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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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How highs and lows in testosterone levels 'shock' prostate cancer cells to death

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A strategy of alternately flooding and starving the body of testosterone is producing good results in patients who have metastatic prostate cancer that is resistant to treatment by chemical or...

Women dissatisfied with long process to diagnose polycystic ovary syndrome

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A large international survey of women with a common condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is characterized by reproductive and metabolic problems, found nearly two in three were...

CRISPR editing in pancreatic cells reduced cell death and increased insulin secretion

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

With the help of the CRISPR/Cas9 gene scissors, researchers at Lund University Diabetes Centre in Sweden have managed to "turn off" an enzyme that proved to play a key role in the regulation of the...

Diabetes breakthrough: Insulin-producing cells formed using malaria drugs

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers from the Austrian Academy of Sciences may have found a way to transform alpha cells into insulin-producing beta cells using a common drug.

Platypus venom could hold key to diabetes treatment

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Australian researchers have discovered remarkable evolutionary changes to insulin regulation in two of the nation's most iconic native animal species - the platypus and the echidna - which could...

Alcohol: Link between liver and brain may control consumption

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

Researchers discover a previously unrecognized genetic basis for alcohol consumption in a pathway that links a liver hormone to a brain receptor.

Does hormonal contraception alleviate premenstrual symptoms?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

The results of a new study designed to compare the severity and timing of perimenstrual symptoms among women who do or do not use cyclic hormonal contraception are reported in Journal of Women's...

Omega-3 fatty acids stimulate brown adipose tissue metabolism

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Omega-3 fatty acids are able to stimulate the activation of brown and beige adipose tissues, a discovery that would promote the development of new therapies for obesity and other metabolism...

Prostate Massage Therapy: What are the Benefits?

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Prostate massage was previously used to treat prostate problems but is no longer recommended. Learn about its possible benefits and risks here.

Hormone therapy improves bone health in postmenopausal women

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

New research examines the effect of menopausal hormone therapy on bone mass and structure in women at risk of developing osteoporosis.

New findings show promise for treatment of Graves' disease and other ocular disorders

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 PST

A new class of therapies may be on the horizon for thyroid eye disease (TED) and other destructive scarring conditions.

Early exposure to excess hormone causes genital defects in females

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

University of Florida researchers have identified cells targeted by a male hormone and found that an excess of that hormone at a specific time can cause genital defects in female mice.

Women do have better memories than men, says study

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

Women have better memories than men throughout life, even though their ability to recall dips at menopause. This study links memory function with hormones.

Northern Irish women have only half the recommended iodine levels at critical stage of pregnancy

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Pregnant Northern Irish women do not get enough iodine through their diet and do not know enough about how to address their deficiency, according to preliminary research presented at the Society...

Reproductive history and hormone use may affect women's cognitive function

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

In a study of healthy postmenopausal women, reproductive life events related to sex hormones, including earlier age at menarche, later age at last pregnancy, length of reproductive period, and use...

Thyroid medicine found to reduce preterm birth, stillbirth

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new study examines whether common thyroid medication benefits pregnant women with mild hypothyroidism and their newly born infants.

How does a high-protein diet aid weight loss? Study sheds light

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers reveal how an amino acid produced through digestion of protein suppresses hunger to reduce food intake and cause weight loss.

Reducing exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) lowers levels of this environmental estrogen in women

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Women who avoided foods, cosmetics, and other products packaged in BPA-containing plastic containers for 3 weeks had significant reductions in urinary levels of BPA, a commonly used "endocrine...

Low oxytocin may lead to low empathy, study finds

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

The 'love hormone' seems to be responsible for deficient levels of empathy in patients with certain neurological conditions, according to a new study.

Aerobic exercise boosts testosterone for overweight men

Sat, 05 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers reveal how a 12-week aerobic exercise program significantly increased testosterone levels for men who were overweight or obese.

Finding shift work hard to handle? Your genes could be to blame

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

New study has uncovered a gene variation that is more common among shift workers who experience exhaustion as a result of their irregular working patterns.

Diabetes: Potential protein target identified for reversing insulin resistance

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

Removing or blocking the protein Gal3 reverses insulin resistance and glucose intolerance in mouse models of obesity and diabetes, study shows.

Zika virus infection damages testes in mice

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

Male mice infected with a mouse-adapted strain of Zika virus can experience tissue injury associated with decreased testis size and reduced levels of two sex hormones and of sperm cells in the...

The calling card of aggressive thyroid cancer

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Discovery of key protein expected to advance life-changing diagnostics and therapies for patients.

Customizing vitamin D supplements to the individual would ensure benefits are felt

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Vitamin D supplements are less effective at raising vitamin D levels in pregnant women if they deliver their babies in the winter, have low levels of vitamin D early in pregnancy or gain more...