Bone fractures in the elderly linked to a higher risk of death
New research in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism suggests that fractures in older people increase their risk of death for up to 10 years.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Baby's cardiovascular health compromised by gestational diabetes
A new study in theAmerican Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology reports that gestational diabetes may increase the risk of heart disease in babies.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Phthalates impair brain development in rats
The endocrine disruptors, commonly found in plastics, reduce the number of neurons in rats, new research published inThe Journal of Neuroscience suggests.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Risk of cancer higher in diabetic women
A new study inDiabetologia suggests that female diabetic patients have a higher risk of developing overall and site-specific cancers.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Stopping hormone therapy not linked to increased cardiovascular risk
A new study inMenopause suggests that stopping hormone treatment during menopause does not affect arterial hardening and thickness.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Switching from metformin to sulfonylurea linked to cardiometabolic complications
For type-2 diabetes patients, continuing metformin treatment together with sulfonylurea is safer than switching from one to the other, a study inThe BMJ reports.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Depression during pregnancy linked to altered stress response in children
New research published inPsychoneuroendocrinology reports that children born to women with depression present an altered biological stress response.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New guidelines for the management and diagnosis of rare endocrine conditions
New international guidelines to manage pseudohypoparathyroidism, Albright hereditary osteodystrophy and other rare endocrine disorders have been published inNature Reviews Endocrinology.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Adrenaline shots to treat cardiac arrest increase brain damage risk by 50%
According to a study in theNew England Journal of Medicine, administering adrenaline shots to treat cardiac arrest dramatically increase the risk of brain damage, while only slightly improving survival chances.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Applications now open to present your research ideas at SfE BES 2018
Do you have an innovative research idea? Do you need access to resources, databases or collaborators to attract funding and get your research underway? Thenapply online for a slot in the Research Incubator meetings at this year’sSfE BES conference.Following on from last year’s success (read feedback from last year’s attendees below), theEndocrine Networks are again hosting Research Incubator meetings, which will be held at the start of each day on 20-21 November duringSfE BES 2018.If your application is successful, you’ll have the opportunity to pitch your idea through a short presen...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Early puberty in boys linked to a higher risk of substance use
New research in Child Development reports that white boys who undergo puberty earlier than their peers are at higher risk of substance use.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How does cannabis use affect eating behaviour?
New research presented at the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior annual meeting describes how cannabis use triggers ghrelin release.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pioglitazole may prevent diabetic lung disease
According to research presented during the annual Heart in Diabetes Clinical Education Conference, pioglitazole at low doses may help prevent pulmonary arterial hypertension.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Chili-derived drug could help obesity treatment
Metabocin, a new drug based on capsaicin, leads to long-term weight loss and better metabolic health in mice, according to a new study presented at the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior annual meeting.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Study links rheumatoid arthritis to androgen deprivation therapy
According to a new study in the journalAnnals of Oncology, androgen deprivation therapy may increase risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis in older men.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pre-puberty weight loss may prevent type-2 diabetes
New research published in theNew England Journal of Medicinereports that weight loss before puberty in overweight children may reduce their risk of developing type-2 diabetes as adults.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Full-fat dairy products do not increase heart disease risk
Saturated fats in dairy products do not negatively affect cardiovascular health or mortality, a study in theAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pre-eclampsia risk influenced by baby ’s sex
According to a study published inJCI Insight, the sex of the baby can influence the risk of developing some pregnancy complications, such as pre-eclampsia.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Low levothyroxine doses during childhood linked to transient congenital hypothyroidism
A study inThyroid suggests that children given a lower dose of levothyroxine were more likely to develop transient congenital hypothyroidism, compared to those on a higher dose.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mediterranean diets may help reduce bone loss
A European study published in theAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that Mediterranean-like diets could improve bone health.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Iron deficiency in early pregnancy linked to hypothyroxinemia
According to a new retrospective study inThyroid, iron deficiency in early pregnancy may be linked to lower thyroxine levels in the second and third trimester.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Powdered insulin to prevent type-1 diabetes in children
A new clinical trial will investigate if giving powdered insulin to babies at high risk of developing type-1 diabetes can be a solution to prevent the disease.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Verapamil effective to treat type-1 diabetes
According to results of a human clinical trial, published inNature Medicine, verapamil is a safe and effective treatment option to treat recent onset type-1 diabetes.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone therapy in transgender women may deteriorate cardiovascular health
Hormone treatment given to transgender patients transitioning from male to female may significantly increase their risk of stroke, a study inAnnals of Internal Medicine reports. Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D does not protect against dementia
There is no solid clinical evidence that vitamin D is a protective neurological agent, according to a new study published inNutritional Neuroscience.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Gene therapy successfully reverts obesity and type-2 diabetes
According to a new study inEMBO Molecular Medicine, a single administration of a viral vector to mouse models of obesity can induce weight loss and decrease insulin resistance.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Night shifts dramatically disrupt brain-gut communication
New research in thePNAS reports that working night shifts can alter gut function significantly, while they have with minor effects in the brain.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Heart problems more likely in babies of type-1 diabetes mothers
Mothers who suffer from type-1 diabetes are at increased risk of having babies with heart defects, a study inThe BMJ shows.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Post-stroke statin use linked to lower fracture risk
Patients treated with statins after a stroke show lower incidence of fractures, a study in the Journal of Clinical Metabolism reports.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Type-2 diabetes risk in gestational diabetes, linked to abnormal amino acid metabolism
A study published inClinical Chemistry suggests that the higher risk of type-2 diabetes in women with gestational diabetes may be related to the irregular metabolism of three essential amino acids.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oxytocin influences behaviour within a team
According to a study in Proceedings of theRoyal Society B, the‘love hormone’ is also involved in modulating cooperative behaviour.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

