Hormone

  • Feel-good hormones may cause UV addiction June 20, 2014

    Washington: Chronic exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation causes the release of feel-good hormones which can lead to physical dependence and addiction-like behaviour, a new study has found. Researchers found that chronic exposure to UV radiation causes the release of feel-good hormones called endorphins, which act through the same pathway as heroin...
  • Bradley Manning faces legal and social difficulties as transgender August 23, 2013

    Bradley Manning, the US soldier sentenced this week for leaking 700,000 classified documents to WikiLeaks in the biggest breach of secret data in the country's history, could soon be entangled in another legal showdown. Unlike the court-martial Manning faced for leaking the data, the next challenge could play out in federal...
  • US: Senator slammed for blaming hormones for sex assaults June 5, 2013

    Washington: A Republican US senator was under fire on Tuesday after blaming youthful hormones, at least in part, for sexual assaults in the military. Senator Saxby Chambliss, a Republican from Georgia, made the comments at a hearing attended by the top uniformed officers of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and...
  • Testosterone shots may also prevent heart attacks December 10, 2012

    London: Testosterone shots not only can overcome low libido in men but also protect them against heart attacks, says a US study. A five-shot course of the hormone boosted male sex drive as well as their fitness levels, mood and their ability to concentrate. They also reported weight loss. The...
  • Revealed: Why men are so obsessed with breasts September 27, 2012

    London: Why are men obsessed with breasts? Authors of a book analyse the emotional, biological and cultural reasons behind and conclude that it is due to a hormone released during nursing. Larry Young and Brian Alexander, authors of The chemistry between us: love, sex, and the science of attraction, believe it...
  • 'Cuddle chemical' advances negative emotions August 2, 2011

    Sydney: 'Cuddle chemical' oxytocin may be famous as the hormone that helps maintain mother-child love but it can promote negative emotions as well, a new research claims. "Quite a number of studies have shown it's actually not that simple," says Andrew Kemp of the University of Sydney, who co-authored the study...
  • Sex hormone protects men from allergies July 28, 2011

    London: Men can better fight inflammatory diseases as compared to women, thanks to their sex hormones that are known as testoterones, claims a German research. Inflammation is the initial response of our body to harmful stimuli, which could include pathogens, bacteria and other microorganisms. "It is mostly women who are affected...
  • Starting HRT early raises breast cancer risk January 29, 2011

    Washington: Women who start hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as they begin to go through menopause have a higher risk of breast cancer than women who start taking the drugs later, researchers reported on Friday. The findings, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, help answer lingering questions about just...
  • Voila! Pakistani girl is now a boy January 26, 2011

    Islamabad: A 17-year-old Pakistani girl, who had been very sick for the past few months and turned into a boy after a sex-change operation, is grateful to be healthy and alive now and said post-operation: "I don't care about whether I am a boy or a girl as long...
  • Prostate cancer treatment may be tied to cataracts December 28, 2010

    New York: Older men who opt for hormone-blocking therapy to treat prostate cancer might be slightly raising their risk of developing cataracts, hints new research. However, it is not yet clear if the therapy does actually cause the clouding that develops in the lens of the eye. The male hormone testosterone helps...
  • FDA to review growth hormone safety, follows EU December 23, 2010

    Washington: US health officials are taking a closer look at recombinant human growth hormone products made by Pfizer, Novartis and other drugmakers to see whether they increase the risk of death. The move comes on the heels of a French study that found certain children given the hormone had "a small...
  • Shopping makes men impotent: Survey June 30, 2010

    London: Shopping is really bad for men's health and fertility, scientists are now saying after new research. Researchers have discovered that a chemical compound found on some cash receipts contains a hazardous substance, Bisphenol A (BPA), which suppresses male hormones in the body and can make men impotent. The compound, used to...
  • Meet the man who is naturally turning into a woman July 2, 2008

    London: A Brit man is seeking help from medical experts after he started turning into a woman naturally. Pub singer Terry Wright started losing his hair and beard ten years ago and since then he has developed smooth skin, hot flushes and boobs. The father-of-five has revealed that kids living...
  • These muscles aren't steroid-pumped: Stallone January 27, 2008

    New York: Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone has refuted claims that he used steroids to build his muscles for the new ‘Rambo’ movie. The 61-year-old actor, who weighed 40 pounds less in the series’ previous films, admitted that he resorted to prescription testosterone use to bulk up to a freakish 209 pounds. He,...
  • Rocky takes a beating in the legal ring May 16, 2007

    Rocky star Sylvester Stallone has taken a beating in the legal ring after pleading guilty for bringing banned muscle-building hormones into Australia. The actor, who will be sentenced next week, faces a maximum penalty of $18,000. ...
  • Hormone therapy safe for younger women April 4, 2007

    Chicago: Younger women may be able to safely take hormone replacement therapy to treat menopause symptoms based on a new analysis of a big US study that had raised alarms about health risks and driven down sales of treatment drugs, according to a report released on Tuesday. A second look at...
  • High protein diet helps reduce weight September 6, 2006

    London: Researchers have finally unearthed the principle behind the mechanism that causes weight loss in people following the controversial high protein low-carbs Atkins diet. They found that eating a high-protein diet could boost the release of a hunger-suppressing hormone. The research suggests that a diet rich in protein may be...