Drug combination effective to treat male infertility
Combination therapy of drugs clomiphene citrate and anastrozole is a safe and effective way to treat infertility in males, a study inBJU International suggests.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes increases death risk three-fold in women with cardiovascular disease
A meta-analysis published inThe Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology reports that diabetes triples CVD death risk in women, while doubling the risk in men.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Height loss in postmenopausal women can be predicted
New research in the journalMenopause reports that, in postmenopausal women, height loss can be predicted by factors such as increased weight, exercise during adulthood, and age. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Work stress increases risk of death in men with cardiometabolic disease
According to a study inThe Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, men with diabetes or heart disease who are stressed at work have a significant higher risk of premature death.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Metformin therapy safe in chronic kidney disease patients
In patients with mild, moderate chronic kidney disease, the use of metformin does not increase lactic acidosis, according to a study inJAMA Internal Medicine.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Chronic light exposure associated with insulin resistance
New research in the journalSleep suggests that overnight light exposure may negatively affect metabolic outcomes.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hyperthyroidism incidence may be increasing in children
A study inThe Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism suggests that the number of hyperthyroidism cases may be increasing amongst French children. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical therapy viable option to treat Cushing ’s disease
According to a systematic review inPituitary, medical therapy could be a viable first-line treatment for some Cushing’s patients, instead of surgery.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity may be explained by impaired ability to use fat as energy source
New research inCell Metabolism suggests that adipose tissue function can be the key to explain why some people are more prone to weight gain and type-2 diabetes than others.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hot flushes may be experienced for decades after menopause
According to a study in theJournal of the North American Menopause Society, a significant amount of women aged 60 and over report they still experience menopause symptoms. Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Scientists develop algorithm to predict weight gain and metabolic complications in women
Inefficient hormone-stimulated lipolysis can predict development of type-2 diabetes and weight gain, a study inCell Metabolism reports.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cerebrospinal fluid distributes neuropeptide to trigger hunger
According to a study published inCell Metabolism, melanin-concentrating hormone is released into the cerebrospinal fluid to stimulate appetite.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Growth hormone treatment may improve recovery in stroke patients
According to a new study in the journal Stroke, stroke patients treated with growth hormone have an improved recovery of cognitive abilities and experience less fatigue.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New guidance to treat elderly and frail diabetic patients
New recommendations on how to manage diabetes treatment in particularly frail adults have been published inDiabetic Medicine.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How to switch off sweet food cravings
A study inNature reports that scientists have found the mechanism that explains sweet tooth, and suggests that it can be switched off.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D levels influence IVF success
In women undergoing IVF, vitamin D deficiency is associated with lower pregnancy rates and a higher risk of miscarriage, according to a study inThe Lancet Diabetes& Endocrinology.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sex hormone levels may influence religiosity
According to a study published inAdaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, older men with higher levels of testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) tend to be less religious. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone therapy may slow cognitive decline
A combination therapy of estradiol and progesterone may benefit cognitive function in postmenopausal women, a study inMenopause suggests.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

‘Fat but fit’ may still increase cardiovascular risk
A study published inThe Lancet Diabetes& Endocrinology suggests that overweight or obese, but otherwise healthy women are still at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Get ready for SfE BES 2018 in Glasgow
SfE BES 2018 is just around the corner - have you submitted your abstract yet?  Don't miss the submission deadline, fast approaching onMonday 25 June 2018.The Society's annual conference in Glasgow on 19-21 November 2018 is a great opportunity to exchange knowledge, share experiences and strengthen collaborations across our global community of endocrinologists.This year we would like you to share your stories of SfE BES. Tell us who you met or how you were inspired, what you learned or were enticed to discover. Visit SfE BES Stories for more information and to tell us what SfE BE...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes incidence predicted to rocket to 14% worldwide
Data presented at the European Congress on Obesity warns that one in eight people will have type-2 diabetes by 2045, if obesity rates continue to rise at the current rate.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Predicting malignancy of thyroid nodules
According to research, presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists' annual meeting, the location of thyroid nodules may be predictive of their malignancy.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Exposure to pollution increases obesity risk for boys
According to a study, published in theInternational Journal of Obesity, boys exposed to air pollution in early childhood are likely to have a higher BMI in adolescence.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Transgender brain scans more closely resemble desired gender
According to research, presented at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, brain activity in transgender adolescents is more similar to that of their desired gender, indicating that neurological differences occur in early life.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New Premises for Society HQ
The Society offices are moving to a new location in north Bristol on Thursday 24 May. The new office building - named Starling House - is larger to accommodate the expanding activities of the Society and particularly its trading subsidiary, Bioscientifica, within publishing, events and association management. The move represents an exciting new phase for the SfE Group in the development of the organisation. While our email and phone contact details remain the same, here is our new postal address:Starling House 1600 Parkway North Bristol BS34 8YUPlease note that systems maintenance will be taking place on this website from ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 22, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Brain stimulation may be novel therapy to reduce food cravings
According to a study, presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology 2018, deep transcranial magnetic stimulation may be a viable alternative to drug therapy and bariatric surgery for the treatment of obesity.Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Larger waistlines linked to lower vitamin D levels
According to data, presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology 2018, larger levels of abdominal fat are linked to lower levels of vitamin D, and suggest that overweight individuals may be at risk of deficiency.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Intermittent fasting may increase diabetes risk
A study, presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology 2018, suggests that intermittent fasting may lead to pancreatic damage and increase diabetes risk, in the long-term.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Reducing exposure to common household chemicals may reduce obesity risk
According to a study, presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology 2018, usig simple strategies to avoid common chemicals could reduce your risk of obesity.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

