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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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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...

Diet tips to improve insulin resistance

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about how to reduce insulin insensitivity and the risk of type 2 diabetes. Which foods should you eat? Which foods should you avoid?

Breast cancer: Study identifies a molecular mechanism of drug resistance in ER+ tumors

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Study suggests that a mechanism of drug resistance in ER+ breast cancers could be changes to the estrogen receptor caused by two immune system molecules.

How insulin and glucagon work to regulate blood sugar levels

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is the link between diabetes and the pancreas? What are the symptoms of high and low blood sugar levels? Find out in this article.

Low levels of 'anti-anxiety' hormone linked to postpartum depression

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a small-scale study of women with previously diagnosed mood disorders, Johns Hopkins researchers report that lower levels of the hormone allopregnanolone in the second trimester of pregnancy...

The evidence base for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): What can we believe?

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The 'facts' that most women and clinicians consider in making the decision to use, or not use, HRT are frequently wrong or incorrectly applied says Professor Robert D Langer in a paper entitled The...

Bone-derived hormone suppresses appetite in mice

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A hormone secreted by bone cells can suppress appetite, according to mouse studies conducted by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers.

PTSD risk can be predicted by hormone levels prior to deployment, study says

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Up to 20 percent of U.S. veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan developed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder from trauma experienced during wartime, but new neuroscience research from...

Exercise-induced hormone irisin linked to new mechanisms for bone metabolism

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Two weeks of voluntary wheel running induces higher expression of irisin - a fat-burning hormone that is released during exercise - in bone tissue in mice.

Addison's patients lack killer immune cells - study

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research led by University of Birmingham scientists has found that people suffering from the adrenal disorder known as Addison's disease suffer from an immune system defect which makes them prone...

Strong evidence supports the association between obesity and some major types of cancer

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Strong evidence supports the association between obesity and some major types of cancer, consisting mainly of those related to digestive organs and hormone-related malignancies, reveals a large...

Chronic stress may raise obesity risk

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

By assessing levels of the 'stress hormone' cortisol in hair samples, researchers have linked chronic stress with increased risk of obesity.

Study suggests new therapy for Gaucher disease

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists propose in Nature blocking a molecule that drives inflammation and organ damage in Gaucher and maybe other lysosomal storage diseases as a possible treatment with fewer risks and lower...

Estrogen therapy shown effective in reducing tooth and gum diseases in postmenopausal women

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Estrogen therapy has already been credited with helping women manage an array of menopause-related issues, including reducing hot flashes, improving heart health and bone density, and maintaining...

What are the benefits and risks of testosterone therapy? Studies investigate

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Five studies documenting the health effects of testosterone replacement therapy suggest the hormone improves bone density, but it may pose cardiac risk.