Fewer Excess Pounds May Mean Fewer Migraines

SATURDAY, March 23, 2019 — For people who carry too much weight and suffer from migraines, dropping some pounds might help ease their pain, new research shows. “When people lose weight, the number of days per month with migraine decreases, as does… Source: Drugs.com, https://www.drugs.com/

Want to Stay Trim? Don't Eat in the Evening, Study Finds

SATURDAY, March 23, 2019 — Maybe you rush around with work and activities during the day, then settle in for a large, relaxing meal in the evening. But new research says the later in the day you eat, the more weight you’re likely to pack on. That’s… Source: Drugs.com, https://www.drugs.com/

Levothyroxine treatment in women with thyroid antibodies may not increase live birth rate

Treating women who have thyroid antibodies, but normal thyroid function, with a medicine called Levothyroxine does not make them more likely to deliver a live baby, new research from the United Kingdom suggests. The research will be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La., and published … pročitajte više

A1c test misses many cases of diabetes

Using the hemoglobin A1c blood test to diagnose diabetes tends to underestimate the prevalence of the disease, according to a new study to be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La. Source: EurekaAlert, https://www.eurekalert.org

Race, ethnicity influence fracture risk in people with diabetes

Caucasians and Hispanics with diabetes have a greater risk of fracture compared to those without diabetes, while African Americans with diabetes have little to no additional fracture risk, according to a study to be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La. Source: EurekaAlert, https://www.eurekalert.org

New hybrid closed loop insulin pump proves hard to use for some patients with diabetes

Among first-time users of a new insulin pump that automatically delivers insulin to people with type 1 diabetes, nearly one-fifth stopped using the device, primarily because of difficulties meeting the technical demands system, researchers say. Results of a real-world study of the hybrid closed loop insulin pump (Medtronic MiniMed 670G) will be presented Sunday at … pročitajte više

Treating diabetes in older adults requires simpler medication regimens, looser glycemic targets

Simplifying medication regimens and tailoring glycemic targets in older adults with diabetes improves adherence and avoids treatment-related complications, according to a Clinical Practice Guideline issued today by the Endocrine Society. The Society debuted the guideline during a press conference on the opening day of ENDO 2019, its annual meeting in New Orleans, La. Source: EurekaAlert, … pročitajte više

Another possible consequence of the opioid epidemic: hormone deficiencies

Many people who use opioid medications long term do not produce enough testosterone or another important hormone, cortisol, according to a new study. Results of what the researchers called “the most up-to-date and most comprehensive clinical review of endocrine effects of long-term opioid use” are being presented Sunday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual … pročitajte više

Bisphosphonates increasingly prescribed to the women most likely to benefit

In recent years, women who start taking bisphosphonates (BPs) to treat osteoporosis and prevent fracture have trended from younger to older and from having osteopenia to having osteoporosis, researchers report. The results of the study will be presented on Saturday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La. Source: EurekaAlert, https://www.eurekalert.org

Improved PCOS symptoms correlate with gut bacterial composition

Symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) improved with exposure to healthy bacteria in the gut, according to a study in a mouse model of this common women’s endocrine disorder. The study results will be presented Monday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La. Source: EurekaAlert, https://www.eurekalert.org

Key evidence associating hydrophobicity with effective acid catalysis

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have shown that the tunable hydrophobic nature of dense siloxane gels is strongly correlated with their catalytic activity, explicitly demonstrating how molecules with different hydrophobic nature at the molecular level interact differently with surfaces of differing hydrophobicity. This is also the first time a siloxane gel has been shown to … pročitajte više

Sperm DNA damage may contribute to repeat miscarriages

Some cases of recurrent pregnancy loss may be caused by sperm DNA damage in the male partner, rather than by a problem in affected women, according to research to be presented Sunday, March 24 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La. Source: EurekaAlert, https://www.eurekalert.org

Breakthrough in air purification with a catalyst that works at room temperature

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have shown that a newly engineered catalyst made of gold nanoparticles supported on a metal oxide framework shows breakdown of ammonia impurities in air, with excellent selectivity for conversion to nitrogen gas. Importantly, it is effective at room temperature, making it suitable for everyday air purification systems. The team successfully … pročitajte više

Anti-TB drugs can increase risk of TB re-infection

Current treatments for tuberculosis (TB) are very effective in controlling TB infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). They don’t, however, always prevent reinfection. Why this happens is one of the long-standing questions in TB research. A team of scientists may have found the answer… in the gut. Source: Science Daily, https://www.sciencedaily.com

Like mountaineers, nerves need expert guidance to find their way

Similar to the dozens of Sherpas that guide hikers up treacherous Himalayan mountains to reach a summit, the nervous system relies on elaborate timing and location of guidance cues for neuronal axons — threadlike projections — to successfully reach their destinations in the body. Now, researchers discover how neurons navigate a tricky cellular environment by … pročitajte više