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Opioid prescriptions linked to obesity, new study shows

In two new studies, researchers shed light on the relationship between obesity and the use of prescription opioids in the United States. One of the...

This drug may prevent obesity, liver damage caused by high-fat diet

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are 4.5 million adults in the U.S. diagnosed with the liver disease...

Extract from this tree seed may help treat obesity and diabetes

In Southeast Asia, the fruit, flowers, and leaves of Indonesia's Melinjo tree are traditional foods. In a new study, researchers found that Melinjo seed extract...

Scientists find the cause of eating behaviors that lead to obesity

In a new study, researchers found that changes in chemical rhythms may cause eating behaviors that lead to obesity. The finding helps to untangle how...

New findings about the causes of childhood obesity

Childhood obesity is not just a public health concern in western countries; it is rising across the world, particularly in poor and low-income countries. In...

Obesity, diabetes, and heart disease may spread from person to person

Non-communicable diseases including heart disease, cancer, and lung disease are now the most common causes of death, accounting for 70% of deaths worldwide. These diseases...

This study shows an effective way to increase fat loss

A recent study from the Universities of Glasgow and elsewhere found that moderate-intensity exercise combined with a supplement that suppresses appetite could boost the...

New study shows an alternative to weight loss surgery

In a new study, researchers have taken a big step in understanding how the gut changes after gastric bypass surgery (also known as Roux-en-Y...

This popular weight loss diet can cause flu-like symptoms

In a new study, researchers found that a ketogenic diet can lead to several flu-like symptoms within the first few weeks on the diet. These...

Can cannabis oil help you sleep?

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil seems to be all over the place, used as treatment for anxiety, chronic pain, acne and even infused in some foods...

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Scientists solve the mysteries of Uranus’ oddities

The ice giant Uranus' unusual attributes have long puzzled scientists. All of the planets in our Solar System revolve around the Sun in the same...

Opioid prescriptions linked to obesity, new study shows

In two new studies, researchers shed light on the relationship between obesity and the use of prescription opioids in the United States. One of the...

Drugs considered for COVID-19 may increase risk for dangerous heart disease

Some people consider treating coronavirus patients with a combination of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin. But in a new study, researchers advise...

Lockdowns need to last more than 6 weeks to contain COVID-19

In a new study, researchers found that aggressive intervention such as lockdowns to contain COVID-19 must last for at least 44 days. The research was...

This new drug may strongly block early stages of COVID-19

In a new study, researchers found a trial drug that effectively blocks the cellular door SARS-CoV-2 uses to infect its hosts. The study provides new...