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Long-term hormonal contraceptive use linked to increased brain tumor risk

January 22, 2015

There may be an increased risk for the development of a rare tumor, glioma of the brain, among premenopausal women taking a hormonal contraceptive for at least 5 years, according to recent study findings published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

According to a press release, little is known about the causes of certain brain tumors, but some evidence exists that hormonal contraceptives increase the risk for certain cancers.

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Weight loss increased FSH levels in overweight postmenopausal women

January 21, 2015
In postmenopausal women who are overweight, weight loss led to small increases in follicle-stimulating hormone, according to research published in Obesity. The effect…
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Bioavailable testosterone affected fat distribution during menopause

January 16, 2015
Bioavailable testosterone could play a key role in the redistribution of visceral and subcutaneous fat in the central abdominal region in women during menopause…
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Testosterone levels associated with sexual function in older men

January 13, 2015
Sexual desire, erectile function and sexual activity were all consistently, independently and positively associated with free and total testosterone levels among older…
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Experts Take: Dialogue on HTG

Experts’ Take: Dialogue on Hypertriglyceridemia

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Amarin Pharma Inc.

Lead by genetic studies, recent data describe a causal role of triglycerides (TG) in the formation of atherosclerosis…
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Screening and Treatment of Diabetes-Associated Eye Disease

Screening and Treatment of Diabetes-Associated Eye Disease: Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

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Diabetic retinopathy is a major cause of blindness among adults aged 40 years and older. Optimal outcomes necessitates…
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Long-term hormonal contraceptive use linked to increased brain tumor risk

January 22, 2015
There may be an increased risk for the development of a rare tumor, glioma of the brain, among premenopausal women taking a hormonal contraceptive…
In the Journals

Weight loss increased FSH levels in overweight postmenopausal women

January 21, 2015
In postmenopausal women who are overweight, weight loss led to small increases in follicle-stimulating hormone, according to research published in…
In the Journals

Bioavailable testosterone affected fat distribution during menopause

January 16, 2015
Bioavailable testosterone could play a key role in the redistribution of visceral and subcutaneous fat in the central abdominal region in women…
In the Journals

Testosterone levels associated with sexual function in older men

January 13, 2015
Sexual desire, erectile function and sexual activity were all consistently, independently and positively associated with free and total testosterone…
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HT may delay, stunt BMD in adolescents with gender dysphoria

January 7, 2015
Among individuals with gender dysphoria who initiated gender reassignment during adolescence, gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogue therapy may…
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Review highlights latest evidence on menopausal symptom treatment with hormone replacement therapy

January 2, 2015
The most effective treatment for menopausal symptoms is hormone replacement therapy especially among younger women at the onset of menopause…
John Randolph In the Journals

Reproductive hormones modestly linked to sexual function during menopause

November 20, 2014
Modest significant associations were observed between reproductive hormones and sexual function in women during menopause, according to research…
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Higher levels of testosterone linked to lower stroke risk in older men

November 13, 2014
Lower blood levels of testosterone or dihydrotestosterone appear to be independent predictors of stroke, but not myocardial infarction, among aging…
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Doing well on the gel: Declining testosterone levels on treatment pose challenge

Endocrine Today, November 2014
Ronald Tamler, MD, PhD, MBA
A 68-year-old man presented in follow-up for hypogonadism. He was last seen by me half a year earlier. Since that visit, the patient reported…
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MenoPro app helps clinicians, patients manage menopausal symptoms

October 22, 2014
During its 25th annual meeting, The North American Menopause Society launched MenoPro, a mobile iPhone/iPad menopause app designed for use by…
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