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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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Postmenopausal bleeding: Is it normal?

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Menopause is the result of a natural decline in hormones, but what causes postmenopausal bleeding? How is it diagnosed and what are the treatment options?

Is it menopause? Tests and diagnosis

Thu, 25 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the symptoms of menopause and how a doctor may test for and diagnose it. What is 'early menopause' and why might it occur?

New research could help develop drugs to better address heart problems in diabetics

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research published in Experimental Physiology shows that diabetes-induced changes in heartbeat are primarily regulated by the β1-adrenoceptor.

Black cohosh for menopause: Uses and side effects

Sat, 20 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Black cohosh is sometimes used to treat hot flashes, excessive sweating, mood changes, and other symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. Does it work?

Breast cancer risk is more affected by total body fat than abdominal fat

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A reduction in overall body fat, rather than abdominal fat, is associated with lower levels of breast cancer markers.

Is diabetes genetic? Facts about hereditary risk

Tue, 16 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Can you inherit diabetes? In this article, we ask whether type 1 and 2 diabetes are due to lifestyle factors, genetic susceptibility, or both.

Type 1 diabetes cured in mice using gene therapy

Mon, 08 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal how they were able to cure type 1 diabetes in mice by restoring insulin production using a novel gene therapy technique.

Disfiguring eye symptoms diminish in Graves' eye disease drug trial

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The disease is characterized by inflammation and a buildup of tissue around the eyes that cause them to bulge painfully from their sockets.

Low-dose aspirin may cut breast cancer risk by a fifth

Tue, 02 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that women who take low-dose aspirin at least three times per week may reduce their breast cancer risk by as much as 20 percent.

Partners can help with PMS: Couples counselling key to coping with premenstrual distress

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A Western Sydney University study has found that couples counselling can be critical for women in the treatment of severe premenstrual symptoms (PMS).

How does diabetes affect your sex life?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

How does diabetes impact sexual organs, what treatments may improve sexual function, and what lifestyle changes are recommended to improve sexual function?

Genetics are key to hormone therapy lowering risk of broken bones in older women

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Women at the highest genetic risk for fracture benefit the most from hormone therapy, according to a first-of-its-kind study led by researchers at the University at Buffalo.

Study identifies hundreds of genes that influence timing of puberty and alter risk of several cancers

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The largest genomic analysis of puberty timing in men and women conducted to date has identified 389 genetic signals associated with puberty timing, four times the number that were previously known.

'Connshing syndrome' named as a new cause of high blood pressure

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research led by scientists at the University of Birmingham has revealed a new cause of high blood pressure which could lead to major changes in managing the disease.

Prednisone and diabetes: What is the connection?

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:00:00 PDT

Prednisone is a steroid used to treat autoimmune disorders, but it can also affect how the body reacts to insulin. Learn more in this article.

Ten health benefits of sex

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Sex can have a multitude of positive effects on health. Medical News Today take a look at the top physical and psychological health benefits of sex.

Could 'love hormone' help drug addicts stay clean?

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Experts say oxytocin, a key hormone made naturally by the brain, could hold the key to treating drug addicts and help them avoid relapse.

Endocrine Society issues statement to improve detection of curable forms of hypertension

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new Scientific Statement issued by the Endocrine Society advises healthcare providers on ways to spot hormonal causes of high blood pressure that can be cured with surgery or treated effectively...

Treating polycystic ovary syndrome early may help prevent later drop in fertility

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In adolescent girls with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), bringing the amount of abdominal visceral fat and liver fat down to normal restores ovulation, normalizes the symptoms of androgen excess...

New type of insulin-producing cell discovered

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In people with type I diabetes, insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas die and are not replaced. Without these cells, the body loses the ability to control blood glucose.

Progesterone and bisexuality: Is there a link?

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Giving progesterone to prevent miscarriage could influence baby's sexual orientation in later life.

Harms of nighttime light exposure passed to offspring

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Animals can pass the damaging effects of nighttime light exposure to their offspring, a new study has found, adding to a growing body of evidence that there's a health cost to our increasingly...

Cow's milk interferes with absorption of thyroid supplement levothyroxine

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Taking the common oral thyroid hormone medication levothyroxine with a glass of cow's milk significantly decreases the body's ability to absorb the drug, a preliminary study finds.

Thyroid hormone level may identify people at risk for atherosclerosis

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New study suggests that measuring thyroid hormone level may help identify people at risk for atherosclerosis - the main cause of heart attack and stroke.

Discovery may help patients beat deadly pneumonia

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that a hormone responsible for controlling iron metabolism helps fight off a severe form of bacterial pneumonia, and that discovery may offer a simple way to help vulnerable...