Women who lift or move heavy objects at work may be at increased risk for fertility problems, a new study suggests.
The word endocrine comes from the Greek words “endo,” meaning within, and “crinis,” meaning to secrete. Put the two together and you get glands — those hormone-producing organs that regulate your mood and help control your body’s most critical functions. Endocrine all-stars include the pituitary gland (responsible for raging teenage hormones), the thyroid gland (your body’s master metabolic control center) and even the testes and ovaries (which need no introduction). More on those — and other endocrine system news, diseases, and research — right here.
A 50-year-old man who drank half a pint of vodka a day for more than a decade developed numerous calcium deposits in his pancreas.
Age is just a number, but aging may be better defined by a change in the patterns of chemicals found in our blood.
Women undergoing a particular chemotherapy had a much greater number of eggs in their ovaries than expected, a finding that surprised researchers.
Today's Google Doodle honors Frederick Banting, the inventor of insulin, which can save the lives of diabetics.
Women's fallopian tubes and ovaries were once thought to be free of bacteria, but a small new study finds that these microorganisms do live naturally in this part of the reproductive tract.
Women with genes that alter the body's response to a hormone to stimulate egg maturation may be more likely to have nonidentical twins, new research finds.
A new technique reprograms people's fat to become mature pancreatic beta cells, the cells that regulate how sugar from food is turned into fuel for cells.
Children's hormone treatments may have spread a protein linked with Alzheimer's disease, according to a small new study.
A woman has given birth to a healthy baby boy who she conceived naturally after her ovarian tissue was extracted from her during her childhood, and frozen.
Type I diabetes is a disease where the pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that signals the body's cells to absorb glucose from the bloodstream and convert it into energy.
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