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Caffeine elevates estrogen levels in Asian women


January 27th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) Asian women who consumed an average two cups of coffee daily had elevated estrogen levels as compared to those who consumed less.However, Caucasian women who ... Read more...

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Skinny women have low fertility


October 23rd, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 23 (IANS) Being too skinny is far worse for women than being too fat when trying for a baby.A study found that such women are less likely to ... Read more...

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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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Estrogen helps women pile on pounds


October 6th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) Women often pile on the pounds as they age, with estrogen - a sex hormone - playing an unsuspecting part in this process.The finding potentially opens ... Read more...

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Testosterone therapy can overcome male menopause


October 3rd, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) Male menopause seems like a downward spiral into hell with fatigue, depression, obesity, loss of libido, memory and insomnia taking their toll, thanks to falling ... Read more...

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Sex hormone protects women from cardio risks


August 12th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Sex hormone oestrogen could help women stave off heart disease by regulating the activity of white blood cells (WBCs) -- sentinels of the immune system.The female ... 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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Sex hormone protects men from allergies


July 27th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Men can better fight inflammatory diseases as compared to women, thanks to their sex hormones that are known as testoterones, claims a German research.Inflammation is the ... Read more...

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A glass of milk could contain painkillers, antibiotics


July 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) Scientists have found that a glass of milk may contain up to 20 painkillers, antibiotics and growth hormones.Through a highly sensitive test, scientists found a host ... Read more...

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Robbie Williams takes testosterone jabs!


June 2nd, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) Singer Robbie Williams says he has experienced change after he started injecting himself with a sex hormone twice a week.The 37-year-old admits he uses testosterone ... Read more...

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Early period leads to baby girls: Study


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): A new study has suggested that women who start menstruating earlier than their peers are more likely to give birth to girls.Misao Fukuda at the M and K ... Read more...

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Female hormone could be key to ‘ideal’ male contraceptive


March 17th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 17 (ANI): Scientists have made a breakthrough that could be used to design a new class of contraceptive pills.A sperm's path to an egg is more a deadly obstacle course ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to sex hormone linked with genius


March 13th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 13 (IANS) High IQ in some people may be linked to exposure of sex hormone in the womb, says a new study. University of Alberta researcher Marty Mrazik, ... 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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Why women’s breasts seem to be getting bigger


January 27th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): As women in Britain welcome the arrival of the L-cup bra by Bravissimo, a lingerie label for larger sized breasts, one tends to wonder - what is it ... Read more...

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Body fat distribution linked to a higher risk of ER-negative breast cancer


December 16th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that body fat distribution does not play an important role in the incidence of every subtype of premenopausal breast cancer, but is associated ... Read more...

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The Pill is not the reason for oestrogen in drinking water: Study


December 9th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): The popular misconception that oral contraceptives are the main reason behind the oestrogen content in drinking water supplies has been disproved in a new study.Scientists have found that ... Read more...

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Finger length predicts prostate cancer risk: Study


December 1st, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that a man's risk of prostate cancer can be measured by looking at his hands.Their study showed that men whose index fingers are longer than ... Read more...

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How missing molecule distorts path of crucial sex hormones


November 30th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new research suggests that a hormone responsible for the onset of puberty can end up stuck in the wrong part of the body if the nerve pathways ... Read more...

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Cough syrup may help predict breast cancer drug’s effectiveness


November 20th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): Researchers have found that giving cough syrup to breast cancer patients might reveal on how well they will respond to a vital drug.Women often respond differently to Tamoxifen, ... Read more...

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New five-day emergency contraceptive on sale in Britain


November 1st, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) A new emergency contraceptive pill, which can reportedly be taken up to five days after intercourse, is being sold online in Britain. But experts are wary about the ... Read more...

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Study: Low Testosterone linked to Alzheimer’s disease


October 7th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
A team of research scientists have found that older men with lower levels of the sex hormone testosterone were more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.John E. Morley, a physician and head of ... 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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Viagra no good for men with low testosterone levels


September 28th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Why doesn't Viagra work for more than half the men who use it? Reason: Many of the men prescribed the drug by their doctors are actually suffering from ... Read more...

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Viagra ‘doesn’t work for half the men who take it’


September 28th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28 (ANI): Viagra-the much-publicised cure for sexual dysfunction-fails to work for more than half the men who take it, warn leading doctors.They say the Health Service is wasting tens of ... Read more...

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PMS: Women’s monthly misery just a drug away


September 19th, 2010 - 2:00 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Millions of women now could be freed from the monthly misery of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) by taking a tiny dose of a common drug for a few days. A ... Read more...

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Spring is the perfect mating season for IVF couples: Study


September 14th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 14 (ANI): Spring is the mating season among animals, and now scientists say the same is true for humans too- they have found that couples trying for babies with IVF ... Read more...

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Chubby chaps ‘better in bed’


September 3rd, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 3 (ANI): Chubby chaps can actually make love for longer, says a new study.Their sex sessions last an average 7.3 minutes, according to researchers from Erciyes University in Turkey, reports ... Read more...

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Chemical found in plastics ‘can increase testosterone levels in men’


August 26th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Scientists have for the first time identified changes in sex hormones associated with BPA exposure in men, in a large population study.An international group of researchers ... 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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Male Menopause A Medical Problem Not Hype!


June 18th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 18, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): While the menopause is a symptom aggressively evident in all ageing women, the male menopause does not have such obvious symptoms. In fact, the ... Read more...

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‘Natural’ new pill could boost women’s sex drive


June 13th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 13 (ANI): Australian institutions are taking part in a worldwide trial to find out whether a new contraceptive pill - the first to contain a natural form of oestrogen - ... Read more...

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Dose of testosterone ‘makes women less trusting’


May 25th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 25 (ANI): A dose of sex hormone testosterone can make women less trusting of men, claims a study.But, according to the study's researchers, the effect only seems to be true ... Read more...

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Scientists discover first female sex hormone in a plant


February 25th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists have reported the first discovery of the female sex hormone progesterone in a plant.Until now, scientists thought that only animals could make progesterone.A steroid hormone, ... Read more...

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Why Tamoxifen fails to work on some breast cancer patients


February 24th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): British scientists have revealed that they have found why some women suffering from breast cancer do not respond to treatment by the drug Tamoxifen.According to them, the drug ... Read more...

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