job after claiming she grew deformed boobs after undergoing years ... Read more...

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Hormone mix may cut breast cancer risk in menopausal women


October 20th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A right mix of estrogen and a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), which blocks the effects of estrogen in breast tissue, can significantly reduce breast cancer risk in ... Read more...

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Menopausal women on hormone therapy shouldn’t stop treatment prior to mammograms


September 29th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that menopausal women on hormone therapy (HT) shouldn't stop their treatment prior to their annual mammogram screenings.Annual mammography screening significantly reduces the breast cancer mortality ... Read more...

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Long-term tamoxifen use may up aggressive breast cancer risk


August 26th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Tamoxifen drug, commonly used for treating breast cancer, can actually increase the severity of the disease, finds a new study.The researchers showed that long-term tamoxifen use increases risk ... Read more...

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Experimental drug leads to remarkable recoveries in 2 prostate cancer patients


June 20th, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20 (ANI): Two patients with inoperable prostate cancer have made remarkable recoveries after being given only a single dose of an experimental drug, called ipilimumab.Rodger Nelson and Fructuoso Solano-Revuelta were ... Read more...

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Hormone therapy may make prostate tumours more aggressive


June 11th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Researchers have found that although hormone therapy helps prevent growth of the prostate cancer, the treatment also changes its properties, thereby making the tumour more aggressive.The new study ... 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...

Posted in Health Science |

Hirsutism in women ’sign of underlying medical condition’ (re-issue)


April 19th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): Excessive hairiness in women is likely to be a sign of an underlying medical condition, warn British doctors.The docs said that five to 15 percent of women have ... Read more...

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Women with early-stage breast cancer increasingly having double mastectomies


April 10th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 10 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Minnesota have found that more and more women, diagnosed with the earliest stage of breast cancer, are choosing to have both breasts surgically ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New drug 200 times more active against tumour cells


March 26th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 26 (IANS) A new anti-cancer agent, developed by a team of 24 researchers in the US, is nearly 200 times more active in killing tumour cells than similar drugs used ... Read more...

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