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

Health professionals should recognise and treat obesity as a disease
According to a presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2018 meeting, tackling obesity effectively needs health care professionals to more widely recognise it as a disease, rather than a choice.Medscape  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Type-1 diabetes improved by low carbohydrate diet
According to a study, published inPediatrics, a very low carbohydrate diet can improve glycaemic control in adults and children with type-1 diabetes.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New injection to treat obesity
A team at Imperial College London have developed an injection therapy, containing satiety hormones, that could replace bariatric surgery as a treatment for obesity.ITV News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Breast cancer survivors have increased risk of diabetes
A study, published in theJournal of Clinical Oncology, reports that women successfully treated with hormone therapy for breast cancer have a greater risk of developing diabetes. Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Female hormone fluctuations do not affect women's choice in men
According to research, published inPsychological Science, fluctuations in hormone levels during women's monthly cycles does not affect the type of men that they find attractive.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Reprogrammed cells could be used to treat diabetes
Mouse pancreatic duct cells were genetically reprogrammedin vivo to be beta islet like cells and produce insulin, according to a study published inMolecular Therapy.The Scientist (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Early period onset linked to increased diabetes risk
A study, published inDiabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, reports that girls who start periods at 10 years old or younger are more likely to develop type-2 diabetes, as are women who have never given birth.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Prolactin levels unaffected in transgender women on hormone therapy
A study, published inEndocrine Practice, reports that prolactin levels did not increase in transgender women on oestrogen plus spironolactone therapy.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fast food diet impairs fertility in women
According to a study, published inHuman Reproduction, women who regularly eat fast food take longer to get pregnant than those who never or rarely do.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery impairs bone health
A recent review of the evidence, published inJBMR Plus, recommends that clinical guidelines on weight loss surgery address the negative effects on bone health. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D boosts growth and development in undernourished children
A study, published in theAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition, has shown that high dose vitamin D supplements can improve weight gain and brain development in malnourished children.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New hormone that promotes fat metabolism identified
According to a study, published inCell Metabolism, levels of a particular lipokine rise in response to exercise and cold temperatures, to increase fat metabolism, and may point to a new target for tackling obesity.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news