Particular PCOS symptoms can predict metabolic dysfunction
According to a study, published in theJournal of Cosmetic Dermatology, symptoms such as acne and hirsutism correlate with metabolic dysfunction in PCOS patients.Endocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Synthetic cells used for non-invasive diabetes treatment
A study, published inNature Chemical Biology, shows that a non-invasive skin patch using synthetic pancreatic beta cells can regulate blood sugar in diabetic mice.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone levels indicate cardiovascular disease risk in obese teenagers
According to a study, published inPediatric Obesity,levels of the weight-management hormones, spexin and leptin, correlate with changes in cardiovascular disease markers in obese teenagers.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Elevated thyroid hormone levels increase cardiovascular disease risk
According to a study, published inCirculation Research,elevated levels of thyroid hormone, FT4, are associated with an increased occurrence of arterial disease and death.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Lipid carrying particles may increase risk of diabetes
Very low density lipoproteins (VLDLs) have been linked to insulin resistance, which can lead to increased risk of type 2 diabetes, a study published inDiabetologiareports.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Lifestyle changes and herbal medicine may improve PCOS symptoms
Diet and exercise, in combination with herbal medicine, have been shown to improve PCOS symptoms in affected women who are overweight, according to a study published inPhytotherapy Research.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Growth hormone receptor variant linked to increased cancer risk
New research inOncogeneunravels the mechanism by which a growth hormone receptor variant promotes the development of lung cancer.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How your body block affects your sense of smell
According to a small study published inChemical Senses, smell sensitivity varies throughout the day, following internal circadian rhythms.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Third type of diabetes frequently misdiagnosed as type 2 diabetes
Type 3c diabetes, caused by pancreatic damage, is frequently misdiagnosed and more common than previously thought, a study inDiabetes Caresuggests.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fracking may release endocrine disruptors into the environment
According to research published inReviews on Environmental Health, chemicals linked to fracking can have negative neurodevelopmental effects.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Early menopause more likely in slim women
A new study inHuman Reproductionreports that women who are underweight, or were underweight between the ages 18-30, are more likely to experience an early menopause.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Toad species trigger own metamorphosis by activating hormone secretion
According to a study in toads published inNature Communications, the timing of metamorphosis of some toad species is controlled by hormone production in response to environmental stimuli.Phys.org (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Enough vitamin D could prevent diabetes
Enough vitamin D during childhood could lower risk of type 1 diabetes for those who are genetically susceptible to the condition, a study inDiabetessuggests.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Statins linked to higher type 2 diabetes risk
The use of the drug has been associated with a 30% increase in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, research inBMJ Open Diabetes Research& Care.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Free thyroxine levels linked to atrial fibrillation
According to a new study published inCirculation, higher levels of thyroid hormone in the bloodstream are associated with a higher risk of atrial fibrillation.EurekAlert! (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Study reveals molecular mechanism that links obesity and breast cancer
A new study inCell Metabolismreports that breast cancer cells become more aggressive due to the release of cytokines that are particularly high in overweight and obese patients.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Older diabetes patients at higher risk of POCD
New research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists suggests that older patients with diabetes are 84% more likely to develop postoperative cognitive dysfunction.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Treatment with Lutathera significantly beneficial for patients with midgut NETs
According to a new study presented at the North American Neuroendocrine Tumour Society annual meeting, 177Lu-dotatate can substantially benefit quality of life for patients with midgut neuroendocrine tumours.MedPage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Clinical Research Fellow in Endocrinology (Pituitary) at University College London Hospitals, London
Grade: Specialty RegistrarContract: Fixed term - 12 monthsHours: Part time - 20h/weekJob Ref.: 309-MB299-JH-ASalary: £30,605 -£48,123 pa plus London weightingClosing: 13/11/2017 23:59Applications are invited for a one-year clinical research fellow in pituitary endocrinology post, suitable for a registrar level or senior CMT level doctor. This would suit someone planning to commence training in Diabetes& Endocrinology, taking time out of programme or a post CCT D&E applicant wishing to gain more pituitary and research experience. You s...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 19, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Clinical Fellow in Diabetes and Endocrinology at University College London Hospitals, London
