FOLLOW US

Endocrinology News and Research Articles

Ultrasound device may improve bone healing
10/08/2010 - A recent report published in the journal BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders shows how the use of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) in patients with tibial fractures may speed up the healing process and increase bone mineral density (BMD). This information may be beneficial to osteoporosis patients who suffer from painful bone fractures.
Research helps explain differences in diabetes among American and Brits
10/07/2010 - Despite many similarities in type 2 diabetes risk factors, the disease is much more prevalent among American men and women than it is among British adults. For years, scientists have been hard pressed to explain this difference.
Hypoglycemic events may predict poor outcomes in type 2 diabetics
10/07/2010 - Episodes of severe hypoglycemia in type 2 diabetics may contribute to more cardiovascular complications and an increased risk of death, according to a new study.
Doctors see increase in patients with osteoporosis symptoms in feet
10/07/2010 - According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, osteoporosis is frequently referred to as the "silent crippler" since it often progresses without any symptoms or is not diagnosed until a person experiences pain from a bone fracture. The college recently reported that unexplained foot fractures may be the first sign of osteoporosis.
Experts recommend call for changes in diabetes testing and treatment
10/07/2010 - In light of recent scientific findings, experts are calling for a realigning of testing and treatment strategies for type 2 diabetes.
Study shows that Vitamin D supplements do not improve bone density in healthy children
10/07/2010 - According to a new study published in the Cochrane Systematic Review, giving vitamin D supplements to healthy children with normal vitamin D levels does not improve their bone density.
Immune cells may be responsible for type 1 diabetes, study finds
10/06/2010 - New research into the role that the immune system plays in type 1 diabetes may lead to improved treatments for the condition in the near future.
Study shows cancer stem cells present in thyroid cancer
10/06/2010 - A study presented at the 14th International Thyroid Congress supports the existence of cancer stem cells in thyroid cancer.
Specific exercises may help women prevent osteoporosis
10/06/2010 - Primary care physicians often recommend that middle-aged women, particularly those who are petite, engage in weight-bearing exercise in order to prevent osteoporosis. However, many women are unsure of how much weight is necessary, and which exercises offer the greatest benefit.
Employees sue Texas Instruments for exposure to thyroid-disrupting chemicals
10/06/2010 - In recent weeks, employees of Texas Instruments have sued the company for exposure to "hazardous chemicals and substances" which resulted in birth defects in seven children. Court House News reports that birth defects include partial blindness, undescended testicles and developmental delay, scoliosis, malformed vertebrae and Graves disease, which is a thyroid disorder.
Harvard researchers look to the wisdom of crowds to solve diabetes problem
10/06/2010 - After decades of research and trials, scientists have been unable to cure type 1 diabetes. While advancements have been made in testing and treatment strategies, the ultimate answer to the question has remained elusive to researchers.
Study finds alternative medicines are underreported in osteoporosis patients
10/05/2010 - A recent study shows that most complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use is not being reported to primary care physicians, which is important as CAMs can have possible clinical interactions, the Irish Medical Times reports.
Rumored hobbit actually human with hypothyroid cretinism
10/05/2010 - Research recently published in PLoS ONE explains how the alleged Homo floresiensis, or the "hobbit," was actually an iodine-deficient human.
Coal ash exposure may increase risk of thyroid cancer
10/05/2010 - Little Blue Run Dam is an unlined coal fly ash impoundment that reaches into parts of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. For those living near this and similar facilities, the risk of thyroid and other cancers can be as high as 1 in 50, which is 2,000 times higher than the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) "acceptable cancer risk of 1 in 100,000." This statistic only takes into account the risk of cancer from arsenic exposure in drinking water, AlterNet reports.
Study shows older men are under-treated for osteoporosis
10/05/2010 - A new study suggests that elderly men are often overlooked for signs of osteoporosis. The research was conducted at the University of Sydney and saw that in a group of 1,626 men aged 70 and older, one-quarter had osteoporosis and should have been receiving subsidized treatment, The Medical News reports.
Researchers find substance in bone that plays a major role in controlling density
10/05/2010 - A recent study conducted by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem shows how a group of substances in the body play a key role in controlling bone density. This research has led the team to begin development of a drug for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and other bone disorders.
Physical activity may help women avoid gestational diabetes
10/05/2010 - As obesity rates continue to rise, the number of women who develop gestational diabetes is also increasing. However, a new study has found that physical activity and improved fitness levels prior to pregnancy may help women avoid the condition.
Implantable beads may end finger-prick blood sugar testing
10/05/2010 - While there are several potentially serious health complications that may arise from type 1 diabetes, many diabetics report that one of the most frustrating aspects of their condition is the continual pricks on the fingers they must endure to test their blood sugar.
Tenor loses his voice to thyroid cancer, recovers and performs
10/05/2010 - Italian tenor Giuseppe Filianoti recently came forward about his battle with thyroid cancer. The New York Post reports that the singer was diagnosed in 2005, after receiving rave reviews for his Met debut in "Lucia di Lammermoor."
Thyroid-disrupting chemicals found in Washington's Puget Sound
10/05/2010 - According to a recent study, most toxic pollution falling into Washington State's Puget Sound has decreased below earlier estimates. Despite the overall decline, the study found that industrial areas like Tacoma still have the highest air-deposited contamination levels in this area, including toxins that may cause thyroid and brain problems.
Halloween may pose temptations for diabetics
10/04/2010 - With Halloween approaching, some individuals with type 2 diabetes may have a difficult time resisting the temptation to indulge in sugary candy. While overdoing it may have serious consequences for these individuals, some experts say that it may be acceptable to eat Halloween candy in moderation.
Waistline and cholesterol linked to gestational diabetes
10/04/2010 - Gestational diabetes poses significant risk to women and their babies. However, tests for the condition have traditionally been invasive and unreliable. Results from standard tests may not be available until six months into the pregnancy, which may be too late for women to seek adequate treatment.
Genetic link between type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease discovered
10/01/2010 - Type 2 diabetes has long been known to increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. However, doctors were not sure the reasons for this correlation.
Eating foods that contain bone-building nutrients may help in preventing osteoporosis
10/01/2010 - Women who want to lower their risk of developing osteoporosis can eat certain foods in addition to other healthy habits. A number of dairy products, produce and nuts contain calcium, vitamin D and other nutrients, EmpowHer reports.
Garlic oil may benefit the heart health of diabetics
10/01/2010 - Cardiomyopathy, a type of heart disease, is one of the leading causes of death among individuals with type 1 diabetes. However, a recent study has shown that garlic oil may provide diabetics with significant protection against the deadly condition.

Don't Miss Out! Get the FREE EndocrineWeb eNewsletter!

Sign up to receive treatment and research updates, news, and helpful tips on managing your condition.
SUBSCRIBE
close X
SHOW MAIN MENU
SHOW SUB MENU