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Common Birth Control Shot Linked to Risk of HIV Infection

Transitioning away from a popular contraceptive shot known as DMPA could help protect women in Sub-Saharan Africa and other high-risk regions from becoming infected with HIV, according to a research review published in Endocrine Reviews. The predominant contraceptive in Sub-Saharan Africa is depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA)—a birth control shot administered every three months. Human studies suggest...
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New Recommendations for Managing Menopausal Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors

Review highlights individualized non-hormonal therapies for symptom treatment A large proportion of the world’s estimated 9.3 million breast cancer survivors experience menopausal symptoms or clinical manifestations of estrogen deficiency. A comprehensive review published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism focuses on current and future approaches to management of menopausal symptoms after breast cancer. Menopause...
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Autocrine Prolactin Associated with Endometrial Cancer Growth, Metastasis, Reduced Sensitivity to Chemotherapy

Researchers have shown that autocrine human prolactin (hPRL) promotes endometrial tumor growth and metastasis, as well as reduces sensitivity to chemotherapy, leading to worse survival outcomes. Based on this association, the investigators also point to a possible therapeutic strategy for endometrial cancer (EC). The results were published recently in Endocrinology. The team, led by Peter...
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Researchers Studying Novel Gestational Diabetes Screening Alternative

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) recently published a study demonstrating the potential clinical utility of glycated CD59 (GCD59) as a novel biomarker for the screening and diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The data from this study showed that a single blood test that measures plasma GCD59 at week 24-28 of gestation identified...
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Case of the Month: Endocrine Board Review Online

endocrine review board This issue highlights Endocrine Board Review Online. Test your clinical knowledge and prepare for your exam with access to live course session recordings and case questions. Available on the online store.   Clinical Vignette A 50-year-old woman presents to your office with concerns of hirsutism and male-pattern balding. She had normal menarche at age 12...
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Case of the Month: New ESAP Edition

esap 2017 cover This case highlights newest edition of Endocrine Self-Assessment Program (ESAP), which is also available as a bundle with our special edition ESAP. Available on the online store. Clinical Vignette A 32-year-old woman with panhypopituitarism recently moved to your city and sees you in consultation for her ongoing care. At age 12 years a craniopharyngioma was...

WOMEN’S HEALTH

When you’re looking for endocrinology articles specific to the realm of women’s health, you can find them quickly and conveniently here on the women’s health research page of Endocrine News. As part of our mission to provide in-depth research on trends and information in the world of endocrinology, we’ve created this section of our site to make content easily accessible to you. Here you will find articles dedicated to the latest information on obesity, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), reproductive issues, menopause, endocrine disruptors and other topics directly relating to women’s health. Whether you’re interested in new studies on growth hormones or new guidelines published on treating menopause, you’ll find them here.

As an endocrinologist or physician working in the hormonal health field, you know that the more researched information you have at your fingertips, the better for your practice. Come here to access content written from the perspective of industry leaders in endocrinology, so you can stay on top of new trends, get a summary of new research, and explore topics that interest you and aid your work. Each article features clickable topic tags above its title, as well. You can easily click over to articles relating to trends and insights, reproductive issues, diabetes treatment news and research articles, and other subjects that you find relevant.

Scroll below to find the most recent postings about women’s health research in the endocrinology field. For further information related to your field, click the “show more” button when you reach the bottom of the page. As you browse our wide selection of articles, you will find timely, accurate research and commentary on topics that are immediately applicable to your line of work.