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October 5, 2015

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October 5, 2015

Adrenals Run Amok: Discovery Could Aid Precision Medicine for High Blood Pressure

Aug. 12, 2015 — Each of your kidneys wears a little yellow cap that helps keep blood pressure in check, and much more. But in some people, it starts running amok, pumping out a hormone that sends blood pressure ... read more

Experts Recommend Tumor Removal as First-Line Treatment for Cushing's Syndrome

July 29, 2015 — A Clinical Practice Guideline on strategies for treating Cushing's syndrome have been published by experts. Cushing's syndrome is a condition caused by overexposure to the hormone ... read more

Hormones Influence Unethical Behavior, Experts Say

July 28, 2015 — Hormones play a two-part role in encouraging and reinforcing cheating and other unethical behavior, according to new research. With cheating scandals a persistent threat on college campuses and ... read more

Narrowing in on Pituitary Tumors

July 27, 2015 — A new technique that could help surgeons more precisely define the locations of pituitary tumors in near real-time has been demonstrated by a team of scientists. The new strategy uses a visualization ... read more

Experimental Drug Could Treat Hot Flashes, Other Symptoms of Menopause Without Harmful Side Effects

July 22, 2015 — Researchers have discovered an experimental medication that treats hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms without the life-threatening risks of hormone replacement therapy, according to a ... read more

Moderate Hormone Suppression May Be Enough in Thyroid Cancer, 30-Year Study Shows

July 17, 2015 — Moderate suppression of thyroid-stimulating hormone, which drives thyroid cancer, may be as beneficial as more extreme hormone suppression, a study of long-term thyroid cancer outcomes shows. Extreme ... read more

New Guideline Puts Emphasis on Patient Care in Treating Hypoparathyroidism

July 10, 2015 — Patients with low levels of calcium and parathyroid hormone in their blood should be investigated for chronic hypoparathyroidism to optimize their treatment, according to a new ... read more

Diabetes Complications Linked to Rising Risk of Dementia

July 9, 2015 — People who have diabetes and experience high rates of complications are more likely to develop dementia as they age than people who have fewer diabetic complications, according to a new ... read more

Blood Test Could Identify Diabetes Decades Before It Develops

July 8, 2015 — Scientists show for the first time that a small molecule circulates in the blood of people who are in the early stages of type 1 diabetes. A simple blood test could detect this biological marker ... read more

Treating Breast Cancer With Progesterone Could Aid Survival

July 8, 2015 — A special technique where breast cancer cells are “rescued” for research has been developed by researchers. Coupled with advanced scientific technologies, this has provided a unique insight into ... read more

Brown Fat Transplant Reversed Type 1 Diabetes Without Insulin in Non-Obese Diabetic Mice

July 1, 2015 — Researchers have found embryonic brown fat transplants reversed type 1 diabetes and restored glucose tolerance to normal in non-obese diabetic ... read more

Implantable 'Artificial Pancreas' Could Help Diabetes Patients Control Their Blood Sugar

July 1, 2015 — Living with Type 1 diabetes requires constant monitoring of blood sugar levels and injecting insulin daily. The development of an implantable "artificial pancreas" that continuously ... read more

New Family of Small RNAs Boosts Cell Proliferation in Cancer

June 29, 2015 — Rather than cellular trash, half of a transfer RNA (tRNA) molecule appears to actively spur cell proliferation in breast and prostate cancers, suggesting a new role for tRNA and a possible target for ... read more

Why the Bloating During Menopause? Blame the Hormones or the Lack of Them

June 22, 2015 — Many women experience water retention and bloating when their hormone levels change, but how sex hormones affect water balance is not understood. A new study offers an explanation, finding that sex ... read more

Stress Hormones Could Undermine Breast Cancer Therapy

June 22, 2015 — Stress hormones often given to patients to treat the side effects of therapy may cause a subset of breast cancers to become treatment-resistant, scientists ... read more

Hormone Fluctuations Disrupt Sleep of Perimenopausal Women

June 16, 2015 — Women in the early phases of menopause are more likely to have trouble sleeping during certain points in the menstrual cycle, according to a new study. During perimenopause -- the earliest stage of ... read more

Prenatal DDT Exposure Tied to Nearly Four-Fold Increase in Breast Cancer Risk

June 16, 2015 — Women who were exposed to higher levels of the pesticide DDT in utero were nearly four times more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer as adults than women who were exposed to lower levels ... read more

June 15, 2015 — Sometimes, listening in on a conversation can tell you a lot. A diabetes researcher is listening in on crosstalk between the cells that control the body's response to sugar, helping us to ... read more

June 10, 2015 — A research team undertook the first pediatric outpatient study to compare three alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes. The results shows the dual-hormone artificial pancreas provides the most ... read more

Short Boys Are Two to Three Times as Likely as Short Girls to Receive Growth Hormone

June 10, 2015 — Short boys are three times more likely than short girls to receive recombinant human growth hormone treatment for idiopathic short stature (ISS), even though in a general pediatric population, equal ... read more

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