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  • Female sex hormone is ‘fueling male obesity epidemic and causing sperm counts to drop’…

    10/10/2014 7:59:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 06:17 EST, 10 October 2014 | Malden Davies
    The obesity epidemic in men could be fueled by the female sex hormone estrogen, scientists claim. Experts believe the hormone could also be causing the well-documented drop in sperm count among Western men. They said men in affluent countries are becoming “feminized” as they come into contact with products containing the female sex hormone. Compounds found in some plastic items, including drain pipes, and soy food products can mimic the effects of estrogen, scientists said. Secreted by the ovaries in premenstrual women, estrogen is known to cause weight gain, inhibiting the thyroid gland and affecting other areas of the brain....
  • Low Estrogen May Play a Role in 'Male Menopause'

    09/16/2013 12:43:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 12, 2013 | Marilynn Marchione
    TV ads tout testosterone treatments for "low T," but surprising new research shows a different hormone may play a role in less sex drive and more fat as men age. Estrogen — the female hormone — is needed by men, too, and the study gives the first clear evidence that too little of it can cause certain "male menopause" symptoms. "A lot of things we think are due to testosterone deficiency are actually related to the estrogen deficiency that accompanies it," said Dr. Joel Finkelstein of Massachusetts General Hospital. He led the U.S.-government funded study, which appears in Thursday's New...
  • Breaking: Meg Whitman named CEO of HP.

    09/22/2011 1:17:35 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 71 replies
    WS Journal ^ | 09-22-11 | WSJ
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  • Washington, D.C. attracts ‘high estrogen’ men: tenth-best city to find romantic guy

    08/22/2011 12:54:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 20, 2011 | Laura Donovan
    Disgusted by late night text messages, embarrassing blow-offs, and never receiving the phone call you were promised? Leading dating site Chemistry.com has a list of the top ten cities full of romantic, expressive, “high estrogen” men who probably wouldn’t slip into cad territory. Though bursting with government employees, politicians, political journalists, and all things polarizing and serious, Washington, D.C. is tenth on the list, nine spots below perpetually romantic San Francisco. Asked how bureaucratic, soulless Washington ever earned a spot on a list of romantic cities, Chemistry.com’s Dr. Helen Fisher told The Daily Caller that D.C. draws a lot of...
  • Statue of President Gerald Ford unveiled

    05/04/2011 11:46:37 AM PDT · by GOP_Party_Animal · 24 replies
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) wipes tears from his eyes as he attends the unveiling ceremony for a statue of the late former President Gerald R. Ford in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington on May 3, 2011. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
  • The Women’s Health Initiative and the Body Politic

    04/11/2011 7:49:46 PM PDT · by neverdem
    NY Times ^ | April 9, 2011 | TARA PARKER-POPE
    In 1898, German doctors fed fresh cow ovaries to a young woman suffering from severe hot flashes after having her ovaries removed. It was a milestone of sorts in women’s medicine, leading to crude hormone treatments and eventually commercially prepared drugs to relieve the symptoms of menopause. It was also the beginning of a seemingly endless controversy about the safety and necessity of drug treatments for women at the end of their reproductive years. By the 1960s, pharmaceutical companies and doctors were promoting hormones as a way for women to stay “feminine forever,” even as scientists and women’s health activists...
  • The Source of Adam's Rib in the book of Genesis [Science]

    10/21/2010 3:25:49 AM PDT · by topher · 23 replies
    Bible, Chemistry Texts | October 21, 2010
    From the book of Genesis: Gen 2:18-24 18 The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him." 19 Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the...
  • Soy Not Healthy for the Heart

    08/30/2010 5:44:19 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 62 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | August 29, 2010 | Kaayla T. Daniel, Ph.D., C.C.N.
    Soy does not lower cholesterol, does not prevent heart disease, and does not deserve an FDA-approved soy heart-health claim. This amazing announcement comes from none other than the American Heart Association (AHA) published in the Jan. 17, 2006, issue of its journal Circulation. Athletes at Risk Not long before this announcement, University of Colorado researchers reported in the January issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation that soy worsens cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease that is very much on the rise, afflicting 1 in 500 Americans. Cardiomyopathy, defined as a weakening of the heart muscle or change in structure...
  • Study: Low-Dose Birth Control Pills Decrease Bone Density in Young Women

