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Weight-loss drugs reduce kidney complication risks: Study

Weight-loss drugs reduce kidney complication risks: Study

The active ingredient in Ozempic and Wegovy may help reduce the risk of kidney failure in those with Type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers across 28 countries randomly assigned patients with Type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease to receive a […]

Mice experienced high levels of bird flu after being given raw milk: study

Mice experienced high levels of bird flu after being given raw milk: study

Mice experienced high levels of bird flu after being given raw milk, according to a new study published on Friday amid warnings from public health officials to refrain from drinking the unpasteurized dairy product. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory gave droplets of raw milk from cows that […]

Microplastics 'pervasive' in human testicles: New study

Microplastics 'pervasive' in human testicles: New study

A new study found a “pervasive” presence of microplastics in human and dog testicles. The research, published last week in the Toxicological Sciences journal, found that out of all 47 canine and 23 human testes that were examined, all had a presence of microplastics. The findings suggest that there are potential consequences for male fertility. […]

Wegovy users keep weight off for nearly four years: Study

Wegovy users keep weight off for nearly four years: Study

Newly released clinical trial data on the GLP-1 agonist drug Wegovy found that weight loss was sustained for up to four years after participants started taking the once-weekly injected medication. The multinational trial was sponsored by Wegovy manufacturer Novo Nordisk. Data from the same trial was cited by the Food and Drug Administration earlier this […]

Fentanyl pill seizures are skyrocketing, 115 million pills seized in 2023: Study

Fentanyl pill seizures are skyrocketing, 115 million pills seized in 2023: Study

The number of fentanyl seizures by law enforcement more than quadrupled between 2017 and 2023, with researchers finding the drug has continued entrench itself in the country’s illicit drug supply. Seizures of fentanyl in the U.S. have followed an exponential upward trend since 2017, according to data from the federal High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas […]

Patients dying needlessly due to A&E delay – study

Patients dying needlessly due to A&E delay – study

Sir David Spiegelhalter, emeritus professor of statistics in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “It sort of seems intuitive that if you wait a long time in a corridor or somewhere else waiting to be admitted, an average of six hours now, that that’s going to harm […]