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Low doses of DHEA may help relieve menopausal symptoms in women

Low doses of DHEA may help relieve menopausal symptoms in women

Leading age management facility, Cenegenics Carolinas, located in Charleston and Charlotte is encouraged by a recent study suggesting low doses of the hormone DHEA may help sexual function and menopausal symptoms in women. [More]
DHEA hormone may help a woman's menopausal symptoms, sex life

DHEA hormone may help a woman's menopausal symptoms, sex life

A new study has shown that the DHEA, a hormone mostly secreted by the adrenal glands, may be able to help a woman's menopausal symptoms, as well as giving her a better sex life. [More]
DHEA supplement combined with vitamin D and calcium significantly improves spinal bone density in older women

DHEA supplement combined with vitamin D and calcium significantly improves spinal bone density in older women

"The results of our study are very promising. Similar studies have demonstrated much smaller benefits for bone than we found. However, calcium and vitamin D deficiencies, which are present in half of older adults, may have prevented DHEA from improving bone density in the earlier studies," said Edward Weiss, Ph.D., associate professor of nutrition and dietetics at Saint Louis University's Doisy College of Health Sciences and lead author of the study. [More]
Oral contraceptives impair muscle mass gains in young women

Oral contraceptives impair muscle mass gains in young women

Many active young women use oral contraceptives (OC) yet its effect on their body composition and exercise performance has not been thoroughly studied. [More]
New evidence suggests preventive effect of herbal supplement in prostate cancer

New evidence suggests preventive effect of herbal supplement in prostate cancer

DHEA is a natural circulating hormone and the body's production of it decreases with age. [More]
Samaritan Pharmaceuticals granted IND from FDA for HIV drug

Samaritan Pharmaceuticals granted IND from FDA for HIV drug

Samaritan Pharmaceuticals has announced that it has filed an IND (Investigational New Drug) application for SP-6310 in the treatment of HIV-infected patients with abnormal cortisol levels. [More]
Evidence mounts against DHEA use in treating cognitive decline

Evidence mounts against DHEA use in treating cognitive decline

DHEA supplements are widely-available and touted as a preventive agent for many chronic diseases. A new study published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society finds no evidence of a beneficial effect of DHEA supplements on cognitive function in healthy older adults. The researchers believe that based on their study, DHEA supplements should not be recommended for enhancement of cognitive function or well-being in the general population. [More]
Women with hgher levels of DHEAS have better cognitive function

Women with hgher levels of DHEAS have better cognitive function

Women with naturally higher levels of the hormone precursor DHEAS were found to have better cognitive function than women with lower levels, according to a new study appearing in the March issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). [More]
Halting rabies in the brain

Halting rabies in the brain

While rabies, an ancient scourge that still kills 70,000 every year in developing countries worldwide can be combated with a series of vaccines today, it nearly is always fatal when it reaches the brain. [More]
Underlying causes of hot flashes

Underlying causes of hot flashes

Many women in the menopausal transition experience hot flashes: unpredictable, sometimes disruptive, periods of intense heat in the upper torso, neck and face. [More]
Psychological wellbeing has biological consequences

Psychological wellbeing has biological consequences

An experimental investigation by Carol Ryff and associates (University of Wisconsin), published in the March issue of the journal of Psychotherapy & Psychosomatics, underscores the biological consequences of psychological well-being. [More]
Nationwide survey reports a high rate of concern about body image in both boys and girls

Nationwide survey reports a high rate of concern about body image in both boys and girls

A nationwide survey of more than 10,000 adolescents, published in the August issue of Pediatrics, reports a high rate of concern about body image in both boys and girls, and finds that adolescents with such concerns are much more likely to use hormones and dietary supplements to enhance their physique. [More]
Sex hormone levels not linked to low sexual desire

Sex hormone levels not linked to low sexual desire

No single androgen (sex hormone) level was found to be predictive of low sexual function in women, according to a study in the July 6 issue of JAMA. [More]
Study links TNF to androgen deficiency in rheumatoid arthritis patients and suggest a novel pathway in inflammation

Study links TNF to androgen deficiency in rheumatoid arthritis patients and suggest a novel pathway in inflammation

A protein involved in multiple cell functions, tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is perhaps best known for provoking destructive inflammation. Recently, drugs blocking the action of TNF have shown promise in the early treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). [More]

Over-the-counter DHEA hormonal therapy may be an effective treatment for depression

The over-the-counter hormonal therapy known as DHEA may be an effective treatment of midlife-onset minor and major depression, according to a study in the February issue of The Archives of General Psychiatry. DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), an adrenal androgen and neurosteroid is available as a supplement in the U.S. [More]
Dietary supplement DHEA could play a role in reducing abdominal fat in elderly men and women

Dietary supplement DHEA could play a role in reducing abdominal fat in elderly men and women

Preliminary research indicates that the dietary supplement DHEA could play a role in reducing abdominal fat in elderly men and women with age-related decreases in DHEA levels, according to a study in the November 10 issue of JAMA. [More]
Higher levels of certain hormones may be associated with stress

Higher levels of certain hormones may be associated with stress

Higher levels of certain hormones may be associated with stress, and can influence a person's ability to cope with the negative effects of stress, according to an article in the August issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. [More]

Australian researchers have identified the hormone DHEAS as a new marker of low libido in women under 45 years

Researchers at the Australian based Jean Hailes Foundation are addressing the complex role of hormones. Their aim is to understand what is normal and whether women may benefit from therapy. In one of the world’s most comprehensive studies into women’s health and hormones researchers looked at 1423 randomly selected women aged 18-75. [More]
Estrogen therapy may help bone density, muscle mass, sexual function, memory, and psychological wellbeing in postmenopausal women

Estrogen therapy may help bone density, muscle mass, sexual function, memory, and psychological wellbeing in postmenopausal women

Research in monkeys suggests that long-term use of estrogen therapy may reduce levels of androgens – hormones involved in maintaining bone density, muscle mass, sexual function, memory, and psychological wellbeing in postmenopausal women. [More]
Dietary supplement may improve immune function in the elderly

Dietary supplement may improve immune function in the elderly

A recent clinical study has demonstrated that 7-oxo Dehydroepiandrosterone taken orally twice daily by healthy adults over a period of one month augments several key T-cell mediated immune function parameters compared to placebo administration. [More]