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ESE Daily News Alert - 21 October 2020

Melatonin may help improve survival rate of COVID-19

Patients with COVID-19 who require mechanical ventilation may have a better chance of recovery when also treated with melatonin, according to a pre-print study published in medRxiv which is still under peer review.

News Medical

Vitamin D may help reduce diabetes risk

Vitamin D supplementation may help reduce risk of type 2 diabetes in patients with prediabetes, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.


Bariatric surgery may increase lifespan by 3 years

Bariatric surgery may increase life span for people with obesity by an average of 3 years compared to other treatment strategies, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.


Ghrelin may impact memory and cognitive function

According to a study published in the journal Current Biology, ghrelin may play an important role in memory and cognitive function, and this gut-brain role could potentially be leveraged in future treatments for diseases such as dementia. 

New Atlas

European Commission launches new strategy to reduce exposure to hormone disruptors

The European Commission has revealed a new approach in the EU chemicals strategy to reduce human exposure to harmful endocrine-disrupting chemicals.


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