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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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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.

Study examines link between obesity, food container chemical substitutes

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new study from the University of Iowa shows that a pair of common chemicals that manufacturers use to make plastic food containers, water bottles, and other consumer products do not contribute to...

Puberty hormones trigger changes in youthful learning

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A University of California, Berkeley, study of mice reveals, for the first time, how puberty hormones might impede some aspects of flexible youthful learning.

Researchers find potential genetic cause of Cushing syndrome

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Finding may lead to therapies that prevent pituitary tumor recurrence.A small study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health suggests that mutations in the gene CABLES1 may lead to...

Drinking tea may alter women's gene expression

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Women who drink tea experience epigenetic changes associated with cancer and estrogen metabolism, according to the results of a new study.

Household chemicals may impair thyroid in young girls

Wed, 31 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Early childhood exposures to specific phthalates were associated with depressed thyroid function in girls at age 3, according to scientists at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.

Vasopressin: Water management and the biological clock

Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Without water, we couldn't could survive. Despite its importance, the way that our body manages water is partly uncharted. New research plumbs the depths.

Scientists identify protein linked to chronic heart failure

Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers in Japan have identified a receptor protein on the surface of heart cells that promotes chronic heart failure.

Medical research: Antibody reduces body fat in a mouse model of menopause

Mon, 29 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A newly discovered antibody, trialled in a mouse model of menopause, may help to boost bone mass and reduce body fat, a paper published online in Nature suggests.

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.