    01/22/2010 6:43:51 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 453+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | SEATTLE, January 21, 2010 | Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    Thursday January 21, 2010 Study: Low-Dose Birth Control Pills Decrease Bone Density in Young Women By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiSEATTLE, January 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A new study showing a link between long-term use of oral contraceptives and a decrease in bone density in women under the age of 30 has found that the modern low-dose forms of estrogen pills have the greatest risk of harming a woman's bone density.The study, published in the January issue of Contraception Journal, measured bone mineral density (BMD) of the hip, spine, and whole body to analyze how both the duration of taking the...
  • Polluted Water, Polluted Culture (one more consequence from contraception)

    10/04/2009 2:29:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 1,203+ views
    CERC ^ | October 4, 2009 | MATTHEW HANLEY
    Estrogen – from artificial contraception pills, consumed daily by tens of millions of women – is making its way through sewage treatment plants and severely pollutes our waterways with chilling consequences. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar reacted to an August report that emissions from coal-fired power plants have led to widespread mercury pollution in our rivers and streams by saying: "this science sends a clear message that our country must continue to confront pollution, restore our nation's waterways, and protect the public from potential health dangers." Who, after all, wants toxic levels of mercury in our rivers? But mercury is not...
  • Using estrogen to combat persistent breast cancer

    08/19/2009 12:04:17 AM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies · 325+ views
    Science News ^ | August 18th, 2009 | Nathan Seppa
    In some patients, hormone typically seen as troublemaker can induce cancer cells to self-destruct In some breast cancer patients who have tried everything but chemotherapy, estrogen can stall tumor growth, a new study finds. The idea is counterintuitive since estrogen acts as a growth stimulant in most breast cancers. But using the hormone as an anticancer weapon is actually an old strategy that might offer a new treatment option, researchers report in the Aug. 19 Journal of the American Medical Association. They are cautiously optimistic because a screening test used in the new study can determine with considerable accuracy which...
  • J&J paid at least $68 million to settle birth-control patch suits

    10/10/2008 6:28:44 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 3 replies · 460+ views
    by The Star-Ledger ^ | Friday October 10, 2008, 7:32 AM
    Johnson & Johnson has paid at least $68.7 million to settle hundreds of lawsuits related to its Ortho Evra birth-control patch, which has been linked to harmful blood clots. The patch exposes women to higher doses of estrogen than ordinary contraceptive pills. Some studies have suggested that increased exposure raises the risk of blood clots, which can lead to strokes or heart attacks. J&J says the patch is safe if used according to its Food and Drug Administration-approved label. According to the wire service: Of 562 complaints reviewed by Bloomberg News, the vast majority of users alleged the patch caused...
  • Totally 80's Hair Attack Sandbox: "The Godd, The Bad & The Ugly!"

    05/18/2008 11:01:10 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 270 replies · 29,132+ views
    And The Winners Are....
  • The Pill as Pollutant (Pill-derived estrogen in water supply causing intersex)

    04/22/2008 9:57:42 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 33 replies · 3,156+ views
    National Review Online ^ | April 22, 2008 | Iain Murray
    A really inconvenient truth. In 2002, thanks to soccer star David Beckham, the world was introduced to the “metrosexual.” Two years later, and with less mainstream-media attention, we got our first exposure to “Intersex.” Intersex is not some new perversion or a weird combination of science fiction and pornography. It is an unfortunate condition that is affecting freshwater fish all over the developed world. It occurs when fish of one sex also exhibit sexual characteristics of the other sex. In 2004, for example, researchers on the Potomac River, downstream from Washington, D.C., found large-mouth bass that in most respects were...
  • A Challenging Truth, Part One: How Birth Control Works

    02/10/2008 5:51:22 AM PST · by NYer · 40 replies · 449+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | February 9, 2008 | Patti Maguire Armstrong
    How can something be both immense and minute at the same time, something upon which all of human history depends, yet fragile and almost non-existent to the eye?  It is the union of an egg and sperm — an embryo.  Such is God's way.  He takes something smaller than a mustard seed and brings forth all of civilization.  After creating everything in the universe single-handedly, He created us in his own image and bestowed upon us the power to become co-creators with Him.  Working in union with us, when the sperm unites with the egg, not only has a new...
  • A Different Side of Estrogen - Second receptor complicates efforts to understand hormone