No health risks from high vitamin D levels
A new study, published inMayo Clinic Proceedings, reports that high vitamin D levels that exceed the recommended amount are not harmful, and that deficiency is most common among white ethnicities.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Low maternal thyroxine affects children ’s IQ
A study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, finds that women with low thyroxine levels during pregnancy are more likely to have children with a lower nonverbal IQ.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Some calorie sources predispose more to fat gain
Research, published inObesity Reviews, suggests that calorific value is not the only contributor to obesity, and that certain sources are more likely to promote fat gain than others. Women’s Health (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Blood test could transform diabetes treatment
According to findings from a Scottish medical team, a blood test that identifies variants of diabetes may lead to improved tailoring of diabetes treatments for patients. BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Post-doctoral position at Laboratory of Central and Peripheral Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration, Strasbourg University
A post-doctoral position is available at the Inserm Laboratory of Central and Peripheral Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration (UMR-S1118) team, to study the role of the hypothalamus in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.The team has previously identified structural and functional deficits in the hypothalamus of ALS mouse models and patients (Vercruysse et al, Brain, 2016; Gorges, Vercruysse et al., JNNP, 2017; for review see Vercruysse et al, Frontiers, 2018) and identified alterations in selected neuronal types in the hypothalamus of mouse models. They now aim at using mouse genetics, combined with pharmacogenetics,&nb...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Scientists discover how melatonin keeps you awake
Research published inThe Journal of Pineal Research suggests that scientists have found how melatonin interacts with neurons to promote or impair sleep.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

More protein in diet can benefit bone health, experts agree
A new expert consensus, published inOsteoporosis International, reports that bone health in adults is significantly improved by a protein intake higher than the currently recommended. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

CrossFit can help diabetes patients achieve better glycaemic control
A six-week CrossFit programme may help diabetic people to better control their blood sugar levels, while also decreasing cardiovascular risk, research inExperimental Physiology reports.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Body clock disruption may increase depression risk
According to research published inLancet Psychiatry, circadian rhythm disruption is associated with a higher risk of mood disorders.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Is it safe to limit sunscreen use to reduce vitamin D deficiency?
Last year, a study in theJournal of the American Osteopathic Associationclaimed that sunscreen is partially to blame for worldwide vitamin D deficiency, but is it safe to use less? TIME Magazine (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Self-harm behaviour is modulated by stress hormone
According to a study, published in theJournal of Neuroscience, corticosteroid regulates the brain circuitry associated with self-harming behaviour, in a rat model.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Childhood exposure to BPA may impair heart function
According to a study, published inScientific Reports, short-term exposure to BPA in childhood can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in later life. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New research uncovers possible cause of PCOS
A study, published inNature Medicine, has found that altered function of antimullerian hormone may be the underlying cause of PCOS.Science Magazine (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D may reduce symptoms of depression
According to meta-analysis, presented at the American Psychiatric Association annual meeting, vitamin D supplementation may improve some symptoms of depression in individuals with low levels.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 11, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Men experience as much weight stigma as women
According to a study, published inObesity, men and boys experience a similar level of negative stigma due to being overweight, which may lead to psychological problems.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 11, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Enhancement of vitamin D activation may improve diabetes
A study, published inCell, reports that by enhancing vitamin D activation pancreatic beta cells can be protected and blood sugar levels can be normalised in a diabetes mouse model.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 11, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Melatonin can aid weight loss
According to a study, published in theJournal of Pineal Research, chronic administration of melatonin has anti-obesity effects, through a newly identified adipose-based mechanism.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 11, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Nominate your science champion for the 2018 John Maddox Prize
Nominations are now open for theJohn Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science 2018, which recognises the work of individuals who promote sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostility in doing so.Sir John Maddox, whose name this prize commemorates, was a passionate and tireless champion and defender of science, engaging with difficult debates and inspiring others to do the same. As a writer and editor, he changed attitudes and perceptions, and strove for better understanding and appreciation of science throughout his long working life.The winner of the John Maddox Prize receives&a...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Improved survival rates linked to cancer treatment-induced hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism caused by tyrosine kinase inhibitors used in thyroid cancer treatment has been linked to longer survival rates, according to a study published inThyroid.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Success for new leptin receptor deficiency drug
A study, published inNature Medicine, reports that a new drug successfully treated obesity in patients with genetic defects that impair function of leptin receptors.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Stress hormone can aid fear memory extinction
According to research, published inBehavior Therapy, cortisol produced in response to stress can promote extinction of fear memories, which may be useful in treating anxiety.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news