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High levels of oestrogen in the womb linked to autism

 High levels of prenatal oestrogens were even more predictive of the likelihood of autism than were high levels of prenatal androgens (such as testosterone).

Jul 29, 2019, 17:20 PM IST

New web-based calculator predict long-term risk of breast cancer

CTS5 calculator can predict patients with both high and low risk of their cancer so could benefit from the continuation of treatment or in order to avoid any further therapy along with the potential adverse side effects.

Aug 24, 2018, 10:51 AM IST

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.

Oct 20, 2016, 13:09 PM IST

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.

Oct 18, 2016, 10:17 AM IST

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.

Aug 09, 2016, 13:02 PM IST

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.

Aug 05, 2016, 15:25 PM IST

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.

Jun 18, 2016, 15:04 PM IST

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.

Oct 13, 2015, 23:04 PM IST

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.

Jul 22, 2015, 15:06 PM IST

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.

Jul 17, 2015, 22:20 PM IST

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.

Jul 09, 2015, 13:06 PM IST

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.

May 12, 2015, 13:45 PM IST

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.

Nov 29, 2013, 11:53 AM IST

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.

Sep 12, 2013, 19:19 PM IST

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.

Mar 04, 2013, 12:59 PM IST

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.

Feb 12, 2013, 15:25 PM IST

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.

Dec 28, 2012, 14:21 PM IST

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.

Dec 07, 2012, 20:27 PM IST

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.

Dec 07, 2012, 09:52 AM IST

Contraceptive pills can help stave off dementia

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

Nov 09, 2012, 13:02 PM IST