    01/04/2008 6:57:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies · 62+ views
    Science News ^ | Week of Jan. 5, 2008 | Sarah C. Williams
    The mice in Jan-Ĺke Gustafsson's lab are obese, their bones are brittle, and their spleens are unusually big. The female mice produce fewer and smaller litters than normal mice. They also are more likely to develop high blood pressure and a disease that resembles human leukemia. In fact, problems of one sort or another afflict almost every major organ system in their fragile, overweight bodies. What these mice lack is the gene for an important molecule needed to fully respond to the hormone estrogen. Known as estrogen receptor beta (ERb), this molecule mediates most of the effects of estrogen not...
  • Early Ovarian Surgery Linked to Dementia

    08/29/2007 10:43:34 PM PDT · by dayglored · 20 replies · 560+ views
    Washington Post (AP) ^ | August 29, 2007 | MALCOLM RITTER
    Early Ovarian Surgery Linked to Dementia Women who have their ovaries removed before menopause run a heightened risk of developing dementia or other mental problems later in life _ unless they take estrogen until age 50, a new study suggests. Experts said the research needs to be confirmed by further study, but the findings suggest another issue for premenopausal women and their doctors to discuss as they consider ovary removal.... Hormone therapy has been linked to a greater risk of dementia and heart attacks when given to women after age 65. But recent research indicates that when given before menopause...
  • Pumped full of estrogen [from birth control pills], fish are too confused to mate

    05/23/2007 5:16:48 AM PDT · by grundle · 19 replies · 789+ views
    canada.com ^ | May 22, 2007 | TOM SPEARS
    Hormone flushed into rivers, lakes. Feminized male minnows grew ovary-type tissue and produced eggs, researchers say Estrogen that goes down Canadian toilets - some naturally from women, some from the Pill - is enough to make entire fish species too feminine to reproduce, a seven-year Canadian study shows. Fish scientist Karen Kidd dripped small amounts of estrogen into a clean lake in northwestern Ontario over several years, just as if urine with the female hormone were running in via sewage from a nearby city. This constant hormone bath made male minnows produce eggs in unnatural, part-female sex organs. And even...
  • Growing Concern Over Estrogen-Like Compounds In US Rivers

    10/19/2006 9:42:03 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 23 replies · 574+ views
    Terra Daily ^ | Oct 18, 2006 | Christine Dell'amore
    An upsurge in the number of male fish growing female reproductive parts is sounding an alarm bell for the dangers of pollutants and estrogen-like compounds in U.S. rivers, where millions of Americans get their drinking water, environmental experts say. A recent survey of bass in the Potomac River, a major tributary in the nation's capital, found almost 100 percent of the smallmouth bass species were feminized, or had eggs in their testes. In largemouth bass the incidence of feminization was lower, but still highly prevalent. ~snip~ A motley assortment of chemicals, pollutants containing hormones and estrogen-like compounds are likely the...
  • PROTECT YOUR RIGHT TO choose Bio-Identical Hormones

    03/20/2006 4:54:15 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 37 replies · 1,444+ views
    Key Pharmacy ^ | 3/20/06 | Key Pharmacy
    PROTECT YOUR RIGHT TO CHOOSE COMPOUNDED BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE MEDICATIONS THE FACTS: Recently, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, maker of Premarin & Prempro, (drugs derived from Pregnant Mares Urine – yes, horses pee) filed a Citizen’s Petition with the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) asking the FDA to impose harmful restrictions on the compounding and dispensing of Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). (Bio-identical hormones are manufactured to have the same molecular structure as the hormones made by your own body.) This petition would eliminate the availability of compounded bio-identical hormones, which are prescribed by healthcare providers and prepared by pharmacists, to meet the unique...
  • Woman's natural estrogen tied to stroke

    02/17/2006 9:49:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 326+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | February 17, 2006 | MARILYNN MARCHIONE
    AP MEDICAL WRITER KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Women who have higher natural estrogen levels also may have a higher risk of stroke - a novel finding that suggests a possible new way to prevent this deadly disease, doctors reported Friday. More study is needed to confirm these results, but they fit with much of what is already known about hormones, said several experts who were not connected with the new work. "This is really interesting," said Dr. JoAnn Manson, a women's health researcher and chief of preventive medicine at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. "These findings would be consistent...
  • After Hysterectomy, Estrogen May Help Heart (More from the government's "Women's Health Initiative")

