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2020

AHA News: Hormone Therapy No Cure-All For 'Low T' In Aging Men

AHA News: Hormone Therapy No Cure-All For `Low T` In Aging MenWEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Testosterone therapy ads promise to help aging men recapture their vitality, decrease body fat and enhance libido. But hormone treatments – while medically necessary for some men – aren't meant to be a fountain of youth, and experts warn more research is needed to determine if such therapy could boost heart disease risks. Testosterone levels naturally decline in most men as they age. This decline is generally mild, and symptoms often are nonspecific, such as low energy, reduced muscle mass and reduced vigor. Roughly 20% of men over the age of 60 have experienced a drop in testosterone levels, though this gradual decline can begin as early as the mid-30s. While that can be frustrating, experts say it's not a clinical...

Adult Life Tougher for Teens Who Had Controlling...

16 June 2020
Adult Life Tougher for Teens Who Had Controlling Parents: StudyTUESDAY, June 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Back off, Mom and Dad: Teens who feel their parents are overly controlling may have more difficulty with romantic relationships as adults, a new study suggests. The study, which followed 184 teens, found that those with domineering parents had a future that was different from their peers: On average, they did not go as far in their education, and they were less likely to be in a romantic relationship by age 32. The researchers said the study cannot prove cause and effect. But it does add to evidence that "helicopter" parenting may end up doing kids more harm than good. "Most parents have the best intentions," said lead author Emily Loeb, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. And certainly, she added,...

Home Alone: Will Pandemic's Changes Harm Kids' Mental...

12 June 2020
Home Alone: Will Pandemic`s Changes Harm Kids` Mental Health Long-Term?FRIDAY, June 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The isolation of the coronavirus pandemic might be stunting the social growth of young children, experts say. Since schools closed across the United States this past spring to stem the spread of COVID-19, kids have been deprived of experiences that are essential to their emotional development -- playing at recess, sharing lunch with classmates and learning together in the classroom. In a recent HealthDay Live! interview, Dr. Dimitri Christakis, director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children's Research Institute, and Dan Domenech, executive director of The School Superintendents Association, discussed how children might be impacted by the closure of their schools and the disruption of time spent with...

Stroke Treatment Gap Narrows Between Men and Women

10 June 2020
Stroke Treatment Gap Narrows Between Men and WomenWEDNESDAY, June 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have a stroke are far more likely to be treated with clot-busting drugs than they used to be, new research shows. In the early 2000s, women suffering a stroke were 30% less likely than men to get clot-busting treatment, also known as thrombolysis. Recently, the gap has narrowed to 13%. The researchers reached that conclusion by pooling data from 24 studies, including a total of more than one million stroke patients, published between 2008 and 2018. "We are heartened that this treatment gap has narrowed, but more research is definitely needed into why a gap persists and whether it is continuing to get smaller," said study author Mathew Reeves, a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at Michigan State University in East...

A Woman's Egg May Prefer One Man's Sperm Over Another's: Study

10 June 2020
A Woman`s Egg May Prefer One Man`s Sperm Over Another`s: StudyWEDNESDAY, June 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- People have certain qualities they look for in a mate, and now a new study finds that a woman's eggs may be choosy about sperm, too. Researchers said the findings offer new insight into human reproduction -- showing that eggs will not accept just any sperm, and actually have more say in the union than previously recognized. In the moments just before fertilization, there is a chemical "conversation" between an egg and sperm, explained John Fitzpatrick, an associate professor at Stockholm University, in Sweden, and leader of the new study. "The chemical signals released from eggs allow sperm to change their swimming behavior," Fitzpatrick said. "Sperm swim straighter and move towards the egg when they are exposed to the chemical signals....
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