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3 Reasons You Need To Start Getting More Sleep

Sleep, sleep sleep. It’s something that we all crave yet struggle to get. We’ve spoken about ways of getting a better night’s sleep before, and it’s probably worth checking that post out if you are someone that struggles to sleep at night! Still, why do we need to sleep? On a basic level, we know that it’s a way for us to recharge and get ready for the next day. If we didn’t sleep, our bodies just would not be able to function. We get that, but what are some of the other reasons you nee...
Tags: Fashion, Sleep, Weight Gain, Sleeping, Hormones, Sleep Routine, Health & Fitness, Melatonin, Sleep Problems, Sleep Quality


WHAT IS DIABETES

1) Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the insulin-producing beta cells within the pancreas are destroyed and fail to produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body's cells use glucose for energy. Blood glucose (or blood sugar) is manufactured from the food we eat (primarily carbohydrates) and by the liver. If glucose can't be absorbed by the cells, it builds up in the bloodstream instead. Untreated, the high blood sugars that result can be toxic to every system ...
Tags: Health, Alcohol, America, Best, Detox, Diabetes, Addiction, Sugar, HPL, Resistance, Delhi, Insulin, Fortis, Drug, Hormones, Centre


Abortions Prescribed Virtually Are Safe and Effective, Study Finds

New research finds that abortions prescribed over the phone or online can be safe and effective. The study found that a large majority of women who received medication abortions in California last year via telehealth service required no follow-up medical care, and no major adverse events were reported. The findings…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Drugs, Articles, Fertility, Social Issues, Food And Drug Administration, Abortion, Abortifacients, Hormones, Telehealth, Mifepristone, Misoprostol, Health Medical Pharma, Medical Abortion, Ushma Upadhyay


The imbalanced landscape of hormonal health

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. For this week’s deep dive, Alex, Natasha, and Chris dug into the world of hormonal health, a sub-sector within the massive (and booming) world of digital health. The show was inspired by Natasha’s latest Extra Crunch piece: “Hormonal Health is a massive opportunity: Where are the unicorns?”. To round out the show, we asked one of the featured founders, Dr. Elizabet...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Tech, Equity, Hormones, Digital Health, Chris, Don, Natasha, PCOS, Ro, Modern Fertility, Rachel Blank, Alex Natasha


Male fertility and androgen production may be impacted by COVID-19

An interesting new study has appeared online in the journal Hormones that discusses the effects of COVID-19 on the male and female gonads.
Tags: Health, Hormones


Chemicals in Plastics Are a Global Health Threat, Says New Report

A new scientific report out Tuesday concludes that plastics and the chemicals they leave behind in the environment are a major threat to human health. It identifies over 140 chemicals readily found in plastic products that can harm our bodies, particularly through interfering with the endocrine system.Read more...
Tags: Science, Pollution, Plastic, Hormones, Plastic Pollution, Microplastics, Endocrine Disruptors




Transgender Athletes Focus of Debate on Women’s Sports Participants

Some experts say inclusion and competitive fairness conflict as leaders consider how to regulate the athletic participation of transgender women.
Tags: Gender, News, Discrimination, International Olympic Committee, Hormones, Testosterone, Lindsay, Boise State University, World Athletics, Women and Girls, College Athletics, Transgender and Transsexuals, Athletics and Sports, Title IX (Gender Discrimination Legislation, Interscholastic Athletics, Hecox


4 Remedies For Making Yourself Feel Good While Reaching Menopause

As the time for menopause drifts closer, a woman’s body starts showing many different signs and symptoms, some of which can be highly unpleasant like hormonal changes. This happens because menopause gives rise to several hormonal changes that make women feel different ways. And if you have been getting a feeling that the time for your menopause is just around the corner, you may as well be looking for remedies that can help you feel good. And in this post, we are sharing four such re...
Tags: Fashion, Aging, Menopause, Hormones, Health & Fitness, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Aging / Wrinkles, Hormonal Changes, Bioidentical, Hormone Therapy, Menopause Remedies, Middle Aged


Can Estrogen and Other Sex Hormones Help Men Survive Covid-19?

