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New ovarian cancer treatment shows promise

A new treatment for ovarian cancer has shown great effectiveness in early trials, where it significantly shrunk tumours in 46% of patients with a resistant form of the disease, according to data presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology Congress.


Bowel cancer risk increased by having an overweight mother

A new study, published in Gut, indicates that people born to mothers that were overweight during pregnancy have a greater risk of developing bowel cancer, which is thought to underlie the increasing prevalence of this cancer in Europe and other developed countries.


Most common complications associated with cancer and pregnancy identified

The most common diagnoses in pregnant women who have, or have had cancer, have been identified by a UK team of researchers and published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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Vitamin D may be important in fighting off COVID-19

Society for Endocrinology Member and Media Ambassador, and Consultant Endocrinologist at the Royal Infirmary in Newcastle, Dr Richard Quinton, speaks to BBC World News about the importance of vitamin D in fighting off COVID-19. Watch his video interview to hear his views and recommended dosage. 


Healthy gut microbiome associated with lower risk for metabolic disease

According to research published in Nature Medicine, a healthy diet may promote gut microbes that are associated with a lower risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.


Low carb diets may help treat diabetes

A diet low in carbohydrates may improve remission rates in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to research published in BMJ.


Maternal thyroid disorders may increase thyroid cancer risk in children

Maternal thyroid disorders may be associated with an increased thyroid cancer risk in children, and this risk may remain elevated well into adulthood, according to a study published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.



Association between obesity and severe illness from COVID-19 greater in young people

The association between obesity and hospitalisation in patients with COVID-19 is more prominent in people under the age of 70, according to an Italian study published in Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases