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ESE Daily News Alert - 18 June 2021

Diabetes drug may help treat COVID-19

According to a mouse study published in the journal Immunity, the diabetes drug, metformin, may be a new effective treatment for COVID-19 lung inflammation.

Science Daily

Childhood obesity may be associated with brain alterations

Children with obesity have brain alterations which may cause an unhealthy obsession with food, according to a study published in Cerebral Cortex.

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Pituitary gland aging may be prevented in mice

According to a Belgian study published in PNAS, the aging process of the pituitary gland in mice, due to chronic inflammation, may be slowed down or repaired using stem cell technology.

Science Daily

MP's urge UK Government to make menopausal HRT free

English MP’s hope new legislation will make hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women free on the NHS, following the lead of Scotland and Wales.


Poor health may lower antibody response to COVID-19 vaccine

Smoking, central obesity or hypertension may lower antibody response following the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, according to a study published in Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews.


Fibre and milk may improve metabolic health in type 2 diabetes

According to a study published in Gut, a diet high in fibre and milk may be associated with favourable gut microbiota and improve metabolic health in type 2 diabetes.


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