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Obesity-related gut damage may worsen asthma symptoms Evidence-based recommendations on menopause management advise individualised care Obesity-related fertility issues may be improved by correcting blood sugar levels Dexamethasone effectively reduces COVID-19 deaths but potential diabetic-like complications should be monitored COVID-19 pandemic associated with disruptions to women's reproductive health New app helps parents identify treatable childhood growth disorders earlier Discover the truth about hormones & your health in new, myth-busting podcast series Vitamin D deficiency may impair muscle function Obesity is linked to heavy periods and impaired womb repair New podcast series reveals the truth about hormones and health Increased breast cancer risk in obesity linked to fat cell chemicals Larger thighs associated with lower risk of heart disease in obesity High sugar diet may impair metabolic health & maternal care after pregnancy Mindfulness helps obese children lose weight Joint Society statement issued on cancer risk & hyperthyroidism Moderate intensity physical activity associated with lower risk of diabetes Vitamin B12 deficiency linked to obesity during pregnancy Common anti-inflammatory may increase risk of diabetes Stress with disrupted body clock increases risk of metabolic disease New insights into cause and treatments for aggressive form of breast cancer Age is not a barrier to the benefits of weight-loss surgery Impaired liver function during pregnancy may increase risk of childhood obesity Limiting mealtimes may increase your motivation for exercise Too much caffeine during pregnancy may damage baby’s liver Strength training may reduce the risk of diabetes in obesity Society for Endocrinology & British Thyroid Association issue statement against new treatment recommendations for subclinical hypothyroidism Debate: Is the gut or the brain more important in regulating appetite and metabolism? Skin inflammation may increase your risk of type-2 diabetes Antioxidants may prevent cognitive impairment in diabetes Routine vitamin B12 screening may prevent irreversible nerve damage in type-2 diabetes Good nutrition could protect children from cognitive difficulties caused by early-life stress Women more resilient to extreme physical activity than previously reported Too much vitamin A may increase risk of bone fractures New link identified between inflammation and depression in type-1 diabetes Brain development disorders in children linked to common environmental toxin exposures Children born to mothers with low vitamin D levels may develop autism-like behaviours Arthritis drug can lower sugar levels in diabetes Potential new target for reducing osteoporosis risk in men Taking paracetamol during pregnancy may reduce fertility of daughters Link found between morning sickness, smoking and healthy pregnancies High protein diets point to new anti-obesity treatments Vitamin D may be simple treatment to enhance burn healing Debate: The fight against obesity: To tax or not to tax? Kisspeptin boosts male sexual appetite and reduces anxiety Pregnant women exposed to common toxin have lower levels of hormone crucial for brain development Women with PCOS should be screened for mental health disorders Vitamin D supplements could help pain management Breast cancer risk is more affected by total body fat than abdominal fat New nanotechnology application for difficult-to-treat cancers The Society for Endocrinology supports the British Thyroid Association position on treating underactive thyroid Joint statement from the Society for Endocrinology and the Pituitary Foundation on PrEP funding decision Researchers may have found how high-protein diets cause weight loss Low vitamin D levels linked to increased risk of bladder cancer Maternal B12 deficiency may increase child’s risk of type-2 diabetes People with low oxytocin levels suffer reduced empathy Society for Endocrinology publishes guidance documents to tackle life-threatening endocrine emergencies Happy cows make more nutritious milk Sitting down for long periods when pregnant linked to weight gain and depression New drug provides safer alternative to conventional IVF treatment Society for Endocrinology response to EU referendum result