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ESE Daily News Alert - 03 December 2020

Hormonal contraceptives may reduce risk of severe asthma attacks

According to a study published in Thorax, use of hormonal contraceptives may be associated with a reduced risk of severe asthma attacks in women.

Healio


Microbiome diversity linked to vitamin D levels

According to a study published in Nature Communications, microbiome composition is linked to levels of active vitamin D, and altering microbiome diversity may help the body to metabolise it.

Science Daily


Mediterranean diet may reduce risk of diabetes

Mediterranean diets may help reduce risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 30% and improve insulin resistance in overweight women, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.

Diabetes.co.uk


Children under 16 may not be able to consent to use of puberty blockers

The UK high court has ruled that children under the age of 16 will not be able to give consent to the use of puberty-blocking drugs unless they are competent to understand the nature of the treatment.

Guardian


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