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Blood Tests Can Predict Timing of Final Menstrual Period

Blood tests could replace menstrual periods as a gauge for when a women is nearing menopause, according to new research published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The study found measuring levels of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) can predict when a woman’s final menstrual period will occur. AMH serves as an indicator...
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BPA Exposure Leads to Abnormal Estrous Cycle and Folliculogenesis, Mouse Study Finds

Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), even at environmentally low doses, disrupts the preovulatory luteinizing hormone (LH) surge and leads to abnormal estrous cycle and folliculogenesis, according to a study recently published in Endocrinology. This disruption is reversible following adult exposure, but it persists into adulthood after neonatal exposure. Researchers led by David Lopez-Rodriguez, MSc, at the neuroendocrinology...
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Review Examines Optimal Care for Patients with 46,XY Differences of Sex Development

Treating patients with 46,XY differences of sex development (DSD) will require interdisciplinary healthcare teams trained to care for patients and their families, according to a paper recently published in Endocrine Reviews. The review, by Amy B. Wisniewski, of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, et al., points out that DSD are a heterogenous group of congenital...
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Eureka 2019: Hypogonadal Young Men and Depression

For the fifth year in a row, Endocrine News spoke with editors from Endocrine Society journals to get the scoop on the top endocrine discoveries of 2019. Here is part 7 of Eureka! 2019. Former Journal of the Endocrine Society associate editor and soon-to-be editor-in-chief of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Paul M....
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Eureka 2019: Vaping During Pregnancy: Effects on Offspring

For the fifth year in a row, Endocrine News spoke with editors from Endocrine Society journals to get the scoop on the top endocrine discoveries of 2019. Here is part 6 of Eureka! 2019. Journal of the Endocrine Society associate editor Bülent O. Yildiz, MD, professor at Hacettepe University School of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey,...
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Eureka 2019: Rodent Studies Unlock Endocrine Secrets

For the fifth year in a row, Endocrine News spoke with editors from Endocrine Society journals to get the scoop on the top endocrine discoveries of 2019. Here is part 1 of Eureka! 2019.   Editor-in-chief Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD, professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical Social Sciences, and Medicine at the Feinberg School of...
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E-cigarette Use during Pregnancy Impairs Metabolic Health in Daughters, Mouse Study Finds

E-cigarette usage may impair fertility and pregnancy outcomes, according to a mouse study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. Researchers led by Kathleen Caron, PhD, of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C., point out that while the dangers of cigarette smoke are well established, the England Public Health system has ruled e-cigarettes...