    02/14/2006 6:26:04 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies · 458+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 14, 2006 | DENISE GRADY
    A new report suggests that for women who have had hysterectomies, taking estrogen does not increase the risk of heart disease and may even protect the heart in those who are younger, from 50 to 59. The findings, being published today in The Archives of Internal Medicine, concern the use of estrogen alone and differ from earlier studies of estrogen and progesterone. The studies of combined hormones found that they increased the risk of heart disease, breast cancer and other ailments. The new results lend support to a theory held by some researchers, that hormone therapy may help prevent heart...
  • Diabetes From Plastic? Estrogen Mimic Provokes Insulin Resistance

    01/23/2006 3:03:47 PM PST · by blam · 33 replies · 2,069+ views
    Science News ^ | 1-23-2006 | Ben Harder
    Diabetes from a Plastic? Estrogen mimic provokes insulin resistance Ben Harder Exposure to small amounts of an ingredient in polycarbonate plastic may increase a person's risk of diabetes, according to a new study in mice. The synthetic chemical called bisphenol-A is used to make dental sealants, sturdy microwavable plastics, linings for metal food-and-beverage containers, baby bottles, and numerous other products. When consumed, the chemical can mimic the effects of estrogen. Previous tests had found that bisphenol-A can leach into food and water and that it's widely prevalent in human blood. The newfound contribution of the chemical to insulin resistance, a...
  • Estrogen in wastewater affecting ocean fish (DDT mentioned)

    11/28/2005 6:49:34 AM PST · by GreenFreeper · 37 replies · 3,777+ views
    Daily bulletin ^ | 11/28/05 | Kevin Butler
    LONG BEACH - A male fish off the Southern California coast is getting in touch with its feminine side. And that has some scientists worried. Kevin Kelley, a professor of environmental endocrinology at Cal State Long Beach, is part of a team studying a species of male flatfish in Southern California waters that has been found to have high levels of estrogen, which appear to be causing feminization. Kelley and other researchers believe that the treated wastewater draining through underground pipes into waters off Santa Monica, Huntington Beach and the Palos Verdes Peninsula contains human estrogen hormones expelled in human...
  • Hormone levels predict attractiveness of women (new study)

    11/02/2005 10:50:10 PM PST · by Stoat · 10 replies · 917+ views
    New Scientist ^ | November 2, 2005 | Gaia Vince
    Hormone levels predict attractiveness of women   Gaia Vince   These are the computer-generated composite face of the 10 women with highest and lowest levels of oestrogen - which do you find more attractive? Answers at the end of the story (Image: Miriam Law Smith) Feminine beauty, the subject of philosophical and artistic musings for millennia, can be predicted by something as basic as hormones – in women, but not men. Researchers at the University of St Andrews in Fife, UK, have found that women’s facial attractiveness is directly related to their oestrogen levels.Miriam Law Smith and colleagues photographed...
  • Women told HRT causes cancer

    07/31/2005 7:54:35 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 17 replies · 972+ views
    COMBINATION hormone replacement therapy can cause cancer, the UN's agency on the disease has concluded. The International Agency for Research on Cancer said yesterday, based on evidence from recent studies, it has reclassified hormonal menopause therapy from "possibly carcinogenic to humans" to "carcinogenic to humans". The declaration from the World Health Organisation's cancer agency, widely regarded as the international authority on which substances cause cancer, comes after recent research linked HRT to breast cancer. The analysis found oestrogen and progestogen menopause therapy also increases the risk of endometrial cancer when progestogens are taken fewer than 10 days a month. The...
  • Sniffing Out the Gay Gene

    05/17/2005 3:06:04 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 127 replies · 1,946+ views
    NY Times Op-Ed ^ | May 17, 2005 | STEVEN PINKER
    IT sounds like something out of the satirical journal Annals of Improbable Research: a team of Swedish neuroscientists scanned people's brains as they smelled a testosterone derivative found in men's sweat and an estrogen-like compound found in women's urine. In heterosexual men, a part of the hypothalamus (the seat of physical drives) responded to the female compound but not the male one; in heterosexual women and homosexual men, it was the other way around. But the discovery is more than just a shoo-in for that journal's annual Ig Nobel Prize - it raises provocative questions about the science and ethics...
  • For Gay Men, an Attraction to a Different Kind of Scent

