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FDA Approves Obesity Drug that Helped People Cut Weight 15%

FDA Approves Obesity Drug that Helped People Cut Weight 15%

SCIENCE | By Linda A. Johnson | Jun 6, 2021

Regulators on Friday said a new version of a popular diabetes medicine could be sold as a weight-loss drug in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration approved Wegovy, a higher-dose version of Novo Nordisk's diabetes drug semaglutide.

Cymbiotika Founder Chervin Jafarieh and the Key to a Well-Balanced Life

Cymbiotika Founder Chervin Jafarieh and the Key to a Well-Balanced Life

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 5, 2021

"We're bringing back what we've lost in foods today. You are what you can absorb," says Chervin Jafarieh of the importance of designing and manufacturing Cymbiotika's groundbreaking formulations.

United Airlines Sees a Supersonic Future

United Airlines Sees a Supersonic Future

SCIENCE | By Daivd Koenig | Jun 4, 2021

United Airlines aims to bring back supersonic travel before the decade is over with a plane that is currently just an artist's drawing — even the prototype hasn't flown yet.

Why and When Do COVID-19 Vaccines Expire?

Why and When Do COVID-19 Vaccines Expire?

SCIENCE | Jun 4, 2021

How long do vaccines last? That's now a critical question as the Biden administration prepares to send tens of millions of unused COVID-19 doses abroad to help curb the pandemic.

Doctors Tell How to Make the Most of Your Telehealth Visits

Doctors Tell How to Make the Most of Your Telehealth Visits

PERSONAL TECH | By Julie Appleby | Jun 2, 2021

Telehealth served as a lifeline for many during the pandemic, ramping up from a minority share of office visits to a majority, at least for a while. Still, it cannot replace hands-on care for some conditions.

Newer Methods May Boost Gene Therapy's Use for More Diseases

Newer Methods May Boost Gene Therapy's Use for More Diseases

SCIENCE | By Marilynn Marchione | Jun 2, 2021

A growing number of patients with rare diseases have hope of not just better treatments, but perhaps a cure. Gene therapy increasingly is being used to attack the root cause of their problems by supplying the DNA they lack.

How Canada's Queer Youth are Adapting to Virtual Communities

How Canada's Queer Youth are Adapting to Virtual Communities

PERSONAL TECH | May 30, 2021

A collaborative research team have documented the range of creative strategies deployed by queer communities in Canada and globally as they strive to maintain connection during the pandemic.

Why Use React Native for Building Your Mobile App?

Why Use React Native for Building Your Mobile App?

PERSONAL TECH | May 26, 2021

Statistically, mobile apps generate over $188 billion in global revenues via in-app advertising and app stores. That's why you shouldn't miss this opportunity for your business!

Explainer: How Vaccine Passports for Global Travel Will Work

Explainer: How Vaccine Passports for Global Travel Will Work

PERSONAL TECH | By Kelvin Chan | May 26, 2021

Keen to avoid losing another summer of holiday revenue to the coronavirus pandemic, the European Union, some Asian governments and the airline industry are scrambling to develop so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports to help kickstart international travel.

No-Cancel Culture: How Telehealth Is Making It Easier to Keep That Therapy Session

No-Cancel Culture: How Telehealth Is Making It Easier to Keep That Therapy Session

PERSONAL TECH | By Eric Berger | May 24, 2021

Providers and patients say teletherapy has largely been an effective lifeline for people struggling with anxiety, depression and other psychological issues during an extraordinarily difficult time.

Home Entertainment: How to Host a Virtual Casino Night

Home Entertainment: How to Host a Virtual Casino Night

PERSONAL TECH | May 24, 2021

In line with increases and improvements in internet connectivity, we have more options than ever to connect with friends from around the globe. Maybe it's time to get creative with a virtual casino!

Virgin Galactic Rocket Ship Ascends from New Mexico

Virgin Galactic Rocket Ship Ascends from New Mexico

SCIENCE | By Morgan Lee | May 23, 2021

Virgin Galactic on Saturday made its first rocket-powered flight from New Mexico to the fringe of space in a manned shuttle, as the company forges toward offering tourist flights to the edge of the Earth's atmosphere.

Gay Twitter Explodes in Solidarity over Hairy Chests

Gay Twitter Explodes in Solidarity over Hairy Chests

PERSONAL TECH | May 22, 2021

On Monday someone tweeted their opinion: "Hairy chests are a massive ick." The reaction was immediate with gay men on Twitter with those throwing shade on the comment.

Why Don't We Have an HIV/AIDS Vaccine After 37 Years?

Why Don't We Have an HIV/AIDS Vaccine After 37 Years?

SCIENCE | May 22, 2021

Millions of lives have been saved thanks to the rapid deployment of effective vaccines against COVID-19. And yet, it has been 37 years since HIV was discovered as the cause of AIDS, and there is no vaccine — why?

Watch: Cymbiotika Founder Chervin Jafarieh on the Science and Synergy of Well-Being

Watch: Cymbiotika Founder Chervin Jafarieh on the Science and Synergy of Well-Being

SPONSORED CONTENT | May 21, 2021

Cymbiotika founder Chervin Jafarieh shares ways to achieve optimal physical, mental, and spiritual health.

In Search of Covid's Origins, Scientists Reignite Polarizing Debate on Wuhan 'Lab Leak'

In Search of Covid's Origins, Scientists Reignite Polarizing Debate on Wuhan 'Lab Leak'

SCIENCE | By Arthur Allen | May 21, 2021

Once dismissed as a conspiracy theory, the idea that the covid virus escaped from a Chinese lab is gaining high-profile attention. As it does, reputations of renowned scientists are at risk — and so is their personal safety.

WarnerMedia to Offer $10 Ad-Supported Tier of HBO Max

WarnerMedia to Offer $10 Ad-Supported Tier of HBO Max

PERSONAL TECH | May 20, 2021

WarnerMedia is rolling out a $10-a-month ad supported version of its HBO Max streaming service starting in June.

Apple Watch Upgrades to Pride Edition Bands, Watch Face

Apple Watch Upgrades to Pride Edition Bands, Watch Face

PERSONAL TECH | By Kilian Melloy | May 18, 2021

Apple has announced a new Pride Edition Apple Watch band and an upgraded watch face option, both of which incorporate the six colors of the standard Pride flag as well as additional colors for broader representation.

AT&T, Discovery Join Media Houses as Cord-Cutting Encroaches

AT&T, Discovery Join Media Houses as Cord-Cutting Encroaches

PERSONAL TECH | May 17, 2021

AT&T will combine its massive media operations that include CNN HBO, TNT and TBS in a $43 billion deal with Discovery, the owner of lifestyle networks including the Food Network and HGTV.

Passing on Your Password? Streaming Services are Past it

Passing on Your Password? Streaming Services are Past it

PERSONAL TECH | By Mae Anderson | May 16, 2021

Many of us were taught to share as kids. Now streaming services ranging from Netflix to Amazon to Disney+ want us to stop.

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