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Going into 2021, experts say many people are more committed than ever to their goals. And is that any surprise? With gyms closing down and the "quarantine 15" becoming an inevitable reality thanks to working from home with access to an endless array of snacks, 2020 was a tough year for weight loss....


A new study confirms that treatment with Bimagrumab, an antibody that blocks activin type II receptors and stimulates skeletal muscle growth, is safe and effective for treating excess adiposity and metabolic disturbances of adult patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes. “These exciting result...



With omicron rates soaring, you may find yourself despairingly asking when — or even if — this pandemic is ever going to end. The good news is that it will end. Experts agree on that. We’re not going to totally eradicate Covid-19, but we will see it move out of the pandemic phase and into the ende...


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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Red-meat lovers may raise their risk of heart disease through a chain of events that plays out in the gut, a new study suggests. Many studies over the years have tied diets heavy in red and processed meats to a heightened risk of heart disease and strok...


It will soon cost nothing to take a rapid, at-home COVID-19 test available at pharmacies and stores, but you'll still have to pay upfront and save your receipt. The White House this month announced private health insurance will cover the over-the-counter tests, with more details of the plan to come...


A humiliating theme park ride was the final straw that motivated a Corby man to shed six stone and get fit, so he could enjoy days out with his partner by his side. Slimming group member Nick Goodjohn had reverted to his junk food habits, undoing years of weight loss that left him having to swap s...


LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals rose to 1,628 on Saturday -- up from 1,424 on Friday, according to the latest state figures. Of those patients, 246 were in intensive care, up sharply from 218 the previous day. Friday's daily positivity rate...


Women are at risk for heart disease but our health care system doesn't do a good job of informing them that they are. Barbra Streisand and Dr. C. Noel Bairey Merz  |  Opinion contributors The last thing we need during the holidays – especially amid a global pandemic...


So far, it appears the omicron variant appears to create mild COVID-19 symptoms compared to earlier strains of the coronavirus. But the severe COVID-19 illness from omicron might be more severe than before. Per The Economist, the omicron variant has high transmissibility, meaning it could spread fa...




Can you get COVID-19 more than once? Millions of you asked that question in 2021 and turned to Cleveland Clinic’s Health Essentials to find an answer. That article topped our most-read list last year as you searched out ways to live healthier. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical cen...


Via drug repositioning, Osaka City University creates combination of rifampicin and resveratrol and have shown in mouse models that the nasal administration improves cognitive function without the negative liver side effects of rifampicin alone. Via drug repositioning, Osaka City University c...