I am an endocrinology freak. There is basically nothing about endocrinology that wouldn't force me to stop and read and research a little more. If I was given the chance to chose my dream career I would definitely pick Endocrinologist, but due to life's imperfections I am now a Master by Research on my second passion - Toxicology. Obviously, they are not that dissociated and that is what ultimately brings up the smile I carry whenever I have the chance to discuss, talk, learn, read, view, watch, listen to whatever I found regarding these passions of mine - Endocrinology and Toxicology.
I was having a coffee with my "wife" and a couple of Spanish friends who travelled from Newcastle Upon Tyne, a mother to be and an university teacher who recently joined their university. As I was learning loads of new information regarding all the million subjects my friend - the teacher, is always so proficient on (it's impressive that guy's intelligence and passion for historical facts and literature - from Factotum to the Manifest Destiny) I had a brainstorm break ( a small pause just to relax my mind) wondering how great it would be to post an article I had just "stolen" from a newspaper I read in Café Nero (Nottingham). I had to go all wrong on that newspaper and face public shame (well, not so bad to cut a quarter of a page out of a newspaper in front of what??, 15 other human beings) as I found a nice short column about hormone replacement therapy... that moment I realised I had to have that small column for myself, so under the repressive criticism of both my "wife" and our Spanish friend - the mother to be - I cut the interesting column very carefully and brought it home. Well, I thought I would have to write piece by piece of that very interesting breakthrough in order to post it on the blog, but apparently the web is a lot more perceptive than what we consider it to be and "voilá", I found this same column on the Daily Mail online.
So here it is, by Jenny Hope (Medical Correspondent - something I'd like to be too but not that fiercely when compared to Endocrinologist and Toxicologist!!),
HRT 'could cut breast cancer risk by a third',
for all of you visitors of The Toxicologist Today.
Just a thought: Can it be the fact that oestrogen produced by the body may help the development of breast cancer, but not the oestrogen administered through HRT, to be related to some biochemical/biological process inherent to the organics of oestrogen production in women?
Oh, by the way, Merry Christmas and a Very Happy 2011. Shall we find awesome dream careers and drive our smiles even higher next year, against all the economical odds and the Monetary International Fund.