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Hormones

HCG Diet: Junk Science That Just Won't Go Away

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 10.29.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

While art, fashion and nightlife inspired by the past may be a "do," doowop-era fad diets are a don't. Specifically, I'm talking about one idea born in the 1950s that keeps coming back into fashion: the HCG diet.

Why Women Can Have A Hard Time Falling Asleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Some of the sleep challenges for women are a matter of physiology, and others can be a matter of the many roles and responsibilities that women so often take on, particularly as mothers.

Painkillers, Antibiotics, Growth Hormones Among The 20 Chemicals Found In Typical Glass Of Milk

Posted 09.06.2011 | Food

A study from the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry reveals that a single glass of milk can contain traces of 20 painkillers, antibiotics and ...

Florida: Could Photo of Pigpen Get You 30 Years in the State Pen?

Scott Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Edwards

Senator Norman's misguided bill is yet another attempt to keep a tight, dark lid on the many, many wrongs being committed today by the factory farming industry.

In L.A., We May Be Plastic, But...

Carine Fabius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Carine Fabius

Barbie, We may be plastic but our love is real. Ken Like many in Los Angeles, I have seen the billboard with that note in simple black cursive s...

Hormones In Food: Should You Worry?

Health.com | Carina Storrs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A salmon that grows to market size twice as fast as normal. Dairy cows that produce 15 percent more milk. Beef cows that grow 20 percent faster. Wh...

The Nine Commandments of Eco-Sex: Getting It on the Green Way in 2011

Stefanie Iris Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stefanie Iris Weiss

What's your number one resolution for 2011? If you answered, "getting more action," you've come to the right post. Whether you're looking to spice up your current relationship or start something new and steamy, here's how start doing it.

Unexpected Tears for the Holidays

Carine Fabius | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carine Fabius

On Christmas day I was unexpectedly stricken with melancholy. I've experienced some of these feelings over the years but never to an extreme; this time, I got hit hard.

Post-Holiday Torpor? Consider Your Hormones

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

If a nutrient is fuel, a hormone determines how much gets tossed on the fire. If a nutrient is construction material, a hormone may be both builder, and architect. Hormones are regulators of body function.

Pill That Shapes Fetus Genitalia Cuts Chances Of Homosexuality In Girls

LA Times | Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A prenatal pill for congenital adrenal hyperplasia to prevent ambiguous genitalia may reduce the chance that a female with the disorder will be gay. C...

To Sun or Not To Sun? A Rascally Question

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bill Chameides

For years we've had it beat into our heads that because sunlight causes skin cancer, we should avoid the sun and, when in it, use sunscreen. Now we're getting more nuanced advice because of concerns about vitamin D deficiency.

Hormone Healthy Food Choices

Katherine Nichols | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Katherine Nichols

When hormones become unbalanced, they can negatively affect our health. No matter what your age, consuming the right foods is a natural and effective way to keep order in the endocrine system.

Hot Flash Help Is on the Way...

Rebecca Booth, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Booth, MD

Heidi Houston, the executive producer of the movie, "Hot Flash Havoc" wants you (yes, all of you) to understand menopause.

How Diet And Puberty Are Linked

Spencer Wells | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Spencer Wells

As we learn more about fat, we're discovering that it plays a variety of roles in the body's complex web if chemical interactions It's not simply a passive storehouse for extra calories, but rather an active organ.

LA Road Warriors: Commuter Stress Taking Its Toll

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Today's commuting environment isn't just an unpleasant daily reality we have to resign ourselves to; it's a very real health hazard.

Brain Scans Reveal Hormones Effects On Women's Brains

AOL | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

New secrets of the female brain -- how it reacts to stress and monthly menstrual cramps -- have been revealed in two studies that harnessed brain scan...

Meathead To Go Meatless: Call Me Potatohead

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Meathead

Will I change the world? No chance. But this meatlover's voice is one more in a growing chorus and perhaps together we can change farming in the US.

Is Puberty the Next Step After Pre-School?

Robin Wilson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robin Wilson

Imagine your daughter at age 7 or 8 with the ability to get pregnant? And without any psychological understanding of how her physical maturity appears to older boys or men.

Tempest in a Womb: What's Wrong With Preventing (Or Promoting) Homosexuality In Utero?

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

A recent debate in the fields of bioethics surrounding novel treatments for an uncommon genetic disorder has raised the question: Is it ethical to attempt to predetermine the sexual orientation of one's children?

What's Your T?

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

Woman + (man * testosterone) = divorce? Or, the search for a number in the testosterone-divorce connection. Anneli Rufus at the Daily Beast offers a...

7 Simple Ways To Be Happier

health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

These days it can feel like the age of anxiety is winning over the pursuit of happiness. An uncertain economy is just the tip of our worry iceberg. ...

America's Favorite Birth Control Method Turns 50

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — A world without "the pill" is unimaginable to many young women who now use it to treat acne, skip periods, improve mood and, of course...

Playing (Too Hard) to Win: The Physical Risks of Teen Sports

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The passage of Title IX has made competition in female sports so intense, girls are incurring as many injuries as boys -- and in some sports, more injuries.

Tara Parker-Pope Interviews Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Tara Parker-Pope of the New York Times interviews Deepak Chopra deepakchopra.com ...

Hormone Replacement Therapy and a Middle Ground for Menopause

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Hormone replacement therapy was never the panacea it seemed before the HERS and WHI trials, nor the poison it may have seemed after. There is potential for benefit and harm.