Medications

Obesity drug helps teens lose weight, study finds

A drug called semaglutide, which is approved for adults with obesity or overweight, also helps adolescents shed pounds and have healthier hearts, according to a new study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine ...

Health informatics

Can smartphones predict mortality risk?

Passive smartphone monitoring of people's walking activity can be used to construct population-level models of health and mortality risk, according to a new study publishing October 20 in the open access journal PLOS Digital ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 pandemic caused prolonged decline in life expectancy

COVID-19 has caused a protracted shock to life expectancy levels, leading to global mortality changes unprecedented in the last 70 years, according to research today in Nature Human Behaviour from Oxford's Leverhulme Center ...

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