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Testosterone in women?
Although testosterone is usually thought of as a male hormone, women also need it in small doses, according to the February issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource. (2001-01-30)
Testosterone undecanoate improves sexual function in men with type 2 diabetes
In a recent placebo-controlled study, long acting testosterone undecanoate (an ester of testosterone) improved erectile function, intercourse satisfaction, and sexual desire scores in type 2 diabetic men with severe hypogonadism, a condition in which the body doesn't produce enough testosterone. (2016-05-06)
Testosterone prescriptions have sharply dropped in the past few years
Testosterone use in the United States tripled between 2001 and 2011, mostly in men without a clear indication for it. (2018-07-10)
High blood testosterone levels associated with increased prostate cancer risk
Men over 50 years of age with high blood levels of testosterone have an increased risk of prostate cancer, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging. (2004-05-09)
Professor Mary Schooling analyzes the relationship between testosterone and serious heart conditions
To explore whether there is a strong association between testosterone and the development of heart disease, CUNY SPH Professor Mary Schooling led a study using a technique called Mendelian randomization to analyze genetic variants that predict testosterone levels and their associations with blood clots, heart failure and heart attack in almost 400,000 men and women from a large genetic study and the UK Biobank study. (2019-03-06)
Low testosterone levels may indicate worsening of disease for men with prostate cancer
For men with low-risk prostate cancer, low levels of testosterone may indicate a worsening of their disease. (2014-05-05)
Testosterone improves women's sex lives
A recently published dissertation from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that testosterone has both a physiological and a psychological impact on women's sexuality. (2004-11-23)
Hormone levels linked to survival of deer calves, study suggests
Levels of a key hormone in the blood may be important for the survival prospects of newborn animals, a study of wild deer suggests. (2014-03-27)
Testosterone therapy may prevent Alzheimer's disease
Researchers at the University of Southern California have discovered a direct link between loss of testosterone and the development of an Alzheimer's-like disease in mice. (2006-12-19)
New recommendations addresses the diagnosis and management of testosterone deficiency
An expert panel convened by the International Society for Sexual Medicine has developed a detailed 'Process of Care' for the diagnosis and management of testosterone deficiency in men. (2015-07-09)
Older age does not cause testosterone levels to decline in healthy men
A decline in testosterone levels as men grow older is likely the result -- not the cause -- of deteriorating general health, say Australian scientists, whose new study finds that age, in itself, has no effect on testosterone level in healthy older men. (2011-06-07)
Study separates behavioral and physiological mechanisms in testosterone mediated trade-offs
In the August 2005 issue of the American Naturalist, François Mougeot and colleagues use a new treatment, which increased testosterone concentration while blocking its direct actions (by blocking testosterone receptors), to show that the mechanism linking testosterone to parasite infection is via increased susceptibility. (2005-07-26)
Study shows costs and benefits of testosterone in birds
Do nice guys finish last, or will the meek inherit the earth? (2010-05-13)
The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: Large clinical trials to evaluate risks of testosterone treatment urgently needed
Physicians do not have sufficient information from clinical trials to understand the risks associated with the prescription of testosterone in older men, according to a comment in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, written by professor Stephanie Page, of the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, USA. (2014-04-27)
Emotionally supportive relationships linked to lower testosterone
Science and folklore alike have long suggested that high levels of testosterone can facilitate the sorts of attitudes and behavior that make for, well, a less than ideal male parent. (2015-11-10)
Low testosterone linked to heightened risk of early death
Low testosterone levels seem to be linked to a heightened risk of premature death from heart disease and all causes, suggests research published online in Heart. (2010-10-19)
Surgery-related weight loss in men reverses testosterone deficiency
Low testosterone levels and symptoms of male sexual dysfunction due to obesity may be reversible with weight loss after bariatric surgery, a new study finds. (2011-06-04)
Prenatal testosterone linked to increased risk of language delay for male infants, study shows
New research by Australian scientists reveals that males who are exposed to high levels of testosterone before birth are twice as likely to experience delays in language development compared to females. (2012-01-25)
New ground broken on aggression research
Questionnaire results and DNA samples volunteered by a group of University of Alberta students has broken new ground in the study of aggression. (2010-12-07)
Coalition issues international consensus on testosterone treatment for women
The Endocrine Society and 10 other internationally esteemed medical societies have today issued the first Global Position Statement on the use of testosterone in the treatment of women. (2019-09-01)
