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2010-09-22 00:27:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation ("Novartis") (NYSE: NVS) announced today that the results of a Phase III study of SOM230 (pasireotide) showed a reduction in cortisol levels in patients with Cushing's disease, a condition in which a benign (non-cancerous) pituitary tumor causes the adrenal glands to produce excess cortisol and can be fatal(1). Results will be presented at the 14th Congress of the European Neuroendocrine...

2010-09-10 13:23:31

Study suggests high cortisol levels may be harmful to cardiovascular system High levels of the stress hormone cortisol strongly predict cardiovascular death among both persons with and without pre-existing cardiovascular disease according to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). In stressful situations, the body responds by producing the hormone cortisol. The effects of cortisol are intended to help the body...

2010-09-07 16:15:19

Endocrine Society unveils clinical practice guideline on managing CAH Today, The Endocrine Society released a new clinical practice guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). The guideline features a series of evidence-based clinical recommendations developed by an expert task force. The guideline, published in the September 2010 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), a publication of The Endocrine Society, is endorsed by...

2009-10-15 15:37:00

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- We're all familiar with the physical changes that can come with human aging - hair loss, change of body shape, etc. But when these changes begin occurring in a dog, it can be a sign of Cushing's syndrome, a disease that can be difficult to diagnose and is often mistaken for other medical conditions that are common in mature dogs. Cushing's syndrome is caused by a tumor of either the pituitary gland or adrenal glands. The disease, to make...

2009-06-12 22:22:34

A study confirms obesity and depression often occur together, even in children, U.S. researchers said in a statement. Lead author Dr. Panagiota Pervanidou of Athens University Medical School in Athens, Greece, said cortisol is a steroid hormone that helps the body respond to stress but also has other functions -- including converting fat, protein and carbohydrates into energy. Normally, the hormone peaks in the early morning, starts to drop in late morning and reaches a low at night. Our...

2009-06-11 13:16:40

A new study connects abnormalities of the "stress" hormone cortisol with symptoms of depression in obese children, and confirms that obesity and depression often occur together, even in children. The results were presented at The Endocrine Society's 91st Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C."There is evidence in adults that abnormal regulation of cortisol plays a role in both obesity and depression," said the study's lead author, Panagiota Pervanidou, MD, of Athens University Medical School in...

2009-04-23 02:00:00

LONDON and BRIGHTON, England, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- We are all living in stressful, uncertain times, but it may be a surprise to you that the body has only one response to stress and that is to produce stress hormones. This is true whether: - You are being chased down the road by a man with an axe - You owe the bank GBP750,000 pounds with no means to pay - You are just about to go out in front of an audience of 40,000 people to sing - You don't eat correctly to...

2008-12-15 16:43:00

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Dechra Veterinary Products LLC today announces that the company has received FDA approval to market VETORYL(R) Capsules. VETORYL Capsules contain the drug trilostane, which has been demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of Cushing's syndrome in dogs. VETORYL will be indicated for use in pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism, which comprises the majority of cases of Cushing's syndrome in dogs. Additionally, VETORYL has received...

2008-11-13 09:00:07

Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CORT) today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2008. For the third quarter of 2008, Corcept reported a net loss of $5.6 million, or $0.11 per share, compared to a net loss of $3.4 million, or $0.09 per share, for the third quarter of 2007. For the first nine months of 2008, the company reported a net loss of $13.9 million, or $0.30 per share, compared to a net loss of $7.4 million, or $0.23 per share, for the same...

2008-11-04 18:00:19

MANHATTAN, Kan., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new medication is available to treat dogs with Cushing's disease, but pet owners should be prepared for the cost of managing the disease, according to a veterinarian at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Kenneth Harkin, associate professor of clinical sciences, said a new drug called Trilostane is undergoing approval by the Food and Drug Administration, but veterinarians may obtain the medication if they decide...


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