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.

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.

Oestrogen ``can cut breast cancer risk``

Oestrogen can reduce the risk of breast cancer, says a team of researchers at CIC bioGUNE.

Oestrogen ``can cut breast cancer risk``

Oestrogen can reduce the risk of breast cancer, says a team of researchers at CIC bioGUNE.

Pill not the reason for oestrogen in water

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.

Pill not the reason for oestrogen in water

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.

Macho behaviour `fuelled by oestrogen`

Bollywood hunks Salman Khan and
Abhishek Bachchan may have their feminine side to thank for
their enduring appeal to women, for a study says it`s not so
due to male sex hormone testosterone, but female`s oestrogen.

Scientists find high oestrogen levels in industrial wastewater

University of Minnesota researchers say that certain industries may be a significant source of plant-based oestrogens, called phytoestrogens, in surface water.