An active sex life may delay menopause
According to a study published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, women with a more active sex life are less likely to develop early menopause.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Host an Early Career Life Scientists ’ Symposium
The Physiological Society, Biochemical Society and the British Pharmacological Society, are offering early career scientists the opportunity to host anEarly Career Life Scientists’ Symposium.    With funding and logistical support from all three Societies, the ECLS scheme gives each group of early-career life scientists the chance to gain confidence, develop their skills and improve their CVs.    The application deadline is 2 March. Find more details at https://www.physoc.org/supporting-you/meeting-workshop...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Edinburgh Clinical Academic Training (ECAT) programme vacancies
Vacancies are available within the ECAT (Edinburgh Clinical Academic Track) programme for trainees seeking doctoral (PhD) training and mentorship.  All vacancies are open to medically qualified trainees in any clinical discipline from anywhere in the UK.  All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to a research career and should have a track record appropriate to their career stage in basic, translational or clinical research.The closing date is10February 2020.Further information is available atwww.ecat.ed.ac.uk To apply visit https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspe...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

BPA side effects persist through generations
BPA exposure may activate an immune system response linked to asthma that is passed down through generations, according to a study published in the journal ofProteome Research.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hot flushes in menopausal women associated with worsening memory function
According to a study published in Menopause, hot flushes during the menopause may be associated with memory impairments and alterations in brain memory circuits.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Melatonin should not be used as a treatment for jetlag
A new drug review by the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin claims that melatonin should not be prescribed by the NHS to treat jetlag, as the evidence base for its use remains poor.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

DNA changes in breast cancer cells linked to hormone resistance
DNA changes in a common type of breast cancer cell may be linked to hormone therapy resistance, according to a study published inNature Communications.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Fracture Liaison Service vacancies
Two vacancies are available for Clinical Nurse Specialists in the Fracture Liaison Service at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) (NHS Job Reference No.: 304-A-20-86324) • Band 6 CNS in FLS (Full-Time, Permanent) (QE Hospital Birmingham Site)• Band 6 CNS in Endocrinology (Full-Time, Fixed-term for 2 years) (QE Hospital Birmingham Site)Application deadline is31 January 2020. Visitwww.jobs.nhs.uk for full details and to apply.  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Clinical Nurse Specialist vacancies in Birmingham
Two Clinical Nurse Specialist opportunities are available to contribute towards the provision of excellent patient care within our Endocrinology and Diabetes Service.One post will be for our Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEHB) site and the other for our Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospital site (HGS). Successful candidates will join a team of experienced specialist nurses in a tertiary Endocrine referral centre and will be given full structured training and supervision to develop their skills in Endocrinology.Application deadline is2 February 2020. Visit www.jobs.nhs.uk for full detai...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Editorial vacancies for Society journals
We have vacancies for the Editor-in-Chief positions on the Editorial Boards of Endocrine Connections and Endocrine-Related Cancer.Endocrine Connections is jointly owned by the Society for Endocrinology and the European Society of Endocrinology. It is an open access journal offering authors the highest possible visibility for their work and stimulating cross-discipline collaboration. Read the full job description.Endocrine-Related Cancer is the official flagship journal of the Society for Endocrinology and is endorsed by the European Society of Endocrinology, En...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New algorithm predicts gestational diabetes
According to a study published inNature Medicine, a newly developed algorithm can predict whether women are at risk for developing gestational diabetes.Diabetes.co.uk (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 15, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity drug associated with increased cancer risk
The Food and Drug Administration have issued a public safety alert that warns of a potential increased risk for cancer with lorcaserin, a weight-management obesity drug.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 15, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Risk of eating and sleeping disorders higher for women with PCOS
According to a study published inClinical Endocrinology, the likelihood of developing sleeping and eating disorders may be higher for women with polycystic ovary syndrome.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 15, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Children ’s stress levels lower when parents are more compassionate
According to a study published in theInfant Mental Health Journal, training programmes for parents to help strengthen compassion towards others may lower children’s cortisol levels and reduce stress.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 15, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Subclinical hypothyroidism linked to reduced ovarian reserve
According to a study published inThyroid, subclinical hypothyroidism may reduce ovarian reserve in women over 35 years old. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 10, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Polycystic ovary syndrome may increase risk for bipolar disorder
According to a study published in theJournal of Affective Disorders, women with polycystic ovary syndrome may have and increased risk of developing bipolar disorder.Psychiatry Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 10, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pancreatitis may be a sign of stress hormone deficiency
According to a study published inScience Translational Medicine, people with pancreatitis are deficient in stress hormone FGF21, and replacement therapy may help treat the condition.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 10, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New research uses pig ovary proteins to 3D print human ovary
Structural pig ovary proteins may enable scientists to 3D print bioprosthetic human ovaries and preserve women’s fertility and restore hormone levels, according to a study published inNature Communications.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 10, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New sex development guide published with Society Patient Support Grant
TheStory of Sex Development by patient group, dsdfamilies was launched last year. The resource was co-funded with aSociety Patient Support Grant and tracks the main factors that influence the sex development journey from embryo to birth.Society Patient Support Grants aim to assist small charities and patient support groups, who work with endocrine-related conditions, to carry out their work.If you think your organisation may benefit from funding, pleaseapply for a grantof up to£4,000 before18 March 2020.    (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 8, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