Grade: Specialty RegistrarContract: Fixed term - 6 monthsHours: Full time - 40h/weekJob Ref.: 309-MB293-JH-ASalary: £30,605 -£48,123 pa plus London weightingClosing: 13/11/2017 23:59An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated registrar level or senior CMT level doctor with experience in diabetes& endocrinology to join our team. You should have with excellent communication, team and clinical skills to join the Diabetes& Endocrinology Team. This post is a Specialist Registrar level and you will work closely with the Cons...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 19, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Genome section involved in activation of vitamin D in the kidneys identified
Research published in theJournal of Biological Chemistryreports that researchers have identified the key to understanding the role of vitamin D in inflammation and bone health.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 19, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sleeping too much or too little may reduce male fertility
Sleeping more than nine hours, or less than six and a half hours per night, can significantly decrease sperm stability, a new study in theJournal of Sleep Researchreports.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 19, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone treatment helpful with depression related to menopause
According to research presented at the annual meeting of the The North American Menopause Society, transdermal estradiol and progesterone treatment reduces rates of menopause-related depression.MedPage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 19, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New diabetes pill also promotes weight loss
Orally administered semaglutide successfully reduces blood glucose in type 2 diabetes patients, and also promotes weight loss, according to research published inJAMA.Express (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 19, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Intermittent fasting may help prevent diabetes and obesity
Intermittent fasting helps prevent diabetes, obesity and reduces cardiovascular risk, by stimulating metabolism to generate heat, says study inCell Metabolism.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 19, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Androgen deprivation therapy linked to cardiovascular risk
A new study in theBritish Journal of Cancerssuggests reports that the therapeutic strategy, commonly used to treat prostate cancer, may result in an increase of cardiovascular disease.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 19, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New drug successful to treat drug-resistant thyroid cancer
According to a study published inOncotarget, palbociclib, normally used in the treatment of breast cancer, can be used to treat papillary thyroid carcinomas that are resistant to vemurafenib.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 19, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Discover more about your Society at the Annual General Meeting 2017
All Society Members are welcome to the AGM, 18.15-19.00 Tuesday 7 November 2017 at SfE BES 2017, where you can discover more about the Society for Endocrinology's activities of the past year and plans for the future.Login to theMembers' Area to view the AGM agenda and papers.If you have any questions or would like more information on the AGM, please feel free tocontact us or if you're attending SfE BES 2017 you can visit us in the exhibition hall at stand 22/23.We look forward to seeing you there!  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 17, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Gender Identity Clinic, Hammersmith
Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist Salary: £38,035 to£48,256 inc. HCAS per annum (pro rata)Contract: Permanent.  Full time/ part time / hours negotiableTavistock& Portman NHS Foundation Trust currently host the largest adult Gender Identity service in the UK (in Europe) which cares for over 6000 patients from 18 to end of life. The Clinical Nurse Specialist and Specialist Nurse together will play a vital role together with our Consultant Endocrinologist in monitoring and managing the physical and endocrine needs of the caseload of patients under the car...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Specialist Nurse at the Gender Identity Clinic, Hammersmith, London
Band 6 Specialist Nurse Salary:£31,878 to£42,046 per annum (pro rata)Contract: Permanent.  Full time/ part time / hours negotiableTavistock& Portman NHS Foundation Trust currently host the largest adult Gender Identity service in the UK (in Europe) which cares for over 6000 patients from 18 to end of life. The Specialist Nurse plays a vital role together with the Consultant Endocrinologist in monitoring and managing the physical and endocrine needs of the caseload of patients under the care of the Gender Identity Clinic. This work is pivotal in ensuring that hormone regimes are...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New research links circadian rhythm protein with epilepsy
CLOCK, a key molecule involved in circadian rhythms, was found to be expressed at lower levels in epileptic brain tissue, according to a study published inNeuron.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Could vitamin D supplements prevent type 2 diabetes?
