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Researchers warn about gangrene cases in patients on SGLT2 diabetes drugs

After the FDA last year slapped a warning label on SGLT2 diabetes drugs, detailing risks of an infection with a rare flesh-eating bacteria, a team of researchers has come out with a new set of numbers—and a warning for doctors prescribing the drugs. In a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers found… Read More »

Smoking a small amount of pot may boost sperm and testosterone, surprised researchers find

When Dr. Jorge Chavarro’s team started investigating marijuana’s effects on sperm, they had every reason to believe weed would prove detrimental to “testicular function,” because other studies had said it to be so. Instead, they found the opposite. Men who had ever smoked marijuana had significantly higher sperm concentrations and sperm counts, as well as… Read More »

Researchers are worried that people with chronic disease are not being active enough

The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford measured the duration and intensity of physical activity levels over seven days and compared those participants with, and those without, chronic disease. They found that those with chronic disease, even those conditions that don’t directly limit capacity for exercise, spent less time active. Around… Read More »