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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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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.

Pheochromocytoma: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is pheochromocytoma and what is the adrenal gland? In this article, learn about the causes of pheochromocytoma and its potential complications.

Why is osteoarthritis more common among women? Study sheds light

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study provides insight into why women are more likely to develop OA than men, and estrogen and microRNAs in synovial fluid may hold the answer.

Researchers recommend specific diabetes medications to protect bone health

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and osteoporosis often coexist in patients, but managing both conditions can be a challenge.

Study uncovers link between male hormones and metabolic disease in polycystic ovary syndrome

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists from the University of Birmingham have discovered the link between increased male hormones and metabolic complications such as diabetes and fatty liver disease in patients with polycystic...

Scientists shed new light on preventative measures for diabetes

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Small amounts of physical activity can offer health benefits that protect against insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes and can result from a high-fat diet.

Addisonian crisis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

An Addisonian crisis can cause weakness, nausea, fever, and even death. Learn more about this condition caused by an adrenal gland failure.

Somogyi effect: Causes and prevention

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:00:00 PDT

What is the Somogyi effect, who does it affect, and what are the symptoms? What causes the Somogyi effect, how is it diagnosed, and how is it treated?

Pre-clinical study suggests Parkinson's could start in gut endocrine cells

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Recent research on Parkinson's disease has focused on the gut-brain connection, examining patients' gut bacteria, and even how severing the vagus nerve connecting the stomach and brain might protect...

Major new appetite regulator successfully manipulated in mice

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study from Imperial has found new a link between certain brain receptors and obesity, giving a possible new drug target for appetite regulation.

Could lack of vitamin A be a cause of diabetes?

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas contain vitamin A receptors, and that blocking them reduces insulin secretion.