Short-term thyroid cancer survival may influence metabolic syndrome risk
The risk for metabolic syndrome may be higher among adults short-term thyroid cancer survivors compared with longer-term survivors and adults with no history of thyroid cancer, according to a study published inThyroid.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 19, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Influence the future of endocrinology – nominate for Society committees
Your Society needs your opinion!Nominate your choices, or even yourself, for a committeebefore 30 June 2017 and seize the opportunity to get involved with your Society and further the field of endocrinology.Learn about the many other benefits of being on a committee from some of our current members…                               ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 19, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vasopressin-expressing retina cells pave way for jet lag therapy
A new study published in the Journal of Physiology suggests that a group of vasopressin-expressing cells in the retina may hold the key to anti-jet lag therapies by directly regulating the circadian rhythm.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

High-salt diet decreases thirst and increases hunger
High salt intake results in reduced thirst and increased water conservation and production, according to research findings in theJournal of Clinical Investigation.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oestrogen receptor causes weight loss in male mice
A study published inThe EMBO Journalreports that a regulatory circuit for an oestrogen receptor in muscle cells only controls fat metabolism in male mice.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sensor placed under the skin to replace finger prick tests for diabetes
A new device has been developed to continuously monitor blood sugar levels and transmit the data to a smartphone.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Biological sensor to quantify plant hormone activity
An international team of scientists has developed a biological sensor to detect strigolactones, a type of hormone which regulates plant development and communication. The research has been published inScience Advances. Phys.org (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Subcutaneous testosterone therapy for female-to-male transgender patients
In female-to-male transgender patients, subcutaneous testosterone therapy was safe and effective in patients previously receiving intramuscular injections, according to findings inThe Journal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hot flushes linked to heart disease in younger women
A study published inMenopause, reports that frequent hot flushes in women aged 40 to 53 may be linked to cardiovascular changes occurring early during the menopause transition.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Underweight and obese people are more likely to suffer migraines
According to a study published inNeurology, obese people are 27%, and underweight people are 13%, more likely to have migraines than people of normal weight.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Apple has a secret team working on treating diabetes
Apple has a small team of biomedical engineers developing sensors that can non-invasively and continuously monitor blood sugar levels to better treat diabetes.CNBC (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Why the “bisexuality hormone” study is not as simple as it seems
New Scientist article revisits the study that found women given extra progesterone during pregnancy had children 29 % more likely to later identify as bisexual.New Scientist (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Could 'love hormone' help drug addicts stay clean?
According to a review in theBritish Journal of Pharmacology, oxytocin could hold the key to treating drug addicts and help them avoid relapse.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Chronic stress and ghrelin levels predict future weight gain and food cravings
Higher baseline circulating total ghrelin levels are associated with higher frequencies of food cravings at 6 months, whereas baseline chronic stress predicts future weight gain during the same period, according to findings published inObesity.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Premature cell differentiation leads to disorders in pancreatic development
A new study published inCell Reports has uncovered a mechanism through which a mutation in the STAT3 gene leads to a disorder in the development of the pancreas and to infant diabetes.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Intestinal bacteria may protect against diabetes
A high concentration of indolepropionic acid in the serum protects against type 2 diabetes, a new study published InScientific Reportsreports.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fresh fruit may prevent diabetes and related complications
Eating fresh fruit every day can cut your risk of developing diabetes, according to research published inPLOS Medicine.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Low normalized grip strength linked to cardiometabolic disease
A simple test to determine grip strength may be a predictor of developing metabolic disorders in middle or older age, according to a study published inJournals of Gerontology Series A: Medical Sciences.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Artificial pancreas safe for use in children with type 1 diabetes
An artificial pancreas, which automatically delivers insulin to individuals with type 1 diabetes, appears to be safe and effective for use in children, according to a study presented at the Endocrine Society annual meeting.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pituitary-testis axis function may improve with GnRH
Men with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism caused by congenital combined pituitary hormone deficiency may see an increase in testosterone levels using gonadotropin-releasing hormone therapy, according to new research.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New neural mechanism found to regulate chronic stress response
A new mechanism for dealing with chronic stress has been published inNature Neuroscience, where cortisol increases the number of CRF1 receptors on a neuronal subpopulation.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New clinical practice guideline for treatment of osteoarthritis
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has released a new clinical practice guideline on the treatment of osteoarthritis in the hip.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical management for acromegaly offers hope for patients
In this video, Maria Fleseriu, MD, FACE, professor of medicine and neurological surgery at Oregon Health& Science University in Portland, discusses updates in the management of acromegaly.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

High-dose vitamin D may not curb heart disease
Taking high doses of vitamin D once a month won't lower your risk for heart disease, according to a study published inJAMA Cardiology.Web MD (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Management of self-harm and suicide in diabetes
A special issue ofCurrent Diabetes Reviews explores the management of diabetes in medically complex patients and the importance of assessing psychosocial stresses such as mood disorders, food insecurities or lack of social support.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Statement offers guidance to spot hormonal causes of hypertension
A new Scientific Statement issued by the Endocrine Society advises healthcare providers on ways to spot hormonal causes of high blood pressure.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Insomnia increases risk of bone fractures
According to a small study presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, restricted amounts of rest prevent bone from repairing itself effectively.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Liver shows positive response to leptin therapy in patients with partial lipodystrophy
New research presented at ENDO 2017 reports that the livers of patients with a rare disease that affects metabolism have responded positively to leptin therapy.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Post-bariatric hypoglycemia prevented through novel glucagon pump
Use of a continuous glucose monitor accurately predicted and prevented severe post-bariatric hypoglycemia, according to a small proof-of-concept study presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New type of insulin-producing cell discovered in the pancreas
A new study inCell Metabolismreports having found a new type of insulin-producing cell hiding in the pancreas, offering hope for better understanding of type 1 diabetes.Science Alert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Even healthy weight gain increases risk of gestational diabetes
Women who put on an excess 1.5% of their body weight a year are twice as likely to suffer from gestational diabetes, according to a study published inDiabetes Research and Clinical Practice.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

