Ozempic associated with up to 7x increased risk of rare ‘eye stroke’

Being prescribed semaglutide for diabetes or weight management is associated with an increased risk, up to seven times, of developing a relatively rare form of untreatable blindness, sometimes referred to as an 'eye stroke,' a new study has found.

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Nervous-system-driven prostheses give amputees greater control

A new surgical technique for below-the-knee amputations retains a person’s ability to receive sensory feedback from remaining muscles. Having a prosthetic leg driven by an amputee’s own nervous system enables them to walk much more naturally, new research has shown.

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Algae cells recruited to serve as bowel-disease-treating robots

If you suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a pill full of tiny algae robots may be just what you need. The bio-hybrid microrobots have already been shown to reduce symptoms and promote healing in IBD-afflicted lab mice.

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Late-night light raises your type 2 diabetes risk by up to 67%

In a massive study of 85,000 people, tracking 13 million hours, scientists at Flinders University have found that night-time exposure to light increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, independent of daytime activities.

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CBD use during pregnancy produces strange behavior in offspring

While CBD or cannabidiol is now widely available, widely used and generally considered safe, new research has found its use during pregnancy may produce some strange behavior in offspring and changes to the way their brains process sensory information.

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5:2 diet proves better than meds for new diabetics

Compared to some antidiabetic medications, a 5:2 intermittent diet provides better blood sugar control and weight loss in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetics, a new study found. It may be a viable alternative to medications in the early stages of the condition.

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First sleep apnea drug also boosts weight loss and heart health

An existing drug has significantly improved the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea – so much so that many trial participants stopped using CPAP machines. It stands to be the first therapeutic to effectively treat the condition, which affects millions.

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Shockwave-shooting ‘space hairdryer’ regrows heart tissue in patients

It turns out that blasting people with shockwaves during open-heart surgery is a really good idea. That's what researchers found who used the technique to reactivate heart cells and improve the post-op lives of patients in a groundbreaking study.

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Prediabetes drug puts brakes on progression to type 2 diabetes

A once-a-day oral drug to treat prediabetes has produced very promising results in human trials, significantly reducing blood glucose levels. The novel drug could prevent or slow the progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes.

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X-rays light up brain tumor cells – then selectively destroy them

Using very low-dose X-rays to activate compounds that light up and generate cancer-killing free radicals stalled brain tumor growth and doubled survival time, according to a new study. Importantly, healthy cells were left unaffected.

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