Endocrinology - Testing for Hormone-like Effects of Chemicals
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#ALT# The pressure is on to diagnose and treat chronic kidney disease

In this interview, Helen Yeh, Vice President, BioPharmaceuticals Medical, Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolism (CVRM) at AstraZeneca, talks to News-Medical about chronic kidney disease (CKD).

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   Testing for Hormone-like Effects of ChemicalsTesting for Hormone-like Effects of Chemicals
 
Many chemicals are structurally similar to endogenous hormones and can disrupt the normal functioning of the endocrine system.
 
   Researchers generate thyroid mini-organs in the labResearchers generate thyroid mini-organs in the lab
 
Hormones produced by the thyroid gland are essential regulators of organ function. The absence of these hormones either through thyroid dysfunction due to, for example, irradiation, thyroid cancer or autoimmune disease or thyroidectomy leads to symptoms like fatigue, feeling cold, constipation, and weight gain.
 
 'Hunger Hormone' may play key role in impulsive choices and behaviors
 
'Hunger Hormone' may play key role in impulsive choices and behaviorsHigher levels of the stomach-derived hormone ghrelin, which stimulates appetite, predict a greater preference for smaller immediate monetary rewards over larger delayed financial rewards, a new study finds. The study results will be presented at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting.
 
 
 Exposure to endocrine disruptors in utero associated with poorer sperm quality in adulthood
 
Exposure to endocrine disruptors in utero associated with poorer sperm quality in adulthoodA growing number of studies show that the environmental factors and lifestyle habits of pregnant women play an important role in the health of their child. But how about the semen quality of young men?
 
 
 Study evaluates effectiveness of hormone therapies in managing postmenopausal nocturia
 
Study evaluates effectiveness of hormone therapies in managing postmenopausal nocturiaAs women age, they are more likely to wake up in the middle of the night to pass urine. The loss of estrogen during the menopause transition accelerates this problem, which is known as nocturia.