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Published Exposure to dioxins can worsen thyroid function (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Exposure to dioxins can negatively impact thyroid function, according to a study presented Thursday at ENDO 2023, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in Chicago, Ill.
Published New study links contraceptive pills and depression (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Women who used combined contraceptive pills were at greater risk of developing depression than women who did not, according to a new study. Contraceptive pills increased women's risk by 73 per cent during the first two years of use.
Published New genetic target for male contraception identified (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Discovery of a gene in multiple mammalian species could pave the way for a highly effective, reversible and non-hormonal male contraceptive for humans and animals. Researchers identified expression of the gene, Arrdc5, in the testicular tissue of mice, pigs, cattle and humans. When they knocked out the gene in mice, it created infertility only in the males, impacting their sperm count, movement and shape.
Published Study finds similar association of progestogen-only and combined hormonal contraceptives with breast cancer risk (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
There is a relative increase of 20% to 30% in breast cancer risk associated with both combined and progesterone-only contraceptives, whatever the mode of delivery, though with five years of use, the 15-year absolute excess incidence is at most 265 cases per 100,000 users, according to a new study.
Published High infant mortality rates and global human population rise (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
New research showing high infant mortality rates are contributing to an incessant rise of the global human population supports arguments for greater access to contraception and family planning in low- and middle-income nations.
Published On-demand male contraceptive shows promise in preclinical study (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
An experimental contraceptive drug temporarily stops sperm in their tracks and prevents pregnancies in preclinical models. The study demonstrates that an on-demand male contraceptive is possible.
Published Challenging guidelines on pregnancy interval following miscarriage or abortion (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Conception within three months of a miscarriage or an abortion is not associated with increased risks of adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to new research. The study suggests that, contrary to current advice, women could attempt pregnancy after a previous miscarriage or induced abortion without elevated perinatal risks and reassures those who want to try again sooner than guidelines recommend.
Published How hormonal birth control may affect the adolescent brain (via sciencedaily.com)
One aspect of hormonal contraceptives' effect on the teenage body remains a mystery -- whether and how they modify the developing brain. New research in young rats links synthetic hormones found in birth control pills, patches and injections with disordered signal transmission between cells in the prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain that continues to develop throughout adolescence.
Published Model shows where women lost access to abortion after Dobbs (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A third of American women of reproductive age now face excessive travel times to obtain an abortion, according to a new geospatial analysis by researchers in San Francisco and Boston that is one of the first to model the effects of the Supreme Court's recent Dobbs v. Jackson decision.
Published Continued access to fertility preservation critical for adolescent and young adult cancer patients, following SCOTUS decision, experts say (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
New findings show more than 32,000 newly diagnosed adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients may lose or face compromised fertility preservation care each year due to legislation that has been enacted or is expected to be enacted in some states.
Published Combined birth control pill linked with increased risk of blood clots in obese women (via sciencedaily.com)
Obese women who use oral contraceptives containing estrogen and progestin have a 24-fold increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) compared with non-obese women not using the drugs, according to a new article.
Published Researchers examine link between pesticides and thyroid cancer risk in Central California area (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
In single pollutant models and within a 20-year period, 10 out of 29 reviewed pesticides were associated with thyroid cancer, including several of the most widely used ones in the U.S. These included paraquat dichloride, glyphosate and oxyfluorfen.
Published Pralsetinib achieves tissue-agnostic benefits for patients with RET gene fusions (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The targeted therapy pralsetinib was well-tolerated and demonstrated high response rates in patients with RET gene fusions, regardless of tumor type.
Published Body posture affects how oral drugs absorbed by stomach (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A common method of administering drugs is orally, by swallowing a pill or capsule. But oral administration is the most complex way for the human body to absorb an active pharmaceutical ingredient, because the bioavailability of the drug in the gastrointestinal tract depends on the medication's ingredients and the stomach's dynamic physiological environment. Researchers have now employed a biomimetic in-silico simulator based on the realistic anatomy and morphology of the stomach -- a 'StomachSim' -- to investigate and quantify the effect of body posture and stomach motility on drug bioavailability.
Published People with low BMI aren't more active, they are just less hungry and 'run hotter' (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
To date most research on obesity has focused on studying those with a high body mass index (BMI), but a research group is now taking a different approach. The scientists looked at individuals with a very low BMI. Their findings reveal that these individuals are actually considerably less active than people with a BMI in the normal range, contrary to speculation that they have a metabolism that makes them naturally more active. Additionally, they eat less food than those with a normal BMI.
Published Abortion ban may mean denial of effective drugs for women with MS, migraine, epilepsy (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The dissolution of Roe v. Wade is expected to lead to abortion bans or severe restrictions in as many as 28 states. These new restrictions may have life-changing and even life-threatening consequences in these states for women of childbearing age with conditions like migraine, multiple sclerosis (MS) and epilepsy.
Published Thyroid problems linked to increased risk of dementia (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Older people with hypothyroidism, also called underactive thyroid, may be at increased risk of developing dementia, according to a new study. The risk of developing dementia was even higher for people whose thyroid condition required thyroid hormone replacement medication.
Published Chemical risk assessment not up to par, researchers say (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The current system of chemical risk assessment is inadequate and underestimates levels of flame retardants and other pollutants needed to cause harmful health effects, according to a recent analysis.
Published Women achieving childbearing desires drives contraception use (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The increased use of contraception in many countries is not because more women at any moment want to delay pregnancy or have no further children. Instead, it is because contraception is helping more women achieve their childbearing goals, according to a new study.
Published Scientists gain ground on rare congenital neurological disorder (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Two recent discoveries may help lead to new ways to treat patients with Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome (AHDS), a brain development disorder that causes severe intellectual disability and problems with movement.