Daily Mail – Exposure to everyday chemical may damage fertility of males and their children
Pregnant women exposed to everyday items may find their son’s fertility and that of future generations has been harmed, a study has suggested...Researchers from the University of Illinois studied the effect of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), a plasticiser which disrupts the body’s hormone system. It is found in a wide array of industrial and consumer products, including cosmetics, plastic toys, medical devices and PVC piping and tubing.
Endocrine Today - Endocrine Society touts global diversity, achievements in opening address
The Endocrine Society celebrated a year of international growth and accomplishment in 2017, including the expansion of several key initiatives and increased advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and beyond, Lynnette K. Nieman, MD, said during a presentation here. “We’re not only the oldest and largest global professional membership organization, but we represent 122 countries...We have more than 40% of our membership living outside of the United States...and that percentage is steadily increasing over time.”
Medscape – New Testosterone Treatment Guidelines 'Useful but Not Gospel'
The Endocrine Society has issued an updated clinical practice guideline on testosterone therapy in men with hypogonadism, but experts here today at ENDO 2018: The Endocrine Society Annual Meeting stressed that the new recommendations are "a broad roadmap" on how to approach the diagnosis and treatment of hypogonadism, but not necessarily a definitive path to follow.
USA Today - Birth control pill for men shows promise in early study
A small, recently released study shows a newly developed oral contraceptive for men appears to be both effective and safe. The research, presented at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Chicago by researchers from the University of Washington in Seattle, studied 83 men between the ages of 18 and 50. The participants' testosterone levels dropped significantly along with two hormones essential for sperm production.