Stress makes people sense danger in harmless situations
Research, published inPNAS, shows that people with raised cortisol levels are more likely to misidentify dangerous scenarios, which may explain why PTSD symptoms are exacerbated during times of stress.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New Society funding opportunity to advance Endocrine Nursing
The Society’s new Endocrine Nurse Grant was developed by the Nurse Committee to support research or audit projects aimed at enhancing nursing or clinical practice. These funds can be used to produce preliminary data for competitive Doctoral Research Fellowship applications.Lisa Shepherd, Chair of Nurse Committee, explains,“The launch of this grant provides an excellent opportunity for nurses working in endocrinology to undertake a piece of research or audit. This will fundamentally not only improve practice and positively impact on patient care, but enhance the nurses’ professional pr...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroid Network webpages launched – a dedicated hub for knowledge exchange
The Thyroid Network (aka Thyronet) was created as a platform to enable basic and clinical researchers, clinical endocrinologists and endocrine nurses to share knowledge and best practice and work together to advance their specialist field. We are now thrilled to launch theThyroid Network’s dedicated webpages– a dedicated hub for all things thyroid.Keeping informed was never easier - the new Thyroid Network webpages are designed to keep you updated with the latest news in the Network, as well as any thyroid research-related events and opportunities. As a member of the Thyroid Network you can als...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Moderate alcohol consumption may reduce the chance of diabetes
According to new research published inDiabetologia showed a link between drinking moderate amounts of alcohol per week compared to those who had one drink or less. Consuming alcohol 3– 4 times a week reduced the risk of developing diabetes by around a third in both men and women.The Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

FSH increase may be linked to bone density loss and weight-gain at menopause
Studies in mice showed that during induced menopause, FSH could be responsible for redistribution of body fat, weight-gain and bone loss. The study, published inNature showed that blocking FSH minimised bone loss and weight gain at menopause.New York Times (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hypertensive women may benefit from drugs that block aldosterone
Aldosterone causes damage to the cardiovascular system when at high levels and drugs that block its receptors may reduce high blood pressure more effectively, say researchers at the 38th World Congress of the International Union of Physiological Sciences in Rio de Janeiro. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Risk of a fatty heart linked to race and body shape
New research published by the journalMenopause shows that black women who put on fat around their midsection during midlife are also more likely to accumulate fat around their heart, whereas white women’s risk of fatty hearts is higher when they put the weight on all over.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Working long hours increases the risk of heart disease and mental health problems
Research published by theEuropean Heart Journal shows that working 55 hours or more per week increases your risk of developing atrial fibrillation and stroke. However, other medical problems such as obesity and diabetes are also linked with working longer hours so the causation is not yet known.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The gut plays a key role in the development of type 2 diabetes
Research published inMetabolic Syndrome and Related Disordersshowed that the gut can contribute to excessive glucagon secretion. This causes the release of glucose and unregulated high blood sugar.Express (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Scientists successfully remove BPA from drinking water
A new liquid solution can filter 90% of these hormone-disrupting chemicals out of drinking water, according to a study published inGreen Chemistry.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Study highlights underlying mechanisms of fractures associated with bisphosphonates
A study published inProceedings of the National Academy of Sciencesdescribes how the prolonged use of bisphosphonates can out people at risk of atypical femoral fracture.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Skin transplants could treat type 2 diabetes and obesity
Scientists have described a novel approach using CRISPR and skin grafts to boost insulin levels and reduce weight in mice. The study was published inCell Stem Cell.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes drug could help those living with Parkinson's disease
A study published inThe Lancet suggests that exenatide improves movement-related issues and might also slow the progression of the disease.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Muted stress response linked to long-term cannabis use
A new study published inPsychopharmacologysuggests chronic cannabis users have a dampened physiological response to stress. This is the first study to examine the effects of acute stress on salivary cortisol levels in chronic cannabis users.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Elective freezing of IVF embryos linked to higher pregnancy rates
A delay in transferring embryos to the mother improves the success of in vitro fertilization in certain cases, according to a study published inFertility and Sterility.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Women who are pear-shaped have a lower risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes
Thin people may lower their risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes by carrying a few extra pounds on their hips and thighs, a study published inCell Metabolism suggests.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Active children may lower their risk of heart disease, obesity and cancer
A study inFrontiers in Physiologyreports that mice that are physically active before reaching sexual maturity have'turned down' genes for inflammation, which is linked to obesity, heart disease and cancer.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

'Switch' in brain of obese people stays on all the time
Obese people aren’t able to regulate the way body fat is stored or burned because a“switch” in their brain stays on all the time, a study inCell Metabolism reports.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Weight gain between pregnancies tied to gestational diabetes
Women who gain substantial amounts of weight after their first pregnancy may be more likely to develop gestational diabetes during their next pregnancy, a study published inPLOS Medicine suggests.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes could be spread through toxic meat like mad cow disease
A new study inJournal of Experimental Medicine suggests diabetes may be spread through meat or blood transfusions by means of misshapen proteins.The Times (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Screen time linked to diabetes in children
Daily screen time of three or more hours is linked to several risk factors associated with the development of diabetes in children, according to a study published inArchives of Disease in Childhood.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sleeping badly could add 3 cm to your waistline
A new study inPLOS ONEreports that sleeping badly could be driving weight gain, independently of dietary choices.The Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Artificial light from digital devices lessens sleep quality
A new study published inOphthalmic& Physiological Optics found that blue light emitted from digital devices could contribute to the high prevalence of reported sleep dysfunction.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Feinstein Institute receives $1 million to develop electronic pancreas
Feinstein Institute has received a $1million grant from The Knapp Family Foundation to launch a research program that will explore bioelectronic medicine to treat diabetes, according to a press release from the institute.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Having a baby in your thirties linked to raised life expectancy
Women who became mothers later in life were more likely to live longer than those who gave birth in in their teens and twenties, according to a paper published in theJournal of Public Health. Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

