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ESE Daily News Alert - 19 February 2020

Childhood stress may have genetic impact

According to a study published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, children separated from their parents and put in care have higher levels of cortisol, which may have a long-term genetic impact. 

Science Daily

Risk factors for endometrial cancer identified

A study published in the Journal of Medical Genetics identifies risk factors for endometrial cancer that could help develop targeted screening and prevention strategies.

Science Codex

Smartphone app may help obese pregnant women manage weight

A smartphone lifestyle intervention app may help pregnant women with obesity improve diet and motivation for exercise, according to a study published in Frontiers in Endocrinology.

Endocrinology Advisor

Age and employment status may increase weight gain after bariatric surgery

Age and employment status may be linked to weight gain, according to a study published in BMC Endocrine Disorders examining factors that may affect weight loss after bariatric surgery

Endocrinology Advisor

First baby born to cancer patient from eggs through new procedure

A cancer patient who was left infertile has given birth to the first ever baby born from immature eggs that were collected five years earlier, matured in a lab, and frozen.


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