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Study Identifies Major Risk Locus for Addison's Disease

Study Identifies Major Risk Locus for Addison's Disease

BACH2 is a major risk locus for Addison's disease, according to a study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine.

Higher Rate of Addison's Disease Seen in Patients Born in Winter Months

Higher Rate of Addison's Disease Seen in Patients Born in Winter Months

In the United Kingdom, rates of the disease were highest for those born in December, while in Poland, rates were highest for those born in January.

Diabetes Risk Higher With 'Nonfunctional' Adrenal Tumors

Diabetes Risk Higher With 'Nonfunctional' Adrenal Tumors

Patients with nonfunctional adrenal tumors have a nearly 2-fold increased risk for diabetes.

New Recommendations Intend to Increase Screening for Primary Aldosteronism

New Recommendations Intend to Increase Screening for Primary Aldosteronism

Updated recommendations from the Endocrine Society revise aldosteronism screening guidelines.

Case Report Describes Cushing's Syndrome in Infant Treated With Ophthalmic Steroid

Case Report Describes Cushing's Syndrome in Infant Treated With Ophthalmic Steroid

Four-month-old developed iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome after 6 weeks of intranasal dexamethasone ophthalmic solution.

Acute Ozone Exposure Increased Stress Hormone, Altered Lipid Metabolism

Acute Ozone Exposure Increased Stress Hormone, Altered Lipid Metabolism

Acute ozone exposure increases stress hormones and causes alterations in peripheral lipid metabolism in humans.

High-, Low-Dose ACTH Stimulation Tests Adequate for Ruling in Adrenal Insufficiency Diagnosis

High-, Low-Dose ACTH Stimulation Tests Adequate for Ruling in Adrenal Insufficiency Diagnosis

Both high- and low-dose adrenocorticotropic hormone stimulation tests are adequate for including adrenal insufficiency as a diagnosis.

Primary Aldosteronism Screening Cost-Effective in Resistant Hypertension

Primary Aldosteronism Screening Cost-Effective in Resistant Hypertension

CT scanning followed by adrenal venous sampling was a cost-effective way to screen for primary aldosteronism.

Morning, Evening Cortisol Levels Linked to Brain Volume, Cognition in Older People

Morning, Evening Cortisol Levels Linked to Brain Volume, Cognition in Older People

Higher evening salivary cortisol levels tied to lower brain volume, worse cognitive function in older people.

Cortisol May Strengthen Frightening Memories

Cortisol May Strengthen Frightening Memories

The stress hormone may play a role in PTSD and anxiety.

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