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# hormones - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Men's testosterone levels largely determined by their childhood environment, study finds

The study challenges the theory that testosterone levels are controlled by genetics or race.

# hormones - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

From The42 Serena Williams leads 'disappointed' reaction to Djokovic comments on women's tennis Backlash

Serena Williams leads 'disappointed' reaction to Djokovic comments on women's tennis

Andy Murray says there should ’100%’ be equal pay for male and female competitors.

# hormones - Friday 13 January, 2012

Scientists harness hormones to create 'super-soldier' ants

An entire genus of ant – of 1100 species – can be mutated into larger-than-average creatures with a touch of hormones.

# hormones - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Fatherhood causes drop in testosterone - and may keep men loyal

New research suggests that men are “biologically wired” to remain for child-rearing – as testosterone levels drop after a partner gives birth.

# hormones - Thursday 24 March, 2011

Scientists 'turned mice gay' through hormone immunity

Researchers in China bred mice with brains unreceptive to serotonin, and found that they lost the impulse to mate with females.

# hormones - Monday 7 March, 2011

From The Daily Edge Women believe deep-voiced men are more likely to cheat Cheating

Women believe deep-voiced men are more likely to cheat

Study shows that tone of voice may signal higher risk of infidelity.

# hormones - Thursday 12 August, 2010

THE CHINESE HEALTH MINISTRY has begun investigating claims that a certain powdered baby milk has caused three baby girls – one as young as four years old – to grow breasts.

The three girls, the eldest of which is 15 months old, were found to have as much estradiol – a major female sex hormone – in their bodies as an average adult woman, while they had three to seven times the usual level of lactogen, another hormone.

A panel of nine paediatric and food safety experts has been assembled to investigate the claims. The three girls are all believed to have been fed a powdered milk produced by Synutra International, which denies the claims.

The three girls all live within miles of the city of Wuhan,

Its CEO, Liang Zhang, told Bloomberg the company was ”completely confident that our products are safe and our quality levels are industry-leading.”

The multinational’s stock has, nonetheless, fallen by over 10% on the NASDAQ since the claims emerged.

One Chinese dairy association suggests the hormones may have entered the food chain at farm level; China, unlike most western countries, does not regulate the use of growth hormones in producing livestock.

It is believed the cows may have been (legally) fed the hormones and that their milk was thus laced with the same chemicals. This milk would then have been used in the production of the powdered products.

Another of Synutra’s suppliers, a New Zealand company called Fonterra, said it did not use hormonal growth stimulants in its cattle. Synutra also sources produce from France and from the Chinese provence of Heilongjiang in the north-west of the country.

The health ministry has invited consumers to send any food they feel could have quality problems to local inspection agencies where it can be tested.