Tag: "hormonal" at medical news
Hormone regulates fondness for food
...s that we must take into account physiological and hormonal
pathways and also the brain processes evoked by the sight, smell, taste, or even just the thought, of food. More challenging still is to develop an understanding of the ways in which these two sets of processes the physiological and the brain/neural...
Novel candidate biomarker for heart failure also strongly predicts risk of death
...and other biomarkers reflect aspects of the hearts hormonal
environment someday may allow clinicians to develop more effective, individualized treatment plans. While we are now able to diagnose heart failure with great sensitivity using natriuretic peptide tests, we have miles to go before we can reduce the...
Chemical in brain acts like a fuel gauge
...d that hypoglycemic animals lost their feeding and hormonal
responses to hypoglycemia after damage to the norepinephrine pathways connecting the hindbrain to the hypothalamus....
Study identifies new regulator of fat metabolism
...lic rates, she explains. These, in turn, result in hormonal
changes that lead to different disposition of the ...he animals didnt appear to be explained by typical hormonal
regulators neurotransmitters that normally regulate appetite -- the researchers set out to identify...
Nonhormonal drug reduces hot flashes in men treated for prostate cancer
...y of gabapentin to reduce hot flashes is less than hormonal
therapies provide, he adds. But many prostate cancer patients dont use hormonal
treatments because of fear that their hormone-sensitive cancer will recur, he says, or because some ...
Study supports activity of GEMZAR in the treatment of early-stage breast cancer
...ients underwent surgery, radiotherapy and adjuvant hormonal
therapy according to institutional practice. All patients from the study showed response to the regimen. Of the entire study group, 27 (36.9%) patients achieved a pCR (absence of invasive tumor in the breast), with 50% representation from the HER...
Agent slows aging in mice
... It may be that the female mice because of their hormonal
status have other pathways to death and disability, or need higher or lower levels of NDGA to see an effect. The large, carefully controlled study at three sites, called the NIA Interventions Testing Program, is intended to provide some of the fi...
Study explains why patients with OSA are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease
... at this phenomenon in women and in particular the hormonal
effect on apoptosis in OSA." The researchers "did not perform a thorough assessment for excluding coronary disease." More research is needed before these results can be applied clinically, according to Dr. El Sohl. While CPAP is currently used to ...
UC environmental health chair recognized nationally for urologic research excellence
...he field of urology and in science. An expert in hormonal
carcinogenesis, Ho focuses on the significance of hormones and endocrine disruptors in the development of breast, ovary, endometrial and prostate tumors. In the June 2006 edition of Cancer Research, she reported the first evidence of a direct link be...
Transplanting human gut bugs into mice helps understanding of metabolic system
...y metabolise bile acids. The bile acids are also hormonal
regulators which change the way fat is processed in the liver, so changes made by gut microbes to bile acid metabolism can affect this internal process. The scientists also explored how microbes break down fibre in the lower gut. Certain microbes...
UCLA imaging study reveals how pure oxygen harms the brain
...d the hypothalamus, which regulates heart rate and hormonal
outflow. Activation of the hypothalamus triggered a cascade of harmful reactions and released chemicals that can injure the brain and heart. "Several brain areas responded to 100 percent oxygen by kicking the hypothalamus into overdrive," explai...
New research supports early testing for prostate cancer
...ered new insights into disease progression and the hormonal
treatment of recurrent disease. A special session ...nd patient tolerability between these two forms of hormonal
treatment. No statistically significant difference was seen in androgen-independent disease progre...
Web-based program could ease treatment decisions for prostate cancer patients
...reated by observation alone, surgery, cryosurgery, hormonal
therapy and radiation therapies," Dr. Bennett says. "But there have only been a few studies that adequately compare the complications of different treatments, which can include sexual, bladder and bowel dysfunction. Men can hear their doctors recomme...
Combined molecular-targeted and hormonal therapies offer promise in treating ovarian cancer
...-- A combination of molecular-targeted therapy and hormonal
therapy may be the most promising area of research... whether combining molecular-targeted therapy with hormonal
therapy would be a more effective option." Ovarian cancer is the deadliest of gynecological cancer...
Conception date affects baby's future academic achievement
..."Exposure to pesticides and nitrates can alter the hormonal
milieu of the pregnant mother and the developing fetal brain," said Dr. Winchester. "While our findings do not represent absolute proof that pesticides and nitrates contribute to lower ISTEP scores, they strongly support such a hypothesis." "I beli...
Other highlights in the May 2 JNCI
.... The mice also received different combinations of hormonal
therapy, including estrogen supplements, estrogen withdrawl, and tamoxifen. A combination of all three HER inhibitors was more effective at slowing tumor growth than a single drug or combination of two drugs. The tumors grew after 49 days in mice ...
Iyengar yoga can promote well-being in women breast cancer survivors
... and receiving antiestrogen or aromatase inhibitor hormonal
therapy participated in the study. Time since diag...r diagnosis and who are receiving certain types of hormonal
therapy. It also shows that the program can have important psychological benefits for breast cancer ...
Chronic family turmoil and other problems cause physical changes
...easure of stress-induced changes in neuroendocrine hormonal
systems, cardiovascular responses and metabolism that indicate the severity of wear and tear that cumulative strain puts on organs and tissues. "Allostatic load may very well turn out to be the primary mechanism of how risk, stress and other sources ...
UQ researchers identify thousands with curable high blood pressure
...s the opportunity to be cured," he said. Excess hormonal
activity by the adrenal glands causes this type of...on a complex diagnostic process to identify excess hormonal
activity followed by hormonal
sampling of the adrenal glands by a radiologist experienced in this ty...
Biopsy may underestimate prostate cancer in obese and overweight men
...ted with more than one approach, such as combining hormonal
therapy with radiation, to reduce the risk of the cancer spreading and improve the chances of cure," Freedland said. "We must also keep in mind that even if a well-done biopsy shows low-grade cancer in an obese patient, there is still a reasonable li...
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