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08 May A surprising use for weighted vests

Scientists from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have found a new method of reducing human body weight and fat mass using weighted vests. The new study indicates that there is something comparable to built-in bathroom scales that contributes to keeping our body weight and, by...

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17 Mar Weight loss drugs cause cancer

The pharmaceutical company Eisai have voluntarily withdrawn lorcaserin (Belviq, Belviq XR) from the market. This decision came following a warning from the FDA that Belviq had not passed a recent safety trial, and that there was a possibility that the drug could increase a person’s risk...

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17 Mar Taller people have lower dementia risk

Dementia — an umbrella term that encompasses various conditions involving cognitive impairment, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s — affects around 50 million people worldwide, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO). There is currently no cure for dementia, and researchers are interested...

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17 Mar Dogs can cure cancer

Diffuse gliomas are a common form of brain cancer. They develop in the central nervous system and affect glial cells in the brain. Doctors find these tumors notoriously difficult to treat, and survival rates are low, with only 5% of people surviving for 5 years or...

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17 Mar COVID-19 in New York

The wife, son, daughter and a neighbor of a Westchester County man who tested positive for the novel coronavirus have also contracted the virus, according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. In a press briefing held later on Wednesday, he announced five additional cases in...

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20 Feb New treatment for Parkinson’s in the pipeline

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, degenerative condition that affects the central nervous system. Usually, its most prominent symptoms involve movement — they can include involuntary limb tremors, rigidity, and slowness of movement. 2016 estimates suggest that around 6.1 million people throughout the world live with this condition,...

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