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February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

Should Hypothyroidism in Pregnancy Be Treated?

Jan. 26, 2017 — When a woman becomes pregnant, many changes occur in her body. One of those changes is in the levels of various hormones produced by the ... read more

When Should Doctors Treat Short Children and Teens With Growth Hormone?

Jan. 25, 2017 — When is it appropriate to treat short children with growth hormone? The answer is not always clear-cut, with social, medical and ethical concerns coming into play. Experts in pediatric endocrinology ... read more

New Organ Culture System Reveals Effects of BPA Exposure on Fetal Mammary Glands

Jan. 24, 2017 — A new laboratory model enables tests of how developing fetal mammary tissue is affected by exposure to estrogen and estrogen-like chemicals such as BPA. Previous animal model research has suggested ... read more

Breast Cancer Drugs Stop Working When Tumors 'Make Their Own Fuel'

Jan. 23, 2017 — Scientists have discovered why a type of breast cancer drug stops working in some patients. The early-stage findings reveal that some breast tumors evolve to make their own 'fuel supply', ... read more

Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Gut Inflammation, Bacteria Changes

Jan. 19, 2017 — People with Type 1 diabetes exhibit inflammation in the digestive tract and gut bacteria, a pattern that differs from individuals who do not have diabetes or those who have celiac disease, according ... read more

Jan. 18, 2017 — Researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which the stress hormone FGF21 keeps digestive enzymes from damaging the ... read more

Jan. 11, 2017 — Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have been implicated in the development of obesity, diabetes and cancer and are found in a wide array of products including pesticides, plastics and ... read more

Normal Ranges for Testosterone Levels Defined

Jan. 10, 2017 — A large study of more than 9,000 men has established harmonized reference ranges for total testosterone in men that when applied to assays that have been appropriately calibrated will effectively ... read more

Role of Common Risk Factors in ER-Positive, ER-Negative Breast Cancer

Jan. 9, 2017 — Researchers have examined the role of common risk factors in the development of ER-positive and ER-negative breast cancers. The study sheds new light on how a woman’s age, weight, and menopausal ... read more

Breast Cancer Patients Could Benefit from Controversial Hormone

Dec. 9, 2016 — An international team of researchers is tackling the controversy over what some scientists consider to be a 'harmful' hormone, arguing that it could be a game changer in the fight against ... read more

Role of Protein in Pancreatic Secretion Suggests Potential Method for Treating Diabetes

Dec. 8, 2016 — New research revealed contrasting roles for the SNAP23 protein in pancreatic secretion of digestive enzymes and hormones such as insulin. Inhibiting SNAP23 with a potential new diabetes drug enabled ... read more

Surgeons Remove Thyroid Gland Through Hidden Incision Underneath the Lip

Nov. 30, 2016 — A team of surgeons has performed the first endoscopic transoral thyroidectomy in New York, and one of the first of its kind in the ... read more

Long-Term Use of Postmenopausal Estrogen Treatment May Impair Kidney Function

Nov. 29, 2016 — Long-term estrogen treatment after menopause may increase the risk of new kidney damage and negatively affect women with abnormal kidney ... read more

Endocrine Cells in the Brain Influence the Optimization of Behavior

Nov. 14, 2016 — A person exposed to stress can usually rapidly adapt the own behavior to the specific situation. Biochemical messenger substances in the brain or so-called neurotransmitters play a central role in ... read more

Nov. 9, 2016 — A study of mouse reproductive tissues finds that exposure to isoliquiritigenin, a compound found in licorice, disrupts steroid sex hormone production in the ovary, researchers report. This is the ... read more

Giving More Pregnant Women Common Thyroid Medicine May Reduce Risk of Complications

Nov. 9, 2016 — Extending the number of pregnant women given the common drug levothyroxine to boost thyroid hormone levels may lead to a reduced number of stillbirths, early caesarean sections and low-weight babies, ... read more

Innovative Drug Could Revolutionize the Treatment of Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Oct. 25, 2016 — A large-scale international study is currently investigating whether a drug that is already showing great promise in the treatment of metastasized breast cancer might also increase the success of ... read more

Avoid a Hyperparathyroidism Misdiagnosis

Oct. 24, 2016 — Almost all of us have four parathyroid glands, located next to the thyroid gland in the neck. They are an organ only the size of a grain of rice, but critical for controlling our body’s calcium ... read more

Resveratrol Can Help Correct Hormone Imbalance in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Oct. 18, 2016 — Resveratrol -- a natural compound found in red wine and grapes -- can help address a hormone imbalance in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a leading cause of infertility in women, ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) has been emerging worldwide and effective treatment, especially for liver fibrosis, is essential for improving the prognosis. A research team has identified and ... read more

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