Men are more likely than women to die of the coronavirus, so scientists are treating them with something women have more of: female sex hormones.
Tags: News, China, New York City, Research, Italy, Menopause, Hormones, Clinical Trials, State University of New York, Estrogen, Women and Girls, Men and Boys, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Your-feed-science, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Men’s at-home health startup Vault takes in $30 million from Tiger Global

Vault, an at-home healthcare practice specializing men’s medicine has announced the raise of $30 million in funding from Tiger Capital Group, Declaration Capital and Redesign Health to reach more potential patients and expand to more areas beyond New York, Florida, Tennessee and Texas, where it currently offers treatments. Founder and CEO Jason Feldman, who formerly headed Amazon’s Prime Video Direct and Global Innovation teams before launching Vault last summer, told TechCrunch his startup a...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Startups, TC, Florida, New York, Texas, Funding, Tech, Ceo, United States, Tennessee, Healthcare, Erectile Dysfunction, Hormones, TechCrunch


Men’s at-home health startup Vault takes in $30 million from Tiger Capital

Vault, an at-home healthcare practice specializing in men’s medicine has announced the raise of $30 million in funding from Tiger Capital Group, Declaration Capital and Redesign Health to reach more potential patients and expand to more areas beyond New York, Florida, Tennessee and Texas, where it currently offers treatments. Founder and CEO Jason Feldman, who formerly headed Amazon’s Prime Video Direct and Global Innovation teams before launching Vault last summer, told TechCrunch his startu...
Tags: Travel, Health, Amazon, Startups, TC, Florida, New York, Texas, Funding, Ceo, United States, Tennessee, Healthcare, Erectile Dysfunction, Hormones, TechCrunch


Do I Have a Disorder?

From a teen in the U.S.:  i have depressive-like episodes but then i get better and i can’t tell if i have a problem or if i am just sad sometimes.  many nights i will end up crying about something and then i feel really bad about my life or just generally empty but then as i’m thinking about it i think i’m exaggerating and then i try to tell myself not to shut down my feelings and it kind of goes back and forth like that and makes me feel crazy. and a lot of times i will self-diagnose with some...
Tags: School, General, Sleep, Depression, Anxiety, Medical issues, Therapy, Teen Issues, Adolescence, Hormones


When Heavy Periods Disrupt a Teenager’s Life

“Someone’s menstrual period should not be impairing them from leading a normal life, because we have really good treatments for pain and for heavy bleeding,” an expert says.
Tags: News, Parenting, Anemia, Hormones, Menstruation, Estrogen, Women and Girls, Birth Control and Family Planning


Science of Sex: Sex Chromosomes Aren’t Binary

More than once, people have suggested that I cover biological sex in the Science of Sex feature. I have shied away from it because it seemed controversial. However, the more I know, the more I understand that some science isn’t at all controversial. In fact, understanding it can lend to our understanding of sex and gender and why it’s never been black-and-white. One of the transphobic arguments often made is that two pairs of chromosomes determine if a person has the biological sex of a male or...
Tags: Gender, College, Sex, US, World Health Organization, Intersex, Hormones, Chromosomes, Science of Sex, Binary


Period-Tracking Apps Say You May Have a Disorder. What if They’re Wrong?

Apps like Flo and Clue are shifting from just tracking your health data to using it to make evaluations about your health risks. Their tools may not always be accurate.
Tags: News, FLO, Infertility, Hormones, Menstruation, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Computers and the Internet, Women and Girls, Mobile Applications, Medicine and Health, BioWink GmbH, Flo Health Inc


Are We Ready for the Breastfeeding Father?

He has intrigued and disgusted for millenniums. He has also remained largely hypothetical, until now.
Tags: News, Breastfeeding, Milk, Hormones, Women and Girls, Men and Boys


Treating the Incredible Shrinking Vagina

What is “vaginal atrophy,” and how can you stop it?
Tags: News, Vagina, Menopause, Hormones, Estrogen, Women and Girls


Science of Sex: What’s New In Sex Research (Summer 2019 Edition)

While I prefer for each entry in the Science of Sex archive to be a deeper dive into a specific topic, I’ll be taking a break from that this month. There’s simply so many articles that have recently come across my dashboard that I want to write about them. We’re always expanding our knowledge about sexuality, gender, and related topics, but this summer ushered in a flurry of news that really exemplifies this. It’s so exciting! Let’s jump in. Note that relevant links are included in each section...
Tags: Gender, Breast Cancer, College, Hiv, Research, Homosexuality, Tanzania, STI, Hormones, Dick Pics, Polyamory, Justin Lehmiller, Chlamydia, STIs, Science of Sex, Ari Tuckman


Fighting the Gender Stereotypes That Warp Biomedical Research

Female animals were once deemed too hormonal and messy for science. Some scientists warn it’s not enough to just use more female lab rats.
Tags: Gender, News, Animals, Research, Brain, Rebecca, Animal Behavior, Discrimination, Science and Technology, Hormones, Women and Girls, Medicine and Health, Drugs (Pharmaceuticals, Mental Health and Disorders, Science (Journal, Your-feed-science


Why Eating Processed Foods Might Make You Fat

Baked potato chips (Lay’s); dry roasted peanuts (Planters); cheese & peanut butter sandwich crackers (Keebler); Goldfish crackers (Pepperidge Farm); applesauce (Lucky Leaf)People who followed a diet of ultra-processed foods ate about 500 more calories a day compared to when they ate a whole foods diet.
Tags: Food, News, Obesity, Calories, Weight, Hormones, Keebler, Diet And Nutrition, Medicine and Health


Does Testosterone Really Give Caster Semenya an Edge on the Track?

