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  • Iron Deficiency in Pregnancy Linked to Thyroid Disease Iron deficiency during pregnancy is seen in over a third of women and increases the risk of thyroid autoimmunity, which ups the risk of miscarriage and poor birth outcomes, new study findings suggest.
  • Alert GLP-1 Agonist Lixisenatide (Adlyxin) Okayed for T2DM in US The latest GLP-1 agonist for the treatment of type 2 diabetes to gain approval in the US is lixisenatide; it's already approved under the brand name Lyxumia in more than 60 countries.
  • Early or Late Menopause Ups Risk for Type 2 Diabetes Those with the shortest reproductive time period had a 37% greater risk and those with the longest span had a 23% higher risk than women in the middle, who had their last period between ages 46 and 55.
  • Flu Shot May Help Protect Diabetics From CV Hospitalization Even younger adult diabetics may have a weakened immune response, similar to effects of advanced age, so there's "no harm and certainly potential benefit" if all received flu shots, say researchers.
 

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  • FDA Approves Lixisenatide (Adlyxin) for Type 2 DiabetesThe latest GLP-1 agonist for the treatment of type 2 diabetes to gain approval in the US is lixisenatide; it's already approved under the brand name Lyxumia in more than 60 countries.
  • Induced Labor Not Linked to ASDNo relationship was seen between labor induction and an increased risk for ASD when exposure-discordant sibling or cousin pairs were compared to account for familial factors, authors said.

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