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BPA absorbed into body through cash register receipts

October 23, 2014

High levels of the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A found in humans are likely coming from thermal paper used in cash register receipts, according to data published in PLOS ONE.

“Our research found that large amounts of [bisphenol A] can be transferred to your hands and then to the food you hold and eat as well as be absorbed through your skin,” Frederick vom Saal, PhD, of the University of Missouri-Columbia, said in a press release.

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MenoPro app helps clinicians, patients manage menopausal symptoms

October 22, 2014
During its 25th annual meeting, The North American Menopause Society launched MenoPro, a mobile iPhone/iPad menopause app designed for use by clinicians and patients to…
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Nonhormonal menopause treatment did not inhibit enzyme related to tamoxifen conversion

October 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — An in vitro investigation showed that a nonhormonal purified pollen extract did not inhibit the CYP2D6 enzyme involved in tamoxifen conversion to…
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Low levels of DHEA predicted CHD risk in elderly men

October 22, 2014
Low serum levels of the adrenal sex hormone dehydroepiandrosterone and its sulfate were predictors of increased risk for CHD events in elderly men, researchers…
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Acromegaly: Challenges in Diagnosis - Part 2 of 5

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The diagnosis of acromegaly is often not made until 7 to 10 years after symptom onset. Contributing factors include low…
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Video: Ardis Hoven, MD, explains which changes to the ACA will help physicians most

August 8, 2014
After speaking in an expert panel at the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting, Ardis Hoven
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Acromegaly Cases: Expert Insights into Diagnosis and Emerging Treatment Options – Part 5 of 5

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Acromegaly is a rare chronic disorder that is typically caused by excessive growth hormone secretion, and is…
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