    05/11/2005 12:08:56 PM PDT · by neverdem · 54 replies · 1,724+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 10, 2005 | NICHOLAS WADE
    Using a brain imaging technique, Swedish researchers have shown that homosexual and heterosexual men respond differently to two odors that may be involved in sexual arousal, and that the gay men respond in the same way as women. The new research may open the way to studying human pheromones, as well as the biological basis of sexual preference. Pheromones, chemicals emitted by one individual to evoke some behavior in another of the same species, are known to govern sexual activity in animals, but experts differ as to what role, if any, they play in making humans sexually attractive to one...
  • Runaway Bride Enters Treatment Center

    05/10/2005 11:06:04 AM PDT · by MisterRepublican · 61 replies · 1,996+ views
    Fox News/AP ^ | May 10, 2005 | Fox News/AP
    ATLANTA — Runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks, whose three-day disappearance led to a nationwide search and more than a week of tabloid headlines, has entered a medical treatment program. The location of the program and its likely duration were not disclosed. Wilbanks "entered a highly regarded, inpatient treatment program on her own volition to address physical and mental issues that, she believes, played a major role in her 'running from herself,' as she described in a public statement last week," family spokesman Sammy Smith wrote in an e-mail. Wilbanks initially told investigators that she had been abducted, a story that quickly...
  • More Estrogen for Ms. Estrich! - (You go, Girl!)

    03/27/2005 7:51:35 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 1,087+ views
    WSJ OPINION JOURNAL.COM ^ | MARCH 26, 2005 | MELANIE KIRKPATRICK
    Like many women of a certain age, I have a bad habit, first learned in the 1960s and '70s. Whenever I'm in a professional setting, I count the number of women in the room. These days there are occasions when I don't have enough fingers and toes to do the job. Which brings me to the present, and an ugly little spat that is roiling the waters of opinion journalism in the same way that Lawrence Summers's comments about the dearth of women in math and science rocketed through the academy. Op-ed pages, the accepted wisdom insists, don't carry enough...
  • Bad driving 'linked to hormones'

    01/24/2005 7:27:24 PM PST · by traumer · 7 replies · 614+ views
    BBC ^ | 24 January, 2005
    Map reading and parking may prove difficult for some women because they were exposed to too little testosterone in the womb, researchers suggest. The study, in the journal Intelligence, fuels the age-old male myth that women are deficient in these skills. Scientists from the University of Giessen, Germany, found a lack of the hormone affects spatial ability. Low testosterone levels are also linked to shorter wedding ring fingers, they say. The research looked at the spatial, numerical and verbal skills of 40 student volunteers. Spatial skill is the ability to assess and orientate shapes and spaces. Map reading and parking...
  • Male Fish Growing Eggs Found in Potomac

    12/20/2004 9:14:38 PM PST · by anymouse · 40 replies · 994+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 20, 2004
    SHARPSBURG, Md. - Male fish that are growing eggs have been found in the Potomac River near Sharpsburg, a sign that a little-understood type of pollution is spreading downstream from West Virginia, a federal scientist says. The so-called intersex abnormality may be caused by pollutants from sewage plants, feedlots and factories that can interfere with animals' hormone systems, The Washington Post reported Sunday. Nine male smallmouth bass taken from the Potomac near Sharpsburg, about 60 miles upstream from Washington, were found to have developed eggs inside their sex organs, said Vicki S. Blazer, a scientist overseeing the research for the...
  • Girlie Man's Estrogen Festival - Schwarzenegger Lends Women His Muscle

    12/08/2004 8:54:42 AM PST · by crushelits · 2 replies · 412+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Wednesday, December 8, 2004 | William Booth
    LONG BEACH, Calif., Dec. 7 -- All those accusations of unwelcome gropes in hostile work environments? A distant memory of a recent unpleasantness, it seems. Because when the actress Jamie Lee Curtis introduced California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at his Conference on Women and Families here on Tuesday, the audience of 10,000 -- about 9,995 of them female -- gave the Republican action hero a standing ovation. "Welcome to the estrogen festival!" announced Curtis, who described her co-star in 1994's "True Lies" as a caring, compassionate gal pal who gets it. "He is," Curtis sighed, "the ultimate girlie man." When...
  • As a Hormone Substitute, Soy Is Ever More Popular, but Is It Safe?

