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ESE Daily News Alert - 04 February 2020

Oxytocin helps behaviour problems in autism

According to a study published in Molecular Autism, giving oxytocin to adults with autism may help improve repetitive behaviour and attachment problems in the long-term.


Concussion risks for women may vary during menstrual cycle

Women who are concussed may have more severe and lingering symptoms during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, linked to progesterone levels.


Chemical found in lemon peel may reset disrupted circadian clock

The increased risk of metabolic disease caused by disruptions to the cellular circadian clock may be reduced using a chemical in lemon peel, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Smoking during pregnancy increases fracture risk in children

According to a study published in BMJ, smoking during pregnancy increases fracture risk and reduces bone health during children’s first year of life.


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