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Hormone Disorders
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Steroid drugs used for HRT can combat E. coli and MRSA      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have combined computational and microbiology laboratory approaches to identify existing drugs that can be repurposed to combat antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. This research has revealed that a class of steroid drugs currently used in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can also stop the growth of antibiotic-resistant E. coli and effectively kill MRSA.

Hormone Disorders
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Latest science shows endocrine disrupting chemicals in plastics, pesticides, and other sources pose health threats globally      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A report from the world's leading scientific and medical experts on hormone-related health conditions raises new concerns about the profound threats to human health from endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that are ubiquitous in our surroundings and everyday lives. Everyday exposures to EDCs in the environment may be linked to increasing rates of infertility, diabetes, immune deficiencies, and other serious conditions; Highly Hazardous Pesticides pose ongoing threats.

Birth Defects Gynecology Infant's Health Pregnancy and Childbirth
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Provides new explanation for why placenta may not properly separate at birth, putting mother and newborn at risk      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study may change the way clinicians and scientists understand, diagnose and treat placenta accreta spectrum disorder, a serious condition in which the placenta fails to separate from the uterus at birth, jeopardizing the life and health of both mother and baby.

Gynecology
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Candida evolution disclosed: New insights into fungal infections      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Identification of genes under recent selection provides insights into the molecular mechanisms of human-related adaptation in Candida pathogens. The study reveals both known and novel genetic variants associated with drug resistance, offering potential targets for improved antifungal therapies.

Fertility Hormone Disorders Psychology Research
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Brain cell discovery sparks hope for fertility treatments      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have demonstrated how a specific type of neuron in the brain affects the release of hormones that control ovarian function in females. These findings could help researchers understand and treat reproductive disorders in both animals and humans.

Fertility Gynecology Menopause Women's Health - General
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How do painful fibroids grow?      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Insights into how uterine tumors grow could give hope to millions of women who deal with painful fibroids.

Fertility Gynecology Infant's Health Pregnancy and Childbirth
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Having a C-section is related to difficulties with conceiving      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Women who delivered their previous pregnancy by C-section spent a longer time trying to conceive their next pregnancy. Additionally, women who spent a longer time trying to conceive their current pregnancy were more likely to deliver by C-section. The authors concluded that differences in time spent trying to conceive are unlikely to be due to the surgical procedure itself.

Diabetes Hormone Disorders
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Stimulating nerves connected to the pancreas regenerates insulin-producing cells, mouse study shows      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Decreasing pancreatic beta cell numbers -- the only cells that produce insulin -- is a leading cause of diabetes. In a promising development, a research group has revealed that stimulating autonomic vagal nerves connected to the pancreas can improve the function and also increase the number of pancreatic beta cells in mice.

Hormone Disorders
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Why does puberty trigger us to stop growing?      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Research on fruit flies has implications for this poorly understood process in humans.

Chronic Illness Hormone Disorders Thyroid Disease
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Anti-rheumatic drugs could prevent thyroid disease      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Anti-rheumatic drugs used for rheumatoid arthritis might prevent the development of autoimmune thyroid disease, according to a new observational study.

Hormone Disorders
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Excessive fluid consumption: Habit or hormonal disorder?      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

People who drink more than three liters of fluid a day may be suffering from a rare hormone deficiency. For many, however, it is just a harmless habit. Failing to differentiate the two correctly can be fatal, so researchers have been investigating what kind of test delivers a reliable diagnosis.

Birth Control Gynecology Pregnancy and Childbirth Today's Healthcare
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Blood clotting risk quickly drops after stopping hormonal contraceptives      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Using birth control pills and other hormone-based contraceptives is known to elevate the risk of blood clots, but a new study suggests that this risk largely goes away within two to four weeks after one stops using these contraceptives. The findings can help patients and doctors weigh the benefits and risks of hormonal contraceptives and guide when to stop using them ahead of events that could further increase the risk of dangerous clots, such as major surgery, prolonged periods of immobility, or when tapering anticoagulant medications after a blood clot.

Gynecology
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Visualizing fungal infections deep in living host tissue reveals proline metabolism facilitates virulence      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Scientists have published the first successful application of 2-photon intravital microscopy (IVM) to image the dynamics of fungal infections in the kidney of a living host. The study reveals that the opportunistic human fungal pathogen Candida albicans requires the ability to metabolize proline, an amino acid obtained from the host, to mount virulent infections.

Hormone Disorders Today's Healthcare
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First-of-its kind hormone replacement treatment shows promise in patient trials      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new kind of hormone replacement therapy that more closely replicates the natural circadian and ultradian rhythms of our hormones has shown to improve symptoms in patients with adrenal conditions.

Hormone Disorders Today's Healthcare
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Promising new options for treating aggressive prostate cancer      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Investigators have identified two promising new treatment options for men with recurrent prostate cancer -- both of which helped patients live longer without their disease progressing than the current standard treatment. 'If these treatments are approved by the Food and Drug Administration, our results will be practice changing,' said Stephen Freedland, MD, associate director for Training and Education and the Warschaw, Robertson, Law Families Chair in Prostate Cancer at Cedars-Sinai, and lead author of the study. 'In the study, both of these new options improved metastasis-free survival while preserving quality of life.'

Chronic Illness Gynecology Healthy Aging Psychology Research
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Fungal infection in the brain produces changes like those seen in Alzheimer's disease      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have discovered how the fungus Candida albicans enters the brain, activates two separate mechanisms in brain cells that promote its clearance, and, important for the understanding of Alzheimer's disease development, generates amyloid beta (Ab)-like peptides, toxic protein fragments from the amyloid precursor protein that are considered to be at the center of the development of Alzheimer's disease.

Birth Defects Child Development Children's Health Gynecology Infant's Health Pregnancy and Childbirth Psychology Research
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Brain is 'rewired' during pregnancy to prepare for motherhood      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have shown that pregnancy hormones ‘rewire’ the brain to prepare mice for motherhood. The findings show that both estrogen and progesterone act on a small population of neurons in the brain to switch on parental behavior even before offspring arrive. These adaptations resulted in stronger and more selective responses to pups.

Healthy Aging Hormone Disorders Menopause Pregnancy and Childbirth Psychology Research Women's Health - General
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Is a longer reproductive lifespan good for your brain?      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

People with a higher cumulative estrogen exposure throughout their life may have a lower risk of cerebral small vessel disease, according to a new study.

Gynecology Infant's Health Today's Healthcare
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New device rapidly controls postpartum hemorrhage      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A study led by obstetricians has shown that a new device can rapidly control postpartum hemorrhage, a major cause of severe maternal morbidity and death, in a wide range of patients.

Gynecology Today's Healthcare
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Natural compound found in plants inhibits deadly fungi      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study finds that a natural compound found in many plants inhibits the growth of drug-resistant Candida fungi -- including its most virulent species, Candida auris, an emerging global health threat.