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Weight shaming leads to patients missing medical appointments

Researchers in the UK report that unconscious weight bias from healthcare professionals leads to patients with obesity feeling humiliated and avoiding appointments, acting as a barrier to treatment.

The Guardian

Withdrawal of antithyroid drugs in pregnancy may cause rebound hyperthyroidism

Research published in Thyroid indicates that stopping antithyroid medication during pregnancy increases the risk of hyperthyroidism rebound by 60%.

Medscape

High levels of prostasin may increase diabetes and cancer risk

A new study, published in Diabetologia, indicates that prostasin may be a marker for identifying patients at greater risk of developing diabetes or cancer.

The Guardian

Chronic inflammation linked to vitamin D deficiency

Low levels of vitamin D are associated with high levels of inflammation, according to research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. The Australian scientists suggest that vitamin D could be used as a biomarker for identifying people at risk of severe inflammatory illnesses.

Science Daily

Potential use of cannabis to treat symptoms of menopause

A recent study, published in Menopause, suggests that women experiencing menopause symptoms are increasingly using cannabis for relief. The researchers intend to further investigate the efficacy of the drug for use in treating menopause symptoms.

Medscape

Aldosterone excess linked to chronic kidney disease

High levels of aldosterone are associated with kidney disease progression in patients, regardless of whether they have diabetes, a new study published in the European Heart Journal suggests.

News Medical

Associate/Assistant Professor of Cardiometabolic Medicine (Singapore)

The Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) - a medical school in one of Asia’s leading and top young global universities, the Nanyang Technological University Singapore - has a vacancy for an energetic and dynamic faculty member to be part of the Nutrition, Metabolism and Health research programme in the role of Associate/Assistant Professor (Non-Clinical) of Cardiometabolic Medicine.

See the full job specification and apply here: bit.ly/3QwSL04

Professor of Cardiometabolic Medicine (Singapore)

The Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) - a medical school in one of Asia’s leading and top young global universities, the Nanyang Technological University Singapore - is looking for an energetic and dynamic faculty member to be part of the Nutrition, Metabolism and Health research programme in the role of Full Professor (Non-Clinical) of Cardiometabolic Medicine.

Learn more about the role and apply here: bit.ly/3bHcP16

Help organise the scientific programme for our Clinical Update training event

Apply for our Clinical Update convenor vacancies. The Society for Endocrinology’s Clinical Update training programme is an annual three-day residential course aimed providing essential training for specialist registrars and newly appointed consultants in endocrinology.

World’s first synthetic embryo created

A synthetic embryo has been successfully created by researchers in Israel using stem cells from mice, which could be induced to develop an intestinal tract, the beginnings of a brain, and a beating heart. The ground-breaking work is published in Cell and could lead to fewer animal experiments in the future.

The Guardian

Premature menopause may increase likelihood of heart problems

A new study published in the European Heart Journal has reported that premature menopause, categorised as before 40 years of age, is associated with an increased risk of develop heart failure or atrial fibrillation.

 

Medical Daily

Link between higher insulin dose and increased risk of cancer among patients with type 1 diabetes

American researchers have published a paper in Journal of the American Medical Association Oncology which indicates a positive association between cancer incidence and higher insulin doses in patients with type 1 diabetes.

News Medical

UK’s draft guideline for transgender care is published

A novel draft Guideline on Care of Trans and Gender Diverse Adults in Obstetrics and Gynaecology has been published by UK's Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, it is open for review until 6 September 2022.

Medscape

 

Vitamin K2-rich diet may reduce osteoporosis risk

Research published in BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health suggests that eating a vitamin K2-rich diet, which could simply be a daily portion of Jarlsberg cheese, could improve bone health and help to prevent osteoporosis.

The Guardian

Potential inhibitory effects of cold exposure on brown-fat-mediated tumours

Results of a mouse study published in Nature has detected a link between exposure to cold conditions and inhibition of solid tumour growth, which could provide a new approach for cancer therapy.

News Medical

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