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Newswise: ISPOR Announces Virtual ISPOR 2020
Released: 6-Apr-2020 4:05 AM EDT
ISPOR Announces Virtual ISPOR 2020
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research announced today that its annual, international conference has been reimagined due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will now take place as a virtual conference.

Released: 2-Apr-2020 8:50 AM EDT
Study suggests marijuana may impair female fertility
Endocrine Society

Female eggs exposed to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, have an impaired ability to produce viable embryos, and are significantly less likely to result in a viable pregnancy, according to an animal study accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting. The abstract will be published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

25-Mar-2020 6:05 PM EDT
Cancer treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors may lead to thyroid dysfunction
Endocrine Society

Thyroid dysfunction following cancer treatment with new treatments called immune checkpoint inhibitors is more common than previously thought, according to research that was accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and will be published in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

26-Mar-2020 10:10 AM EDT
First FDA-approved drug for thyroid eye disease effective regardless of age, gender
Endocrine Society

Teprotumumab, the first FDA-approved medicine for thyroid eye disease, provides significant improvement in eye bulging, regardless of patient gender, age or smoking status, according to a study accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

26-Mar-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Survey finds physicians struggle to communicate positive prognosis to thyroid cancer patients
Endocrine Society

Despite excellent prognosis with most thyroid cancers, many newly diagnosed patients have cancer-related worry, and physicians vary in their responses to patients' worry, according to new research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

27-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Liraglutide can help adolescents with obesity manage their weight
Endocrine Society

Liraglutide 3.0 mg, approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity to help adults with obesity manage their weight, appears to help adolescents too, according to an industry-sponsored randomized controlled trial. The study was accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and will be published in a supplemental issue of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

25-Mar-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Coconut oil reduces features of metabolic syndrome in obese females, animal study finds
Endocrine Society

Obese females that ate a small amount of coconut oil daily, even as part of a high-fat diet, had decreased features of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors that raise the chances of developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke, an animal study finds. The study results were accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and will be published in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

25-Mar-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Unconscious food cravings may make bariatric surgery less effective for people with extreme obesity
Endocrine Society

Patients with extreme obesity are prone to unconscious food impulses and cravings that may make it challenging for them to maintain weight loss after bariatric surgery, according to research that was accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and will be published in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

25-Mar-2020 5:25 PM EDT
Poor fitness may impede long-term success in weight loss program
Endocrine Society

People who are very out of shape when they begin a behavioral weight loss program lose less weight in the long term than those who are more fit, suggests a new study that was accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and will be published in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

26-Mar-2020 10:55 AM EDT
Fracking chemical may interfere with male sex hormone receptor
Endocrine Society

A chemical used in hydraulic fracturing, commonly called fracking, has the potential to interfere with reproductive hormones in men, according to research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.


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