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2013-06-12 23:18:14

Jon Masao Nakamoto, MD, PhD, Laboratory Medical Director for Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute, is seated on a committee advising the nonprofit Cenegenics Education and Research Foundation board, dedicated to investigative research and physician education in age management and preventive medicine Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Expert endocrinologist and Laboratory Medical Director for Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute–Jon Masao Nakamoto, MD, PhD–is joining the Medical...

2012-06-27 00:57:37

Endocrine Society issues Statement of Principles on endocrine-disrupting chemicals and public health protection In a Statement of Principles unveiled today, The Endocrine Society proposes a streamlined definition for endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and offers recommendations that will strengthen the ability of current screening programs to identify EDCs. An endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC) is a chemical or mixture of chemicals in the environment, that can interfere with any...

2012-06-16 00:40:30

New study shows gestational exposure to BPA leads to behavioral changes for 4 generations Exposure to low doses of Bisphenol A (BPA) during gestation had immediate and long-lasting, trans-generational effects on the brain and social behaviors in mice, according to a recent study accepted for publication in the journal Endocrinology, a publication of The Endocrine Society. BPA is a man-made chemical present in a variety of products including food containers, receipt paper and dental...

2012-03-30 07:42:16

New study challenges assumption that thyroidectomy is a low-risk operation for older patients Elderly patients who undergo thyroid surgery are at a much higher risk than their younger counterparts for serious cardiac, pulmonary and infectious complications, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). The study findings challenge long-held beliefs that thyroidectomy carries the same risk level of...

2012-02-03 11:47:25

New study shows aggressive screening for osteoporosis may be important for heart failure patients Heart failure is associated with a 30 percent increase in major fractures and also identifies a high-risk population that may benefit from increased screening and treatment for osteoporosis, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Osteoporosis and heart failure are common, chronic and costly...

2012-01-05 12:17:50

New study reveals possible opportunities to repurpose drugs for thyroid cancer treatment Drugs already approved for clinical use across a variety of therapeutic categories can be screened to identify effective agents for thyroid cancer according to a recent study accepted for publication in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). These findings could rapidly be implemented into a clinical trial to test how effective the treatment would be. The...

2011-12-05 11:18:33

New study finds that subconscious nervous impulses may be prognostic markers for weight-loss outcome A recent study of obese volunteers participating in a 12-week dietary weight-loss program found that successful weight losers had significantly higher resting nerve activity compared to weight-loss resistant individuals. The study was accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). The sympathetic nervous system is widely...

2011-09-22 13:00:00

Executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and dean of Pennâs Perelman School of Medicine joins University City Science Center Board Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 22, 2011 J. Larry Jameson, M.D., Ph.D. has been elected to the Board of Directors of the University City Science Center. Jameson is the executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and dean of Pennâs Perelman School of...

2011-08-31 12:47:51

Study finds that obesity's impact on incidence of hot flashes may depend on age A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that among women aged 60 and above, heavier women have fewer hot flashes than their leaner counterparts. The inverse association between body size and hot flashes was observed only among the older women. In the last decade, research on perimenopausal women has shown that heavier...


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