Immunology

Asthma answer may not be steroids for women

For women depending on steroids to treat severe asthma, their body's estrogen may not only be preventing the treatment from working effectively, but making the asthma worse, according to a recent Western study.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Exercise helps bones, but not metabolism, in ovarian function loss

Exercise may reduce the risk of osteoporosis associated with the loss of ovarian function, but fitness may not protect against related metabolic changes and weight gain, a new study reports. The findings will be presented ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why do women get more migraines?

Research published today reveals a potential mechanism for migraine causation which could explain why women get more migraines than men. The study, in Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, suggests that sex hormones affect ...

Oncology & Cancer

Breast cancer drug in first human clinical trial

A University of Illinois at Chicago-developed breast cancer drug that has the potential to help women whose cancer has stopped responding to hormone therapy recently entered its first human clinical trial.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Female sex hormones and mechanics of memory

Dr. Karyn Frick was puzzled. Her two-year study, begun with funding from Women's Health Research at Yale in 2005, found that long-term treatment with the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone did not improve memory as anticipated.

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