FRIDAY, Jan. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Transgender people get greater mental health benefits if they start gender-affirming hormone treatment when they’re teens instead of waiting until they’re adults, a new study finds. “This study is particularly relevant now because many state legislatures are introducing bills that would outlaw thisContinue Reading

SUNDAY, Jan. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Thyroid cancer diagnoses have spiked for U.S. women this past decade. That’s why it’s essential to pay attention to this small gland at the base of your neck. The thyroid is an important part of your endocrine system, producing a hormone that helpsContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Millions of people are at increased risk of type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure and don’t even know it, due to a hidden hormone problem in their bodies. As many as 1 in 10 people have a non-cancerous tumor on one orContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Dec. 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Hiking and skiing in the mountains may wreak havoc on the blood sugar levels of those with type 1 diabetes, new research suggests. Exercise offers many benefits — such as improved heart health, better insulin sensitivity and quality of life — for peopleContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Dec. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women who use hair dyes or straighteners may have relatively lower levels of pregnancy-supporting hormones, a recent study suggests. Researchers found that among more than 1,000 pregnant women they followed, those who used certain hair products — dyes, bleaches, relaxers or mousseContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — When a woman’s periods begin to slow down and finally stop, digestive problems often pick up — and new research suggests race and ethnicity play a role. With menopause, levels of estrogen decrease, while cortisol levels increase, triggering an adrenaline boost that changesContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — An experimental hormone therapy pill can effectively stall the progression of breast cancer, even in older patients whose tumors have mutated to make such therapy less effective, new trial results show. The drug elacestrant reduced the risk of breast cancer progression and deathContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Dec. 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — President Joe Biden promised cheaper prescription drugs for all Americans on Monday as his social agenda legislation winds its way through Congress. Biden tried to shift Americans’ focus to pocketbook provisions overlooked in his $2 trillion legislation, which deals with everything from climateContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Dec. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A boy or a girl? New research suggests that the air pregnant women breathe or the water they drink could play a role in their baby’s sex. The finding stems from tracking hundreds of factors — including pollution exposure — surrounding the birthContinue Reading

MONDAY, Nov. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People who were exposed to a particular hormonal medication in the womb may have a heightened risk of cancer later in life, a new study suggests. Researchers found the increased cancer risk among adults whose mothers had been given injections of a syntheticContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov.10, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A key to reduced Alzheimer’s disease risk in women could be how much of the hormone estrogen they’re able to stockpile over the years, new research suggests. Certain lifetime choices — such as having more children, taking hormonal birth control or taking hormone therapyContinue Reading

MONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The number of Americans diagnosed with “broken heart” syndrome has steadily risen in the past 15 years — with the vast majority being women, a new study finds. The condition, which doctors call stress cardiomyopathy, appears similar to a heart attack — withContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Despite hints of promise from early research, a new clinical trial finds no evidence that kids with autism benefit from nasal sprays containing the “love” hormone oxytocin. Researchers called the findings disappointing. But they said the study also offers important information: Some parentsContinue Reading