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2013-10-03 09:03:25

Juvenile mice secrete a protective pheromone in their tears, blocking adult mating Nocturnal animals need their noses to stay alive. Mice, among others, depend on their impressive olfactory powers to sniff out food or avoid danger in the dark. Hard-wired to flee a predator or fight a mating rival in response to a whiff of urine, mice use a streamlined system that sends the sensory cue to neural centers in the brain that need only a few synapses to rapidly initiate the instinctive...

2013-10-02 10:50:34

Findings prompt call for tighter glucose control during surgery in high-risk diabetic patients A new study released today shows that among patients undergoing surgery for chronic wounds related to diabetes, the risk of wound-related complications is affected by how well the patient's blood sugar levels are controlled before surgery. These findings appear in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons...

2013-10-02 10:22:32

Extended follow-up of the two Women's Health Initiative hormone therapy trials does not support use of hormones for chronic disease prevention, although the treatment may be appropriate for menopausal symptom management in some women, according to a study in the October 2 issue of JAMA. The hormone therapy trials of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) were stopped after investigators found that the health risks outweighed the benefits. Menopausal hormone therapy continues in clinical use,...

2013-10-01 15:22:48

Flushed face, sweating, a sudden rush of heat. The hot flash, the bane of menopausal women, also can affect men who are undergoing hormone therapy for prostate cancer. But unlike in women, neither soy protein nor a common antidepressant provides relief for men, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Hot flashes occur in approximately 80 percent of men who are undergoing hormone manipulation as treatment for prostate cancer. Hormone therapy reduces the levels of...

2013-10-01 13:44:03

The oral hormone therapy conjugated equine estrogens (CEEs), which is used by women to relieve menopause symptoms, appears to be associated with increased risk for venous thrombosis (VT, blood clots) and possibly myocardial infarction (heart attack), but not ischemic stroke risk, when compared with the hormone therapy oral estradiol, according to a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. Researchers compared the cardiovascular safety of the two commonly used...

2013-10-01 13:42:41

JAMA Internal Medicine publishes University of Washington -- Group Health study Women can choose among several types of estrogen pills, which are equally effective at relieving menopausal symptoms. But in an observational study of comparative safety, use of estradiol was associated with less risk of developing blood clots in leg veins (deep vein thrombosis) and clots in the lungs (pulmonary emboli) than was use of conjugated equine estrogens. According to a joint University of Washington...

2013-10-01 08:29:48

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: LXRX) announced today that LX4211, a first-in-class, dual inhibitor of sodium glucose transporters 1 and 2 (SGLT1 and SGLT2), successfully met the primary endpoint of reducing post-prandial glucose, in a study of patients with type 2 diabetes and moderate to severe renal impairment. Reducing elevated post-prandial glucose, high blood sugar levels after meals, is a key objective of diabetes...

2013-09-30 23:42:13

October 1st marks the one year anniversary of HypothyroidMom.com. In one year this thyroid advocacy blog has reached moms with hypothyroidism all across the globe. (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Founder Dana Trentini launched her thyroid advocacy blog HypothyroidMom.com on October 1st, 2012, in memory of her unborn baby she lost to hypothyroidism. As the blog reaches its one year anniversary, there is much to celebrate. Hypothyroid Mom has 240,446 monthly page views with 71,152 monthly unique...

2013-09-27 16:23:48

Medtronic Product 'a First Step Toward an Artificial Pancreas' WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, today applauded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its commitment to ensuring patients in the United States can access insulin pumps that can temporarily stop insulin delivery once sensor glucose levels fall below a predetermined threshold. This morning, Medtronic announced FDA...

2013-09-27 10:49:36

Article in Science magazine by University of Nevada, Reno and University of Iowa shows research result New regulatory approaches may be needed to assess environmental risks of agricultural growth promoters, and similar human pharmaceuticals, following research that shows a newly found reversion mechanism allows unexpected persistence of the steroidal substances in aquatic environments. Results of the research will be published in an article in the renowned journal Science – the weekly...


Latest Endocrinology Reference Libraries

Osteoporosis International
2012-05-17 15:25:40

Osteoporosis International is a peer-reviewed medical journal published monthly by Springer Science+Business Media. It was established in 1990. It is the official journal of the International Osteoporosis Foundation and the National Osteoporosis Foundation. The journal includes original research on all areas of osteoporosis and related fields. It also publishes reviews, educational articles, and case reports. Editors-in-chief are R. Lindsay and J.A. Kanis. According to the Journal...

Diabetes Care
2012-05-12 21:41:27

Diabetes Care is a peer-reviewed medical journal established in 1978 and published monthly by the American Diabetes Association. It covers research in the following five categories: clinical care/education/nutrition/psychosocial research; epidemiology/health services research; emerging treatments and technologies; pathophysiology/complications; and cardiovascular and metabolic risk. The journal also publishes clinically relevant review articles, letters to the editor, and commentaries....

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