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New weight loss drugs are very effective, so why aren’t they widely used?

A new class of weight-loss drugs gives some patients obesity new hope that they can lose excess pounds and improve their health, without the dangerous side effects of old drugs. But despite mounting evidence that the drugs are both safe and effective, doctors say relatively few of the millions of eligible patients take them. “This …

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Diabetes drugs lead to significant weight loss in obese people: study

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Diabetes drug taken once a week causes dramatic weight loss in obese people, newly published study finds The New England Journal of Medicine. The study authors said participants in the 72-week trial lost up to 20% of their body weight. “The results indicate that tirzepatide may be …

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Does Coffee Help You Live Longer? It is complicated

Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Another week, another coffee-is-good-for-you study that caught people’s attention. New search found a link between regular coffee consumption and a reduced risk of death. While the results are the latest to suggest coffee is perfectly safe to drink, they’re not necessarily strong evidence that your daily cup of coffee saves …

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Does Coffee Help You Live Longer? It is complicated

Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Another week, another coffee-is-good-for-you study that caught people’s attention. New search found a link between regular coffee consumption and a reduced risk of death. While the results are the latest to suggest coffee is perfectly safe to drink, they’re not necessarily strong evidence that your daily cup of coffee saves …

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Scientists have found that people and mice with pancreatic cancer who are put on an exercise regimen are better able to fight off the disease (stock image)

Exercise can help beat cancer: Physical activity can boost the effect of drugs or chemo, study finds

According to a study, exercise can boost the effectiveness of cancer drugs and increase survival rates. Scientists have discovered that proteins released by the body to help repair muscles worn down by exercise also attack cancer cells. After proving their theory in mice, they analyzed data from a human trial of 75 patients with pancreatic …

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A study of 4.5 million children in the Nordic countries found that 1.5% of youngsters born to mothers not taking medication had autism, while 0.8% had learning disabilities.  But rates have soared among mothers taking topiramate (pictured), with 4.3% of youngsters with autism and 3.1% diagnosed with learning difficulties aged eight

Pregnant women taking epilepsy drugs up to 2.5 times more likely to have an autistic child

Women who take epilepsy medication during pregnancy may be much more likely to have a child with autism or learning disabilities, research shows. A study of 4.5 million children found that rates of these conditions were twice as high in young people whose mothers took topiramate or valproate. The overall incidence of autism and learning …

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New research shows ADHD drugs don’t help children learn

According to new research, stimulant drugs have no detectable impact on how much children with ADHD learn in the classroom. For decades, most doctors, parents, and teachers believed that stimulant drugs helped children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) learn. However, in the first study of its kind, scientists from the Center for Children and …

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New research shows ADHD drugs don’t help children learn

According to new research, stimulant drugs have no detectable impact on how much children with ADHD learn in the classroom. For decades, most doctors, parents, and teachers believed that stimulant drugs helped children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) learn. However, in the first study of its kind, scientists from the Center for Children and …

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