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The FDA Has Approved An Obesity Drug That Helped Some People Drop Weight By 15%

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| In company-funded studies, participants taking the Novo Nordisk drug Wegovy had average weight loss of about 34 pounds. In a comparison group getting dummy shots, the average loss was under 6 pounds.

FDA Poised For Decision On Controversial Alzheimer's Drug


The FDA has until Monday to decide whether to approve the first new Alzheimer's drug in nearly two decades. Two big studies of the drug produced conflicting results.


Want To Mix 2 Different COVID-19 Vaccines? Canada Is Fine With That


As of late May, 50.6% of Canada's population had received at least one vaccination shot — but only 4.6% of the population was fully vaccinated.

5 Things We Learned From Anthony Fauci's Emails


Thousands of pages of Dr. Fauci's emails have been released to reporters. Here's what they tell us about his life and manner during the early months of the pandemic.

Expanding Health Coverage Is Top Priority For New Head of Medicare/Medicaid


Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, the new head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, says she'll focus her time in charge on getting more Americans insured.

After 50 Years, U.S. Opens The Door To More Cannabis Crops For Scientists


Until recently, plants from only one U.S. facility were approved for use in research. Adding new suppliers will accelerate understanding of cannabis' health effects and possible therapeutic uses.

Amid Growing Anti-Asian Racism, A Call For More Research Into Its Health Effects


Many Asian Americans live daily with the corrosive effects of racism and racialized violence, yet there's very little research funded on Asian American health.

CDC Revises Summer Camp Guidance, Easing Restrictions


Masks are optional for vaccinated kids, and other recommended restrictions have been softened, making for a more relaxed kids' camping experience this summer.

Trying To Avoid Racist Health Care, Black Women Seek Out Black Obstetricians


Black women are three times more likely to die in childbirth than white women. Some of them look to black doctors for a sense of safety and connection, while medical schools add antiracism training.