BPA is an industrial chemical used to make hard, clear plastic known as polycarbonate. It’s also used in the lining of some cans. Many hard plastic bottles no longer contain BPA, and it’s illegal to sell baby bottles with BPA in Canada.
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There is abundant evidence of the involvement of endocrine disruptors in reproductive dysfunction in several species, including humans.
Although the medical establishment is now recognizing that sex is not binary, society as a whole has been slow to embrace the concept.
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Millions of people do not fit neatly into male or female sex designations at birth, and wrong identification can set them up for a lifetime of physical and mental harm.
Transgender medicine uses a multidisciplinary approach to help trans youth live happier lives.
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Transgender youth have a number of research-backed medical options available to them. The multidisciplinary approach ranges from promoting family support to hormone treatments to surgery.
Some studies have linked drinking milk with higher risk of oestrogen-receptor positive breast cancer.
Cow’s milk naturally raises levels of a growth factor strongly implicated in breast cancer risk.
Reports show that the mortality rate among men with COVID-19 is higher than women.
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Why does COVID-19 hit men harder than women? Is the disparity in mortality rates due to male hormones or an underlying difference in the male versus female immune system?
New research shows that the timing of estrogen treatment is very important.
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Research in mice shows that estrogen replacement therapy has the greatest chance of reducing cardiovascular disease risk if it is begun soon after menopause.
Hormone signals help ready worker mole-rats to treat pups as their own.
Worker naked mole-rats take care of their colony’s young even though they aren’t the pups’ actual parents. New research suggests the queen gets them ready via hormones in her poop.
Doctors and patients should appreciate the many roles estrogens play in the body.
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Estrogens also have many positive effects on mental health, cognitive function, libido and protection of the brain, possibly even slowing the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
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Some women are very sensitive to small shifts in hormones, others aren’t.
In recent times, we have learnt more about the connections between the “reproductive” or gonadal hormones and the brain, and how they affect not only women but men as well.
A by-product of cholesterol has been found to enhance the growth and spread of the most common types of breast cancer. Mimicking…
The 2003 Million Women Study did not prove a link between hormone therapy and cancer.
The authors of the 2003 Million Women Study were wrong to conclude their investigation proved that hormone replacement therapy caused cancer, according to a series of articles published this week in the…
Using the birth control pill may reduce a woman’s bone density, according to US university researchers. Women using a pill…