The Food and Drug Administration has recently approved Phexxi, a new non-hormonal birth control method in the form of a pH altering vaginal gel.
According to a study published in Women’s Health Issues, the risk for thyroid cancer may be more than double for menopausal women who had 41 or more reproductive years, compared with 30 or fewer reproductive years.
Testing placental hormone levels may help with early identification of potentially life threatening disorders during pregnancy, according to a study published in Nature Communications Biology.
New research suggests women who are trying to get pregnant should abstain from alcohol during the second half of their menstrual cycle, and that moderate alcohol consumption may reduce chances of conceiving by up to 44%.
According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, people who eat two pieces of fruit a day may have a 36% lower chance of developing type 2 diabetes.
Professor Stephen O’Rahilly, former Society for Endocrinology President, appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Inside Science show to discuss new research on the genetic component of obesity. The new study, published in Nature Medicine, identified a common variant of the gene MC4 linked to increased body weight. The segment starts around 9 min into the show.
The Society’s public-facing educational resource, You & Your Hormones, has been awarded an Association for Science Education Green Tick. This certification means that You & Your Hormones will now be promoted as an ASE-evaluated resource that can support learning about hormones in schools.
Vitamin D deficiency and a high body mass index may be linked to greater acne severity, according to a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.
A new test which maps a woman’s hormone cycle using artificial intelligence and blood samples could help improve women's wellbeing, by helping them understand their menstrual cycles.
According to a study published in the Journal of Homosexuality, transgender people who detransition don’t receive enough medical and psychological support from medical and mental health services.
A new paper published by the Northern Ireland Assembly states that more than a quarter of children in Northern Ireland are classed as overweight or obese, and the low level of activity in children is a major health concern.
According to two studies presented at e-ECE 2021, people with pre-existing endocrine disorders, such as diabetes and hypocortisolism, may suffer from physical and mental health deterioration during quarantine and self-isolation due to COVID-19.
Our congratulation to Professor Ashley Grossman, former Society for Endocrinology President, on his appointment as Editor-in-Chief of Endocrine Reviews by the Endocrine Society
Professor Grossman is an Emeritus Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Oxford and Professor of Neuroendocrinology at the University of London, who has trained many leading endocrinologists.