National Patient Safety Alert issued for NHS Steroid Emergency Card
ANational Patient Safety Alert has been issued asking providers to ensure all eligible patients with adrenal insufficiency are issued with anNHS Steroid Emergency Card, to support early recognition and treatment of adrenal crisis in adults. The alert requires that processes are put in place to check if a patient has an NHS Steroid Emergency Card ahead of any emergency treatment, elective surgery, or other invasive procedures.  This has been sent via the Central Alerting System to all NHS acute and community providers, including GPs and ambulance trusts, and will filter through over the n...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 13, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

NHS Steroid Emergency Card for adrenal insufficiency patients is available to order
Together with the Royal College of Physicians patient safety committee and the NHSE/I patient safety team we have developed a newNHS Steroid Emergency Card for adrenal insufficiency patients. It is an NHS wide card (England and the devolved nations) supported by this recently publishedGuidance. All is now in place and the NHS Steroid Emergency card is now available to order from 18 August 2020. As this is a new card various organisations across the NHS are working together to enable implementation. The new cards will need to be ordered so there may be a wait until cards are physically in stock and available to be ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 13, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oxytocin may help treat osteoporosis
According to a rat study published inScientific Reports, oxytocin may help prevent and control osteoporosis in post-menopausal women.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Low levels of sex hormones in older people linked to heart failure
A decrease in sex hormones in older men and post-menopausal women is associated with an increased risk of heart failure, according to a study published inJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.Endocrinology Network (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Apple cider vinegar may help control blood sugar levels
According to a study published inDiabetes Care, drinking apple cider vinegar after meal times could help control blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetesDiabetes.co.uk (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Combined risk score approach may predict children at risk of diabetes
According to a study published inNature Medicine, a new method that combines genetics, clinical factors and count of islet autoantibodies may help predict children at risk of developing diabetes later in life.Medical Dialogues (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Consultant physician vacancies in acute medicine or any specialty with general medicine
This is an amazing time to apply for Consultant posts in Medicine at University Hospitals Birmingham. We are looking for highly motivated, innovative and skilled individuals to join our team and share in the development of a first class, front door service.We welcome applicants who are passionate about providing great medical care and supporting the progression of acute services to be responsive to the needs of our patients, by developing strong links with other specialties.Posts are available in Acute Medicine, or any Specialty with General Medicine.Applicants must be on the GMC specialist register or within six months of...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 7, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Watch ISE webinar A Collision of Pandemics: Diabetes Mellitus and COVID-19
Society for Endocrinology members are also members of the International Society of Endocrinology (ISE).The first of the webinar series by the International Society of Endocrinology and the International Society of Nephrology addressed the impact of COVID-19 on patients with Diabetes Mellitus and the association of COVID-19 and kidney disease in those countries hardest hit by the pandemic. The recording is now available to watch online.Find out more  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 7, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New drug may advance diabetes treatment
According to research published inCell Metabolism, a newly synthesized drug, SRI-37330, could offer a new treatment for diabetes and significantly improve patient care. News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 30, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Exercise may help improve immune system in prostate cancer
Acute exercise may help improve the body’s immune system and boost natural killer cells in prostate cancer survivors, according to a study published inExperimental Physiology.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 30, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity linked to reduced fertility in men
According to a study published inObesity Reviews, obesity is associated with poor reproductive health and reduced sperm count in men.Endocrinology Network (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 30, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oxytocin may help treat Alzheimer ’s
According to a mouse study published inBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, oxytocin may help improve memory and learning and could help treat Alzheimer’s.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 30, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Guidance on delivering Endocrine Services during COVID-19 Pandemic reset
Thisguidance has been formulated by ABCD working closely with the Society and RCP London, and produced in response to NHSE seeking information from the Diabetes and Endocrine societies through RCP, as to what core Diabetes and Endocrine clinical services can the NHS provide in the face of major disruption and reduced capacity for clinical teams.From the intelligence gathered, it is clear that the impact of disruption on clinical services during the COVID-19 pandemic has been varied depending upon the size of the clinical teams. We hope that th...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 24, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