Study: Long-term testosterone therapy improves urinary, sexual function and quality of life
A new study shows a significant improvement in both sexual and urinary function as well as quality of life for hypogonadal men who undergo long-term testosterone replacement therapy. (2017-08-15)
Combination drug therapy effectively treats male infertility
Two drugs that are commonly used off-label in the treatment of male infertility are clomiphene citrate (CC) and anastrozole (AZ); however, data are lacking on the use of combination CC+AZ therapy. (2018-06-06)
Drug and therapeutics bulletin
The use of synthetic testosterone to combat symptoms of the so-called (2010-06-02)
Obesity leads to brain inflammation, and low testosterone makes it worse
Low testosterone worsens the harmful effects of obesity in the nervous system, a new study in mice finds. (2013-06-17)
UTMB study shows testosterone being prescribed when not medically needed
A new study by the University of Texas Medical Branch found that 20 percent of men were prescribed testosterone despite having normal testosterone levels based on the Endocrine Society's guidelines. (2015-03-03)
Male health linked to testosterone exposure in womb, study finds
Men's susceptibility to serious health conditions may be influenced by low exposure to testosterone in the womb, new research from the University of Edinburgh suggests. (2014-04-22)
Males with elevated levels of testosterone lead shorter lives but have more success siring offspring
Comparative studies have studied testosterone levels and related them to mating systems and aggression, but very few studies have attempted to relate testosterone to fitness, that is, the combination of lifetime reproductive success and survival. (2006-04-12)
Research finds testosterone treatment improves sexual activity, physical function
Despite inconclusive reports in the past, new research reveals benefits of testosterone treatment for older men with low testosterone levels. (2016-02-17)
The price of vanity: Mating with showy males may reduce offspring's ability to fight off pathogens
In many animals, males advertise to potential mates with showy traits, many of which are linked to testosterone levels. (2007-01-10)
Do increased levels of testosterone play a role in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome?
Sudden Infant Death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of unexpected death in infants ages one week to one year old. (2005-11-17)
Testosterone deficiency affects male cancer survivors' quality of life
A new study has found that many male cancer survivors who develop testosterone deficiency after receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy have an impaired quality of life and reduced energy levels. (2010-02-22)
Cell phone use may reduce male fertility
Men who have been diagnosed with poor sperm quality and who are trying to have children should limit their cell phone use. (2011-05-19)
Higher testosterone may raise risk of heart disease in elderly men
A large US multicenter study shows that older men with higher testosterone levels are more likely to have a heart attack or other cardiovascular disease in the future. (2010-07-01)
Normalization of testosterone level after testosterone replacement therapy
Patients with low testosterone levels who have then gone on to have testosterone replacement therapy could be at lower risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack or stroke, according to research published today in the European Heart Journal. (2015-08-05)
UTMB study shows testosterone therapy does not increase aggressive prostate cancer risk
A new population-based study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston showed for the first time that exposure to testosterone therapy over a five-year period was not associated with an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer. (2015-10-05)
New study finds testosterone replacement therapy does not increase cardiovascular risks
An important new study of men who have undergone testosterone replacement therapy has found that taking supplemental testosterone does not increase their risk of experiencing a major adverse cardiac event, such as a heart attack or stroke. (2014-11-18)
Study explains how low testosterone raises diabetes risk
Researchers have identified a key hormone-signaling pathway that explains why men with low testosterone are at greater risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study in Cell Metabolism co-authored by Tulane University researchers. (2016-04-28)
Study finds testosterone therapy may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease
Research from Boston University School of Medicine suggests that testosterone treatment in hypogonadal (testosterone deficient) men restores normal lipid profiles and may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. (2013-10-23)
New study finds testosterone replacement therapy does not increase heart risk
A new study of generally healthy men who used testosterone replacement therapy to normalize testosterone levels has found that taking supplemental testosterone does not increase their risk of experiencing a heart attack or stroke. (2015-11-09)
New hormonal gel combination shows promise as reversible birth control for men
Male hormonal contraceptives applied daily to the skin reduce sperm production, finds a new study to be presented Sunday at the Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. (2012-06-25)
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