Generic weight-loss drug may be safe and effective for long-term treatment

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — March 22, 2019 — An inexpensive weight-loss drug approved 60 years ago for only short-term use also may be safe and effective for longer-term treatment, according to a study conducted by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Health and the Patient Outcomes Research to Advance Learning (PORTAL) network. The study is published in…

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New computational tool could change how we study pathogens

IMAGE: The FSU researchers’ new model allows for increased variation in simulations designed to identify the origins of genetic differences. The graph shows the many different environments that can change the… view more  Credit: Beerli TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A sophisticated new analysis tool developed by Florida State University scientists may signal a new era in the…

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A protein’s surprising role offers clues to limit graft-vs.-host disease

IMAGE: From left, Hideaki Fujiwara, M.D., Ph.D.; Grace Chen, M.D., Ph.D.; and Pavan Reddy, M.D. view more  ANN ARBOR, Michigan — A protein that protects people with inflammatory bowel disease has quite a different effect in graft-vs.-host disease, a common and challenging side effect of bone marrow transplants. In a surprising finding, researchers at the University…

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Medical News Today: Symptoms of caffeine withdrawal

Caffeine is a stimulant that works to improve alertness, wakefulness, and mood. People who regularly consume caffeine may experience withdrawal symptoms after they suddenly stop drinking it. Natural sources of caffeine include coffee, tea, and cocoa beans. Manufacturers also add synthetic caffeine to many foods, drinks, medicines, and supplements. People who regularly consume caffeine may…

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A.I. Can Improve Health Care. It Also Can Be Duped.

Last year, the Food and Drug Administration approved a device that can capture an image of your retina and automatically detect signs of diabetic blindness. This new breed of artificial intelligence technology is rapidly spreading across the medical field, as scientists develop systems that can identify signs of illness and disease in a wide variety…

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Corner Office: Indra Nooyi: ‘I’m Not Here to Tell You What to Eat’

When Indra Nooyi stepped down as chief executive of PepsiCo last year, she was replaced by a man — and the ranks of female C.E.O.s further dwindled. Today, fewer than 5 percent of companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 are led by women. Ms. Nooyi’s absence will be particularly notable. During her 12 years…

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Hungry City: Sandwiches the Miami Way, at Pilar Cuban Bakery in Brooklyn

Sandwiches, with all their permutations, are an invitation to overzealous tinkering. They can be stacked up toward heaven in multiple layers or stuffed with an entire Thanksgiving dinner. They can overflow with soupy meats and be eaten with a fork and knife. And then there was that time KFC used fried chicken instead of bread…

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Nirav Modi, Fugitive ‘Jeweler to the Stars,’ Is Arrested in London

LONDON — Nirav Modi, whose opulent necklaces have been worn by A-list celebrities, was in custody in London after being denied bail following his arrest this week in a bank fraud in India totaling nearly $3 billion. The Indian government wants to extradite Mr. Modi from Britain to face charges that he, his family and…

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13 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Find On Amazon

Nothing makes your mom happier than Whitney Houston, cardigans, and gifts she would never buy herself. And while you may have forgotten Mother’s Day was on the horizon, no one has to know that—especially her. Hit up Amazon (and two-day shipping if you must) and all your problems will be solved. Shop are selects from…

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Social Q’s: Our Teen Houseguest Seems to Be Stealing Stuff

A teenage relative spends occasional weekends with us in the city, mostly to escape her sheltered life at home. She loves going to museums, shopping and even having dinner with us at our favorite diner. And we like having her. But the last two times she stayed over, we noticed objects of sentimental value were…

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