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Endocrinology aims to diagnose and treat patients with endocrine conditions such as thyroid diseases that are either under active or over active, thyroid glands, thyroid cancer, adrenal conditions, polycystic and other hormonal fertility problems and horm



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Bioidentical hormones: Uses, benefits, and risks

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about bioidentical hormones. What are they, how are they used, what are compounded hormones, and what are the risks?



Treating PCOS with a combination of oral contraceptives and spironolactone does not increase the risk of diabetes or heart disease

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most effective treatment is a combination of the oral contraceptive pill (OCP) with an anti-androgen, which does not increase the risk of metabolic...



Prostate cancer: Could a breast cancer drug reduce recurrence?

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that PARP inhibitors - a class of drugs used to treat breast cancer - may also benefit men with prostate cancer.



Study finds hormone therapy improves sleep quality for recently menopausal women

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

For many women, the side effects of menopause don't call it a day when they do.



Obesity: Lack of 'satiety hormones' plays a role

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Obese individuals have fewer cells in the gastrointestinal tract that secrete satiety hormones in response to food, which may lead to overeating.



Endorphin release differs by exercise intensity, study finds

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that high-intensity interval training prompts a rise in the release of endorphins in the brain, compared with less intense exercise.



Fish oil may prevent seizures by boosting brain estrogen levels

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal that supplementation with the fish oil compound DHA prevented seizures in mice by raising levels of the hormone estrogen in the brain.



For post-menopausal women, vaginal estrogens do not raise risk of cancer, other diseases

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

FindingsWomen who have gone through menopause and who have been using a vaginal form of estrogen therapy do not have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer than women who have not...



Could outdoor light exposure at night heighten breast cancer risk?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

High exposure to outdoor light during the night may increase women's breast cancer risk, a new study finds, particularly for women who work night shifts.



Why the definition of polycystic ovary syndrome harms women

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The changed definition of polycystic ovary syndrome harms women and brings no clear benefit, say Australian scientists in the British Medical Journal.



Study: Long-term testosterone therapy improves urinary, sexual function and quality of life

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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.



Fat rats show why breast cancer may be more aggressive in patients with obesity

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Women with obesity are more likely to get breast cancer, and a number of studies have provided a reasonable explanation why: after menopause, fat tissue manufactures estrogen, and the estrogen then...



Hypophysectomy: Procedure, recovery, and complications

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about hypophysectomy and why a person may need one. What happens during a hypophysectomy and are there any alternatives?



Risk of a fatty heart linked to race, type of weight gain in middle-aged women

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A woman's race and where on her body she packs on pounds at midlife could give her doctor valuable clues to her likelihood of having greater volumes of heart fat, a potential risk factor for heart...



Myxedema coma: Causes, risk factors, and outlook

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Myxedema is a severe form of hypothyroidism. A myxedema coma is a potentially fatal complication of this condition, with specific risks and causes.



New mutations related to hereditary neuroendocrine tumours

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas are rare neuroendocrine tumours with a strong hereditary component.



Oestrogen regulates pathological changes of bones via bone lining cells

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The female sex hormone oestrogen plays an important role in the structural stability of bones.



Kidney cysts: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Kidney cysts are a common problem. In this article, learn how prevalent kidney cysts are, who they affect, symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and treatment.



Study explains link between academic performance and violence

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Numerous studies have shown a relationship between high-crime communities and the academic performance of children who live within them.



Why some women are more likely to feel depressed

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New study links duration of estrogen exposure with increased vulnerability to depression: Longer exposure to estrogen shown to provide protection.



Is 'ovarian tissue freezing' superior to egg freezing?

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Many women are turning to egg freezing to promote fertility, but what happens when it isn't an option because of special medical or other conditions?



Could house dust make us fat?

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

In laboratory studies, precursor fat cells exposed to endocrine-disrupting chemicals in house dust were found to proliferate and acquire more fat.



Autism: Which children respond to oxytocin treatment?

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Oxytocin treatment is thought to improve sociability in some children. A new clinical trial investigates which children are likely to respond best and why.



Naturally produced testosterone gives female athletes 'significant' competitive edge

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

High levels of testosterone that are naturally produced by some elite female athletes give them a "significant" competitive edge in athletics events that depend on stamina and visuospatial abilities...



Menstruation does not affect cognitive function, study finds

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

There is a common perception that hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle affect cognitive function, but new research finds that this is not the case.