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ESE Daily News Alert - 20 April 2020

Obesity significantly increases risk for COVID-19

People under the age of 60 who have obesity have a higher risk for severe COVID-19 and are more likely to be hospitalised or go in to intensive care.


Release of stress hormones can be controlled remotely

New research published in Science Advances reports that the release of adrenaline and cortisol from rodent adrenal glands can be remotely controlled using magnetic nanoparticles.

Science Daily

Prostate cancer death rate declining

According to findings published in Annals of Oncology, improved diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer may reduce death rate by up to 7% across the EU.


New assessment may help diagnose differences of sex development

A new laboratory assessment that quantifies peptide hormones may help diagnose and treat differences of sex development, according to a consensus statement published in the European Journal of Endocrinology.


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