Somi Igbene, PhD, science writer —

Somi graduated from Imperial College London in 2011 with a PhD in cellular and molecular immunology. She worked as a medical writer at several medical communications agencies in London, including Core Medica. Besides science writing, Somi works as a registered associate nutritionist, helping adults and children improve their diets to prevent type 2 diabetes.

Articles by Somi Igbene

Abnormal Calcium Levels Tied to Chronic Kidney Disease: Study

People with chronic hypoparathyroidism and blood calcium levels outside the reference range may have higher odds of developing chronic kidney disease, according to a study. The study, “Association of calcium and phosphate levels with incident chronic kidney disease in patients with hypoparathyroidism: a retrospective case-control study, was…

Hypoparathyroidism After Thyroid Removal Found to Surpass Estimates

Persistent hypoparathyroidism after complete removal of the thyroid gland is more common than previously thought, a study in Japan has found. These findings, based on health insurance claims, add to previous reports linking persistent hypoparathyroidism after the surgery (called a total thyroidectomy) with greater risk for renal insufficiency and…