Medications

FDA declines to approve Orexigen diet drug

(AP) -- Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. shares plunged nearly 75 percent in pre-market trading Tuesday after U.S. health officials declined to approve the experimental weight loss pill Contrave.

Medications

FDA: Dieters should stop Hydroxycut use now

(AP) -- Government health officials warned dieters and body builders Friday to immediately stop using Hydroxycut, a widely sold supplement linked to cases of serious liver damage and at least one death.

Immunology

Fasting diet could make you more susceptible to infection

(Medical Xpress)—People throughout history have searched for ways to live longer, from fad diets to taking vitamin pills. Now scientists from our Department of Biology & Biochemistry have found evidence that whilst anti-aging ...

Medications

Experimental diet pill shows promise, little risk

(AP) -- An experimental diet pill helped about half the people who tried it lose some weight and keep it off a year later, without the heart problems that some earlier drugs caused, a study found.

Medications

US warns of cancer-agent in Japan weight loss pills

The US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday warned consumers not to take a product called "Japan Rapid Weight Loss Diet Pills" because they contain a suspected cancer-causing agent.

Other

Panel recommends expanding use of stomach bands

(AP) -- About 12 million more obese Americans could soon qualify for surgery to implant a small, flexible stomach band designed to help them lose weight by dramatically limiting their food intake. The Food and Drug Administration ...

Health

Caution: Lose more than weight with imported diet pills

Americans who use illegal diet pills from South America are taking amphetamines without knowing it and seriously risking both their health and their jobs. Physicians need to be made aware of the range of serious side effects ...

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