Category: Health

Children with high BMIs should not use obesity medications like WeGovy, US doctors warn

Wegovy injection pens. Michael Siluk/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images A task force of more than a dozen doctors warned against prescribing children weight-loss drugs like Ozempic. In 2023, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggested drug treatments for children with obesity in addition to lifestyle interventions. Health professionals continue to debate the safety and effectiveness of these drugs for adolescents. With weight-loss drugs like WeGovy…

Microplastics found in penis muscle for the first time. It could be linked to erectile dysfunction.

iStock; Rebecca Zisser/BI A small study of men with erectile dysfunction found microplastics hiding in most of their penises. An older man with a traditional lifestyle was the only one who didn’t have microplastic in his penis. Scientists don’t totally understand how microplastics affect reproductive health, but they’re worried. When scientists first started murmuring about a striking connection between more microplastics and more heart attacks,…

I ask men if they have a pension plan before I seriously date them. It’s not because I care how...

Nicola Prentis has secured her own finances and wants to date men who have done the same. honeyhousephotography.com; Getty Images; Chelsea Jia Feng/BI Nicola Prentis sorted out her finances three years ago and is on track for retirement. She’s found that a man’s attitude toward pensions, saving, and spending is a good indicator of compatibility. Now, she always asks them if they have a pension…

Céline Dion says she always brings special photos when she goes to the doctor for treatments

Céline Dion carries photos of her late husband when she goes to the doctor for treatment for stiff-person syndrome. Ethan Miller/Getty Image Céline Dion carries photos of her late husband to the doctor’s whenever she goes for medical treatment. “I’m still married to René. He’s still my husband,” Dion told People. René Angélil, Dion’s husband and longtime manager, died in 2016 after a battle with…

Céline Dion says that almost anything — even happiness — can trigger the symptoms of her stiff-person syndrome

Céline Dion says symptoms of her stiff-person syndrome can be easily triggered. Christian Vierig Céline Dion says that the symptoms of her stiff-person syndrome can be easily triggered. The “My Heart Will Go On” singer opened up about her condition during an interview with Today’s Hoda Kotb. Dion also shared that she had been experiencing symptoms even as far back as 2008. Céline Dion says the…

Eli Lilly’s Wegovy rival Zepbound will help make weight-loss drug market worth $130 billion by 2030, Goldman Sachs says

Zepbound is Eli Lilly’s new weight-loss drug. Brendan McDermid/Reuters The anti-obesity drug market will be worth $130 billion by 2030, Goldman Sachs said. New products such as Eli Lilly’s Zepbound prompted the bank to raise its forecast. The FDA approved the pharma giant’s new weight-loss drug in November. The market for weight-loss drugs such as Ozempic and Wegovy will keep surging due to new products…

Woman says ‘near-vertical’ Disney waterslide knocked her unconscious and caused brain damage in new lawsuit

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Abigail Nilsson/Disney World A Florida woman has filed a lawsuit against Disney theme parks, according to an Orlando news outlet. The lawsuit says she went unconscious and experienced brain damage on a Typhoon Lagoon waterslide. She’s seeking $50,000 in damages. A Florida woman has filed a lawsuit against Disney, saying she lost consciousness and sustained a brain injury after riding…

A fake Amazon dating app that ‘sells’ people at various price points is going viral

After browsing the selection of potential dates on Amazon Dating, users can click and “buy” them. Erin Clark/The Boston Globe/Getty Images A group of content creators, with an animation company Thinko, created Amazon Dating, a satirical dating platform where people can fake-purchase their dream date. The website looks eerily similar to Amazon’s real site and has functional features that allow users to “buy” the featured…

What you need to know about FLiRT, Australia’s new COVID variants

A new family of COVID-19 strains, nicknamed “FLiRT”, are spreading across the world, and have arrived in Australia. While it was only recorded for the first time five months ago, one of the subvariants has already become dominant in the United States, indicating they are highly transmissible. This is what you need to know about the FLiRT strains of COVID-19. READ MORE: Public risk from…

From IV treatments to cold plunges here are the biggest anti-aging trends sweeping the nation

Cold plunges can boost the production of neurotransmitters with rejuvenizing effects. mihtiander/Getty Images The quest for longevity has gone mainstream as more people seek ways to reverse the aging process.  People are resorting to IV treatments, saunas, and luxury longevity clinics to extend their lifespan.  Here are some of the top longevity trends right now, according to industry experts.  The quest to live longer has…

Rare blood disease linked to COVID-19 vaccine complication in new study

Australian researchers have uncovered a link between an “unusually dangerous” COVID-19 vaccine complication and rare but potentially fatal blood disease contracted by some people who caught a cold. The antibodies from the two conditions – vaccine-induced immune thrombocytopenia and thrombosis (VITT), and an adenovirus VITT-like disorder – share almost identical molecular signatures or fingerprints, Adelaide’s Flinders University announced today. “These findings, using a completely new…

