Endocrinology News and Research Articles

Thyroid cancer foundation unveils window display at Rockefeller Center
11/16/2010 - EHE International and The Light of Life Foundation (LOL) for Thyroid Cancer recently announced the unveiling of a window display at Rockefeller Center reminding Americans to "Check Your Neck" for thyroid cancer. The window will prominently feature images from the LOL's public awareness campaign that reminds passersby to ask their doctors to check their neck at their next physical.
Osteoporosis becoming major health issue for Pakistani women
11/16/2010 - One out of every three women over the age of 50 in Pakistan is suffering from osteoporosis, health experts have said.
New study shows potential determinate for thyroid cancer severity
11/16/2010 - Researchers at the University of Toronto and Mount Sinai Hospital recently used technology to discover proteins that are secreted by thyroid cancer cells, in order to identify potential biomarkers for the future management of thyroid tumors.
European healthcare leaders gather to discuss osteoporosis
11/16/2010 - In order to discuss how osteoporosis is affecting the world, several global leaders in health are meeting throughout the next year. March 2011 will see the largest gathering of bone health experts, researchers, clinicians and osteoporosis patient societies in Europe.
Group urges frequent diabetes testing for seniors
11/15/2010 - Type 2 diabetes disproportionately affects older individuals. When it is left untreated, the disease can be crippling. For this reason, the Medicare Diabetes Screening Project recently launched a new campaign to alert seniors to the importance of getting tested for the condition.
People with HIV may be at higher risk for osteoporosis
11/15/2010 - A new study shows that people with HIV may be more likely to develop bone disease, according to Reuters.
Pharmacists may be able to help type 2 diabetics achieve better control over their condition
11/15/2010 - Type 2 diabetes can be a difficult disease to control. Between all the medications and testing, it can sometimes be easy for patients to let aspects of their health slip. However, a recent study from the University of Alberta found that patients who visited doctor's offices that had on-site pharmacies were able to significantly improve control of their symptoms.
Court examines osteoporosis drug lawsuit
11/15/2010 - In recent weeks, reports have shown that osteoporosis drugs known as bisphosphonates can cause bone breakage after extended use. Currently, the Manhattan Trial Court is examining a lawsuit filed by 1,400 people against Fosomax, an osteoporosis drug manufactured by Merck, Top News reports.
Controlling diabetes may help reduce the cost of care
11/12/2010 - One thing that often gets lost in the discussion of type 2 diabetes is the cost associated with treating it. The American Diabetes association estimates the total cost associated with the condition was $174 billion in 2007. This can result in substantial out of pocket expenses, even for individuals who have insurance.
New approach to medicine aims to prevent diseases such as osteoporosis
11/11/2010 - A new approach to healthcare called "Desktop Medicine" is emerging, in which the emphasis on diagnosing diseases and treating symptoms is shifted to identifying risk factors for medical conditions, such as hypertension and osteoporosis, and intervening before they develop. An article on the topic appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Group calls for more type 1 diabetes research funding
11/11/2010 - Despite recent advances in diabetes research, the number of individuals who have developed type 1 diabetes in recent years has increased dramatically. In order to address the situation, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is calling for further funding to advance the treatment of these devastating conditions.
Individuals with weight gain and fatigue may benefit from a thyroid hormone test
11/11/2010 - Those who have thyroid disease either produce too much or too little of the hormones essential to regulating other hormones in the body, news channel WPBF reports.
Dietary intervention may lower risk of type 1 diabetes
11/11/2010 - It is generally thought that genetic predispositions determine whether or not a child will develop type 1 diabetes. While genetics play a large role, a new study from European researchers has found that nutrition in the early stages of life may also factor into the equation.
Children can be at risk for hypothyroidism
11/11/2010 - About 5 percent of the 27 million American thyroid disorder sufferers are children. The number includes an estimated 13 million who are undiagnosed, according to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, reports. This means that while thyroid disorders in children are not common, they are also not rare.
Educational programs help older minorities manage their type 2 diabetes
11/10/2010 - Low-income, minority and aging communities have been hit particularly hard by type 2 diabetes in recent years. Individuals in these groups are significantly more likely to develop the condition than the general population.
Obesity may cause dangerous changes in the way the body stores fat
11/10/2010 - A team of European investigators has found that fat cells and surrounding tissue may have certain limitations when it comes to storing excess fat. When these limits are exceeded, a chain of reactions begins to take place which may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Lycopene may help prevent osteoporosis
11/10/2010 - A new study from the University of Toronto suggests that a phytochemical found in tomatoes may help prevent osteoporosis. Calcium researchers at the university examined the link between nutrition and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, according to the Vancouver Sun.
Thyroid cancer has become a global issue
11/10/2010 - The 2010 Canadian Cancer Statistics Report shows that thyroid cancer has gone up 9.5 percent per year in the country's females and 6.8 percent per year in males since 1998. Similar increases have also been seen in some regions of the U.S., according to the Winnipeg Free Press.
New study reveals that thyroid-disrupting BPA is found in some canned goods
11/10/2010 - Recent research has linked bisphenol A (BPA) to a range of health ailments including heart disease, cancers and thyroid disruption. Yet a new study shows that there are traces of the chemical in a wide variety of canned foods from supermarket shelves, as well as in products that are packaged in plastic and in one sample from the deli counter, Discovery News reports.
Actress Portia de Rossi diagnosed with osteoporosis
11/10/2010 - In recent weeks, Portia de Rossi - actress and wife of television personality Ellen DeGeneres - published a book titled Unbearable Lightness. The book chronicles the star's struggles with her sexuality as well as an eating disorder, which ultimately resulted in a diagnosis of osteoporosis, Third Age reports.
Study uncovers the reason for the link between obesity and type 2 diabetes
11/09/2010 - It has long been known that obese individuals are significantly more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. However, until recently the exact reason for this association was not known precisely.
Insulin-producing cells stop replicating after age 30
11/09/2010 - Type 2 diabetes is significantly more common among older individuals. New research suggests that this may be because insulin-producing cells in the body stop replicating in people around their 30th year.
Research suggests beta-blockers may prevent osteoporosis fractures
11/08/2010 - A recent study by Australian researchers suggests that cardiovascular medications known as beta-blockers can decrease the risk of osteoporosis-related bone fractures by half. The drugs, which are taken by about 20 percent of the country's population, produced results that were "comparable with anti-osteoporosis medications," according to the Australian Associated Press.
Lingual thyroid is a rare and potentially harmless condition
11/08/2010 - Lingual thyroid is a developmental anomaly which results when there is incomplete migration of the thyroid. The condition is uncommon, and 80 percent of cases occur in women.
Medical societies dismiss claims of unsafe radioactive thyroid treatment
11/08/2010 - Recent research has suggested that radioactive iodine therapy may result in unsafe levels of radioactivity. Despite controversial claims, various medical societies released a statement about their continued support of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) current standards for treatment use, Endocrine Today reports.

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