High levels of thyroid hormone linked to more weight loss after bariatric surgery
Patients who have higher levels of the thyroid hormone triiodothyronine (T3) lose more weight after bariatric surgery, new research presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society reports.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New treatment guidelines for mildly underactive thyroid needed
According to a study published in theNew England Journal of Medicine, patients with a mildly underactive thyroid gland are being prescribed an ineffective medicine.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Overweight children with a vitamin D deficiency have increased heart disease risk
A new study, presented at ENDO 2017, reports on a link between vitamin D deficiency in overweight children and their risk of developing heart disease in later life.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Omega-3s may help to treat type 1 diabetes
New research, published inThe Journal of Clinical Investigation, investigates the benefits of adding omega-3 fatty acids to the diet of mice with type 1 diabetes.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Contact lens that tells people with diabetes when to take medication
The lens would monitor blood glucose levels of type 1 diabetics using their tears, saving them time and potentially improving their health, according to a study inNanoscale and Applied Materials& Interfaces.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Disrupted stress hormone signals in bone cells protect from diet-induced obesity
High-calorie and high-fat diets induce fat gain and insulin resistance, and according to a study presented at ENDO 2017, some of these effects are due to glucocorticoid actions on the skeleton.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Society for Endocrinology Endocrine Nurse Update – 19-20 March 2018
We are delighted to announce that the next Society for Endocrinology Endocrine Nurse Update will take place from Monday 19 March to Tuesday 20 March 2018 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, NEC, Birmingham, UK.Endocrine Nurse Update is an annual two day residential  for specialist endocrine nurses featuring interactive sessions, combined lectures, workshops and networking opportunities. Aimed at both established and new-to-post nurses, the event focuses on best practice and the latest developments in the field.  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Society for Endocrinology Clinical Update – 19-21 March 2018
We are delighted to announce that the next Society for Endocrinology Clinical Update will take place from Monday 19 March to Wednesday 21 March 2018 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, NEC, Birmingham, UK.The Clinical Update training programme provides essential training for trainees and recently appointed consultants in endocrinology and diabetes. It provides an update on current clinical practice and offers delegates an unparalleled opportunity to network with fellow trainees and established endocrinologists. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Society for Endocrinology National Clinical Cases Meeting – 12 March 2018
We are delighted to announce that the next National Clinical Cases Meeting will take place on Monday 12 March 2018 in London at The Royal Society of Medicine. The meeting will showcase ten oral communications selected from high-scoring submitted cases and will provide an ideal forum for trainees to present clinical cases to peers and established endocrinologists. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New measurement technique lowers vitamin D recommended allowance
After re-measurement of vitamin D by improved technology, the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D intake drops from 800 to 400 International Units (IU) per day, according to research reported at the Endocrine Society annual meeting.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity in pregnancy linked to epilepsy risk
Being overweight or obese in the first trimester of pregnancy has been linked to a higher risk of bearing a child with epilepsy, research published inJAMA Neurologysuggests.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroid hormone levels to identify people at risk of atherosclerosis
A new study suggests raised thyroid levels could help to identify people at higher risk of atherosclerosis. The results were presented at the Endocrine Society annual meeting.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Higher anabolic hormone levels predict lower risk of worsening frailty in men
A new study presented at the Endocrine Society meeting suggests that middle-age and elderly men are less likely to develop worsening frailty if they have high levels of certain anabolic hormones.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Natural estrogen-progesterone capsule reduces postmenopausal hot flashes
A new combined estradiol-progesterone capsule significantly decreases the frequency and severity of hot flashes in postmenopausal women, according to a study presented at the Endocrine Society annual meeting.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormones are behind hernias of the groin in elderly men
Results of a study presented at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting suggest inguinal hernia in older men could be caused by altered sex hormone levels that weaken and scar muscle tissue in the lower abdomen.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Higher free thyroxine levels linked to greater risk of atherosclerotic diseases
Middle-aged and elderly people with higher free thyroxine levels may be more likely to develop atherosclerotic diseases, new research presented at the annual meeting ot the Endocrine Society suggests.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Binge drinking before pregnancy 'increases risk' of diabetes for babies
Binge drinking before conception could make children more likely to have high blood sugar and cause other changes in glucose function, according to a study presented at the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in Orlando, Florida.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pyrethroid pesticide exposure appears to speed puberty in boys
Environmental exposure to common pesticides may cause boys to reach sexual maturity earlier, according to a study presented at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting.Science Daily  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Early-life BPA exposure reprograms gene expression linked to fatty liver disease
Exposure during infancy to bisphenol A (BPA)"hijacks" and reprograms genes in the liver of newborn rats, leading to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in adulthood, according to a study presented at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting.Science Daily     (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news