Probably so, medical experts say. But whether that means athletes like her should be barred from competitions is a fraught question.
Tags: News, Running, Hormones, Testosterone, Court of Arbitration for Sport, Caster Semenya, Semenya, Muscles, Women and Girls, Caster, Athletics and Sports, International Assn of Athletics Federations, Your-feed-healthcare


Caster Semenya, Hero in South Africa, Fights Hormone Testing on a Global Stage

The 28-year-old runner, who holds two Olympic gold medals, has been lauded for her resistance to international sports officials’ limits on female athletes.
Tags: News, Awards, South Africa, Running, Hormones, Court of Arbitration for Sport, Semenya, Women and Girls, Track And Field, Caster, International Assn of Athletics Federations, Decorations and Honors, Caster Semenya Hero


One Day There May Be a Drug to Turbocharge the Brain. Who Should Get It?

A study found that a hormone meant to protect animals’ brains actually enhanced them. Ethicists are wondering what happens if it becomes viable for humans.
Tags: News, Memory, Brain, Alzheimer's Disease, Elderly, Dementia, Hormones, Preventive Medicine, Ethics and Official Misconduct, Drugs (Pharmaceuticals, Intelligence and Intelligence Tests (IQ, Your-feed-science


One Day There May Be a Drug to Turbocharge Your Brain. Who Should Get It?

A study found that a hormone meant to protect animals’ brains actually enhanced them. Ethicists are wondering what happens if it becomes viable for humans.
Tags: News, Memory, Brain, Alzheimer's Disease, Elderly, Dementia, Hormones, Preventive Medicine, Ethics and Official Misconduct, Drugs (Pharmaceuticals, Intelligence and Intelligence Tests (IQ, Your-feed-science


The Checkup: How to Minimize Exposures to Hormone Disrupters

Experts say adults and children alike can benefit from avoiding canned goods and certain plastics and substituting natural products for commercial cleaning products.
Tags: News, Hormones, Cosmetics and Toiletries, Sustainable Living, Hazardous and Toxic Substances, Food Contamination and Poisoning, Containers and Packaging


Split-Sex Animals Are Unusual, Yes, but Not as Rare as You’d Think

From butterflies to chickens to lobsters, mixed male-female bodies offer clues as to why certain diseases strike one gender more often than the other.
Tags: News, Research, Birds, Hormones, Mammals, Genetics and Heredity, Chromosomes, Butterflies and Moths, Biology and Biochemistry, Your-feed-science


Thriva expands its range of test-at-home kits to add female hormone and cortisol stress tests

UK home health analysis kit startup Thriva is adding three more products to its range later this month: A saliva-based cortisol stress test and two female hormone kits. The Seedcamp-backed UK startup has been offering blood-prick-based health monitoring kits since 2016, and says it’s had more than 50,000 customers sign up to stab their own finger with its spring-loaded plastic lancet and massage a drop of blood into a tube to post away for lab-based analysis. The new saliva kit lowers the barrie...
Tags: Health, Startups, Europe, UK, Tech, Stress, United Kingdom, Hormones, Seedcamp, Thriva, Fertility Testing, Female Hormones


Phys Ed: How Exercise May Help Keep Our Memory Sharp

Irisin, a hormone that is released during exercise, may improve brain health and lessen the damage that occurs during Alzheimer’s disease.
Tags: News, Memory, Brain, Alzheimer's Disease, Exercise, Dementia, Animal Cognition, Hormones


Science of Sex: Finger Length and Sexual Orientation (The 2D:4D Ratio)

More than fifteen years ago, when I was still in high school, I had heard there was something about your hand shape that could be linked to being gay. I’d heard this repeated throughout the years but always in a way that indicated it was an urban legend, simply a myth. Why did I think this way? Because no one discussed the science; they just held up their hands and explained this fact. This month’s Science of Sex explains the theories about why hand shape and, specifically, finger length correla...
Tags: College, Research, Sexual Orientation, Hormones, Adam, Identical Twins, Fetal Development, Science of Sex, 2d:4d Ratio, Digita Ratio, Finger Length, Tesosterone, Jonathon Manning