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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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What age do boys stop growing?

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:00:00 PST

A look at when boys stop growing, which happens after puberty has finished. Included is detail on average height and the genetic factors involved.

At what age do girls stop growing?

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 03:00:00 PST

A look at when girls stop growing. Included is detail on when puberty starts and finishes, in addition to what can prevent or delay development.

Adenopathy: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

Adenopathy is any disease or inflammation that involves glandular tissue or lymph nodes. Learn about what causes swollen lymph nodes.

Dopamine deficiency: What you need to know

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:00:00 PST

A dopamine deficiency is linked to several health conditions, including Parkinson's disease and depression. Learn more about the symptoms.

What are phytoestrogens? Benefits and foods

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

Phytoestrogens are a natural compound found in plants. When eaten, they may affect a person in the same way as estrogen produced by the body.

Breast cancer treatment: Can Brussels sprouts, soy reduce side effects?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST

Researchers have found that soy and cruciferous vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts, could reduce the long-term side effects of breast cancer treatment.

How does menopause affect sex drive?

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Menopause can cause physical and emotional changes that impact a woman’s life, including her sex life. Learn about how to increase libido after menopause.

Is it menopause or pregnancy?

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

The signs and symptoms of menopause and pregnancy can be similar. We take a look at how to determine if you are pregnant or approaching menopause.

Is there a link between menopause and an underactive thyroid?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

In this article, we examine whether there is a link between menopause and an underactive thyroid, and how the two may affect each other.

How to lower creatinine levels

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:00 PST

The best way to lower creatinine is to treat the underlying cause. There are also many diet and lifestyle changes that can help lower creatinine.

Vitamin D may improve wound healing in burns patients

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

New research finds that burns patients with severe wounds recover better if they have high levels of vitamin D, which is known to fight infection.

How a hormone could boost men's sexual appetite

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers reveal how a hormone associated with puberty and fertility could help to tackle anxiety-related sexual dysfunction in men.

What is the pineal gland?

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 06:00:00 PST

Once called the "third eye," the pineal gland is a gland located deep in the center of the brain. In this article, learn about how it regulates the body.

What causes salt cravings?

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 05:00:00 PST

Salt cravings are usually the result of simple factors, such as boredom or stress. Sometimes, salt cravings can be tied to a medical condition. Learn more.

Does menopause cause dizziness?

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PST

What is the connection between dizziness and menopause? Find out about the causes, as well as treatment and management options here.

Five reasons for a false-positive pregnancy test result

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

What are the possible reasons for a false-positive result with a home pregnancy test? Learn more here, along with what to do if a test result is positive.

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer increases cardiac risk

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

Androgen-deprivation therapy is widely used to treat prostate cancer. In a recent study, the potential risks to heart health are examined.

Can you live without a pancreas? What you need to know

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PST

What does the pancreas do and is it possible to live without one? Learn about why the pancreas may be removed and the resulting lifestyle changes.

Bioidentical hormones: Uses, benefits, and risks

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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