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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.