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Everything you need to know about adrenal cancer
Adrenal cancer is a rare type of cancer that affects the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands make cortisol, aldosterone, and sex hormones. In this article, learn about the types and symptoms of adrenal cancer, as well as how doctors diagnose it and what the treatment options are. We also cover the possible risk factors. (Medical News Today)

How do you stop unwanted hair growth?
Unwanted hair growth on the body or face has a range of causes linked to hormones. Some growth is typical and has no links to conditions that cause hirsutism. Natural treatments include diet changes and weight management. Medical treatments can also help. Learn more about excessive or unwanted hair in women here. (Medical News Today)

Pancreatic cancer: New approach may prolong survival
Pancreatic cancer is often treatment-resistant, but new light shed in a mouse study has 'more than doubled survival' and may lead to new therapies. (Medical News Today)

What causes low energy in men?
Men experience low energy levels for many reasons, including diet, sleep quality, and exercise patterns, or an underlying medical condition. In this article, we discuss the causes and treatments for low energy in men. (Medical News Today)

Why do people feel tired after eating?
Feeling tired after eating is usually a natural biological response. Certain types of food and the size and timing of meals can all affect a person's energy levels. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about thyroid gland removal
A doctor may recommend thyroid gland removal for many reasons. A nodule on the thyroid may be cancerous or causing dangerous symptoms. Also, some people with hyperthyroidism require removal surgery. In this article, learn about the types of procedure and what to expect. (Medical News Today)

How to increase your metabolism
Many factors influence the speed of a person’s metabolism, including their muscle mass, activity level, and genetics. There are several ways to boost metabolism, including eating at regular times, trying high-intensity interval training, and reducing stress. Here, learn about these and other strategies. (Medical News Today)

What are the symptoms of high estrogen?
High estrogen levels can cause a range of symptoms. Males may experience sexual problems and enlarged breasts, while females may experience weight gain and menstrual complications. A person may have high estrogen because of a natural imbalance, or because they are taking certain medications. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Can some foods reduce estrogen in men?
High estrogen levels can lead to health problems in men. Could changing the diet help control estrogen levels? We look at the research. (Medical News Today)

What can cause flushed skin?
Flushed skin is often a harmless and short-lived reaction to being too hot, exercising, or having emotional responses, including anxiety and embarrassment. However, flushing can sometimes be a sign of an underlying medical condition, such as rosacea, certain cancers, or an endocrine disorder. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about common thyroid disorders
The thyroid gland releases hormones that regulate a person’s metabolism. Thyroid disorders may occur if the gland releases too much or too little hormone. In this article, learn about hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid nodules. We also look at their causes, such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Graves’ disease. (Medical News Today)

What is an estradiol test and why is it used?
Estradiol is a form of the hormone estrogen, which plays a role in many aspects of growth and development. Doctors can measure estradiol levels with a blood test and may request one if they suspect any problems with sexual development or fertility. Learn more about the test's uses here, and what the results may mean. (Medical News Today)

Type 2 diabetes: Five genetic 'clusters' may explain evolution
Researchers have identified five clusters of genetic variants that may explain the different evolution of type 2 diabetes in different individuals. (Medical News Today)

Typical testosterone levels in males and females
Testosterone levels vary depending on a person’s sex, age, and physical activity levels. Testosterone levels that are too high or too low may cause a range of potential complications including infertility and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Learn more about testosterone levels here. (Medical News Today)

Why does hormone therapy worsen some prostate cancers?
Some prostate cancers resist androgen-targeting therapy and continue to spread because the treatment alters the environment of tumor cells, a study shows. (Medical News Today)

What causes lactation when not pregnant or breastfeeding?
Women usually begin lactating after giving birth or sometimes during pregnancy. However, some women and men may produce a milky discharge from the nipples without being pregnant or breastfeeding. Doctors call this condition galactorrhea. In this article, learn about the possible causes of lactating when not pregnant. (Medical News Today)

How exercise affects metabolic hormones
A new study reveals that endurance training, such as cycling, impacts 'metabolic signaling molecules' differently to resistance training with weights. (Medical News Today)

How eating mushrooms may improve blood sugar control
A common mushroom can alter gut bacteria and the production of blood sugar, a new study shows. How does this happen, and what are the wider implications? (Medical News Today)

How does eating before a workout affect the body?
A new study looks at how having breakfast before a morning workout affects the body during and after exercise — especially its ability to metabolize food. (Medical News Today)

Why are my fingers pruney or wrinkled?
Pruney fingers are a common experience after taking a long bath, swimming, or washing dishes. They may be more likely to happen in warm water than cold water. In this article, learn about why this happens, as well as other causes of pruney or wrinkled fingers. We also cover treatment and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What happens when a woman has low testosterone?
People tend to associate testosterone with males, but everyone requires some of this sex hormone. Testosterone levels change over time, and lower levels can lead to symptoms such as fatigue and a diminished sex drive. We look at the symptoms, causes, and treatments of reduced testosterone levels in women. (Medical News Today)

What are the symptoms of low testosterone?
Testosterone is a sex hormone. If levels are low, a male may experience erectile dysfunction, a reduction in testicle size, and difficulty sleeping. In this article, learn about the symptoms of low testosterone and the range of treatment options, which includes testosterone replacement therapy. (Medical News Today)

What are the side effects of testosterone pellets?
Testosterone is the male sex hormone, and its levels in the body decline steadily with age. Many people wish to supplement it when they are deficient. Testosterone pellets can be a convenient form of testosterone replacement therapy, but they can cause side effects, such as fluid retention and acne. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How are thyroid and cholesterol related?
The thyroid gland produces thyroid hormones that regulate many bodily functions. However, when thyroid levels are too high or too low, they can affect cholesterol levels in the body. This article looks at how thyroid hormones and cholesterol are linked, and what treatments are available to correct any imbalances. (Medical News Today)

What to do about pimples on the breasts
Pimples can occur anywhere on the body, including the breasts. They are usually harmless, but they may be annoying or embarrassing. Here, learn about the factors that can cause acne on the breasts, such as the diet, stress levels, and hormonal fluctuations. We also describe treatment and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

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