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Everything you need to know about heat intolerance
Heat intolerance is when someone feels too warm in temperatures that other people find comfortable. It can be a mild discomfort or significantly affect a person's quality of life. Learn about the causes and more here. (Medical News Today)

Melatonin for sleep: What to know
Melatonin is a hormone that the body produces when it gets dark to signal that it is time to go to sleep. Melatonin supplements can help people with sleep problems get a good night’s rest. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking prednisone?
Whether a person can drink alcohol while taking prednisone depends on a range of factors, including the length of the treatment, the dosage, and how much alcohol they drink. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How is the pancreas involved in diabetes?
The pancreas plays a strong role in diabetes because it produces insulin and helps regulate blood sugar levels. In this article, we look into the links between diabetes and the pancreas. (Medical News Today)

Study identifies a hormone that may hinder weight loss
A recent mouse study uncovers a new hormonal player in the body's metabolic response to weight loss. It appears to have a similar role to leptin. (Medical News Today)

What to know about female sex hormones
Summary description Female sex hormones, or sex steroids, play crucial roles in sexual development, sexual desire, and reproduction. They also influence body weight and hair, bone, and muscle growth. Learn more about the types and roles of these hormones here. (Medical News Today)

What causes rapid weight gain?
Most people’s body weight fluctuates over time, but rapid weight gain can sometimes indicate a medical issue. In this article, learn about which conditions can cause rapid weight gain as well as when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Weight loss: How the 'love hormone' might help
An intriguing new study demonstrates that an oxytocin nasal spray can change the way that people's brains respond to images of unhealthful food. (Medical News Today)

Can you get pregnant on your period?
A person can get pregnant at any point in their menstrual cycle, but it is much less likely during their period. In this article, we look at the factors affecting whether someone can get pregnant before, during, and after their period. (Medical News Today)

Hypothyroidism: Foods to eat and avoid
Certain diets can improve hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid, while others can make the symptoms worse. In this article, we look at which foods and nutrients to eat and avoid to improve the symptoms of hypothyroidism. (Medical News Today)

Why your household dust could fuel the growth of fat cells
Is there a link between the dust in our homes and the accelerated growth of fat cells in our bodies? New research suggests that the answer may be 'yes.' (Medical News Today)

Is the shot or the pill better for birth control?
People can take the pill or have shots to prevent pregnancy, but which type of birth control is better? In this article, we discuss the effectiveness, side effects, and costs of the shot and pills for birth control. (Medical News Today)

Genes may contribute to marital satisfaction
When at least one partner within a married couple had the GG oxytocin gene receptor variant, the spouses reported greater feelings of marital satisfaction and security. (Medical News Today)

What to know about 24-hour cortisol urine tests
Doctors use cortisol urine tests to help diagnose many medical conditions that affect cortisol levels. In this article, we discuss the uses, procedure, and how to interpret the results of a 24-hour cortisol urine test. (Medical News Today)

12 signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, is when the thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones. Low levels of thyroid hormones can cause a wide range of symptoms. Learn about 12 common signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism here. (Medical News Today)

Why playing board games could improve your love life
Oxytocin levels rose in individuals who did a painting class or played board games with their romantic partners. Levels were highest in men who painted. (Medical News Today)

Breast changes during pregnancy
During pregnancy, a woman may notice breast changes from as early as 1 week after conception. These changes can continue right up until the birth of the baby and beyond. However, breast changes vary from woman to woman, and not everyone will experience them. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Osteoporosis breakthrough: Bone mass increased by 800 percent
A fascinating new study finds that by blocking estrogen in the brains of mice, bone density can be significantly boosted well into old age. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes: Can we teach the body to heal itself?
In a new study in an animal model, researchers investigate the body's potential to replace insulin-producing cells and thus heal itself of diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Are night sweats a sign of alcohol withdrawal?
Consuming alcohol may cause night sweats in some people. Nights sweats could be a sign of alcohol withdrawal or intolerance. Learn more about the link between night sweats and alcohol here. (Medical News Today)

What do TSH levels mean?
A thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels test helps diagnose or monitor common disorders of the thyroid gland. It is a simple test that is similar to a standard blood test. Learn more about it here. (Medical News Today)

What do night sweats mean?
Sweating at night may be a sign of low testosterone in males or menopause in females. Treatment often involves supplementing the hormone to correct an imbalance. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about acanthosis nigricans
Acanthosis nigricans is a common skin condition often caused by diabetes or hormonal conditions. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of acanthosis nigricans here. (Medical News Today)

How can I balance my hormones?
There are many ways to help balance hormones, including managing stress and maintaining healthful sleep, exercise, and dietary habits. Learn more about natural ways to balance hormones here. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes: Fasting before a blood test might actually be harmful
Is it actually a good idea for people with diabetes to fast before having a blood cholesterol test? A new study suggests this may do more harm than good. (Medical News Today)

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