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There are only five FDA-approved weight-loss drugs on the market.

A popular weight-loss drug may need a cancer warning after users were diagnosed with tumors

Belviq was first approved by the FDA in 2012 and works by making people feel fuller than they actually are. It was never approved for use in Canada.

A TikTok user’s simple trick for lowering pricey hospital bills is going viral

TikTok user shaunnaburns3 told viewers to ask their hospitals for itemized bills as a way to lower the cost of their medical care.

Sars ruled out as cause of Wuhan virus; WHO says no evidence of human-to-human transmission

A three-year-old girl with a history of travel to Wuhan was hospitalised in Singapore.
A baby (not Lewis) in a maternity ward.

A Texas judge said a hospital can take an 11-month-old off life support, but the family and some pro-life groups object

Medical professionals have asked to keep broader political and religious issues out of what they believe is best for the baby.
Truvada PrEP, an HIV prevention drug, being packaged in a pharmacy.

Facebook ads are misleading people about the effects of a major HIV prevention drug, putting ‘real people’s lives in imminent danger,̵...

Law firms targeting gay and bisexual men who take Truvada are spreading potentially dangerous misinformation, a group of LGBTQ advocates says.

Banning legitimate vaping is ‘absolute madness’

The vaping epidemic is almost exclusively attributed to illegal THC vapes. But legal nicotine vapes are being banned across the US, which is "madness."
Canada legalized cannabis in October 2018.

One year after Canada legalized weed, figures suggest a large number of Canadians still buy their cannabis on the black market

Canada legalized weed in October 2018. However, legal weed sales are still millions of dollars lower than those from the black market.
The think tank Helena and its partners hope to find treatments for diseases that lack them by creating new financial incentives.

Could treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and concussions be hanging out unused in your medicine cabinet? This think tank thinks so — and w...

The potential savings are "enormous," says Helena's Lyn Stoler. "And that's not even looking at the human health impact."

The US government just appointed a dentist and a biologist to head the National Institute of Nursing Research — and nurses are furious

The NIH conducted a nationwide search "for a highly qualified leader in nursing research" and it couldn't find anyone, a spokesperson said.
Francisco da Silva Vale and his son Hercules navigate during a fishing session at Vila Nova do Amana in the Sustainable Development Reserve, Amazonas state, Brazil, September 23, 2015.

Earth is a spaceship, and the Amazon is a crucial part of our life-support system, creating up to 20% of our oxygen. Here’s why we need the worl...

The Amazon produces up to 20% of the world's oxygen, helps cycle water and regulate weather across the globe, and holds 10% of Earth's biodiversity.