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Compared with placebo, diabetes drug recently given approval for weight loss - liraglutide (Saxenda) - produced an average loss of 5.6 kg at a daily dose of 3.0 mg.
A new study finds playing Tetris after reactivating emotional memories could reduce the occurrence of intrusive memories - a common symptom in people with PTSD.
Researchers have revealed a mechanism within the immune response that could be exploited by scientists to improve existing vaccines against influenza.
Medical News Today: Latent HIV cells only 'wake up' once a week after antiretroviral therapy, study finds
A new study finds that following antiretroviral therapy for HIV, latent HIV cells only awake once a week, rather than the four to five times a week previously suggested.
Researchers have discovered an antibody that prevented dengue infection in mouse models, bringing us a step closer to a vaccine for the potentially deadly virus.
Scientists measure the effects of stress on risk-taking behavior in the financial markets, finding a link between risky behavior and the hormones cortisol and testosterone.
A new study finds that on the evening of July 4th - when fireworks are set off all over the US in celebration of Independence Day - air pollution levels rise by an average of 42%.
In our final report from the 20th Congress of the European Hematology Association, we look at the results of a clinical trial for the tyrosine kinase inhibitor bosutinib.
For the first time, researchers have uncovered a link between eye color and alcohol dependence, finding people with light-colored eyes may be more likely to become alcoholics.
Despite many setbacks in the road to developing an effective HIV vaccine, Johnson & Johnson report success in animal trials of their latest attempt.
A new report shows that estimated fireworks-related injuries in the US have not fallen significantly in the past year. In particular, eye injuries continue to increase.
The first study to show how natural genetic variation can affect individual response to an anti-diabetic drug takes a step toward individualized treatment of metabolic disorders.
A trial to test the safety and effectiveness of a therapy that replaces a faulty gene in the lungs of patients with cystic fibrosis has shown encouraging results.
Researchers find children with autism have different sniff responses to those without the disorder and suggest a 'sniff test' could be used to diagnose autism early.
The effects on moral decision-making of citalopram and levodopa - commonly prescribed drugs that affect the brain's levels of serotonin and dopamine - are compared in a new study.
Researchers have found that children participating in extracurricular sporting activities are more likely to follow rules and remained focused in the classroom.
Using pictures of celebrities and famous landmarks, researchers have been able to pinpoint which neurons encode memories in participants with electrodes implanted in their brains.
In this Spotlight, we examine the debate surrounding testosterone therapy for aging-related hypogonadism, looking at the arguments for and against its use.
An artificial pancreas that tracks blood glucose levels and delivers insulin as needed could help patients with type 1 diabetes manage their condition more easily, say researchers.
The hippocampus - an area of the brain involved in forming new memories - is significantly smaller in people with major depression, says a large international study.