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Study finds brain process that triggers puberty
Date: 2010-12-23 08:57:36
Researchers may be a step closer to developing a new treatment for individuals with delayed puberty who have received abnormal leptin test results. A team of researchers from the UT Southwest Medical Center have identified the site in the brain where the hormone triggers the onset of puberty.... Full Story

Babies born to depressed mothers have high levels of stress hormones
Date: 2010-12-10 09:06:46
Mothers who experienced depression during their pregnancy may want to consider cortisol testing for their children. A new study has found that the offspring of depressed mothers frequently have high levels of the stress hormone, which may lead to many health complications.... Full Story

Testosterone may benefit female heart patients
Date: 2010-10-14 13:54:19
Individuals who have any common risk factors for heart disease may want to consider testosterone testing. The findings of a new study suggest that the hormone may play an important role in the heart health of both men and women.... Full Story

Low testosterone levels may increase women's risk of breast cancer
Date: 2010-10-13 12:12:18
Low testosterone levels have been closely associated with men's risk of developing prostate cancer. However, a new study suggests that women may also benefit from testosterone testing.... Full Story

Statement recommends standardization of testosterone testing procedures
Date: 2010-10-08 14:40:09
A deficiency of testosterone may lead to a range of health complications in men. However, testing procedures often vary from physician to physician. For this reason, several national health agencies recently released a joint statement calling for standardization of testosterone testing.... Full Story

Cortisol increases heart health risks
Date: 2010-09-13 22:25:25
Individuals who regularly feel high levels of stress may benefit from cortisol testing to determine if their levels of the stress hormone are within a healthy range. A new study has found that consistently high levels of cortisol are associated with an increased risk of dying from heart disease.... Full Story

Cortisol testing of hair may predict heart risk
Date: 2010-09-03 22:38:39
Individuals who regularly feel stress in their daily lives may want to consider seeking cortisol testing, as a recent study found that measurements of the stress hormone in the hair may accurately predict the risk of experiencing a heart attack.... Full Story

Cortisol linked to weight-loss trouble
Date: 2010-06-07 22:29:54
For individuals who are struggling to lose weight through diet and exercise but are seeing little result, a cortisol test may determine if they have a hormone imbalance that is to blame.... Full Story

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