Increased risk of thyroid disease in children of mothers with rheumatoid arthritis
Mothers with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to have children with selected chronic health problems, including thyroid disease, according a to a study published inArthritis Care& Research.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Brain oestrogen also critical for ovulation
A study, published inPNAS, shows that the release of oestrogen in the hypothalamus and pituitary, in addition to that released by the ovaries, is critical for ovulation.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

High glucose levels impair foetal heart development
According to a study, published inelife, high maternal glucose levels during pregnancy affect normal development of heart cells, which can lead to congenital heart disease in babies.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Synthetic oxytocin with fewer side effects
A new compound based on oxytocin has been developed that more effectively targets receptors associated with maternal care, which avoids side effects such as cardiovascular complications, according to a study inScience Signaling.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Some physicians underestimate effectiveness of anti-obesity therapies
According to a study, published inObesity Science& Practice, some physicians are more likely to attribute weight gain to behavioural factors and believe that weight loss treatments and surgery are less effective.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New role found for hormone in female fertility
According to a study, published inFrontiers in Physiology, insulin-like peptide hormone 3 has a critical role in female fertility, through co-ordination of ovarian development.Medial Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

PhD opportunity: Sexually dimorphic development of the human fetal brain: critical role in the programming of neurodevelopmental disorders
Location:College of Medicine, Veterinary and Life Sciences, Glasgow, United KingdomSalary:A stipend of£14,553& tuition feesClosing Date:10 January 2018 Supervisors: Dr Michelle Bellingham, Dr Amanda Drake, Prof Paul A. FowlerProject details: The fetal environment plays a key role in programming normal brain development in the womb. Maternal lifestyle factors such as malnutrition, obesity, smoking and alcohol consumption are associated with altered brain development and behaviour, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and anxiet...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Have your say: Endocrinology and Diabetes 2017 Workforce Survey now open
The annual census of consultants in diabetes and endocrinology is now open. This is your opportunity to give your feedback on the specialty, identifying where improvements can be made and helping to identify planning needs for the future.Get involved to help influence governments, support workforce planning and contribute to health policy.The survey is sent on behalf of the Society for Endocrinology, ABCD, Diabetes UK and in conjunction with the Royal College of Physicians London.The online survey takes only 10 minutes to complete and the link will be emailed directly to you and must be completed before16 February 2018.Eac...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D linked to better outcomes in assisted reproductive treatment
A study inHuman Reproduction suggests that enough vitamin D levels may positively influence birth rates in women undergoing assisted reproductive treatments.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Gastric bypass reduces sensitivity to glucose in beta-cells
A study published inDiabetes, Obesity and Metabolism suggests that beta-cell sensitivity to glucose may be impaired after undergoing gastric bypass surgery.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The economic benefits of personalised glucose control
Personalised glycaemic control in the treatment of type 2 diabetes patients could save billions in healthcare, a study in theAnnals of Internal Medicine suggests.MedPage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Is ‘man flu’ real, and could testosterone explain it?
A review published in theBritish Medical Journal suggests that men may experience worse cold and flu symptoms, which could be explained by the effects of testosterone in the immune system.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Breast cancer risk once again linked to hormonal contraceptive pills
A study published in theNew England Journal of Medicine reports that the sustained use of birth control pills is associated with a small but significant risk of breast cancer.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes linked to higher risk of kidney disease
According to a study published inKidney International, kidney disease may increase the risk of diabetes.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Endocrine Nurse Award winner for 2018 announced
Congratulations to winner of the Endocrine Nurse Award for 2018, Janet Lewis, Endocrine Nurse Specialist at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. Janet has been chosen for the Award due to her leadership in devising recommendations that improve healthcare provision and equality for patients with neuroendocrine tumours.Janet said,“We researched the Welsh Cancer Delivery Plan, amongst other documents. This stated that all patients with cancer should have equal access to treatment regardless of where they lived in Wales and access to a CNS, of which the NET patients had neither. The effect of these recomme...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Department of Health advice on hydrocortisone sodium phosphate shortage
There is currently a shortage of hydrocortisone sodium phosphate 100 mg injection (formerly branded as Efcortesol injection). The sole licensed UK supplier, Concordia, does not expect to be able to supply this product again until late in 2018.The Department of Health (DOH) have commissioned some clinical advice on this matter and Solu-Cortef (hydrocortisone sodium succinate) 100 mg, manufactured by Pfizer, is considered an acceptable alternative during this time.Due to differences in formulation and administration the DOH have also commissioned thisguidance on the use of Solu-Cortef.These videos demonstrate the pr...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New treatment pathway for hyperaldosteronism identified
According to a study, published inJCI Insight, an underlying mechanism that causes hyperaldosteronism has been identified, and offers new targets for its treatment, as well as addressing secondary hypertension.Newswise (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Women with PCOS not following recommended health guidelines
According to a study, published inHuman Reproduction, most women with PCOS are aware of their increased risk of long-term health problems but less than half are likely to heed medical advice on reducing these risks.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Comments invited on EU guidance for identifying endocrine disruptors
Expert comments are required on the draft guidance document for identifying endocrine disruptors under EU legislation, before 31 January 2018. This is a public consultation, open to anyone with an interest.EU News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New drug target for appetite modulation identified
New research, published inCell Metabolism, has identified a novel mechanism for blocking ghrelin, which may be a new target for anti-obesity therapy.Science Magazine (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Elevated cortisol levels in pregnant women with PTSD
A study, published in theJournal of Obstetric, Gynecologic& Neonatal Nursing, reports that women with PTSD have elevated cortisol levels, which may adversely affect foetal development.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Xenoestrogens can impair heart function
A study, published inPLOS Genetics, uses zebrafish models to show how oestrogen-mimicking endocrine disruptors can adversely affect heart physiology.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes reversed by low calorie diet
A new study, published in theLancet, reports that type 2 diabetes can be reversed through weightloss, achieved on a very low calorie diet combined with exercise. Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone-based contraception raises breast cancer risk
According to a study, published in theNew England Journal of Medicine, lower oestrogen-containing contraceptives still confer an increased risk of developing breast cancer.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Endokinin levels linked to morning sickness and healthy pregnancy
A review, published in theJournal of Molecular Endocrinology,explains how morning sickness, caused by increased levels of placental endokinin, may be an indicator of a healthy pregnancy, and how levels of this hormone are linked to smoking-induced nausea.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Aerosol thyroid hormones as lung disease therapy
A study, published inNature Medicine, reports that thyroid hormones can reduce lung scarring in mouse models of pulmonary fibrosis.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