Vitamin D receptor agonists prevented dedifferentiation of mouse-derived beta cells, which is a process that has been linked to the development of type 2 diabetes, according to a study published inDiabetes& Metabolism.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New pathway for oxytocin uptake discovered in suckling babies
According to new research, published inScientific Reports, a pathway involving receptors for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE), on the intestinal epithelium is involved in transporting oxytocin into the blood of babies after gut closure. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Glycaemic control improved with insulin pump use
Young people with type 1 diabetes using insulin pumps exhibit improved glycemic control and lower incidence of hypoglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis, according to findings published in theJournal of the American Medical Association. Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Menopause increases Alzheimer ’s disease risk
According to a new study, published inPLOS One, the hormonal changes during menopause that affect brain metabolism may also increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

French creche bans all materials containing endocrine disruptors
A creche in Limoges has banned endocrine disruptors from its premises, this has involved replacing most plastics including toys, paint, cleaning materials and babies’ bibs.The Connexion (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormones may be safe migraine treatment for elderly
Hormone therapy may be safe and effective for treating migraine in the elderly, according to a study presented at the North American Menopause Society Annual Meeting.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Common fertility test is unreliable
The commonly used ovarian reserve test doesn’t accurately reflect whether a woman is able to conceive, according to a study published in theJournal of American Medical Association.Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Endocrine Society expresses concerns that federal rule will reduce women's access to birth control
The Endocrine Society expressed concerns Friday with the presidential administration's new rules that would scale back the Affordable Care Act's contraception coverage mandate, and called for future health reform efforts to include continued access to no-cost hormonal contraception.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Study finds no evidence linking reflux medicines to bone fractures
A new study in Alimentary Pharmacology& Therapeutics reports that proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are not linked to an increased risk of bone fractures or bone thinning, as it was previously believed.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Nutribullet could make fruit juice a healthy option again
According to a small study published in the journalNutrition& Diabetes, Nutribullet blenders could make fruit juice a healthy option again, by keeping blood sugar down.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The risk of type 1 diabetes not increased by swine flu vaccine Pandemrix
A study in children published inDiabetologiareports that Pandemrix increased neither the risk of developing autoantibodies against insulin-producing beta cells nor the occurrence of type 1 diabetes.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Compounded bioidentical hormones raise concerns
Typically prescribed for perimenopausal and postmenopausal women to manage vasomotor symptoms, cBHT is not regulated or approved by the FDA and therefore is not a recommended treatment option, experts report inViewpoint in JAMA Internal Medicine.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How your blood may predict your future health
According to a new study inScientific Reports looking to identify biomarkers that reflect health status, the missing link that connects social inequality and poor health outcomes may be chronic stress.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New opportunities to join The Endocrinologist Editorial Board
Opportunities are now available to join the Editorial Board for the Society’s member magazine,The Endocrinologist. We are looking for two science-focused members together with an early career clinician from different geographical locations to start from January 2018. The Editorial Board is responsible for the content of the magazine in which we showcase the latest thinking in all areas of endocrinology, as well as news and issues that affect clinicians, scientists and nurses working in the field of endocrinology. The Endocrinologist provides a vital line of communication between members, helping...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pancreatic tumours could help to fight diabetes
A new study inNature Communicationssuggests that insulinomas could hold the key to inducing the regeneration of beta cells.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pregnant women with asthma are 17% more likely to have pre-eclampsia
Research published inThe Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practicereports that women with asthma are 17% more likely to develop pre-eclampsia, and are also at risk of having a caesarean section, underweight babies and short pregnancies.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

40 percent of all cancer cases are related to obesity
According to a new report compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, as many as 40% of all cancers are related to obesity.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Researchers discover why females have heart health advantage
The interplay between female ovarian hormones and a circadian clock molecule protects the heart health of women as they age, according to a new study published inCardiovascular Research.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Social-based mental training can reduce cortisol levels
A new study inScience Advancesreports that social-based attention training can significantly reduce cortisol levels, while mindfulness meditation helps to improve focus.New Scientist (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news