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Why cannabis affects women differently to men

New research finds that cannabis affects women differently to men. The reason behind the difference lines up with the activities of different hormones. This explains why men are four times more likely to try cannabis; and why women are more vulnerable.

How lack of sleep fuels marital stress

Lack of sleep carries many social ills, from grumpiness to relationship issues. It can also lead to something else more serious: stress-related inflammation.

Serotonin improves sociability in mouse model of autism

Tokyo - In promising new research, scientists working in Japan have linked early serotonin deficiency to various symptoms that occur along autism spectrum disorder. The research promises a new method for helping address autism symptoms.

Too much stress for the mother affects the baby: Study

Swiss researchers have found that if an expectant mother is under stress over the long-term, the level of stress hormones in the amniotic fluid rises. This could have implications for the development of the baby.

Anti-anxiety hormone linked to postpartum depression

From a study involving women who had been diagnosed with mood disorders, medical scientists have found that levels of the hormone allopregnanolone are associated with an increased chance of postpartum depression.

Venus flytrap 'counts' prey's steps to begin digesting it as food

German scientists have recently found out that Venus flytraps do something that's pretty remarkable — the plants actually "count" the number of times a struggling insect taps trigger hairs inside the plant's maw.

Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases may be transmissible

In disturbing news, research suggests that Alzheimer’s disease, along with other neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s, may be transmissible.

Birth control pill inventor passes away

Carl Djerassi, who synthesized a hormone that went onto become the basis of the birth control pill, has passed away at age 91.

Studying human development via tadpoles

In order to find out the role that thyroid hormones play in development, researchers have turned to studying tadpoles and are charting their transformation into frogs.

Oxytocin could be the new treatment for autism

The hormone oxytocin may help improve social deficiency-related symptoms of autism, according to research on a mouse model of the disorders.

Brain hormones affect fat and obesity

A new study has found how certain hormones, active in the brain, affect levels of fat (and types of "good" and "bad" fat). In turn, this influences levels of obesity.

Mothers can pass on stress to infants

Washington - A mother's stress could lead to changes in her offspring’s brains. This can eventually affect the physiology and behavior of the young.

Hunting triggers rise in wolves' stress levels

In territories where wolves are regularly hunted, scientists have noted a rise in hormones responsible for stress in the animals.

Women need testosterone, a new study reports Special

Testosterone hormone replacement can be vital for women who are deficient, but too much testosterone leads to unwanted effects. A new study finds the right balance.

Heavy marijuana use affects dopamine response

People who use marijuana heavily appear to have blunted brain responses to dopamine, according to a new study. Dopamine is a chemical messenger associated with pleasant feelings, motivation and reward.

Why some women may need testosterone

Do some women need to take testosterone and, if so, should they? One group of researchers thinks that the answer is yes, although the U.S. FDA is yet to be convinced.

Autism-Hormone link found

Some boys with autism were exposed to elevated levels of testosterone, cortisol, and other hormones while their mothers were pregnant, according to a new report.

FDA issue warning about testosterone products

Bethesda - The U.S. FDA is investigating the risk of stroke, heart attack, and death in men taking FDA-approved testosterone products.

Zit alert! Why some teenagers get them and others don't

The bacteria that cause acne live on everyone's skin, and outbreaks are common for teenagers. Yet some teenagers suffer with a lot of acne and others do not. New research into different bacterial strains offers an answer.

UN report: Dangers from hormone-disrupting chemicals in daily use

In what it described as a ‘landmark’ report the United Nations Program for Environment (UNEP) along with the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report examining the effect of hormone disrupting chemicals on humans and wildlife.

Video: Edinburgh woman hits man with car, blames her 'hormones'

Edinburgh - Suzanne Gilchrist, 37, of Boswall Parkway, Edinburgh, who ran into 22-year-old Stuart Morris with her car and carried him on the bonnet, swerving dangerously as she hurried to escape a shop security guard has blamed the incident on "her hormones."

Romantic love: a drive stronger and longer than sex drive

An online chat about "The Science of Love," with a leading expert parallels years of research on sex, love, marriage, and gender differences in the brain by Professor Helen Fisher who claims falling in love is like, “Someone is camping in your head

Hormone predicts which kidney patients would die early

A recent study suggests measuring a specific hormone in kidney patients can help doctors identify whether they require dialysis or not.

Suzanne Somers talks about hormones, her latest book in Toronto Special

On Thursday evening Suzanne Somers spoke at the John Bassett Theatre in Toronto about her latest book, Knockout. She also explained the need for Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT).

Top Hormone Researchers Warn of Health Threat of BPA

The FDA reported a few months ago certain containers made with the plastic chemical bisphenol a (BPA) could affect the public health, if the BPA content were significant. Top endocrinologists now warn the problem is serious.

Mineral water in 12 out of 20 plastic bottles contains hormones

German researchers found most of the mineral water bottles sold in the market are contaminated with chemicals which act like female hormones estrogen in the body.

Study links postpartum depression and high levels of hormone

Baby blues got you down? Well, a first ever connection between too much of a necessary hormone at a certain point in the pregnancy could be the key to postpartum depression.

Hourglass Figures May Not Be The Healthiest

Don't have an hourglass figure? Be glad ladies because that figure isn't what the doctor ordered. While culture may want women to have big tits, a tiny waist and curvy hips it may not be optimal for health.

Study Identifies Genes Key to Hormone Production in Plants

Researchers at North Carolina State University have pinpointed a small group of genes responsible for "telling" plants when, where and how to produce a hormone

Sex pests 'could have hormone injections'

Sex offenders could be forced to have hormone injections under radical plans to tackle crime being considered by Downing Street.
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