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Hypothyroidism patients cite effectiveness of desiccated thyroid extract over standard therapy

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 03:35
Three in four hypothyroidism patients who chose desiccated thyroid extract (DTE) over the standard therapy said this option was more effective than other thyroid hormone medications, according to an analysis of comments in online patient forums accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Individuals taking glucocorticoids are at high risk if infected with COVID-19

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 03:27
Individuals taking a class of steroid hormones called glucocorticoids for conditions such as asthma, allergies and arthritis on a routine basis may be unable to mount a normal stress response and are at high risk if they are infected with the virus causing COVID-19, according to a new editorial published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Mobile health devices effective in reducing AF-related adverse events, study finds

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 03:09
A new study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, highlights the feasible use of mobile health (mHealth) devices to help with the screening and detection of a common heart condition.

Investigational oral form of treatment offers hope for adults with acromegaly

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 03:02
Adults who need medical maintenance treatment of the growth hormone disorder acromegaly respond well to an investigational oral form of the drug octreotide, investigators of the Chiasma OPTIMAL study reported.

Fracking chemical may interfere with reproductive hormones in men

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 02:59
A chemical used in hydraulic fracturing, commonly called fracking, has the potential to interfere with reproductive hormones in men, according to research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

NIH researchers identify a second gene that causes melorheostosis

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 02:54
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered a second gene that causes melorheostosis, a rare group of conditions involving an often painful and disfiguring overgrowth of bone tissue.

People working long hours more likely to have hypothyroidism

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 02:44
Adults who work long hours are more likely to have hypothyroidism, which is an underactive thyroid, according to study results accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Two newer types of diabetes medications show heart and kidney benefits

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 02:42
Two newer types of medications commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes are similar in their ability to reduce major heart complications, including heart attack, stroke and death from cardiovascular disease, according to research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Study finds high rates of depression, suicidal thoughts among transgender teens

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 02:33
Two-thirds of transgender teens have depression, and many also have suicidal thoughts and self-injuring behavior, according to research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Gastric bypass may be the best surgical option in patients with NAFLD

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 02:30
Bariatric surgery may be an effective treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), suggests a new study accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting, and publication in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Thyroid hormone replacement therapy linked to higher risk of death in older adults

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 02:23
Thyroid hormone replacement therapy in older adults is associated with a higher risk of death compared with no treatment, a large study finds.

Exercising women with menstrual disorders can avoid complications by consuming extra calories

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 02:20
Exercising women who struggle to consume enough calories and have menstrual disorders can simply increase their food intake to recover their menstrual cycle, according to a study accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting, and publication in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

New viable therapeutic strategy found for ER+ breast cancer

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 02:16
Researchers say they have found a viable new therapeutic strategy for estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer, even cancers that are resistant to current standard of care treatments.

Men with erectile dysfunction have higher risk of death, study suggests

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 02:12
Men with erectile dysfunction have a higher risk of death, regardless of their testosterone levels, suggests a study accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Researchers find new strategy for developing tissue regeneration scaffolds

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 20:39
In Japan, an increase in the aging population has exacerbated the demand for regenerative medicine to address increasingly common diseases, such as knee osteoarthritis.

Potential new method of breast cancer treatment using androgen receptor

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 20:20
Scientists may have discovered a new therapeutic approach to treat ER+ breast cancer using androgen receptor-stimulating drugs.

Working too many hours may lead to an underactive thyroid

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 19:29
A new study has found that people who work longer hours are more likely to have an underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism.

Health concerns over fracking chemical that may cause adverse effects in male sex hormones

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 19:17
A study has found that fracking chemicals can interfere with male sex hormones and possibly cause adverse health effects.

Exploring how mucus plays a part in transferring coronaviruses

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 16:47
As the lethal COVID-19 coronavirus propagates around the globe, we know a sneeze, a cough or simply touching a surface with the virus can spread the infection.

Understanding the novel coronavirus genome

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 13:32
The novel coronavirus emerged in December 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, in China, and since then, it has rapidly spread to over 170 countries across the globe. Our knowledge of the virus, now officially named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is still in the early stages. However, scientists around the world are racing to better understand the virus, in the hope of shedding light on potential vaccines and therapies.

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