PCOS may be diagnosed by anti-Mullerian hormone levels
According to a study, published inClinical Endocrinology, levels of anti-Mullerian hormone are better predictors of PCOS than testosterone.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

No additional risks from pausing hormone-sensitive breast cancer therapy
According to a study, published inThe Lancet, the effectiveness of breast cancer therapy was not adversely affected by patients taking a break from long-term hormone treatments.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Acromegaly patients in remission still at increased risk of diabetes
According to a French study, published in theJournal of the Endocrine Society,even acromegaly patients in remission have an increased risk of developing diabetes and related metabolic disorders.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Stressed newborns feel more pain, but they don ’t show it
Babies with high levels of stress show an increased brain response to pain, however this effect does not affect their behaviour, according to research inCurrent Biology.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 1, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Over half of American children will be obese when they get to their 30s
Research inThe New England Journal of Medicine predicts that about 57% of US children today will be obese by the time they are 35 years old. The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 1, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes type incorrectly diagnosed by many doctors
A study inThe Lancet Diabetes& Endocrinology suggests type 1 diabetes affects many more adults than previously thought, as is often misdiagnosed as type 2 diabetes.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 1, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Genetic marker linked to GLP-1 levels and cardiovascular disease risk
Researchers have identified a genetic link between GLP-1 levels and risk of cardiovascular disease that could lead to more personalised patient care, according to a new study inDiabetes Care.Newswise (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

PCOS could be identified with MRI
According to a new study published inRadiology, magnetic resonance imaging measurements in the ovaries can help diagnose PCOS in teenagers.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements during pregnancy: not enough evidence to encourage use
A study inThe BMJ reports there is not enough evidence of the benefits of vitamin D supplements during pregnancy to recommend their use.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Premature baldness linked to heart disease risk
Premature greying and hair loss in males have been linked to a higher risk of heart disease, possibly influenced by differences in response to androgens, a study to be presented at the Cardiological Society of India’s annual conference suggests.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Link found between neonatal vitamin D and autism
A study inJournal of Bone and Mineral Researchsuggests low vitamin D levels in newborns are associated to a higher risk of autism and intellectual disability.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sex hormones could explain why asthma affects mostly women
Testosterone could help control the immune response that causes asthma, which may explain why the condition is more common in women.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes and obesity related cancers on the rise
Findings of a study published inThe Lancet Diabetes& Endocrinology suggest that in 2025, diabetes and obesity related cancers will have increased by more than 30% in women and 25% in men.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Stem cells that develop into fat cells have circadian clocks
Adipocyte precursor cells have circadian clocks, a discovery which may lead to understanding why shift workers are at higher risk of metabolic diseases, according to a study inCell Reports.Phys.org (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Researchers generate pancreatic stem cells to study diabetes
According to a study inStem Cell Report, researchers have developed a method to grow and expand pancreatic stem cells, which will aid facilitate the supply of beta cells needed to study diabetes.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Stress during pregnancy can affect child growth
Stress during late pregnancy is linked to slower child growth in the womb and during early childhood, but the effect disappears once the child has nutritional independence, a study inProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroidectomy outcomes suggested as hospital quality indicators
Research published inJAMA Surgerysuggests some thyroid surgery outcomes could be used as performance indicators in hospitals.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Skipping breakfast only improves metabolism in lean people
A study in theJournal of Physiology suggests that skipping breakfast improves metabolism and helps burn fat, but the effect is only observed in lean, not obese, people.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hunger hormones may hinder weight loss through exercise
An increase in appetite triggered by exercise may explain why physical activity by itself, without a change in diet, is not enough to lose weight in women, a study inApplied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolismsuggests.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oxytocin can make dogs less aware of threatening cues
According to new research inFrontiers of Psychology, high oxytocin levels can make your dog prefer to see your smiling face, rather than being aware of danger cues.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone therapy after menopause not linked to stroke risk
Women who undergo hormone therapy after menopause are not at higher risk of stroke, research published in the journalPLOS Medicine suggests.Psych Central (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery linked to lower psoriasis incidence
According to a study published inObesity, obese patients who undergo bariatric surgery show a lower risk for psoriasis compared to patients in usual medical care.MedPage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D may prevent inflammatory diseases
According to a study, published in theJournal of Autoimmunity, maintenance of vitamin D levels may have an important role in preventing the development of inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Overuse of mouthwash linked to type 2 diabetes
A study, published in the journalNitric Oxide, reports that frequent use of mouthwash can contribute to an elevated risk of developing type 2 diabetes.Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news