This month the PNA Medical Corner features a study co-authored by Dr. Daniel Prevedello, a member of the PNA board of directors and Dr. Luma Ghalib a PNA member. The study reviews the relevant studies and then discusses the case of a man who had surgery for a pituitary tumor and then 43 years later was diagnosed with a meningioma. But the second tumor was revealed to be a prolactin-secreting pituitary adenoma.
An article in Care2.com features a study by U.S. Public Interest Research Group that tested 20 brands of beer and wine and found minute traces of glyphosate in 19 of them. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in RoundUp pesticide. The trace amounts are below the allowable government limits. The World Health Organization declared glyphosate a carcinogen 4 years ago. Studies have linked it to many conditions, including hypothyroidism, Alzheimer’s, autism and birth defects. Read more here: https://www.care2.com/greenliving/toxic-glyphosate-found-in-most-beer-and-wine.html
Knowledge is power and we believe keeping abreast of news on the research front is imperative. Each month in Highlights we feature a few of the top news stories, which you can read below. In addition, we update our website on a regular basis with the latest breaking news related to pituitary and hormonal disorders by gathering stories we think you'll be interested in from MD Linx, Medscape, MedPage Today, PubMed, Touch Endocrinology, News-Medical.net and WebMD.
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