The combined pill contains both oestrogen and progestin.
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Although the study found greater risk of blood clots for obese women taking the pill, the risk of developing one was still very low.
Many women don’t know period delay tablets are available to them.
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Period delay tablets may help you take control of your menstrual cycle – but only if used properly.
The hormones in the pill can cause or exacerbate depression, and the type you use is an important factor.
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.
Progesterone doesn’t seem to cause the blood clots, heart diseases and breast cancer associated with estrogen-dominant menopausal hormone therapy.
Science shows that many perimenopausal miseries — such as hot flashes, night sweats and trouble sleeping — are caused by excess or variable estrogen, not by “estrogen deficiency.”
Grappling with the pros and cons of menopausal hormone therapy can be confusing.
While evidence has indicated women who take menopausal hormone therapy have a marginally increased risk of breast cancer, it’s equally important we talk about the benefits of the treatment.
Gender differences in jobs and attitudes are wider in countries with more equality, but that’s not the end of the story.
Some women are very sensitive to small shifts in oestrogen and progesterone; others aren’t.
We usually focus on the physical health effects of the pill, yet the most common reason women stop or change the pill is mental health side effects.
The ruling comes as a relief to many in the trans community.
Until now, Australia was the only country that required youth with gender dysphoria to seek approval from the Family Court for the second stage of hormone treatments.
Breast cancer rates in China are rising, and are expected to continue rising for the next three decades.
We know obesity is bad for health - but most people don’t realise it’s implicated in causing many cancers.
Obesity is linked with a host of health outcomes. Both a disease itself and a risk factor linked to many others, we explore the linkages between obesity and cancer.
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.
Understanding the DNA of tumours allows researchers to target treatment to each individual.
Personalised medicine is based on the idea that by understanding the specific molecular code of a person’s disease, and particularly its genetic makeup, we can more accurately tailor treatment.
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.
Keeping hold of them.
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We tend to think that only ovaries produce oestrogen.
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The female sex hormone oestrogen can be produced and released from the brain as well as the ovaries, according to a study. The research, recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience, shows that the…