MONDAY, June 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) — When people regained weight after obesity surgery, it wasn’t entirely clear what to do next. Now, it appears the weight-loss medications Wegovy and Saxenda can help. Both work by controlling appetite and satiety. Wegovy (semaglutide), however, may be superior to Saxenda (liraglutide), aContinue Reading

TUESDAY, May 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) — About 7 in 10 American parents are concerned that social media trends related to appearance and editing apps and filters are harming their children’s body image, a new survey shows. Among those polled, about 69% of parents expressed worry about these editing appsContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) — When young men pack on excess weight during their teens and 20s, they may inadvertently drive up their risk for prostate cancer later on. The concern stems from new research that examined several decades’ worth of weight fluctuations and prostate cancer rates amongContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Skip artificial sweeteners if you’re trying to lose weight, warns the World Health Organization (WHO), noting the sugar substitutes aren’t effective for shedding pounds and may also cause harm. Long-term use of sugar substitutes may cause “potential undesirable effects,” according to new WHOContinue Reading

FRIDAY, May 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Maintaining a healthy weight may be important for reducing the risk of gastrointestinal cancer, a new study suggests. The research adds to the evidence that excess weight and weight increases in adulthood increase the risk for colon and other gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. “InContinue Reading

MONDAY, May 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Here’s one more reason to watch your weight: Obesity can increase your odds for serious complications after surgery. Compared with patients of normal weight, those who are obese are at greater risk for developing blood clots, infections and kidney failure after surgery, aContinue Reading