No association between zinc and folic acid supplements and sperm quality
Zinc and folic acid supplements reported to have no beneficial effect on fertility or sperm quality in men, according to a study published inJAMA.MedPageToday (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 8, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Testosterone treatment recommended only for men experiencing sexual dysfunction
Testosterone treatment recommended only for men with age-related low testosterone and experiencing sexual dysfunction, according to the new guideline published by the American College of Physicians (ACP) in theAnnals of Internal Medicine.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 8, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity linked to increased risk for cancer
According to a Danish study published in theJournal of International Medicine, obesity may increase the risk of developing common cancers, such as breast and pancreatic, by 12%.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 8, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Prenatal exposure to phthalates may reduce daughters ’ motor skills
According to a study published inEnvironmental International, prenatal exposure to phthalates, commonly used chemicals in everyday products such as shampoo and makeup, may be associated with a reduction in daughters' motor skills.Yahoo! News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 8, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Women In Science UK & Ireland Rising Talent Programme open
Early career women in science– get£15,000 to continue your cutting-edge research with the2020 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK& Ireland Rising Talent Programme. These flexible fellowships can be used to buy scientific equipment, pay for childcare, travel costs or indeed whatever you need to continue your research. In addition to financial support, each year past and present fellows receive training and networking opportunities supported by L’Oréal.Apply before 27 January 2020.See eligibility criteria and...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 7, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Congratulations to Society members involved with BMA-commended Addison's patient guide
The 2019 British Medical Association (BMA) Patient Information Awards have commended the book,'Living with Addison's Disease– A Guide For People With Addison's, Supporters and Professionals'.Congratulations to Society members, Professor Simon Pearce (co-author), Professor John Wass (contributor) and Philip Yeoh (contributor) on this recognition of the book as providing accessible, well-designed and clinically balanced information which promotes greater awareness and understanding of health matters, and patient choice.Find out more     (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 6, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Under-18 ’s ability to consent to gender reassignment to be discussed in court
A court case taking place this week will decide whether children under the age of 18 can consent to gender reassignment without valid consent.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 6, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia treatment may be linked to lower bone mineral density
According to a study published inClinical Endocrinology, high doses of glucocorticoids for treating adults with congenital adrenal hyperplasia may be linked to lower bone mineral density.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 6, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Air pollution may weaken bones
According to a study published inJAMA Network Open, inflammation caused by air pollution may reduce bone calcium levels and increase risk for osteoporosis and fractures.inews (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 6, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New drug shows potential to reduce ghrelin levels
A new drug undergoing worldwide trials shows potential to reduce ghrelin levels in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome.Scienmag (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 6, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Maternal obesity associated with low IQ in children
Obesity before and during pregnancy is associated with a lower IQ in boys, but not girls, according to a study published inBMC Pediatrics. Medical News Bulletin (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 3, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Increased heart failure risk linked to diabetes
According to study findings published inMayo Clinic Proceedings, type 2 diabetes could be an independent risk factor for the development of heart failure.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 3, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cushing ’s syndrome surgery may increase risk for thrombotic events
According to a study published in theJournal of the Endocrine Society, adults with Cushing’s syndrome who undergo pituitary or adrenal surgery may have an increased risk for thrombotic events.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 3, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Severe hypoglycaemia may worsen cognitive ability
According to a study published inDiabetes Care, severe hypoglycaemia in older adults with type 1 diabetes has negative impacts on cognitive abilities, such as language and memory.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 3, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Smoking may be associated with increased feelings of pain
According to researchers at UCL, smoking may be associated with increased feelings of pain by causing permanent hormonal changes in the body and unbalancing the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.BBC (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 2, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Anorexia and obesity may affect bone mineral density in young women
Anorexia and obesity cause variations in hormone levels that may adversely affect bone metabolism in young women, according to a study published inThe Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism.Endocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 2, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New menopause NICE guidelines
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published new guidelines for the diagnosis and management of menopause.Specialty Medical Dialogues (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 2, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New trigger for type 2 diabetes discovered
According to a study published inDiabetes, high levels of fatty acids may cause beta cells to increase production of insulin and trigger type 2 diabetes.New Atlas (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 2, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Google AI system accurately detects breast cancer
A new AI system developed by Google Health detects breast cancer in mammograms more accurately than expert radiologists, according to a study published inNature.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 2, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pregnant women with high levels of ferritin may have increased risk of diabetes
Women with elevated levels of ferritin may have an increased risk of developing gestational diabetes, according to a study published in theJournal of Diabetes Investigation.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 20, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Watermelon supplements help control blood glucose levels of obese mice
According to a study published in theJournal of Nutrition, watermelon supplements help control blood glucose levels in obese mice fed a high-fat diet.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 20, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

