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2 10, 2019

Hormone research helps explain how life evolved outside the sea

2019-10-02T09:24:19+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 [...]

1 07, 2019

Neurosurgeon becomes Ironman to raise awareness about pituitary conditions

2019-10-01T16:10:44+10:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Community, Lifestyle, Pituitary gland|Tags: , , , , |

Dr Yi Yuen (Ian) Wang has helped patients with pituitary conditions for more than 15 years. As a neurosurgeon, he has witnessed the fatigue, illness, pain and stress these conditions can cause and recognises the [...]

14 06, 2019

Men’s Health Week: See your GP as part of a regular maintenance schedule

2019-10-01T16:10:03+10:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Community, Lifestyle, Men’s health|Tags: , , , |

Men are getting pretty good at looking after their own health. Over the last 10-20 years in Australia, male life expectancy has [...]

27 05, 2019

What to expect as menopause approaches

2019-10-01T16:09:22+10:00May 27th, 2019|Categories: Drugs & Therapies, Medications and therapies, Menopause, Reproductive health, Women’s health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Approaching the end of my reproductive years, I like to think menopause will simply mean the end of my periods and [...]