    08/25/2004 10:27:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 1,280+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 24, 2004 | LAURIE TARKAN
    When Eileen Haraminac, 53, of St. Clair Shores, Mich., began experiencing symptoms of menopause - intense hot flashes, as many as 15 a day, waking in the middle of the night drenched in sweat and fitful sleep - she knew she needed help. But she was also aware that there were problems with hormone therapy, the standard treatment for menopause symptoms. Studies have linked it to a higher risk of heart disease, stroke, blood clots and breast cancer. This concern, combined with Mrs. Haraminac's general philosophy about medications - avoid them if possible - persuaded her to try a more...
  • Study Questions Soy Protein Therapy

    07/07/2004 12:04:17 AM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 560+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 7, 2004 | NA
    CHICAGO, July 6 (Reuters) - Soy protein, a supplement many doctors recommend as a substitute for hormone therapy for postmenopausal women, did not decrease bone loss or affect other symptoms in a study of Dutch women, researchers reported Tuesday. Naturally occurring compounds called isoflavones, which are found in soybeans, are thought to mimic estrogen compounds in hormone therapy. Some women want to avoid hormone therapy because recent studies have indicated that long-term use could raise the risk of stroke, dementia and some forms of cancer. In the new study, which followed 175 Dutch women for a year, half the participants...
  • Threat of women's pee no piddling problem for humanity

    05/03/2004 9:40:57 AM PDT · by SteveH · 26 replies · 669+ views
    Mainichi Daily News ^ | April 27, 2004 | Ryann Connell
    Threat of women's pee no piddling problem for humanity By Ryann Connell Staff Writer April 27, 2004 Women's weewee has the potential to wipe the Japanese off the face of the earth, screams Weekly Playboy (5/11-18). And changes in the Tokyo Bay environment suggest this is no piddling problem. "Marine life (in Tokyo Bay) has gradually been developing female characteristics for years and it was generally thought that this was caused by hormone balancing disrupting substances in the environment that people have been talking about for a few years now," a scientific journalist tells Weekly Playboy. "Actually, though, a Tokyo...
  • New Clues to Women Veiled In Black

    03/15/2004 6:44:37 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies · 199+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 16, 2004 | SUSAN GILBERT
    For centuries, doctors have recognized women's vulnerability to depression and proposed a variety of explanations. The female of the species, with her "excitable nervous system," was thought to wilt under the strain of menstruation and childbirth, or later, the pressures of work and family. But researchers are now constructing more scientific theories to explain why women are nearly twice as likely as men to become depressed. Social bias and women's higher rates of physical and sexual abuse and poverty, experts say, clearly play a role. But scientists are also studying genes that may predispose girls and women to the disorder....
  • Treatment Is Seen to Cut Breast Cancer Recurrence

    03/10/2004 11:13:41 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies · 443+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 11, 2004 | ANAHAD O'CONNOR
    Drugs that completely block estrogen can lower the risk of breast cancer recurrence in postmenopausal women after surgery, according to the latest study to suggest that some women can improve their chances of recovering from breast cancer with aromatase inhibitors. The study followed more than 4,700 women who took tamoxifen, the most common treatment for preventing recurrences of breast cancer. But women who switched to the estrogen-blocker exemestane two and a half years later cut their chances of developing another tumor by a third. Taking exemestane, which is sold under the brand name aromasin by Pfizer, also provided better protection...
  • Estrogen Uncovered - women have been victims of hormone experiments

    08/25/2003 9:55:10 AM PDT · by bedolido · 10 replies · 390+ views
    Slate ^ | 08/22/03 | Eliza McCarthy
    Have women have been the unwitting victims of the medical establishment's experiment with hormones? Hyperion Books recently published The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women: Exploding the Estrogen Myth, by Barbara Seaman. Generally speaking, a new volume on estrogen would hardly merit a mention. After all, such books area dime a dozen. On Amazon.com, for example, there are 448 books listed under "Women's Health, Menopause," and 95 under "Contraceptives, Oral." But a book by Barbara Seaman on the topic is something special. Published in 1969, her first book, The Doctors' Case Against the Pill, caused an anti-estrogen sensation. At that...