Growth Disorders

Metformin Linked to Increased Height in Children, Teens

Metformin Linked to Increased Height in Children, Teens

In larger doses, the diabetes drug may increase height in children and adolescents.

FDA Approves FlexPro PenMate for Norditropin Users

FDA Approves FlexPro PenMate for Norditropin Users

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The FDA has approved the FlexPro PenMate is intended for users of Norditropin, which is indicated for patients with growth hormone-related disorders, who prefer hidden needles during injection.

Ferring to Launch Pediatric Endo Products Zomacton and Zoma-Jet Soon

Ferring to Launch Pediatric Endo Products Zomacton and Zoma-Jet Soon

Ferring announced that the FDA has approved the name changes of its newly acquired products to be marketed as Zomacton (somatropin [rDNA origin]; formerly Tev-Tropin) for injection, and the needle-free delivery system as Zoma-Jet (formerly Tjet).

Genetic Cause of Gigantism Explored

Genetic Cause of Gigantism Explored

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Researchers have discovered a single gene in a region of the X chromosome that may cause excessive growth in children.

Intense Training and Endocrine Disorders in Young Female Athletes

Intense Training and Endocrine Disorders in Young Female Athletes

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Young female athletes my experience endocrine disorders, including menstrual problems and difficulty with bone mass, due to intense training.

Genes Strongly Influence Height

Genes Strongly Influence Height

New study doubles the number of gene regions linked to height.

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