Overweight & Obesity

Liraglutide can help adolescents with obesity manage their weight

Liraglutide 3.0 mg, approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity to help adults with obesity manage their weight, appears to help ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers use stem cells to combat COVID-19 pneumonia

When news of the coronavirus emerged from Wuhan, China, Kunlin Jin, Ph.D., and a team of international researchers quickly joined forces to fight the mysterious disease.

HIV & AIDS

Immunotherapy combo achieves reservoir shrinkage in HIV model

Stimulating immune cells with two cancer immunotherapies together can shrink the size of the viral "reservoir" in SIV-infected non-human primates treated with antiviral drugs, researchers have concluded. The reservoir includes ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus: Three lessons from the AIDS crisis

As my governor closes all the public schools and public libraries here in Seattle, I'm thinking about 1981—the year when newspapers in New York and Los Angeles reported that a strange new virus was killing healthy young ...

Medications

FDA: Asthma drug Singulair to get 'black box' warning

Asthma and allergy drug montelukast—sold as a generic and under the brand name Singulair—will get a "boxed warning" over potential ties to neuropsychiatric effects, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday.

Pediatrics

Coronavirus treatment and risk to breastfeeding women

Little data is available about the ability of antiviral drugs used to treat COVID-19, coronavirus, to enter breastmilk, let alone the potential adverse effects on breastfeeding infants. A new perspective article reviewing ...

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