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Estrogen induces pubertal induction in adolescents transitioning from male to female

April 24, 2017

In adolescents transitioning from male to female, estrogen therapy for at least 1 year was effective and safe for inducing puberty, study data show.

Sabine E. Hannema, MD, PhD, of the department of pediatrics, Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands, and colleagues evaluated 28 adolescents (median age, 16 years) transitioning from male to female treated with oral estrogen for at least 1 year to determine the efficacy and safety of estrogen treatment for pubertal induction. Researchers evaluated Tanner stages, anthropometry, laboratory parameters, bone age and body composition.

Sales fall after sugar-sweetened beverage tax is implemented

April 23, 2017
After a city tax on sugar-sweetened beverages was implemented in Berkeley, California, sales of those beverages decreased in the city, but increased in the surrounding…
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Nearly 80% respond to novel growth factor for NASH

April 22, 2017
AMSTERDAM — With 12 weeks of treatment, more than one-third of biopsy-diagnosed non-alcoholic steatohepatitis patients who received novel growth factor NGM282…

Prader-Willi syndrome treatment trial begins enrollment

April 22, 2017
A phase 2a trial for a novel combination drug to treat Prader-Willi syndrome has initiated enrollment, according to a press release from Saniona, a research company…
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Maternal type 1 diabetes influences adiponectin, leptin levels in adolescent offspring

April 21, 2017
Adolescent girls born to mothers with type 1 diabetes have lower levels of adiponectin compared with adolescent girls born to mothers without diabetes; maternal disease…
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Improving Bone Strength and Reducing Fracture Risk in Osteoporosis

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue leading to reduced…
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VIDEO: Medical management for acromegaly offers hope for patients

April 6, 2017
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Practical Lipidology®: Volume 3, Number 1

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Amgen

The reduction of low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) is recognized as the primary strategy for decreasing…
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