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What to know about thyroid function and hair loss
Hair loss sometimes occurs if the thyroid gland is not working correctly. An overactive thyroid or an underactive thyroid can both cause hair loss. Treating thyroid-related hair loss involves treating the cause thyroid problem. (Medical News Today)

Butt sweat: Why it happens and how to get rid of it
Butt sweat can happen in various situations, such as while exercising. Keeping the area clean and wearing different clothes can help resolve and prevent it. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about gallbladder polyps
Gallbladder polyps are growths of tissue within the organ. The vast majority are harmless, but some may become cancerous. Here, find out more about symptoms, complications, and treatments. (Medical News Today)

What do different TSH levels mean?
A thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) test measures how much TSH is in the blood, which can help doctors diagnose thyroid conditions. Here, we describe normal, high, and low TSH ranges in males and females of different ages. (Medical News Today)

What is amyloidosis?
Amyloidosis is a condition that causes abnormal proteins to grow on a person's organs. It can cause a variety of symptoms, depending on the organs involved. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Estrogen exposure may stave off cognitive decline in women
New research suggests that estrogen exposure and hormone replacement therapy can help maintain cognitive health in postmenopausal women. (Medical News Today)

How to treat pregnancy acne
Hormonal changes can cause pregnancy acne. We discuss the appearance of pregnancy acne, whether acne is an early sign of pregnancy, and whether it continues after pregnancy. (Medical News Today)

What are neurotransmitters?
Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in the nervous system. They influence mood, muscle movement, heart rate, and many other functions. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Thyroid cancer: New test could reduce unnecessary diagnostic surgeries
A new test that looks for a chemical fingerprint of thyroid cancer in fine needle aspiration samples may improve the accuracy of preoperative diagnosis. (Medical News Today)

Tips for reducing or stopping sweating
Sweating is important for regulating body temperature. However, some people sweat more than is necessary. This article outlines the tips and treatments people can try to reduce excessive sweating. (Medical News Today)

What causes unexplained weight loss?
Many medical conditions can cause unexplained or unintended weight loss. These include hyperthyroidism, depression, Addison's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and more. (Medical News Today)

What to know about hyperinsulinemia
Hyperinsulinemia is when the body contains too much insulin. It can link to insulin resistance and diabetes. Learn about its symptoms, causes, and related conditions, here. (Medical News Today)

Hyperthyroidism: Foods to eat and avoid
A person's diet can affect the symptoms of hyperthyroidism. This article looks at which foods and nutrients to eat and which to avoid for an overactive thyroid. (Medical News Today)

New evidence challenges 'extreme male brain' theory of autism
A new study has challenged suggestions that the male sex hormone testosterone reduces cognitive empathy, or the ability to read others' emotional states. (Medical News Today)

Causes and treatment of puffy nipples in men
Men can develop puffy nipples due to hormone changes, body fat, and several other factors. Making dietary and exercise-related changes may help. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Could hormone infusions help people with obesity shed weight?
A new 4-week study suggests that hormone infusions may help people with obesity and type 2 diabetes or prediabetes lose weight and improve glucose levels. (Medical News Today)

What to know about acne face maps
Face mapping links the locations of acne breakouts on the face with certain health conditions. We look at the science behind acne face maps and what can cause breakouts in specific areas of the face. (Medical News Today)

What causes muscle weakness?
Muscle weakness can be a symptom of many chronic conditions and acute infections. It can also be a side effect of certain medications. Find out more about the causes of muscle weakness here. (Medical News Today)

Ancient survival mechanism may contribute to obesity epidemic
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What to know about dry orgasms
A dry orgasm, in which there is no ejaculation, may occur due to surgery, testosterone deficiency, nerve damage, or other causes. Learn more about dry orgasms here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about epinephrine and norepinephrine
Epinephrine and norepinephrine are chemical messengers that play an important role in the body’s fight or flight response. Although these two chemicals are similar, they act on different parts of the body. Doctors also use synthetic versions of these substances to treat a variety of conditions. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Estrogen, vitamin D may protect metabolic health after menopause
A study of postmenopausal women in China has found that those at highest risk for metabolic syndrome were those with low levels of estrogen and vitamin D. (Medical News Today)

What to know about masturbation and testosterone
Abstinence from masturbation and other forms of sexual activity may temporarily raise testosterone levels, but masturbation does not affect testosterone levels in the long term. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Most females experience at least some symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). This article explores the symptoms, causes, and treatments of PMS. We also discuss when to see a doctor about symptoms. (Medical News Today)

What does a hypoechoic thyroid nodule mean?
A hypoechoic thyroid nodule is a type of thyroid nodule that appears dark on an ultrasound scan and typically indicates a solid mass rather than a fluid-filled cyst. Thyroid nodules are common and most are harmless. However, they can sometimes develop into thyroid cancer. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

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