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31 07, 2020

Sunshine is especially important during this pandemic

2020-07-31T14:04:09+10:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Community, Drugs & Therapies, Hormone biology, Lifestyle|

The restrictions currently in place in Australia to protect against COVID-19 mean that most people will be spending more time indoors than usual. For many, this will mean less time in the sun. But getting [...]

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 [...]

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