Endocrinology News and Research Articles

FDA approves drug to treat aggressive medullary thyroid cancer
04/11/2011 - After an international, double-blind clinical trial conducted among patients with advanced medullary thyroid cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a medication called vandetanib to treat the disease.
Compounds in green tea may slow postmenopausal bone loss, osteoporosis
04/11/2011 - A growing body of research suggests that consuming polyphenols, like those found in green tea, may help postmenopausal women preserve bone density and slow the onset of osteoporosis.
Problem-solving lessons help individuals with type 2 diabetes improve self-care
04/11/2011 - Disease management programs that teach participants general problem-solving skills in addition to providing disease-specific information may be able to greatly improve the ability of individuals with type 2 diabetes to control and in some cases resolve their condition, according to a new study out of Johns Hopkins University.
Experts update recommendations for radioactive iodine therapy for thyroid disease
04/08/2011 - Researchers on a task force developed by the American Thyroid Association (ATA) recently created an updated list of recommendations that healthcare providers may consult before prescribing radioactive iodine 131 (I-131) to treat thyroid disease.
Spinal cord injury-related osteoporosis poses its own challenges
04/08/2011 - Individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) have a significant risk of developing osteoporosis in paralyzed body regions, so much so that researchers recently released a study asserting the need for more education on the topic among both patients and physicians.
Teenagers' BMI may predict their future type 2 diabetes risk
04/08/2011 - Increases in body mass index, or BMI, during the late teen years and early adulthood may predict an individual's chances of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease later in life, according to a new study from a team of Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers.
Coffee may increase risk of type 2 diabetes, worsen blood sugar control
04/08/2011 - A growing body of evidence suggests that caffeine may disrupt several metabolic processes and increase an individual's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new report from a Duke University researcher.
New study explains factors that contribute to childhood obesity, type 2 diabetes
04/07/2011 - Some aspects of modern lifestyle may be encouraging childhood obesity and putting young people at a greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life, according to new research out of Binghamton University.
Lithium in Chilean drinking water may be causing hypothyroidism
04/07/2011 - High levels of lithium found in the drinking water of four hamlets in the Andes Mountains may be putting villagers at risk for hypothyroidism, according to a recently released report.
Mathematical model predicts increase in postmenopausal osteoporosis fractures by 2020
04/07/2011 - Researchers in Sweden and the UK have released a report that predicts a general increase of osteoporosis-related injuries over the next decade among aging women.
Online tool helps people with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes manage their condition
04/06/2011 - A new Web application released by the American Diabetes Association that allows individuals with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes to upload information about their condition could help patients manage their symptoms and improve their care.
Belgian nonprofit reviews ways to prevent, treat osteoporosis without medication
04/06/2011 - While a number of medications are regularly prescribed to treat osteoporosis, many lifestyle factors also contribute to the disease, and a Belgian organization has taken a look at these variables and how they can be used to manage bone loss.
Genetic intestinal condition increases risk of thyroid disease, cancer
04/06/2011 - Recent research seems to confirm the growing consensus that an inherited intestinal polyp condition may increase the risk of thyroid disease.
Premature babies may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes
04/06/2011 - Individuals who were born preterm face a greater lifetime risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from a team of Stanford University researchers. While the increase in risk is moderate, it underscores the need for these people to avoid other risk factors for the condition.
Study measures effect of timed osteoporosis treatment on bone remodeling
04/05/2011 - Researchers in the Czech Republic recently tested the effect of timed osteoporosis medication injections on the daily rhythm of bone turnover among postmenopausal women.
'Decision aid' may inform people with early-stage thyroid cancer of their options
04/05/2011 - Researchers at the University of Toronto recently made a computer-based educational program to better inform people with papillary thyroid cancer of their treatment options.
Risk factors for type 2 diabetes also linked to liver cancer
04/05/2011 - Individuals who have metabolic syndrome, a condition that increases the risk of suffering from type 2 diabetes, may also be more likely to develop liver cancer, according to a new study from the National Cancer Institute.
Expert discusses dental x-rays and thyroid cancer risk
04/04/2011 - Recently, a medical expert at CNN Health reviewed the risk of thyroid cancer associated with repeated exposure to dental x-rays.
Regularly fasting may cut type 2 diabetes risk
04/04/2011 - Regularly fasting for 24-hour periods may help individuals reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes and lower their overall risk of heart disease, according to a new study from researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute.
Type 2 diabetes and obesity epidemic cause increase in NAFLD rates
04/04/2011 - Unless efforts are made to reduce the prevalence of type 2 diabetes and obesity, the rates of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, will soon reach epidemic proportions, according to a new study recently presented at the International Liver Conference.
Medical review lists newest osteoporosis treatments
04/04/2011 - A pair of researchers from Brazil and the U.S. recently released an article detailing the latest treatments and drug administration methods for osteoporosis.
Hypothyroidism may contribute to color blindness
04/01/2011 - Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research have announced that hypothyroidism may have a connection to difficulties in differentiating colors.
NIH plans to push obesity research forward
04/01/2011 - Moving research aimed at fighting obesity from the laboratory into clinical settings is the main focus of the new Strategic Plan for NIH Obesity Research, a program of the National Institutes of Health. Officials said that the plan would help cut back on many of the diseases associated with excessive weight, including type 2 diabetes.
Study addresses osteoporosis in men
04/01/2011 - In a new study, a team of Belgian researchers reviewed the prevalence of osteoporosis among men, as well as the medical community's typical response to the disease.
Researchers find why some type 1 diabetics live free of health complications
03/30/2011 - While individuals who have suffered from type 1 diabetes for many years are significantly more likely to experience complications resulting from their condition, some with the metabolic disease remain free of these problems.

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