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Hormones

Testosterone: Friend Or Foe?

Myles Spar, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Myles Spar, M.D.

Among 1,532 randomly selected men at three time periods between those years, there was a slow, steady decline in T levels -- even correcting for being over weight or smoking.

Settling The Soy Controversy

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Neal Barnard, M.D.

Some have raised the question as to whether soy products are safe. The biggest question was whether they affect the risk of breast cancer and, for women with breast cancer, if they help chances for survival.

Eco-Food Buzz Words: What Do They Mean? (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Local. Organic. Cage Free. Free Range. What does it all mean? It's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of labels out there for your food, a...

A Ban On Hormonal Meat Is 30 Years Overdue

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

Based on the scientific literature, besides World Health Organization reports, there is explicit evidence that the use of sex hormones to increase meat production poses serious dangers to consumers.

Menopause Is the Ultimate Sleep Challenge

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

Chronic insomnia in menopause is a huge challenge. On every day that I have seen patients, more than one has described the loss of sleep as the worst part of "the change" for them.

Is Breastfeeding Better Than Formula Feeding? What You Should Choose

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ramon Resa, MD

Is breastfeeding better than formula feeding? Every mother contemplates this question. Many instinctively "feel" that breastfeeding will lead to bette...

Parenting Advice: No Surprises At Sleep-Away Camp, Please

Tina Traster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Traster

And as unnerving as it might be, going to a sleep-away camp does not come with a ready script. Which I think is good. A little bit of surprise and wonder helps children figure out who they are.

American Public Health Association: Ban Genetically Engineered Hormonal rBGH Milk, Meat Adulterated With Sex Hormones

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

The Cancer Prevention Coalition has announced that the Governing Council of the American Public Health Association has voted to oppose the sale of hormonal rBGH milk, and meat adulterated with hormones.

Scientific Link To Autism Identified

medicalnewstoday.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

After careful review of countless scientific studies, The Center's Life Sciences group was able to formulate a scientifically verifiable model for the...

Reckless Claims That Hormonal Milk Is Safe

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

The rBST hormone is injected in about 20% of USA dairy cows to increase milk production. While the industry claims that it's safe for cows, and that the milk is safe for consumers, this is blatantly false.

Top 10 Women's Health Stories Of The Decade: Nothing Replaces A Woman's Wisdom

Christiane Northrup, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christiane Northrup, MD

Technology has its place, but it doesn't replace a woman's wisdom. Here are some key stories from the last 10 years that highlight the innate wisdom and intelligence of a woman's body.

Hormone Oxytocin Linked To Kindness

nytimes.com | Natalie Angier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Be thankful for your brain's supply of oxytocin, the celebrated peptide hormone that helps lubricate our every prosocial exchange that make human soci...

Estrogen Does NOT Cause Breast Cancer: Debunking Common Myths About The Hormone

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

While the attempt to objectify the effects of hormone replacement therapy is admirable, inappropriate interpretations have resulted in unprecedented fear of "all things estrogen."

Can The Aging Process Be Slowed?

LiveScience | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

There's nothing that will stop aging, but you know that. The most you can hope for is longevity with health. Here are some pointers from health profes...

Hormone Therapy: Synthetic Progestins Are Not The Same As Progesterone

Christiane Northrup, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christiane Northrup, MD

Synthetic progestins are not the same as progesterone, and reporting on them as if they confer the same risks and benefits is absurd.

Childhood Cancer Survivors Less Likely To Marry:

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) -- The scars of childhood cancer may go beyond the physical: Adults who survived cancer as children may have lower-than-aver...

Holiday Stress and Your Skin

Dr. Anne Chapas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Anne Chapas

With all the food, socializing, and stress, the holidays can be hard on your skin. Recent studies on the pathogenesis of acne may offer an explanation for these seasonal break outs.

Pregnancy: Has My Shoe Size Changed Or Did My Feet Grow?

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

Ladies, can pregnancy change your shoe size? Can pregnancy cause your feet to grow? These are two common questions that patients always ask me during their pregnancy.

Entrepreneurship May Be Genetic

inc.com | Josh Spiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If you made your first sale while still in diapers and your lemonade stand was a substantial contributor to the family income, you've likely been call...

New Sex Hormone Could Lead To Male Birth Control

news.nationalgeographic.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A new human sex hormone has been found, a new study says. The naturally occurring substance could lead to the long-sought male birth control pill, res...

Obesity And Genetics Study Finds Missing DNA Can Promote Childhood Obesity

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — Some children get severely obese because they lack particular chunks of DNA, which kicks their hunger into overdrive, researchers rep...

Masculinity In Boys Affected By Plastic Softeners

Los Angeles Times | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Boys born to mothers who have above-normal levels of the controversial chemicals known as phthalates in their urine are less likely to exhibit masculi...

Spiritual Sex: Healing the Cultural Wounding

Linda E. Savage | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda E. Savage

All cultures govern relationships in various ways, especially sexual relationships. Our culture is particularly bound by fear of sexuality and that fear is translated to individuals from childhood on.

Video: Understanding the Causes of Breast Cancer

Kathy Plesser, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Plesser, MD

A woman's personal hormonal history -- age of menarche, and menopause, childbearing and breast feeding reflect estrogen exposure can be as important as family history when looking into breast cancer.

Five Solutions When Stress Comes in Threes

Lauren Fornes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lauren Fornes

Pregnancy and a cross-country move are hard enough, but layer on the stress of launching a new company and I may have aged a decade this summer. One thing is clear: all the stress is taking a toll on my skin.