Designed by Brigham and Women's Hospital investigators, this tool draws upon recent research that has identified several tests that can be used to calculate an individual's risk score. Now, an automatic calculator can be built into EHRs and displayed prominently for a physician to see when they open a patient's record.
Since frameworks used to identify adults at heightened risk for such complications are a poor fit for kids, the American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends that pediatricians instead focus on clusters of cardiometabolic risk factors that are associated with obesity.
New research in an animal model suggests a high-fat diet during pregnancy alters the development of the brain and endocrine system of offspring. The new study links an unhealthy diet during pregnancy to mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression in children.
Until now, the identity of the cells that regulate 'masculinization' in the mouse has been unclear. A CSHL team demonstrates for the first time the specific hormone receptors, brain cells and brain regions responsible for masculinization in the mouse. It's part of a larger project to understand how hormones define distinct neurodevelopmental trajectories in male and female brains.
Providers in the Veterans Health Administration (VA) system vary in their testosterone prescribing practices, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. This is the first study to examine provider and site predictors of testosterone prescribing in the VA.
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have identified a group of potential substitutes for bisphenol A (BPA) that lack the adverse effects typically associated with BPA.
Many women are turning to egg freezing to promote fertility, but what happens when it isn't an option because of special medical conditions? And, what option is there for women who want to preserve hormonal function, not just fertility? Ovarian tissue freezing can deliver these outcomes but has been considered experimental until now. According to a new study, nearly 4 out of 10 women who undergo the procedure are able to have children later on.
Chemicals found in everyday plastics materials are linked to cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and high blood pressure in men, according to Australian researchers.
Losing weight reduces the risk of long-term cardiovascular illness and mortality for the majority of patients with type 2 diabetes, but for a small subgroup, weight-loss intervention can lead to dramatically worse outcomes, according to new research published today in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.
Poor diet and a lack of physical activity are major contributors to the world's obesity epidemic, but researchers have also identified common environmental pollutants that could play a role. Now one team reports in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology that small amounts of house dust containing many of these compounds can spur fat cells to accumulate more triglycerides, or fat, in a lab dish.