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|Concerns about Growth Hormone Experiments in Short Children|
Concerns about Growth Hormone Experiments in Short Children Beginning in 1958, human growth hormone (hGH) was extracted from cadavers for use in children who do not produce normal amounts. The hormone increases the height of hormone-deficient short children, although t
|Human Experiments: Redrawing the Ethical Boundaries|
Human Experiments: Redrawing the Ethical Boundaries Late 1993 was marked by revelations that hundreds of nonconsenting Americans had been used in radiation tests that began in the 1940s and continued much longer. The full facts of these experiments are not yet known. Earlier in the year, the National Academy of Sc
|Protecting Children from Human Growth Hormone Risks|
Human Growth Hormone Since 1959, human growth hormone has been used to promote growth in children who do not produce growth hormone naturally or who have one of several conditions that impair growth. Because the hormone was derived from human cadavers, it was in short supply. In 1985, however, the availability of
|The Verdict Goes against HRT|
In July, the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), which was studying the effects of combined estrogen and progestin use in postmenopausal women, was halted. It ended three years early after researchers observed an increased risk of breast cancer, potentially deadly blood clots, strokes, and heart disease in wom
|A Natural Approach to Menopause|
A Natural Approach to Menopause Every day, in hundreds of doctors’ offices, the same conversation takes place between women going through menopause and their doctors. The doctor writes out a prescription for estrogen pills or patches, saying they will replace the hormones her body ought to be making. They wil
|Menopause Is Not a Disease|
By Neal D. Barnard, M.D., and Kristine Kieswer This commentary was published in a number of newspapers in July 2002, including the Houston Chronicle (July 25) under the title “Drugs Aren't the Best Prescription for Menopause.” The government's recent early termination of t
|The Cruelest Testing Program Yet|
Following on the heels of the ill-conceived and cruel High Production Volume Challenge program and the Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now pushing the largest animal testing program in history, calling for tests on up to 87,000 chemicals, us
|The News You Need|
Vegetarian Diets Help Expel Cancer-Causing Hormones Vegetarian diets may reduce levels of hormones that contribute to cancer, according to a new study. The study observed how dietary patterns affect breast cancer risk by measuring hormone markers in post-menopausal women. Researchers studied diet records and conducte
|Editorial: Better Strategies for Battling Cancer: The Direct Approach|
Fifty years ago, Rube Goldberg delighted readers with absurd cartoon solutions to simple problems. To turn on a light, for example, a man pulls a string that turns on a fan that blows a feather that makes a cat jump, only to land on a rake that falls over and trips the light switch. The U.S. go
|The Cancer Project: PCRM's Fund for Cancer Prevention and Survival|
Cancer remains a tremendous challenge in America and throughout the world. Recent estimates put the lifetime risk of developing cancer at one in three for women, and an unprecedented one in two for men. It has long been clear that a new effort is needed: one that puts prevention first and foremost, that
Endometriosis Many women experience menstrual pain, and one of its common causes is endometriosis. In this condition, some of the lining cells from the inside of the uterus end up in the wrong place. They are attached to the ovaries, intestinal tract, bladder, or elsewhere. And just as the cells inside the uterus
|Hormone Replacement: The Risk of HRT|
Hormone Replacement: The Risk of HRT The New England Journal of Medicine of June 15, 1995, reported that hormone replacement therapy increases the risk of breast cancer.1 This was not news to most doctors. But many have continued to prescribe hormones because they feel that the benefits to the heart and bones outwe
Breast Cancer: Survival and Prevention > Diet Diet and Breast Cancer > Western Diet Partly to Blame for Korea’s Increasing Breast Cancer Rates Korean women have historically had one of the lowest breast cancer rates in the world, in part because of their traditionally low-f
|Cancer Project: The News You Need|
More Soy, Less Breast Cancer University of Southern California researchers analyzed the diets of 144 postmenopausal Chinese women living in Singapore and found that those eating the most soy had 15 percent lower blood levels of estrogens (estrone and estadiol), a sign of reduced breast cancer risk. However
|Fat and Hormonal Effects|
Several of the most common forms of cancer are linked to sex hormones. This is true of cancers of the breast, uterus, ovary, prostate, and perhaps other sites. The amount of hormones in our bodies and their actions are determined, in large part, by the foods we eat. Fatty foods affect the body in many ways