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World Osteoporosis Day: Things that can weaken your bones!

As women reach menopause their vulnerabilities to osteoporosis go up due to the sudden decrease in levels of oestrogen - a female hormone that protects bones - during this time.

Menopause and cardiovascular disease – Risk factors, tips to keep your heart healthy

Women who have gone through early menopause, either naturally or because they have had their ovaries removed are twice as likely to develop heart disease as women of the same age, who have not yet reached menopause.

Attention women! Five things you should know about vaginal dryness

Symptoms of a dry vagina include - loss of lubrication and pain during sex, vaginal irritation, ichiness or a burning sensation, discomfort, difficulty getting aroused and reaching orgasm.

Contraceptives with oestrogen may up Vitamin D in women

The findings, after adjusting for seasonal exposure to sunlight, showed that the use of contraceptive pills, patch or ring containing oestrogen was associated with a 20 per cent higher 25-hydroxy Vitamin D level.

Smoking can hamper breast cancer treatment

 Women who smoke are less likely to respond to breast cancer treatments in comparison to those who abstain from it, and on the contrary they may be negatively affected by it, says a study.

Breast cancer drug may protect against killer superbugs: Study

 A common breast cancer drug could wipe out an antibiotic-resistant notorious superbug responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in different parts of the body, according to a new research.

Night shifts increases cancer risk: Study

Higher levels of sex hormones at the 'wrong' time may be blamed for increased cancer risk in night shift workers, says a new study.

Chinese man grows breasts after eating chicken

 A 26-year-old Chinese man reportedly grew breasts because of the hormones in his fried chicken meals, his doctors said.

Progesterone can treat breast cancer

 A study shows that breast cancer patients can benefit from having the cheap and widely-available female hormone progesterone added to their treatment.

Men with high estrogen levels at breast cancer risk

Men too can get breast cancer and those with naturally high levels of the female hormone oestrogen may be at a greater risk, says a new study.

Why high cholesterol fuels growth and spread of breast cancer

Researchers have suggested that breast cancer growth can be fuelled by high cholesterol, as a by-product of cholesterol functions like the hormone oestrogen to enhance the growth and spread of the disease.

Blame estrogen for older men`s flab and low libido

Researchers have claimed that low testosterone production may not be the main culprit in age-associated changes in men and that oestrogen could be at least partially responsible for some of these symptoms.

Skin patches may be safer treatment for prostate cancer than hormone injections

A new Imperial College London study has suggested that skin patches which deliver oestrogen into the blood may be a cheaper, safer and better alternative to current hormone therapies for prostate cancer.

Why women`s hands and feet are colder than men`s

Cold hands and feet reflect a perfectly natural process by which the body keeps your vital organs safe and warm, researchers have revealed.

Protein behind aggressive breast-cancer found

Australian researchers claim to have found a key factor responsible for making breast cancers more aggressive and resistant to treatment.

Asthma symptoms may fluctuate during menstrual cycle

A new study has suggested that some women may have more or fewer asthma symptoms depending on where they are in their menstrual cycle.

Taking tamoxifen for 10 years can halve breast cancer deaths

Breast cancer deaths can be halved if patients are treated with drug Tamoxifen for 10 years, a new study has revealed.

Contraceptive pills can help stave off dementia

Contraceptive pills could prevent young women from developing dementia later in life, a new study has claimed.

Obesity may influence response to breast cancer treatment

Women who are obese continue to have higher levels of oestrogen than women of normal weight even after treatment with hormone-suppressing drugs.

Pot-bellied men run risk of going blind

Abdominal fat releases oestrogen which can cause inflammation in blood vessels at the back of the eyes.