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29 05, 2020

Kidney disease and diabetes – what is the link?

2020-05-29T13:26:50+10:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: Diabetes, Drugs & Therapies, Medications and therapies, Research Updates|

Last year, kidney disease killed 4.5 million people around the world. By 2030, it is estimated that 14.5 million people will have end-stage kidney disease1. This means they will need a kidney transplant or depend on [...]

23 04, 2020

COVID-19 Advice for people with diabetes

2020-05-11T18:34:36+10:00April 23rd, 2020|Categories: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, Medications and therapies|

People with diabetes have been recognised as a “high-risk” group during the COVID-19 pandemic. This risk is not related to an increased chance of becoming infected with COVID-19 compared to those without diabetes. Rather, it [...]

7 04, 2020

COVID-19: Treatment advice for people with adrenal insufficiency

2020-05-05T09:09:53+10:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: Adrenal gland, Drugs & Therapies, Endocrine Diseases, Medications and therapies, Pituitary gland|

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, every Australian has been asked to take extra care to avoid becoming ill or unknowingly spread the virus to others. This is especially important to avoid people at high-risk of [...]

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 [...]