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ESE Daily Alert - 18 March 2021

Brominated flame retardants may increase risk for breast cancer

Brominated flame retardants, found in furniture, electronics and kitchenware, may cause early mammary gland development and increase risk for breast cancer, according to research published in Toxicological Sciences.

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Herbal extract, triptonide, may be an effective male contraceptive

According to an animal study published in Nature Communications, the herbal extract, triptonide, used in traditional Chinese medicine may be effective as a male contraceptive.


COVID-19 vaccines are safe for patients on osteoporosis medication

Recently published guidance from six endocrine societies and foundations states that osteoporosis treatment does not affect the efficacy or safety of COVID-19 vaccines.


New findings shed light on the development of type 2 diabetes

A Swedish study published in EBiomedicine provides new insights in to the development of type 2 diabetes and the link between obesity, suggesting insulin levels rise before insulin resistance develops in fat cells.

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