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Study busts popular weight loss myth about high- and low-glycemic foods

Study busts popular weight loss myth about high- and low-glycemic foods

There's a popular idea that eating 'slow' carbohydrates will result in weight loss or better weight management while eating 'fast' carbohydrates will result in weight gain. Fast carbs are called high-glycemic-index foods, while slow carbs are called low-glycemic-index foods. According to a new peer-reviewed study, the popular assumption about these carbs is wrong.

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FDA warns supplement sold on eBay contains banned weight loss drug

FDA warns supplement sold on eBay contains banned weight loss drug

The FDA has published a new recall that covers supplements sold on eBay, ones that, the agency warns, contain an undeclared drug called sibutramine that is used for weight loss. Though the drug was, at one point in time, an FDA-approved appetite suppressant, it was later pulled from the market over health concerns.

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WHO kicks off COVID-19 treatment trial with three candidate drugs

WHO kicks off COVID-19 treatment trial with three candidate drugs

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the latest evolution in its Solidarity trial: Solidarity PLUS. The new phase will test three drugs that have shown potential for treating COVID-19, potentially uncovering an effective way to reduce the risk of death in hospitalized individuals. Solidarity PLUS follows a previous trial involving four drugs that weren't found to be effective in treating COVID-19.

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Microneedle patch with nanoparticles reverses balding in new study

Microneedle patch with nanoparticles reverses balding in new study

A new study published by the American Chemical Society details promising research for reversing baldness using nanoparticles. The medical technology, which utilizes microneedles as the delivery mechanism, addresses androgenic alopecia, the most common cause of male-pattern and female-pattern baldness.

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Big chicken recall hits Aldi, other stores: USDA details outbreak

Big chicken recall hits Aldi, other stores: USDA details outbreak

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published a new food recall from Serenade Foods over potential contamination with Salmonella Enteritidis. The recall impacts Aldi, among other stores selling certain frozen chicken-based food products. Though the foods were produced back in February, some consumers may still have them in their freezers.

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FDA says infant formula recalled over low iron risk and label issues

FDA says infant formula recalled over low iron risk and label issues

The FDA has highlighted a new recall involving infant formula products that don't contain the required amount of iron per 100 calories, potentially putting some babies at risk of development problems. As well, the recall notice notes that these formula products lack the pre-market notifications required by the FDA, among other things.

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Researchers find ‘unambiguous and concerning’ vape risk in nonsmokers

Researchers find ‘unambiguous and concerning’ vape risk in nonsmokers

A new study from the University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA) Health Science division has found what researchers call "clear, unambiguous and concerning" health risks associated with vaping. This particular study focused on young, healthy individuals who didn't have a history of smoking cigarettes, finding cellular changes that increase disease risk.

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Moderna details COVID-19 vaccine six-month efficacy and booster shots

Moderna details COVID-19 vaccine six-month efficacy and booster shots

Moderna has announced its Q2 2021 financial details, as well as information about its COVID-19 vaccine trials and plans going forward. Among other things, the company talked about its vaccine's efficacy after six months, as well as vaccine booster candidates and the promise they show against concerning SARS-CoV-2 variants.

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Common grain-free dog food ingredients may fuel canine heart disease

Common grain-free dog food ingredients may fuel canine heart disease

A new study from Tufts University has found that some dog food ingredients may be driving heart disease in our canine companions, and these same ingredients are often included in grain-free dog food products. The study looks specifically at canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), a disease that impacts the heart muscle.

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Artificial pancreas uses adaptive algorithm to manage type-2 diabetes

Artificial pancreas uses adaptive algorithm to manage type-2 diabetes

In 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its first approval of an "artificial pancreas" for type-1 diabetes that automatically monitors blood sugar levels and doses the patient with the appropriate amount of insulin. In the latest evolution of this technology, the same type of system is now being tested in people who have type-2 diabetes.

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COVID linked to ‘significant’ cognitive problems even in milder cases

COVID linked to ‘significant’ cognitive problems even in milder cases

A new study has found that COVID-19 infections, including ones that didn't result in hospitalization, can result in 'significant cognitive deficits' that persist after the symptoms have resolved. The study builds upon the growing body of evidence that COVID-19 can result in long-term symptoms in some people, as well as potential neurological problems ranging from loss of smell to brain fog.

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NYC’s proof of vaccination rule fuels new talks about vaccine ‘passports’

NYC’s proof of vaccination rule fuels new talks about vaccine ‘passports’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was the center of a major City Hall announcement yesterday, August 3, during which time he discussed the COVID-19 pandemic, the vaccination effort, and a big change in how the city will handle unvaccinated individuals going forward. The announcement has renewed talks about vaccine 'passports' and the role they may play in recovery going forward.

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