ANCA-Associated Vasculitis: Novel Biologic Shows Promise for Replacing Steroids
(MedPage Today) -- PHILADELPHIA -- An investigational monoclonal antibody targeting C5a complement, when partially or fully substituted for corticosteroids, appeared to help patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) avoid some of the side... (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - November 13, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Instagram Live: Hollywood's Newest Weight-Loss Drug
(MedPage Today) -- Bring your questions about the newest weight loss drug for the stars, semaglutide (branded Ozempic for type 2 diabetes treatment and Wegovy for weight management). Featuring:Jeremy Faust, MD, editor-in-chief of MedPage Today... (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - November 12, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Even Subclinical Hyperthyroidism May Weaken Bones
(MedPage Today) -- Subclinical hyperthyroidism may be an independent risk factor for fractures, a community-based cohort study found. In the analysis of nearly 11,000 middle-age individuals, having subclinical hyperthyroidism was tied with a 34... (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - November 9, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Florida Medical Boards Ban Gender-Affirming Care for Kids
(MedPage Today) -- Florida's medical boards approved a rule on Friday banning gender-affirming medications and surgery for youth with gender dysphoria who aren't already being treated. The Florida Board of Medicine voted to adopt a proposed standard... (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - November 7, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Daily Protein Bars: A Filling Snack of Empty Calories?
(MedPage Today) -- SAN DIEGO – People who chowed down on protein bars as a way to avoid overeating actually took in an extra calories and saw no lessening of appetite, but did experience a rise in fat-mass levels. In a small trial, non-athlete... (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - November 7, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Testosterone Tied to Sustained Weight Loss in Men With Hypogonadism and Obesity
(MedPage Today) -- SAN DIEGO -- Long-term testosterone therapy was associated with sustained reductions in weight for men with hypogonadism and class III obesity, a researcher reported. In registry data on 76 patients, those who opted to receive... (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - November 4, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Boys Who Lose Excess Pounds by College May Still See Elevated Cancer Risk
(MedPage Today) -- SAN DIEGO -- Excess weight in childhood appears to boost the risk of obesity-related cancers for men later in life, even if they shed the extra pounds by adulthood, a researcher reported here. Over more than 40 years of follow... (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - November 4, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Post-Bariatric Patients See More Benefits With Semaglutide vs Liraglutide
(MedPage Today) -- SAN DIEGO -- A 1-mg dose of semaglutide (Wegovy) weekly was better at maintaining weight than 3-mg liraglutide (Saxenda) daily for patients who put on pounds after bariatric surgery, a retrospective study suggested. Among... (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - November 3, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Semaglutide Works for Weight Loss in Teens, Too
(MedPage Today) -- SAN DIEGO -- In addition to lifestyle intervention, taking 2.4-mg semaglutide (Wegovy) once a week led to greater reductions in body mass index (BMI) and body weight for adolescents with obesity, a phase IIIa randomized trial... (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - November 3, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Octreotide Acetate Recall; New Metabolic Surgery Guidelines; Insulin Murder Charges
(MedPage Today) -- The FDA announced a voluntary recall of one lot of Mylan's octreotide acetate injection due to possible glass particles in the syringes. Could the nationwide semaglutide (Wegovy, Ozempic) shortage be due to its growing popularity... (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - November 2, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

USPSTF: No Hormone Therapy to Prevent Chronic Conditions After Menopause
(MedPage Today) -- Steer clear of offering hormone therapy as primary prevention for chronic conditions, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) advised in an update to its 2017 recommendation. After reviewing new evidence, the Task Force... (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - November 1, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mom's Coffee (and Tea, and Kombucha, and...) Tied to Kid's Height
(MedPage Today) -- Children whose mothers consumed caffeine-containing products at rates well above average while pregnant with them ended up shorter than offspring of women with the lowest caffeine intake, researchers found. In two prospectively... (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - October 31, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Good, and Safe, Results Tied to Oral Testosterone in Men With Deficiency
(MedPage Today) -- MIAMI -- Oral testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) seemed safe and effective in men with testosterone deficiency, according to a meta-analysis. Among nine studies that looked at changes in serum total testosterone, only... (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - October 30, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vaginal Testosterone Shows Benefit in Postmenopausal Women
(MedPage Today) -- MIAMI -- Postmenopausal women with frequent urinary tract infections benefited from vaginal testosterone (VT) cream, interim data from the randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled PIVoT trial suggested. Women in the VT... (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - October 29, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Online Gender-Affirming Services Can Be Appealing, Though Often Don't Take Insurance
(MedPage Today) -- MIAMI -- Some telemedicine companies offering gender-affirming hormone treatment offered an affordable alternative to traditional care models, a researcher reported at the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) annual... (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - October 28, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news