July updates from the International Society of Endocrinology
Society for Endocrinology members are also members of the International Society of Endocrinology (ISE).Read the latest updates in this month’s online newsletter, including an opportunity to join the ISE Education Working Group, webinars and interviews with leading endocrinologists.Read thefull newsletter online. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 22, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Register for webinar on Diabetes Mellitus and COVID-19
Society for Endocrinology members are also members of theInternational Society of Endocrinology Society (ISE).Topic: A Collision of Pandemics: Diabetes Mellitus and COVID-19 Date: 28 July 2020 (Tuesday) Time: 5:00 PM CET Increased morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 in patients with diabetes mellitus have been noted in those countries hardest hit by the pandemic. This webinar will address this association and the optimal management of infected patients with diabetes, with an insight into the management of patients with diabetic kidney disease. Register to reserve your place. (Source: S...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 22, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Desmopressin nasal spray out of stock due to recall
All the existing supplies of the following preparations of desmopressin nasal spray are being recalled by Ferring, so they are currently out of stock.  Desmospray® 0.1 mg/ml Nasal Spray PL 03194/0024 Desmopressin 0.1 mg/ml Nasal Spray PL 03194/0090 Octim® 1.5mg/ml Nasal Spray solution PL 03194/0056 Details of the recall can be foundhere. As a guide, please find below the conversion to other preparations of desmopressin. Desmospray 10 micrograms (1 puff) is equivalent to: DDAVP Intranasal Solution 10 micrograms (0.1 ml on metere...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 22, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Be nominated by the Society for the Research Excellence Framework 2021 panel
This is your opportunity to be nominated by the Society for Endocrinology to get involved with the Research Excellence Framework 2021 as a Panel Member, if you are an academic faculty member.The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the UK’s system for assessing the excellence of research in higher education institutions. The REF outcomes are used to inform the allocation of around£2 billion per year of public funding for universities’ research.The REF is carried out by expert panels made up of senior academics, international members, and research users. Panel Members benefit from:Insight int...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 21, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New special issue on hereditary endocrine tumours published in Endocrine-Related Cancer
The Society for Endocrinology journal,Endocrine-Related Cancer, has recently published a special issue on‘Hereditary endocrine tumours: Current state-of-the-art and research opportunities’. It is guest edited by Steven Waguespack and Constantine Stratakis, and contains eight free-to-read reviews covering topics such as: •New and future perspectives for parathyroid carcinoma•The state of science in medullary thyroid carcinoma: current challenges and unmet needs•Challenges and opportunities in genetic counseling for hereditary endocrine neoplasia syndromes• GPR...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 21, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Testosterone may increase generosity
Men with elevated testosterone levels are more likely to donate to charity when in the presence of others, according to research published in the journalProceedings of the Royal Society B.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cortisol linked to higher blood sugar levels
According to a study published in the journalPsychoneuroendocrinology, high stress levels and a constant level of cortisol is linked to higher blood sugar in people with diabetes.News Medial (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroid hormones may help treat heart failure
Biomarkers found in blood tests may help determine the most effective dosage of thyroid hormone T3 for treating heart failure.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

High BMI increases risk of death from COVID-19
According to research published in a Society press release, people with a BMI of over 30 are at greater risk of developing severe COVID-19 and death. Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Contribute to survey on treatment of hypothyroidism in Europe
You are invited to contribute to a series of national surveys of physicians on the management of hypothyroidism in Europe (THESIS; Treatment of Hypothyroidism in Europe by Specialists: an International Survey).The survey aims to gather information from physicians on a number of clinical practice topics relating to hypothyroidism. Whereas such data have been published from the US, there are few reflecting European practices. Twenty three European countries are already taking part.To help with the UK survey, which involves completing an online questionnaire, email Dr Carla Moran atcm682@me...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 16, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bioscientifica Trust launches COVID response fund of up to £5,000
In reaction to the global coronavirus pandemic theBioscientifica Trust is launching a new COVID-19 response fund to help address the disruptions caused by the virus. The new fund can be utilised flexibly and we welcome applications from any early career scientist or clinician, for whom a small grant could help ease the negative impact of COVID-19. For example, we would consider short-term salary support, travel, equipment, consumables costs, etc. Awards up to€5,000 /£5,000 are available. Find out more on the website.TheBioscientifica Trustis a relatively new charity which distributes sm...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 10, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bringing endocrinology to life in video
Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Society for EndocrinologyUndergraduate Video Award. This new Society award challenged students to produce a 1-2 minute video, aimed at engaging the general public with endocrinology. Communicating science to wider audiences is an important skill for every scientist and the standard of submissions was very high. You can watch the winners and highly commended runners up on ourdedicated You and Your Hormones webpage. 1st Place Our Bodies May Cure Themselves of Diabetes in the Future Aqua Asif, University of Leicester2nd Place Why does hot flushing occur in menopause? Carmen ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 8, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements do not protect against COVID-19
A review of previous studies that claim vitamin D deficiency increases COVID-19 risk by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), has found no evidence that vitamin D supplementation will reduce risks.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 6, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

AMH levels in women ’s hair samples may determine ovarian reserve
According to research presented at the online Annual Meeting of ESHRE, the fertility hormone, Anti-Mullerian hormone, can be found in human hair cells which may help indicate how many eggs a woman has left.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 6, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Osteocalcin may help treat age-related muscle and memory decline
New research suggests that the bone hormone, osteocalcin, plays an important role in body processes such as metabolism, memory and muscle health, and may help treat age-related muscle loss and cognitive decline.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 6, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cortisol may speed up aging
Stress hormone, cortisol, and a protein called GILZ may contribute to the aging process by causing inflammatory responses in the body, according to research published in the journalAging Cell.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 6, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

People may be exposed to endocrine-disrupting chemicals through medical care
According to a study published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, harmful endocrine-disrupting chemicals can be found in some medical supplies and medications.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 6, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Help John Bevan's Walk a Million Steps charity bid
Retired endocrinologist and senior Society member, John Bevan, is raising money for charity during the COVID-19 lockdown by walking a million steps.As a stroke survivor, John Bevan decided to help some neglected charities during the pandemic by being sponsored to walk a million steps in his garden - equivalent to 417 miles!He will donate his sponsorship to:When you Wish upon a Star - Grants Wishes to Children aged 4-16 who live with a life-threatening illnessInternational Justice Mission - Aims to Rescue people of all ages held in Slavery, and to End Slavery in our lifetimeStroke Associa...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 2, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Find careers advice and guidance on our new resources page
Our new Careers Resource page is a collection of useful information to help improve your knowledge and advance your career.Watch videos and read articles on topics including:CV building, grants, publishing, teaching, media engagement, as well as clinical, nursing and scientific career path advice.Do you have a useful resource to share? Send it to careers@endocrinology.org to add our collection. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 2, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hep John Bevan's Walk a Million Steps charity bid
Retired endocrinologist and senior Society member, John Bevan, is raising money for charity during the COVID-19 lockdown by walking a million steps.As a stroke survivor, John Bevan decided to help some neglected charities during the pandemic by being sponsored to walk a million steps in his garden - equivalent to 417 miles!He will donate his sponsorship to:When you Wish upon a Star - Grants Wishes to Children aged 4-16 who live with a life-threatening illnessInternational Justice Mission - Aims to Rescue people of all ages held in Slavery, and to End Slavery in our lifetimeStroke Associa...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 2, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Watch our new animated video!
The Society has released a short, educational animated video on our public facing site, You and Your Hormones, explaining‘What is endocrinology” and the importance and impact hormones have on our everyday lives.The video is a useful resource for school children and their teachers who are learning about hormones or studying a biological science subject. Watch the video now. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 30, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New impact factors for Society for Endocrinology journals
Following the release of the 2019 Journal Citation Reports, Society for Endocrinology’s journals have received the following new impact factors. Endocrine-Related Cancer’s impact factor has increased on last year’s results, reaching4.800 and now ranking25th out of 143 journals in the Endocrinology& Metabolism category, as well as retaining its position in the second quartile of journals in the Oncology category.Endocrine Connections has also increased its score to 2.592, helping support its growth as an internationally renowned open-access journal in...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 30, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Grab yourself a Society for Endocrinology T-shirt!
