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Ancient survival mechanism may contribute to obesity epidemic
(Medical News Today)

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)

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)

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