SGLT2 inhibitors for diabetes are safe for older adults
According to a new study presented at the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Congress 2019, SGLT2 inhibitors for the treatment of diabetes are safe and effective for older adults.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 20, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes may increase psychiatric risks
Adolescents with diabetes may have an increased risk of developing mood disorders as they transition in to adulthood, according to a study published inDiabetes Care.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 20, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

December updates from Getting It Right First Time
Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) is starting a new project aimed at improving the perioperative pathway of diabetes patients undergoing surgery. To find out more and learn about other GIRFT activities read theDecember newsletter. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 19, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Have your say in the 2020 Diabetes Workforce Audit
The Diabetes Workforce Audit aims to find out where Britain’s diabetes and endocrine consultants work and the type of job plan they have. Consulatants on the database will receive their individual link via email.The survey closes onFriday 21 February 2020.The data will be used to inform workforce planning for the future and also highlight where there are current gaps, what consultants do on a daily basis, the proportion of their time they spend on general medicine, specialty work, education and management.The project has been commissioned as a joint venture between theAssociation of British Clin...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 19, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Losing weight may lower breast cancer risk
Sustained weight loss over 8 years may reduce breast cancer risk in women over 50, according to a study published in theJournal of the National Cancer Institute.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity in children affects blood test results
According to a study published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, biomarkers assessed in child routine blood tests are affected by obesity.Med Page Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

December updates from the International Society of Endocrinology Society
Society for Endocrinology members are also members of the International Society of Endocrinology Society (ISE).You can read this month's updates in their online newsletter, including a spotlight on the Mexican Society of Nutrition and Endocrinology, a new partnership with the International Coalition of Organizations Supporting Endocrine Patients and upcoming events. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Menopause may increase insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea risk
According to a study published inMenopause, postmenopausal women have an increased risk for developing insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Maternal diabetes may increase risk of cardiovascular disease in children
Children of mothers with diabetes may have an increased risk for early-onset cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the BMJ.Endocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 17, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Colon and rectal cancer risk may increase after bariatric surgery
Bariatric surgery may increase risk for colon cancer and rectal cancer after a long follow-up period, according to a study published in the International Journal of Cancer.Endocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 17, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news