The Society for Endocrinology has just launched its brand new range of endocrinology-themed T-shirts. There are over 10 different styles, each one with it's own endocrine punch line. So if‘Hormones are in your blood’, or‘Glucagon makes your sugar rush’, then we have we a t-shirt for you.  Available in a number of sizes, styles and colours. All profits go directly to the Society to support its work.  Head to the store tobuy one now. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 24, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oral contraceptives may reduce bone loss in premature ovarian sufficiency
Combined oral contraceptives may reduce bone mass loss in women with premature ovarian insufficiency, according to a study published inMenopause.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 24, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New COVID-19 drug to be trialled in UK hospitals
UK hospitals are trialling a new drug, TRV027, that aims to restore the balance between the two hormones, angiotensin II and angiotensin 1-7, to help prevent blood clots and lung damage caused by COVID-19.Science Focus (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 24, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Potential obesity treatment may increase sepsis risk
According to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, GDF15, a hormone being investigated as an obesity treatment may promote bacterial infection of wounds and increase sepsis risk.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 24, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cortisol may increase COVID-19 mortality risk
Higher levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, may increase the severity of COVID-19, according to a study published inThe Lancet Diabetes& Endocrinology.The Science Times (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 24, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New Interactive Case Study from the International Society of Endocrinology
The International Society of Endocrinology (ISE) has released the second interactive case study of a series on paediatric thyroid nodules created in collaboration with paediatrician Andrew J. Bauer, MD (USA).Find out more  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 19, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Summer issue of The Endocrinologist online now!
The summer issue of the Society’s quarterly magazine The Endocrinologist is now available online.  This theme is 'Browsing through the archives' and includes a selection of of our favourite and interesting articles from past issues. In Society News, learn about the Society's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, what's coming up for SfE BES 2020 and other opportunities for you to get more involved with your Society.Browse this latest issue, and all previous issues on The Endocrinologist webpages. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 19, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Clinical Academic Research Partnerships Round 3: Pre-Call
The MRC Clinical Academic Research Partnerships round 3 has been announced. This scheme offers a new mechanism for clinical staff at consultant level with a PhD or MD, who were not research active, to participate in collaborative high-quality research partnerships with established leading biomedical researchers. Applications open on7 August 2020 and close on29 October 2020. Find out more (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 19, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Join the Endocrine Society's Board of Directors
The Endocrine Society Nominating Committee is seeking dedicated member leaders to serve on the Board of Directors. If you are passionate about endocrine research and want to join the team who will drive the strategy forward, please consider nominating yourself or a colleague for one of the following open positions:• President-Elect: Candidates should demonstrate leadership skills and familiarity with Society priorities, in particular service on the Board of Directors.•Secretary-Treasurer Elect: Candidates should have recent experience as a member of the Finance and Audit Committee or Boa...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 19, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Advice on COVID-19 and dexamethasone steroid treatment
A new clinical trial reports that glucocorticoid, dexamethasone, is effective for treating severe COVID-19. We want to assure people that this medicine should only be taken on prescription and under the care of a doctor.Glucocorticoids are a type of anti-inflammatory medicine used to treat a range of conditions such as allergies, asthma, eczema, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis and the endocrine condition, adrenal insufficiency. Glucocorticoids can have serious side effects and should not be taken unless necessary.Dexamethasone was reportedly only effective in COVID-19 patients on ventilators or oxygen therapy, was of...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 18, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New treatment for Cushing ’s Syndrome now available in France
Recordati Rare Diseases have released a new treatment for Cushing’s Syndrome called Isturisa, now available in France and will be across select other European Union markets over 2020.Business Wire (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapies affect brain function and structure
According to a study published inMenopause, different types of hormone therapies for women during menopause may have different affects on the structure and function of the brain.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cross-sex hormone therapy may affect metabolic profile
Gender-affirming hormone therapy may negatively affect lipid metabolism and glucose levels in transgender men, according to research published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.Endocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New drug may help treat obesity
According to a study published inEMBO Molecular Medicine, a newly discovered protein called BAM15 prevents weight gain, reduces blood sugar and may help treat obesity.SciTechDaily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New Reproduction and Fertility journal by Bioscientifica
The Society’s wholly owned commercial subsidiary, Bioscientifica, has launched Reproduction and Fertility, a new open access, peer-reviewed journal devoted to providing reproductive biologists, clinicians, and those working within assisted reproduction access to latest research in the areas of basic and clinical reproduction and fertilityBioscientifica aims to strengthen biomedical communities to advance science and health, and redistributes all its profits back to the Society. The addition of this new journal in a multi-disciplinary field of research will not only help support the Soci...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news