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All adults with endocrine disorders should be tested for high cholesterol and triglycerides to evaluate their risk of heart attack or stroke, according to a Clinical Practice Guideline issued today by the Endocrine Society.

The guideline, titled “Lipid Management in Patients with Endocrine Disorders: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline,” was published online and will appear in the December 2020 print issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), a publication of the Endocrine Society. This guideline provides an approach to assessing and treating and triglycerides in patients with endocrine diseases

Around a billion people globally and some 10 million Brits aren’t getting enough vitamin D. A new study has found that over 80 per cent Covid-19 patients had low levels of vitamin D 

It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, sunshine is becoming a distant memory and concerns about low vitamin D levels start to hit the press once again, especially as every where you turn, there seems to be someone suffering with repeated colds and infections.

Indeed, a new study published on Tuesday in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, found that the majority

Tumor in the Ultramicroscope, illuminated by the light sheet Credit: TU Wien

After cancer surgery, the crucial question is: Are there possibly cancer cells left behind that can continue to grow, or has the entire tumor actually been removed? To find out, the tumor is examined by pathologists. Until now, thin sections were made which were then analyzed under a microscope. A new technique, developed at TU Wien (Vienna), together with the TU Munich, could now initiate a revolution in pathology: Tumor tissue is made transparent and illuminated with a special ultramicroscope. This makes it possible to analyze all the

The scientists developed an experimental technique able to detect the protein TDP-43 even when it is present in the body in minute quantities and in the earlier stages of disease, potentially in individuals who are still asymptomatic. Credit: Gerd Altmann on Pixabay

Researchers are developing a test to diagnose two very serious diseases such as ALS and FTD when the pathologies have not yet appeared, thereby providing doctors and patients with essential information tools to tackle them early and develop new treatments. A team of researchers at SISSA in association with different clinical and Italian research institutes have made a

SARS-CoV-2 (shown here in an electron microscopy image). Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH

A number of countries tightened anti-coronavirus measures on Saturday, with France extending a curfew and Belgium bringing forward its own, as Germany’s death toll passed 10,000 and the US reported 80,000 infections in a single day.

In the Belgian capital Brussels, authorities moved up their curfew by an hour, and in Poland, President Andrzej Duda tested positive for COVID-19.

The World Health Organization has warned of an “exponential” rise in infections threatening health systems’ ability to cope.

But populations weary of

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Democrat Joe Biden said Friday that if elected president he would mandate COVID-19 vaccines be free for all Americans, part of a national strategy to “get ahead” of the coronavirus.

As he laid out his to battle the pandemic, Biden assailed President Donald Trump for his response, saying the Republican incumbent has “given up” fighting the virus and has “quit on America.”

Biden, who has made it a point to follow scientists’ guidelines such as wearing facemasks and engaging in social distancing, said that if he is elected he would be focused on bringing