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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)

Best foods for increasing low testosterone
People with low testosterone can increase their levels by eating certain foods. Learn about eight of the best testosterone-boosting foods here. (Medical News Today)

Does using testosterone to treat depression work?
A new analysis attempts to end a long-standing debate in psychiatry. The researchers asked whether testosterone really can relieve depression in men. (Medical News Today)

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)

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