‘Hunger-controlling’ cells discovered in the brain may lead to new way to treat obesity
Cells in the brain that may help control the hunger impulse have been discovered in a development that could lead to new treatments for obesity, according to a study inCell.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Insulin resistance linked to lower bone density
Decreasing sensitivity to insulin, often associated with obesit, may also reduce bone mass in young adults, according to data published inPLOS One.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone therapy for transgender adults poses potential heart risks
Long-term cross-sex hormone therapy for transgender individuals is associated with potential cardiovascular risks but psychological benefits, according to a review published inAnnals of Internal Medicine.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Plant hormone boost for New Zealand's endangered night parrot
A study, published inReproduction, Fertility and Development, suggests that the critically-endangered kakapo’s breeding success depends on oestrogen-like hormone levels found in native New Zealand plants.Phys.org (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Aldosterone hormone linked to alcohol use
According to findings, published inMolecular Psychiatry, there is a link between aldosterone levels and risk of alcohol use disorder, such as cravings.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sperm counts among western men have halved in last 40 years
Findings, published inHuman Reproduction Update, reveal that sperm counts in western men have dropped significantly over the last 40 years.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Too little vitamin D may hinder recovery of injured corneas
According to a study inJAMA Internal Medicine,vitamin D could have a stimulatory role in wound recovery by improving cell communication.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Stress hormone linked to mood and hippocampus volume
Individual differences in the pattern of release of cortisol in response to a stressful experience reveal how stressed a person actually feels, suggests a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

CRISPR-Cas9 could prevent angiogenesis of the retina
New research inNature Communicationssuggests angiogenesis of the retina, a feature of proliferative diabetic retinopathy, could be prevented using gene-editing techniques.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone Tx tied to cardiovascular risk in transgender adults
A review inAnnals of Internal Medicineassociates cross-sex hormone therapy with increased cardiovascular risk factors among transgender men (female to male), especially among those on testosterone treatment.MedPage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes vaccine entering human testing could also prevent the common cold
A diabetes vaccine based on enteroviruses and ready to enter clinical trials could immunise against other ailments like the common cold. Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Violent crime affects kids ’ sleep
Adolescents exposed to violent crimes in their neighbourhood experience changes in sleep patterns and stress hormones following the incident, research inChild Developmentreports.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Minute of exercise a day could prevent osteoporosis
According to a study in theInternational Journal of Epidemiology, women who do 60-120 seconds of high-intensity weight-bearing exercise a day have 4% better bone density than those who do less than a minute.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Acting male depends on estrogen receptors
Findings, published inHormones and Behaviour, report that the masculinisation process is dependent on estrogen receptors, using a mouse model.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Adolescent obesity may increase colon cancer risk in adulthood
A new study, published inCancer, has reported a link between being overweight or obese in adolescence and an increased risk of developing colon cancer in adulthood.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New insight into genetic basis of neuropsychiatric disorders
According to research published inelife, growth hormone treatment was able to reverse some effects of ARID1B gene mutations in a mouse model. Mutations of this gene are commonly associated with autism spectrum disorders.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pediatricians urged to focus on clusters of cardiometabolic risk factors
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that pediatricians focus on clusters of cardiometabolic risk factors that are associated with obesity, to identify the subset of overweight children at most risk.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

International collaboration release revised guideline for improved management of Turner syndrome
A comprehensive, international guideline that incorporates the most up-to-date knowledge on diagnosis, treatment and patient impact of Turner syndrome (TS) has been published in theEuropean Journal of Endocrinology (EJE). The guidelines incorporate the latest evidence-based advice for diagnosis and treatment of girls and women with TS.This project was initiated by theEuropean Society for Endocrinology (ESE) and thePediatric Endocrine Society (PES), in collaboration with the Society for Endocrinology, the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology, the Endocrine Society, the European Society of Human Reproduction and Emb...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Early menopause linked to increased type 2 diabetes risk
Early menopause, before the age of 45, is linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, regardless of a variety of confounding factors, according to a study published inDiabetologia.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Adrenal gland activity changes under severe stress
New research, published inPNAS, shows how severe stress can alter the behaviour of the adrenal gland network to cause abnormal release of glucocorticoids.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

High-dose vitamin D does not prevent colds in winter
Daily high-dose vitamin D during the winter months did not reduce the incidence of viral upper respiratory tract infections among children, according to a study published inJAMA.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Avoiding 'middle-age spread' reduces the risk of diabetes
According to a large study, published in theJournal of the American Medical Association,avoiding weight gain in middle age significantly reduces the risks of developing type 2 diabetes.The Express  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

AACE/ACE update guidelines for menopause treatment
Another position statement on the treatment of menopausal symptoms has been published by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology inEndocrine Practice.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes
More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, according to a new report issued by the CDC.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Societies release updated guideline for Turner syndrome
The European Society for Endocrinology and the Paediatric Endocrine Society, in collaboration with six other learned societies, have incorporated the latest evidence-based advice for diagnosis and treatment of TS.European Pharmaceutical Review (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news