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Endocrinology and metabolism

Endocrinology and metabolism

23-05-2017 | Head and neck cancer | News | Article

Recommendation against routine thyroid cancer screening retained

In a statement published in JAMA, the US Preventive Services Task Force upholds its 1996 recommendation against screening for thyroid cancer among asymptomatic adults.

25-11-2016 | HBV | News | Article

Screening for metabolic syndrome warranted in chronic hepatitis B

Metabolic syndrome increases the risk for cardiovascular events in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection, study findings indicate.

05-10-2016 | Oncology | News | Article

Thyroid function linked to cancer risk

Elevated levels of free thyroxine are associated with an increased risk of developing cancer.

04-08-2016 | Oncology | News | Article

Nonfunctional adrenal tumours raise diabetes risk

Individuals with nonfunctional adrenal tumours (NFATs) have a nearly twofold increased risk of incident diabetes relative to those without adrenal tumours, shows research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

27-06-2016 | Diabetes | News | Article

Pioglitazone effective in diabetes patients with NASH

Pioglitazone may halt the progression of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in patients with prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes, a randomised trial shows.

20-05-2016 | Diabetes | News | Article

Melatonin signalling may contribute to Type 2 diabetes

Researchers have discovered how a common variant of the melatonin receptor 1b burdens carriers with an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

12-05-2016 | Diabetes | News | Article

‘Profound’ metabolic effects from modest weight loss in obese

A randomised trial published in Cell Metabolism demonstrates the “profound therapeutic effects” achievable by obese people who lose just 5% of their bodyweight.

12-05-2016 | Diabetes | News | Article

Restricted artificial pancreas use may suffice

Restricting use of an artificial pancreas to the evening and nighttime, with standard pump therapy the rest of the time, seems to deliver similar benefits to using one all day and night in patients with Type 1 diabetes, a study suggests.

09-05-2016 | Diabetes | News | Article

Oral regimens could offer simple solution for severe hyperglycaemia

Study findings indicate that oral treatments could offer a simpler alternative to upfront insulin for patients who have severe hyperglycaemia at the time of diagnosis with Type 2 diabetes.

05-05-2016 | Diabetes | News | Article

Mixed picture for diabetes mortality trends

A large registry analysis shows that younger people may be missing out on a general decline in mortality rates among patients with diabetes.

27-04-2016 | Diabetes | News | Article

Little and often gives exercise benefits in Type 2 diabetes

Sedentary, overweight adults with Type 2 diabetes can improve their cardiometabolic profile by engaging in very brief but regular periods of light walking or resistance exercise, research suggests.

25-04-2016 | Diabetes | News | Article

GLP-1 receptor agonist may benefit high-risk diabetes

Research shows that using a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist instead of a rapid-acting insulin analogue at mealtimes can reduce glycaemic variability in high-risk patients with Type 2 diabetes.

21-01-2016 | Endocrinology | News | Article

Parathyroid hormone may mediate antihypertensive fracture risk

medwireNews: Parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels may be elevated by use of some antihypertensive agents but reduced by others, analysis of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) suggests. The ...

15-01-2016 | Endocrinology | News | Article

BMI obesity threshold should be lowered in older people

Body mass index is an inaccurate measure of obesity in older people, show data from NHANES.

29-03-2015 | Paediatrics | Article

Intensive therapy needed in paediatric triiodothyronine-predominant Graves' disease

Paediatric patients with triiodothyronine-predominant Graves' disease develop severe disease that needs increased doses of antithyroid drugs, a study shows.

29-03-2015 | Paediatrics | Article

CVD risk assessment still important in severely obese adolescents

Researchers report a dose–response relationship between body mass index and cardiovascular risk even in severely obese adolescents, making its assessment important to limit further disease progression.

29-03-2015 | Paediatrics | Article

Combined therapy boosts growth in short children with low IGF-1

Children with short stature benefit from receiving combined treatment with growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-1, if they have low endogenous levels of the latter, a study shows.

29-03-2015 | Paediatrics | Article

Prolonged insulin therapy often unnecessary in children with Type 2 diabetes

Many children who require insulin treatment on diagnosis with Type 2 diabetes can be weaned off the medication, show findings from the run-in phase of the Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth study.

29-03-2015 | Paediatrics | Article

Idiopathic central precocious puberty on the rise in boys

About three-quarters of cases of central precocious puberty in boys have no identifiable cause, say researchers.

02-03-2015 | Paediatrics | Article

GH response poor in SGA children with good spontaneous catch-up growth

Spontaneous catch-up growth after birth in short children who were born small for gestational age is a negative predictor of their long-term response to growth hormone treatment, say researchers.