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May 26, 2015

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May 26, 2015

Type 2 Diabetes: Understanding Regulation of Sugar Levels for Better Treatment

Apr. 21, 2015 — A new mechanism that controls glucagon secretion in humans has been described by researchers, making it possible to elucidate this phenomenon and suggesting a modification of this new type of ... read more

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Postmenopausal Women: Does It Help or Harm Your Heart?

Mar. 10, 2015 — New evidence shows that hormone replacement therapy does not protect post-menopausal women against cardiovascular disease, and may even cause an increased risk of ... read more

Advanced Thyroid Cancer Responds to Targeted Therapy With Sunitinib

Mar. 8, 2015 — In patients with advanced thyroid cancer, sunitinib, a drug approved for treatment of several other cancers, showed significant cancer-fighting activity t, a new phase 2 clinical trial has ... read more

Men's Heart Disease Risk Linked to High Testosterone and Low Estrogen

Mar. 8, 2015 — Why men have more heart disease than premenopausal women has been unclear, but a new study shows that the sex hormones testosterone and estrogen alter cardiovascular risk factors in a way that raises ... read more

After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Risk of Thyroid Cancer Goes Up

Mar. 7, 2015 — Breast cancer survivors are at increased risk of developing thyroid cancer, especially within five years of their breast cancer diagnosis, according to a new analysis of a large national ... read more

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Does Not Affect the Risk of Dying Early

Mar. 6, 2015 — Menopausal hormone therapy (HT) does not have a significant effect on death, according to a new review of the medical literature published over the past three decades. The results included studies ... read more

High-Normal Thyroid Hormone Level in Pregnancy May Affect Fetal Brain Development

Mar. 6, 2015 — A new study finds that not only low but also high maternal thyroid hormone levels during early pregnancy may significantly lower the infant's IQ later in childhood. The study results suggest ... read more

When I'm 64 -- I'll Still Have Hot Flashes?

Mar. 2, 2015 — Some 40 percent of women 60 to 65 years old still have hot flashes. For many, the hot flashes are occasional and mild, but for some, they remain really troublesome. Sexual symptoms also remain a ... read more

Exposure to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Costs EU Billions Annually

Feb. 26, 2015 — Human exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) likely contributes to a number of diseases and health conditions in the EU, with costs estimated between €150-260 billion per year (1.2-2.0% ... read more

Hormone Therapy in Transgender Adults Safe, Study Shows

Feb. 24, 2015 — In the most comprehensive review to date addressing the relative safety of hormone therapy for transgender persons, researchers have found that hormone therapy in transgender adults is safe. The ... read more

Androgen Receptor Abnormality May Not Be Associated With Primary Resistance to Taxane Chemotherapy

Feb. 24, 2015 — Findings from a small prospective study suggest that androgen receptor V7 (or AR-V7) status does not significantly affect response to taxane chemotherapy in men with metastatic castration-resistant ... read more

Water Fluoridation in England Linked to Higher Rates of Underactive Thyroid

Feb. 24, 2015 — Water fluoridation above a certain level is linked to 30 percent higher than expected rates of underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) in England, suggests research. Researchers point out that their ... read more

Transplantation of Adrenal Cells in Animal Model

Feb. 18, 2015 — If the function of the adrenal gland is disturbed, it does not produce enough stress-adjusting messengers. The result can be potentially life-threatening illnesses. Researchers have now developed an ... read more

Survivors of Childhood Cancer at Risk for Developing Hormone Deficiencies as Adults

Feb. 13, 2015 — Decades after undergoing cranial irradiation for childhood cancer, investigators found that adult survivors of pediatric cancer remain at risk for pituitary hormone deficiencies that may diminish ... read more

Diabetes Drug Could Protect Against Low Blood Sugar

Feb. 20, 2015 — DPP-4 inhibitors are a group of drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes that lower high blood sugar levels by stimulating insulin production in the body. Researchers have now discovered that DPP-4 ... read more

More Women Now Using Compounded Hormones Without Understanding the Risks

Feb. 19, 2015 — From 28 percent to 68 percent of women using hormones at menopause take compounded, so-called 'bioidentical' hormones, but women don't understand the risks of these unapproved, ... read more

Feb. 18, 2015 — Two studies examined the effects of tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) at oral doses of 10,100 or 1000 mg/kg bw/day over the course of 2 generations on growth as well as behavioral, neurological and ... read more

Feb. 11, 2015 — Silibinin from milk thistle seeds could be a novel, non-invasive treatment strategy for Cushing Disease. Cushing Disease, not to be confused with Cushing's Syndrome, is caused by a tumor in the ... read more

Smoking While Breastfeeding Puts Children at Risk of Obesity Later in Life

Feb. 3, 2015 — Children of mothers who smoke while breast feeding are more likely to develop serious health problems such as obesity, hypothyroidism, diabetes and cardiovascular disease later in life, according to ... read more

Cow Immune System Inspires Potential New Therapies

Feb. 6, 2015 — To help people with hormone deficiencies, scientists have developed a potential new therapy based on an unlikely model: immune molecules from ... read more

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