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Statement calls for diabetes insipidus name change to protect patients

A global, cross-organisational statement outlining the need for diabetes insipidus name to reflect the underlying pathophysiology has been published in several journals including European Journal of Endocrinology and Endocrine Connections.

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Nicotine lowers brain oestrogen levels in women

Swedish research, presented at the 35th European College of Neuropsychopharmacology annual conference, indicates that nicotine inhibits oestrogen production in women's brain, which may be linked to why women find quitting more smoking more difficult than men.

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Greater risk of death for acromegaly patients with type 2 diabetes

In patients with acromegaly, concomitant type 2 diabetes significantly increases their risk of complications and death, according to a Swedish study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Melatonin levels increased by weighted blanket use

Using a weighted blanket to sleep was shown to increase saliva levels of melatonin but not oxytocin or cortisol, in a small Swedish study published in the Journal of Sleep Research.

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Dogs can detect human stress through smell

According to research, published in PLoS ONE, dogs are able to detect psychological stress in humans by smelling breath and sweat samples, with an accuracy rate of almost 94%.

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Neuroendocrine targets may be more effective for managing PCOS

A recent review, published in Clinical Endocrinology considers the neuroendocrine contributions to the pathology of PCOS and how they may be targeted for more effective treatments.

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