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28 01, 2020

Testosterone therapy for men: who can benefit?

2020-01-28T09:41:04+10:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: Drugs & Therapies, Lifestyle, Men’s health|

Testosterone is an important hormone for men’s health throughout life. Starting before birth, testosterone helps with the development of the male reproductive system, including the development of the penis and testes.  Testosterone levels then remain [...]

20 11, 2019

Can exercise reverse the effects of hormone therapy used to treat prostate cancer?

2019-11-21T17:11:20+10:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Drugs & Therapies, Lifestyle, Men’s health, Reproductive health|

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men. One in seven men will be diagnosed by the age of 85 years. For many men who have active treatment for prostate cancer, hormone therapy [...]

2 10, 2019

Hormone research helps explain how life evolved outside the sea

2019-10-24T12:50:52+10:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Adrenal gland, Hormone biology, Research Updates|

When life moved from the sea to land, body systems needed to change in order to survive in the new environment. One of the most important changes was how the body handled salt. Instead of [...]

13 09, 2019

Sleep disturbances in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

2019-10-01T16:23:13+10:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: Endocrine Diseases, Lifestyle, Reproductive health, Research Updates, Women’s health|Tags: , , , |

By A/Prof Lisa Moran and Dr Lin Mo         Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition affecting up to 13% of reproductive-aged women. It is diagnosed based on ovulatory problems, hormonal imbalances [...]

5 09, 2019

Does hormone therapy really increase breast cancer risk?

2019-10-01T16:19:20+10:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: Medications and therapies, Menopause, Research Updates|Tags: , , , |

For women taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT), it is hard not to worry after new reports of a link found between hormone replacement therapy and breast cancer. So is this true? And what does this [...]

30 08, 2019

Young Investigator recognised for research investigating muscle loss with cancer

2019-10-01T16:17:32+10:00August 30th, 2019|Categories: Community, Endocrine Diseases, Hormone biology, Research Updates|Tags: , , , , |

Last week in Sydney, Australia’s leading hormones experts came together for the Endocrine Society of Australia’s (ESA’s) annual scientific meeting. During this three-and-a-half-day event, endocrinologists and researchers shared their knowledge and work investigating hormones, the [...]

8 08, 2019

Delayed sleep: implications and practical interventions

2019-10-01T16:16:38+10:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: Lifestyle, Medications and therapies|Tags: , , , |

Going to bed each night, and especially the time at which we do so, is much more biologically determined than we realise, and is not always a simple matter of conscious choice...

19 07, 2019

Why does my blood glucose level rise in the morning?

2019-10-01T16:12:38+10:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: Diabetes, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , |

A high blood glucose (sugar) level first thing in the morning can be very confusing. Especially if you have been taking your diabetes medication and following your dietary plan. Here we explain some of the [...]