Blockbuster weight loss drug Wegovy’s sales just doubled — and could heat up even more with a price cut

Wegovy is administered via injection pens. Michael Siluk/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Novo Nordisk said it will cut prices of Wegovy amid rising sales and competition. Sales of the blockbuster drug more than doubled in the first quarter year-on-year. Novo faces competition from Eli Lilly and scrutiny from the US government over drug pricing. Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk will lower prices of its weight…

Tiffany Haddish Opens Up About Her “Devastating” Experience With 8 Miscarriages

Tiffany Haddish is opening up about experiencing eight miscarriages and her battle with endometriosis. RELATED: Whew! Tiffany Haddish Goes Viral After Sharing She’s Going To Israel To “Learn & See” For Herself (Video) Tiffany Haddish Speaks On Battle Endometriosis On Thursday, April 25, PEOPLE published an exclusive interview with Haddish. During the conversation, the comedian got candid about her personal health and “suffering from endometriosis.” To…

Larry Ellison says Oracle’s HQ is moving to Nashville — 4 years after relocating from California to Texas

Larry Ellison, Oracle’s chairman, said Tuesday the company is planning a campus in Nashville. Kimberly White/Stringer/Getty Oracle head Larry Ellison said Tuesday the company is planning a move to Nashville, Tennessee. The company relocated from Silicon Valley to Austin in 2020. Ellison said he now wants the company to be closer to the center of the healthcare sector. Oracle is headed to Nashville. Larry Ellison,…

Vaccines saved almost 20,000 lives during early Omicron wave

Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination program saved the lives of almost 20,000 people in NSW alone between August 2021 and July 2022, according to new research released today. According to the computer simulations done by Victoria’s RMIT and Monash universities, vaccines prevented 17,760 deaths in NSW’s over-50 population during those 12 months. That period included the peak of the Delta outbreak, the lifting of the state’s longest…

American women are stockpiling abortion pills amid political uncertainty

Mifepristone (Mifeprex), one of the two drugs used in a medication abortion, is displayed at a women’s clinic in New Mexico. Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images Donald Trump’s views on abortion are muddled at best and threatening at worst. GOP lawmakers are targeting access to IVF, IUDs, birth control pills, and emergency contraception. So some women are stockpiling abortion pills and contraception, activists…

Researchers used the world’s most powerful MRI to get brain scans that are 10 times as detailed as a hospital...

The 11.7 Tesla Iseult is currently the most powerful MRI machine in the world. Y. Audic/CEA French researchers used a powerful MRI machine to create detailed brain scans of about 20 people. The images are nearly 10 times more detailed than a hospital MRI’s scans. The high-resolution images could provide insights into diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Researchers have unveiled images of the human brain…

Put Us On, Sis! Megan Thee Stallion Shares Her “Hot Girl” Workout Routine

Megan Thee Stallion is spilling the tea on her “hot girl” workout routine. RELATED: Kelsey Nicole Discusses Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion’s Shooting In First Interview Since 2020 Incident (Video) Megan Thee Stallion Opens Up About Staying Fit On Wednesday, April 10, Women’s Health Magazine released its latest cover, which features Megan Thee Stallion. View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Shade…

Tuberculosis: Institute raises alarm over high rate of death in Ogun

The Institute of Human Virology Nigeria, HVN, has raised the alarm over the high level of death caused by tuberculosis in Ogun State. The institute noted that over 300 patients out of over 6,000 cases recorded in Ogun State in 2023 died of tuberculosis. Senior programme officer of IHVN, Florinda Olawusi, stated this in Abeokuta, while speaking with newsmen, at the 2024 World Tuberculosis Day….

‘We’ve significantly controlled zoonotic tuberculosis in humans – NVMA Chairman

As the world marks this year’s Tuberculosis Day, the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) has stated that the organization has made frantic efforts to control zoonotic tuberculosis in the human population. Dr Tolu Omotugba, the Kogi State Chairman of NVMA, disclosed this on Sunday when he led his medical team to the Lokoja abattoir in Felele. Omotugba noted that the choice of the abattoir for…

It can kill you in numerous ways. Now smoking may cause another

Mark another point against smoking: it may cause an increase in a type of body fat linked to serious disease, according to a new study. Both starting smoking and spending a lifetime smoking cigarettes was associated with an increase in abdominal fat, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Addiction. And further analysis showed that the increase may be in visceral fat, said…

Groundbreaking treatment hope for ovarian cancer

When 24-year-old Tora Murphy quit her job to see the world, she never expected her travels would be cut short after just seven weeks. “I was looking pregnant, like I looked about six months pregnant,” Murphy told 9News “They basically told me that it was stage three cancer and I was just in shock.” READ MORE: Perth stripper fined over fake gun scare in CBD…