News Articles September 2022

Mother Fights to Get School Staff Trained on Pituitary Injections

A mother in the U-K is working to get training for staff at her daughter’s school, so they can give her an emergency injection. The girl suffers from panhypopituitarism and may require a hydrocortisone injection in an emergency situation. But the school will not authorize it staff to administer an intramuscular injection without proper training. Liability issues are at the heart of the matter. Now the mother is petitioning the government to step in. Read more:

Signs of a Hormonal Imbalance

An article in Health Digest gives an exhaustive rundown of all the possible signs of a hormonal imbalance, including unusual body odor. Read more:

Cushing’s and Job Stress: A Personal Story

Paris Dancy’s latest column in Cushing’s Disease News follows his career struggles as he battled Cushing’s. Read more:

A Mother Uses Positive Affirmation Chants to Help Daughter with Pituitary Issues

A story on the Upworthy website tells the story of a mother who chants positive affirmation to her young daughter, who is blind and has an underdeveloped pituitary. Read more:

Patient story: Teen Excels in School Despite Pituitary Tumor

A story in the Derbyshire Times follows the case of a teen girl there named Deeti Wren, who underwent surgery for a pituitary brain tumor, and carried on with her studies anyway, managing to take her GSCE’s despite the health troubles. Read more:

FSH, Obesity, and Breast Cancer

Researchers at the University at Buffalo and the University of Arizona are studying the role of Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) in obesity. Obesity is a risk factor for breast cancer, so they are looking for a through-line from obesity to excess FSH to breast cancer. Read more:

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