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Early menopause predictor of heart disease

October 7, 2019

Women who reach menopause before the age of 50 have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to…
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Male common marmosets smell female fertility

September 24, 2019

Scientists from the University of Leipzig and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology found that male common…
Rethinking how cholesterol is integrated into cells

September 24, 2019

Cholesterol is best known in connection with cardiovascular disease, but cholesterol is also vital for many fundamental processes…
Menopausal hormone therapy increases breast cancer risk for years

September 2, 2019

An international collaboration, using data from more than 100,000 women with breast cancer from 58 epidemiological studies worldwide,…
Giving Trauma Patients a Hormone that Helps Stabilize Blood Pressure Cuts Blood Transfusions by Half

August 30, 2019

Penn study shows that trauma patients with severe blood loss, most often gunshot victims, need only half the…
Big Decisions about Birth and Birth Control

August 28, 2019

Among the most monumental decisions many people make is whether and when to try to have children. Quite…
Changes associated with autism risk may be detected as early as the second trimester

August 22, 2019

Researchers at University of Utah Health have identified a link between autism and steroid hormone changes detected in the mother’s…
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Sticky proteins help plants know when — and where — to grow

August 16, 2019

Depending on the temperature, a plant may synthesize the hormone auxin. Depending on the pathogens present, a plant…
High levels of oestrogen in the womb linked to autism

July 30, 2019

Scientist have identified a link between exposure to high levels of oestrogen sex hormones in the womb and…
Molecules that Restructure the Mind

July 10, 2019

Imagine a molecule powerful enough to reconfigure your mind and body — a molecule that makes your bones…
Study reveals biology of leptin, the hunger hormone

June 19, 2019

In a new study, Yale researchers offer insight into leptin, a hormone that plays a key role in…
Study: unhealthy gut promotes spread of breast cancer

June 13, 2019

An unhealthy, inflamed gut causes breast cancer to become much more invasive and spread more quickly to other…
Like A Lot of Things, Women’s Gut Microbiomes Appear to Mature Earlier than Men’s

May 15, 2019

The human gut microbiome is a complex microbial ecosystem that plays an important role in our health. For…
Appetite-regulating hormone levels in breast milk vary by mother’s weight

April 23, 2019

Nearly 20 percent of children and adolescents and 14 percent of toddlers in the United States are obese.…
Treating Excess of One Hormone Shows Promise for Decreasing the Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

April 23, 2019

Treating the overproduction of one hormone may be a way to help a subset of the millions of…
Healthy hearts need two proteins working together

April 18, 2019

Two proteins that bind to stress hormones work together to maintain a healthy heart in mice, according to…
Contraceptive Jewelry Could Offer a New Family Planning Approach

March 28, 2019

Family planning for women might one day be as simple as putting on an earring. A report published…
Prenatal testosterone linked to effects for females who share womb with male twin

March 27, 2019

Women who shared their mother’s womb with a male twin are less likely to graduate from high school…
Hormone Made Our Ancestors Warm-Blooded but Left Us Susceptible to Heart Damage

March 14, 2019

Although most victims survive the 735,000 heart attacks that occur annually in the U.S., their heart tissue is often irreparably…
Are Melatonin Supplements Safe?

March 14, 2019

Sleep is essential in the pursuit of a long, healthy life. While some of us are habitual in…
Scientists identify genetic factors that may cause some people to become obese

March 12, 2019

Obesity is a major public-health problem in the United States and around the world, with an estimated 650…
Researchers discover why Laron dwarfs don’t get diabetes

February 26, 2019

University of Queensland researchers have discovered a hidden metabolic advantage that prevents people with a specific type of…
Fight or flight: Serotonin neurons prompt brain to make the right call

February 5, 2019

Known for its role in relieving depression, the neurochemical serotonin may also help the brain execute instantaneous, appropriate…
Could higher levels of testosterone hold the key to slower ageing?

January 30, 2019

A new study of older men carried out by The University of Western Australia has found there is…
When the body’s in overdrive, this liver hormone puts the brakes on metabolism

January 17, 2019

Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute have identified a hormone produced by the liver that…
Maternal Programming During Pregnancy Induces Long-Term Postpartum Obesity

January 14, 2019

During normal pregnancy, mothers always gain body weight within a proper range. However, many women worry that extra…
The Pressure’s Off

January 13, 2019

Bringing a long quest to a satisfying conclusion, researchers have mapped the active-state structure of the angiotensin II…
Engineered light could improve health, food

January 10, 2019

People who believe light-emitting diodes, or LEDS, are just an efficient upgrade to the ordinary electric light bulb are…
Brain hungers for dopamine

January 8, 2019

When it comes to our food intake, we are only partially in control. Scientists at the Max Planck…
Gut-brain connection signals worms to alter behavior while eating

December 21, 2018

When a hungry worm encounters a rich food source, it immediately slows down so it can devour the…
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