Pfizer weight loss pill joins list of obesity drug flops

Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images Pfizer’s twice-daily version of its experimental weight loss pill has now joined a long list of other scrapped drugs that aimed to treat obesity but came with unintended consequences.  The drugmaker on Friday said it will stop developing the twice-daily treatment, danuglipron, after obese patients taking the drug … Read more

Why an expanded Obamacare is even harder to repeal today

Now, he said in an interview Thursday, while he remains critical of the law, “it’s not that simple.” Idaho, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah and Virginia have expanded Medicaid in the past six years. And the most unpopular piece of the law — the individual mandate penalty for people who don’t … Read more

Generation Z are quitting vaping to support people in the Congo

Generation Z might finally be ready to put down their vapes, but not for the reason you’d expect. The war on vapes has been going on for some time, with young people constantly being warned about the health risks, and yet they’ve been rising in popularity, not sinking. Disposable vapes have also become increasingly popular … Read more

Summer Camp Melbourne kicks off with epic fashion

The rain couldn’t hold back the glitzy, glamorous, liberated fashion at one of Australia’s hottest LGBTQI+ festivals. Melbourne’s Summer Camp Festival, held at the St Kilda Marina on Saturday, revealed a rainbow spectacle of pinks, sparkly dresses and plenty of flesh. The festival website says the camp counsellors are “DJs, the leaders are in drag … Read more

GOP senators: Halt travel with China to stop ‘mystery illness’

American public health experts seconded that assessment in interviews with POLITICO. They said it was likely that China, which only ended its Covid-19 lockdowns in January, was experiencing the same return of seasonal respiratory diseases that the U.S. and other nations did earlier. The WHO has advised against travel restrictions. But the Republican senators, Marco … Read more

Why Pfizer’s stumble in the obesity market is a boon for Eli Lilly

Pfizer (PFE) has suffered another setback in its efforts to develop a weight-loss pill — and that’s good news for Club holding Eli Lilly (LLY) as it looks to maintain an edge in the fast-growing obesity-treatment market. Pfizer said Friday it will discontinue its twice-daily weight-loss pill, danuglipron, after patients in a mid-stage trial experienced … Read more

As childhood pneumonia spreads, here’s how parents can keep kids healthy

With some U.S. states beginning to report outbreaks of childhood pneumonia cases, experts are sharing tips for parents to prevent the illness from making its way into their households. Dr. Robert Frenck, a pediatrician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Cincinnati Children’s and director of the health system’s Vaccine Research Center, noted that every … Read more