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ESE Daily News Alert - 11 June 2021

New non-hormonal form of birth control approved by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has recently approved Phexxi, a new non-hormonal birth control method in the form of a pH altering vaginal gel.


Long reproductive years may increase thyroid cancer risk in women

According to a study published in Women’s Health Issues, the risk for thyroid cancer may be more than double for menopausal women who had 41 or more reproductive years, compared with 30 or fewer reproductive years.


Placental hormones may help detect pregnancy disorders

Testing placental hormone levels may help with early identification of potentially life threatening disorders during pregnancy, according to a study published in Nature Communications Biology.

News Medical

Alcohol consumption may reduce chances of conceiving

New research suggests women who are trying to get pregnant should abstain from alcohol during the second half of their menstrual cycle, and that moderate alcohol consumption may reduce chances of conceiving by up to 44%.

Yahoo News

Consuming fruit daily may lower the risk of diabetes

According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, people who eat two pieces of fruit a day may have a 36% lower chance of developing type 2 diabetes.

Science Daily

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