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Maternal Age at Childbirth May Affect Glucose Metabolism in Their Adult Male Children

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A mother’s age at childbirth may affect her male baby’s birth weight as well as his adult glucose metabolism, new research shows. The results will be presented Friday, March 6, at ENDO 2015, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in San Diego.

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Stress Reduction May Reduce Fasting Glucose in Overweight and Obese Women

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A treatment known as mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) may decrease fasting glucose and improve quality of life in overweight and obese women, new research suggests. The results will be presented in a poster Friday, March 6, at ENDO 2015, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in San Diego.

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In Chronic Heart Failure, Monitoring Calcitriol and its Ratio to Parathyroid Hormone may Help Prevent Death

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In patients with chronic heart failure, the vitamin D metabolite 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)2D), also called calcitriol, and its ratio to parathyroid hormone (PTH 1-84) may help predict cardiovascular death; and patients with decreased calcitriol and decreased ratio of calcitriol to PTH might benefit from more aggressive supplementation, a new study finds. The results will be presented Friday, March 6, at ENDO 2015, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in San Diego.

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Endocrine Disruptors Cause Fatty Liver

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Exposure to low doses of hormone-disrupting chemicals early in life can alter gene expression in the liver as well as liver function, increasing the susceptibility to obesity and other metabolic diseases in adulthood, a new study finds. Results of the animal study will be presented Friday at the Endocrine Society’s 97th annual meeting in San Diego.

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BPA Harms Dental Enamel in Young Animals, Mimicking Human Tooth Defect

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A tooth enamel abnormality in children, molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH), may result from exposure to the industrial chemical bisphenol A (BPA), authors of a new study conclude after finding similar damage to the dental enamel of rats that received BPA. The study results will be presented Friday at the Endocrine Society’s 97th annual meeting in San Diego.

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American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association’s Statement on FDA’s Approval of First U.S. Biosimilar Drug

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The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA), a national nonprofit health organization dedicated to increasing awareness of autoimmune diseases, today released a statement concerning the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of filgrastim, the first biosimilar product approved in the United States.

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Pre-Game Jitters: Research Suggests Student Athletes and Parents Both Contribute to Anxious Feelings Before Competition

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New research suggests a student athlete’s anxiety levels before competition are determined not only by their own expectations for their performance, but their parents' expectations as well.

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$3 Million Gift To Put UA’s Culverhouse College of Commerce at the Top of Business Schools for New Curriculum and Specialization

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A $3 Million gift to The University of Alabama positions the Culverhouse College of Commerce to become the first business school in the nation to offer a value investing specialization at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

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Legal Scholar: Unions Must Adapt to Survive

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With the “Right to Work” movement growing in Wisconsin and other states, a majority of states may soon bar employees and unions from negotiating agreements that require non-members to contribute to the costs of representing them. For unions to survive and thrive, at least two significant changes are necessary, argues Marion Crain, JD, vice provost and the Wiley B. Rutledge Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis.