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6 06, 2024

Ania vs Cushing’s Disease: a patient’s story

2024-06-06T19:20:00+10:00June 6th, 2024|Categories: Endocrine Diseases, Hormone biology, Pituitary gland|Tags: , , , |

While other journalists might be on the hunt for a cushy job, Ania Stepien is on a different mission—she’s searching for a Cushing's job. Cushing’s disease is a rare condition that can take years [...]

29 04, 2024

No more prolactinoma: A/Prof Sunita De Sousa’s talk to the ESA/SRB ASM

2024-06-07T18:25:40+10:00April 29th, 2024|Categories: Drugs & Therapies, Endocrine Diseases, Medications and therapies, Pituitary gland, Research Updates|Tags: , , , , |

New guidelines for the treatment of prolactinoma have been released for the first time in almost 20 years, instigating a fierce debate about the best way to treat these challenging tumours. Know your prolactinoma [...]

21 03, 2024

Why is there a shortage of oestrogen patches in Australia… again?

2024-03-21T13:17:50+10:00March 21st, 2024|Categories: Drugs & Therapies, Medications and therapies, Menopause, Reproductive health, Trans health, Women’s health|Tags: , , , , , |

This article was written by A/Prof Ada Cheung and originally appeared in Pursuit News. Oestrogen skin patches deliver the hormone directly into the bloodstream. Picture: Alamy Since 2020 or so, there have [...]

19 03, 2024

A bittersweet AI experiment: Prof. Chris Gilfillan’s presentation to the ESA/SRB ASM

2024-03-19T12:27:33+10:00March 19th, 2024|Categories: Diabetes, Drugs & Therapies, Medications and therapies, Research Updates|Tags: , , |

For most of us, AI is the sound we make when we find out a robot has taken our job. For Professor Chris Gilfillan and his team of researchers, Artificial Intelligence suggests a convenient [...]

20 02, 2024

Music is the best medicine – for these diabetic mice

2024-02-20T17:17:35+10:00February 20th, 2024|Categories: Diabetes, Drugs & Therapies, Medications and therapies, Research Updates|Tags: , , , , |

Usually, talking to your internal organs doesn’t make them do what you want, even if you ask nicely. Traditionally, musical mice make things more saccharine, not less. Like a record, scientists have spun these [...]

29 01, 2024

2023 Endocrine Society of Australia Award Winners

2024-01-29T15:05:47+10:00January 29th, 2024|Categories: Community, Drugs & Therapies, Medications and therapies, Men’s health, Research Updates, Trans health, Women’s health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  The Bryan Hudson Clinical Endocrinology Award winner Lachlan Angus 2023 endocrinology award winner Lachlan Angus The Bryan Hudson Clinical Endocrinology Award recognises the best presentation given to the Endocrine Society’s Annual [...]

19 01, 2024

What’s hot in diabetes? Dr Shane Hamblin’s presentation to the ESA/SRB ASM.

2024-01-19T09:41:48+10:00January 19th, 2024|Categories: Diabetes, Medications and therapies, Research Updates|

Dr Shane Hamblin, Head of Endocrinology & Diabetes, Western Health, Endocrinologist at The Alfred and PhD student in School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. President Elect of the Endocrine [...]

22 11, 2023

An overview of current and future medications for obesity

2023-11-22T23:11:08+10:00November 22nd, 2023|Categories: Drugs & Therapies, Hormone biology, Lifestyle, Medications and therapies, Research Updates|Tags: , , , , , |

Obesity is a chronic health condition affecting nearly a third of Australians. As a risk factor for illness and death it’s second only to smoking. Holding excess weight has been linked to 30 diseases [...]

26 10, 2023

New diabetes drug Mounjaro approved by the TGA

2023-10-26T18:27:28+10:00October 26th, 2023|Categories: Diabetes, Drugs & Therapies, Hormone biology, Medications and therapies|Tags: , , , |

A new drug to treat Type 2 Diabetes has been approved by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration and is now available in Australian pharmacies. Australia now joins the US, the EU and Canada in offering [...]

20 09, 2023

New guidelines for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

2023-09-20T17:08:19+10:00September 20th, 2023|Categories: Endocrine Diseases, Lifestyle, Medications and therapies, Reproductive health, Research Updates, Trans health, Women’s health|Tags: , , , , , , |

For women, nonbinary people, and trans men, PCOS symptoms can be distressing, confusing, and painful – and, unfortunately, so can the healthcare meant to treat it. PCOS is a difficult condition to diagnose and [...]

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