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Hormone Disorders News -- ScienceDaily
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Hormone Disorders News -- ScienceDaily
  • Urban stressors may contribute to rising rate of diabetes in developing nations
    As people in developing nations relocate from rural areas to cities, the increased stress is affecting their hormone levels and making them more susceptible to diabetes and other metabolic disorders, according to a new study.

  • Migraine was not associated with breast cancer in a pooled analysis of prospective cohort studies
    Migraine was not associated with breast cancer risk or differences in the endogenous sex hormones that have been proposed to be associated with migraines, according to a new study. Studies linking migraine to breast cancer have reported inconsistent results. Furthermore, a biological mechanism underlying such an association has not been investigated although some have proposed that endogenous hormone levels, including estrogen, may be responsible because higher hormone levels have been associated with breast cancer and fluctuating levels have been shown to trigger migraines, authors say.

  • Studies target androgen in breast cancer
    "We're on the cusp of a major revolution in the way we treat breast cancer," says a researcher who is involved in studies looking at the relationship between androgen and breast cancer. "Our work and others show that in, many subtypes of breast cancer, targeting androgen receptors can be a powerful therapy, sometimes alone and sometimes as a way to increase the effectiveness of existing drugs."

  • Novel approach for estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer reported
    Promising results from a novel therapeutic approach for women with estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer have been reported by scientists. The new approach, a new drug class called gamma secretase inhibitors (GSI), specifically inhibits Notch and shuts down critical genes and cancer cells responsible for tumor growth.

  • Thyroid hormones reduce animal cardiac arrhythmias
    Rats that received thyroid hormones had a reduced risk for dangerous heart arrhythmias following a heart attack, according to a new study. The research team found that thyroid hormone replacement therapy significantly reduced the incidence of atrial fibrillation -- a specific kind of irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia -- in the rats, compared to a control group that did not receive the hormones.

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