New Study: 'Ehhh' on Hormone Replacement During Menopause

Hormone replacement therapy is really confusing because experts keep going back and forth about whether or not it eases the symptoms of menopausal women or threatens their health. A new study finds that both are true, which clears nothing up. » 10/02/13 10:00am 10/02/13 10:00am

Study: Post-Menopausal Hormones Up Breast Cancer Death Risk

A new study says taking combined estrogen and progestin to combat menopausal symptoms ups not just women's risk of breast cancer, but their risk of dying from it. But some doctors think new, lower-dose therapies may be safer. » 10/20/10 1:20pm 10/20/10 1:20pm

High Times (Of The Month): Female Hormones May Intensify Addiction

Although much substance abuse research has been done on men, women can be addicts too. And studies show that female hormones may influence dependency. » 5/10/10 5:00pm 5/10/10 5:00pm

Sex And The Study

A University of Michigan study finds that "dishing with a girlfriend" makes the ladies feel good because a sense of emotional closeness boosts the sex hormone progesterone, which in turn reduces anxiety and stress. We hear Cosmos help, too. [Eurekalert] » 6/03/09 6:40pm 6/03/09 6:40pm

Have you suffered a major head injury? Are you on birth control pills? Chinese researchers have determined that progesterone, found in many oral contraceptives, can have "neuroprotective" qualities, meaning speedier and easier healing from head trauma. [Science Daily] » 5/02/08 4:30pm 5/02/08 4:30pm