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ESE News Alert - 04 September 2020

Early puberty may increase breast cancer risk

According to a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, girls who start puberty earlier than average, due to higher levels of growth hormone, may have an increased risk of developing breast cancer as adults.

News Medical

New drug approved by FDA for treating growth hormone deficiency

The new drug, somapacitan, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration as a replacement growth hormone in adults with growth hormone deficiency and is the first drug that can be administered weekly, rather than daily.


Experts discuss the links between COVID-19 and endocrinology

The role of the endocrine system in COVID-19 infection is being discussed by three endocrine experts during the European Society of Endocrinology’s virtual Congress, e-ECE 2020, on 8 September.

News Medical

Blood hormone may help predict risk of heart disease

A blood test to identify high levels of the hormone, C-type Natriuretic Peptide (CNP), may help predict risk of heart disease, according to a study published in the journal Peptides.

Medical Xpress

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