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Can a new generation of weight-loss drugs finally help patients win at the losing game?

In 1992, a University of Rochester pharmacologist named Michael Weintraub published a study on a drug combination that appeared to produce never-before-seen weight loss. By week 34, his subjects — 121 volunteers — lost, on average, 30 pounds. What’s more, they rated the fenfluramine-plus-phentermine regimen not only more helpful than placebo, but also not terribly “bothersome.” The tiny study… Read More »

The Next Generation Of Flu Shots

The flu vaccine this year was ineffective against the strain of flu that made millions ill. Do you understand why? This is the reason.   Scientists use flu surveillance data to pick a few strains of the virus that they think are most likely to be active in the coming flu season. Then they put… Read More »