Education on insulin use is lacking in doctors
According to research, published inBMC Family Practice, primary care physicians lack appropriate knowledge on the correct use of insulin to treat type-2 diabetes.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroid disease increases risk of gestational diabetes
A study, published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, has linked higher triiodothyronine levels with the development of gestational diabetes.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroid disease linked to poor sex life
According to a study, published inThyroid, adults with benign thyroid disease are more likely to report having an impaired sex life.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Opportunities to get involved with outreach at SfE BES 2018
We are looking for volunteers to help deliver our public engagement event at SfE BES 2018 in Glasgow.Don’t miss this opportunity to hone your outreach skills and share your enthusiasm for endocrinology with local school children.The event will take place at 12:00 to 15:30 on Wednesday 21 November at the SfE BES conference venue.Members attending SfE BES 2018 have two chances to volunteer:You can apply to bring and demonstrate, tried and tested, endocrinology-related public engagement activities that are suitable for students 14– 18 years old.You can volunteer to take part in the careers Q&A sess...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vacancies for You and Your Hormones Content Editors
We have new vacancies for Content Editors to contribute to our public facing website, You and Your Hormones, which provides the latest information on hormones and hormone-related conditions.The site is written and reviewed by Society for Endocrinology experts and we are seeking Content Editors to support the Editorial Board and to help ensure the latest research and clinical practice is included on the website across all areas of endocrinology.Content Editors will:Help identify the latest hot topics to be includedLiaise with the Editorial Board and other endocrine expertsContribute to the review and creat...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Children are overexposed to plastic chemicals
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents limit their use of plastic containers and cut down on processed food, to reduce the risk of obesity and cancer in children.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Insulin resistance goes undetected in patients with Parkinson's disease
According to a study, published in theJournal of Parkinson's Disease, insulin resistance is often undetected in Parkinson's disease patients, especially in overweight individuals.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Muscle and fat composition is affected by hormone levels in euthyroid adults
A study, published inClinical Endocrinology, reports that higher levels of thyroid hormone are associated with reduced skeletal muscle mass and insulin resistance.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New hormonal mechanism implicated in pancreatic cancer progression
A high-fat diet may predispose to pancreatic cancer through direct interaction with hormone cholecystokinin, rather than obesity-related mechanisms, according to research published in theAmerican Journal of Physiology - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Stopping HRT does not increase atherosclerosis
According to a study, published inMenopause, stopping low-dose hormone therapy in menopause does not lead to a rebound effect on the advancement of atherosclerosis.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D may help arthritis patients
Data, presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting& Clinical Lab Expo, suggests that vitamin D supplementation could improve quality of life for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Risk of autism higher in children of women with PCOS
Women with PCOS have a greater chance of having a child with autism, according to a study published inTranslational Psychiatry.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroid nodule size does not predict cancer risk
According to a study, published inJAMA Otolaryngology-Head& Neck Surgery, the size of thyroid nodules is not linked to cancer risk.Medscape  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Walking may help glycaemic control in gestational diabetes
Daily walks of 6,000 steps may help improve the glycaemic profile of pregnant women with gestational diabetes, according to a small study in theJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Insulin-like peptide key in defining ant social castes
A new study inScience reports that the division of labour in ants may be defined by a single gene coding for ILP2, the ant version of insulin.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A genetic screen to predict future risk of osteoporosis
According to a study inPLOS One, researchers have developed a genetic screening tool to predict the risk of bone fracture and osteoporosis.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hyperandrogenism rules for female athletes are discriminatory, says human rights group
Human Rights Watch claims that the new International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAP) rules for female athletes with higher levels of testosterone are discriminatory.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New endometriosis drug approved by FDA
Elagolix (Orilissa) has been approved by the FDA to treat pain associated with endometriosis.WedMD (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery may reduce hormone-related cancer risk
New research published in theBritish Journal of Surgery reports that bariatric surgery is associated with a decreased risk of breast, endometrium, and prostate cancer.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Intermittent fasting could be useful for diabetic patients
Fasting two days a week could present a more achievable goal for type-2 diabetes patients, research published inJAMA suggests.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Healthy people experience glucose spikes similar to those seen in diabetes
According to a study in the journalPLOS Biology, people considered healthy can also experience sugar level fluctuations that are similar to those seen in diabetic patients.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The Society ’s Year in Review 2017 is now available
There were some great successes achieved in 2017 thanks to the valuable input of our members and other partners.Read the 2017 Year in Review to find out how your Society helped to bring the endocrine community together, to further research and clinical practice and to engage the public with the impact of endocrinology.Download the2017 Year in Review to learn more about last year’s journey to advance endocrinology, and to discover opportunities for you to become more involved.  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 24, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oestrogen therapy may be helpful for premature babies
According to a study in theJournal of Neuroscience, oestrogen treatment may aid brain development in preterm rabbits.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 24, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Alzheimer ’s risk linked to reproductive history
Research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference reports that pregnancy and reproductive history may affect the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s later in life.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 24, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Type-1 diabetes may induce metabolic disorders in offspring
According to a new study inDiabetologia, children born to mothers with type-1 diabetes are at a higher risk of being overweight or presenting insulin resistance.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 24, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New international guidelines to tackle PCOS
The new guidelines, published inClinical Endocrinology,Human Reproduction and Fertility and Sterility, focus on the diagnosis and treatment of PCOS.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 24, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

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