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Can Intensive Medical Treatment Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with intensive medical treatment using oral medications, insulin and lifestyle therapies, according to a study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers led by Hertzel C. Gerstein, MD, MSc, FRCPC, of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada randomly divided 83 individuals with...
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Menopausal Hormone Therapy: A New Study Cuts to the Bone

As the Baby Boomer generation – and everyone else – gets older, the prevalence of bone-related conditions will continue to increase, disproportionately affecting women. New research shows that menopausal hormone therapy has a beneficial effect on bone strength. According to the Endocrine Society’s 2016 Endocrine Facts and Figures Report on Bone and Mineral, more than...
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Recent Survey Finds Many Adults with Diabetes Unaware of Their Increased Risk for Certain Serious Illnesses

Many adults with diabetes are unaware of their increased risk for certain serious illnesses, according to a recent national, online consumer awareness survey sponsored by Merck and the American Diabetes Association, and conducted by Harris Poll. In the survey of 1,003 U.S. adults ages 18 years and older diagnosed with diabetes, respondents were twice as...
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Childhood Exposure to Chernobyl Radiation Linked to Increased Risk of Thyroid Nodules

Children who were exposed to radiation following the Chernobyl nuclear accident in April 1986 may have an increased risk of developing thyroid nodules, according to a study recently published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers led by Elizabeth K. Cahoon, SM, MHS, PhD, of the Radiation Epidemiology Branch, DCEG, at the National...
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Endocrine Society Applauds New Beauty Products Regulations Bill

The Endocrine Society praised the reintroduction of a Senate bill to ensure consumers are protected from hazards associated with exposure to chemicals in personal care products such as cosmetics and lotions. The Personal Care Products Safety Act, co-sponsored by U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Susan Collins, would set a rigorous safety standard for personal care...