New study shows the effects of obesity mirror those of aging

Globally, an estimated 1.9 billion adults and 380 million children are overweight or obese. According to the World Health Organization, more people are dying from being overweight than underweight. Researchers at Concordia are urging health authorities to rethink their approach to obesity. In their paper published in the journal Obesity Reviews, the researchers argue that obesity should be considered premature […]

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China virus death toll nears 1,400, US bemoans ‘lack of transparency’

The death toll from China’s virus epidemic neared 1,400 on Friday, as the United States complained of a “lack of transparency” from Beijing over its handling of a crisis that has fuelled global panic. Nearly 64,000 people are now recorded as having been made ill by the virus in China, with the last two days showing a steep rise after […]

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Use of Club Drug ‘Special K’ Could Be Underreported

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 — Ketamine use among electronic dance music party-goers is much higher than previously thought. And unintentional use appears to play a role, a new study finds. Ketamine is known as Special K on the party scene. The operating room anesthetic was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2019 as a treatment for depression. […]

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One’s internal clock could be targeted to prevent or slow the progression of breast cancer

City of Hope scientists have identified an unlikely way to potentially prevent or slow the progression of aggressive breast cancer: target one’s internal clock. Often taken for granted, the circadian rhythm is gaining traction as a potential catalyst or brake for the onset of disease. For example, studies have shown that women who take frequent night shifts have disrupted internal […]

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Component of human breast milk enhances cognitive development in babies

Maternal factors, such as breast milk, have been shown to affect a baby’s development, and previous animal studies have determined that a carbohydrate, the oligosaccharide 2’FL found in maternal milk, positively influences neurodevelopment. Now, in the first study done in humans, investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in collaboration with the University of California, San Diego, have shown that 2’FL […]

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Studies gauge effect of soft drink taxation, advertising and labeling laws

Laws affecting the labeling, marketing and taxation of sugary soft drinks impact the behavior of both consumers and manufacturers, according to two studies published this week in PLOS Medicine. In the first study, Camila Corvalán of the University of Chile and colleagues analyzed the impact of Chile’s Law of Food Labeling and Advertising, implemented in 2016. The law mandates front-of-packaging […]

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Teva Announces FDA Approval of Ajovy (fremanezumab-vfrm) Injection Autoinjector

PARSIPPANY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE) January 28, 2020 — Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. an affiliate ofTeva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) today announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an autoinjector device for Ajovy® (fremanezumab-vfrm) injection. “The approval of the Ajovy autoinjector is another important step forward for Teva and the migraine community,” said Brendan O’Grady, executive […]

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