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May 25, 2016

Pituitary Insufficiency Is Prevalent After Blast Concussion in Military Veterans

Apr. 4, 2016 — A study in military veterans finds that explosive blast-related concussions frequently result in hormone changes leading to problems such as sleep disturbances, fatigue, depression and poor quality ... read more

New Procedure Could Improve Success Rate of Cell Transplant to Cure Type 1 Diabetes

Apr. 4, 2016 — New research suggests pretreating cells with a peptide hormone may improve the success rate of pancreatic islet cell transplants, a procedure that holds great promise for curing Type 1 ... read more

Study Investigates Light, Biological Clocks, Estrogen Receptor Expression in the Breast

Apr. 3, 2016 — Researchers are exploring one possible physiologic explanation of why prior studies have demonstrated a higher risk of breast cancer in women who experience high levels of illumination at ... read more

Estrogen-Deficient Female Athletes' Memory Improves With Estrogen

Apr. 3, 2016 — In young female athletes who stop having their menstrual periods because of excessive exercise, estrogen replacement appears to improve their memory, a new study ... read more

Low Thyroid Function Linked to Greater Odds of Type 2 Diabetes

Apr. 2, 2016 — Having too little thyroid hormone in the blood -- even in the low-normal range -- raises the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, especially in people with prediabetes, a new study in nearly 8,500 ... read more

BPA Changes Fetal Development of the Mammary Gland, Can Raise Breast Cancer Risk

Apr. 1, 2016 — A new culture system that tests the role of chemical exposure on the developing mammary gland has found that bisphenol A (BPA) directly affects the mammary gland of mouse embryos. The study show that ... read more

Engineered Ovary Implant Restores Fertility in Mice

Apr. 1, 2016 — Scientists created a prosthetic ovary using a 3-D printer -- an implant that allowed mice that had their ovaries surgically removed to bear live ... read more

Female Hormonal Treatments: Clinicians Urged to Avoid Prescribing Compounded Hormones

Apr. 1, 2016 — A new scientific statement advises clinicians to avoid using compounded hormone medications to treat menopausal symptoms, female sexual dysfunction and other hormone ... read more

Early Use of Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy May Prevent Heart Disease

Mar. 30, 2016 — Hormone therapy, when taken within six years of menopause, may slow the progression of subclinical atherosclerosis, research has found. This is the first study to directly examine the hypothesis that ... read more

Blood Clot Risk Lower for Estrogen-Only, Transdermal, and Vaginal Estrogen at Menopause

Mar. 30, 2016 — A Swedish population study is helping answer lingering questions about hormone therapy safety. The study shows that estrogen-only therapy carries a lower risk of blood clots than combined ... read more

Mar. 24, 2016 — The presence of leptin -- a hormone secreted by fat cells that is critical to maintaining energy balance in the body -- inhibits the prenatal development of neuronal connections between the brain and ... read more

Need Your Thyroid Removed? Seek a Surgeon With 25+ Cases a Year

Mar. 14, 2016 — Patients who need to have their thyroid gland removed should seek surgeons who perform 25 or more thyroidectomies a year for the least risk of complications, a new study ... read more

Feb. 22, 2016 — A novel technique that makes it possible to monitor insulin resistance in a non-invasive manner over time in mice has been developed by diabetes researchers. The new method can be used to assess ... read more

Feb. 18, 2016 — Although insulin-producing cells are found in the endocrine tissue of the pancreas, a new mouse study suggests that abnormalities in the exocrine tissue could cause cell non-autonomous effects that ... read more

Aging May Worsen the Effects of a High-Salt Diet

Feb. 9, 2016 — Age significantly impaired the ability of rats to get rid of excess sodium when exposed to a high-salt diet, according to research. Findings could have implications for salt consumption in the ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — Researchers have new insight into the complex interchange that can raise blood levels of unhealthy lipids, or fat, in type 1 diabetes, and early evidence that a drug under study to block cancer cell ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — The maternal diet influences fat and glucose metabolism of offspring through epigenetic alterations, new research shows. As the study shows, a high-fat diet during pregnancy and lactation leads to ... read more

Experts Recommend Immediate Treatment for Severe Primary Adrenal Insufficiency Symptoms

Jan. 13, 2016 — A Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) has been issued on the diagnosis and treatment of primary adrenal insufficiency, a condition commonly known as Addison's disease that occurs when the body ... read more

Jan. 8, 2016 — Despite the prevalence of thyroid disease and its sometimes serious effects, researchers have struggled to answer a pretty basic question about the hormone-producing gland: What turns it on? A new ... read more

Women Can Take Blood Thinners, Hormones Without Higher Blood Clot, Bleeding Risk, Study Shows

Dec. 22, 2015 — Women on blood thinners can take estrogen-containing contraception or hormone replacement therapy without an increased risk of blood clots or uterine bleeding, new research shows for the first ... read more

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