ICSI treatment linked to increased prostate cancer risk
Men who undergo ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) are at greater risk of developing prostate cancer, according to a large study presented during the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology annual meeting.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

No link found between IVF and ovarian cancer
According to a large population study in Denmark, presented at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology meeting, there is no association between ovarian cancer and hormonal stimulation of the ovaries to assist reproduction.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Artificial light threatens amphibian survival by disrupting circadian rhythm
New research published in the journalProceedings of the Royal Society of Biology reports that artificial light may be affecting growth and fertility of frogs and toads. Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Metformin may help treatment of lung fibrosis
The diabetes drug could help reverse established lung fibrosis, a condition that currently lacks effective treatment options, according to a study inNature Medicine.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Higher testosterone levels linked to preference for high-status goods
A study published inNature Communications suggests that men receiving a single testosterone boost can increase their preference for high-status products, such as luxury cars or watches.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Long hours linked to increased diabetes risk in women
According to an observational study published inBMJ Diabetes Research& Care, women who work over 45 hours a week have a higher risk of developing type-2 diabetes.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New clinical trial to investigate low sugar diet and female fertility link
Following on from a study published inHuman Reproduction that suggested that lower fertility rates in women are associated with high sugar diets, the new clinical trial will investigate whether dietary interventions may help improve fertility. ABC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New guidelines to treat endocrine disorders in childhood cancer survivors
The new Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline, published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, advises how to diagnose and treat endocrine disorders that affect up to 50% of childhood cancer survivors.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Lab-made ovary could aid fertility preservation
Scientists have developed an artificial ovary that could be a successful fertility treatment option, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New Society for Endocrinology Clinical Guidance published
The Society for Endocrinology’s Clinical Committee has produced two new Clinical Guidance documents: a clinical guidance for the inpatient management of cranial diabetes insipidus, and an emergency guidance for the acute management of the endocrine complications of checkpoint inhibitor therapy. These documents are for health professionals and aim to provide guidance to adequately assess and manage the patient. TheEndocrine Emergency Guidance for the acute management of the endocrine complications of checkpoint inhibitor therapy is the first specialty-specific guidance with endocrinology...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New prostate cancer therapy may delay need for testosterone use
A new radiotherapy treatment for advanced prostate cancer may offer patients a possibility to delay hormone treatment, results from a small-scale clinical trial published inEuropean Urology suggest.ABC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Link found between obesity and Alzheimer ’s disease
Normal ageing, combined with a diet that leads to obesity, may contribute to the development to Alzheimer’s, according to a study inPhysiological Reports.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

No glycaemic effect associated with non-nutritive sweetener consumption
A study in theEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that non-nutritive sweeteners have no impact in blood glucose levels. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Circadian rhythms influence how we think
According to a study published inPLOS One that analysed 800 million Tweets, our thinking patterns and behaviour vary depending on the time of day, following a 24-hour pattern.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Genetics significantly influence treatment of menopause night sweats
A study published inMenopause reports that genetic differences may be key to find the right oestrogen dose in the treatment of night sweats.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cognitive abilities poorer in older patients with diabetes
Ageing patients with type-1 or type-2 diabetes have a more significant cognitive decline, according to a study inDiabetes Care.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Migraines in men linked to higher oestrogen levels
According to a study published in the journalNeurology, men who suffer from migraines have higher levels of oestrogen.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Heat-stable drug could protect thousands of women from post-childbirth bleeding
Carbetocin could be a viable alternative to oxycotin to avoid excessive bleeding after birth, a study published in theNew England Journal of Medicine reports.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New impact factors for Society's journals announced!
Another year in a row, we are proud to announce that Society’s newly announced impact factors are a reason for celebration.Journal of Endocrinology,ranked in the top quartile of journals in the endocrinology and metabolism category, has received a 2017 impact factor of 4.012 and a five-year impact factor of 4.276, a longer term measure of the relevance of paper’s published in the journal.TheJournal of Molecular Endocrinology’s 2017 impact factor remains steady at 3.297 with the five-year measure increasing to 3.636. The journal continues to be the leading journal in molecular endocrinology, an...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news