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ESE Daily News Alert - 4 June 2021

Early menopause may increase risk of stroke

A new study from the Netherlands suggests women who experience menopause before the age of 40 may have a 1.5 times higher risk of stroke, than women who go through it between 50 and 54, according to a study published in Stroke.

Medical Xpress

New test may help women better understand their hormone cycles

A new test which maps a woman’s hormone cycle using artificial intelligence and blood samples could help improve women's wellbeing, by helping them understand their menstrual cycles.


Detransitioners report a lack of mental and medical support

According to a study published in the Journal of Homosexuality, transgender people who detransition don’t receive enough medical and psychological support from medical and mental health services.


Childhood obesity rates in Northern Ireland becoming major health concern

A new paper published by the Northern Ireland Assembly states that more than a quarter of children in Northern Ireland are classed as overweight or obese, and the low level of activity in children is a major health concern.

BBC News

Obesity may increase risk of long-term COVID-19

According to a study published in the journal of Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, people with obesity may be more likely to suffer from long term complications from COVID-19.

News Medical

Vitamin D may not protect from COVID-19

A new study published in PLOS Medicine suggests that vitamin D supplementation may not offer protection from COVID-19, however further clinical trials are needed to confirm this.


Vitamin D deficiency and high BMI may be associated with acne

Vitamin D deficiency and a high body mass index may be linked to greater acne severity, according to a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

Medical Bag

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