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ESE Daily News Alert - 22 December 2020

Diabetic dogs may increase owner’s risk for diabetes

According to research published in the British Medical Journal, dogs with diabetes may increase their owner's risk for the disease by up to 38%, potentially due to shared dietary and physical behaviour.


Glucocorticoid management approaches vary for patients with adrenal insufficiency taking COVID-19 vaccine

The Pituitary Society present results from a survey on the COVID-19 vaccine and approaches to glucocorticoid management in patients with adrenal insufficiency.

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New oral hormone drug for prostate cancer

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of a new oral hormone therapy drug, Relugolix, for treating advanced prostate cancer in men.


Heavy metal exposure during pregnancy associated with birth complications

According to a study in the journal Environmental International, exposure to heavy metals during pregnancy may alter hormonal balances and lead to preterm births, low birth weight and preeclampsia in women.

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