You Quit Ozempic or Wegovy. What Happens Next?

You Quit Ozempic or Wegovy. What Happens Next?

Wegovy, Ozempic and similar weight-loss drugs have become some of the most popular medications in the world. But legions of people are also quitting them. About two-thirds of those in the United States who started taking a drug of this class, known as GLP-1 agonists, in 2021 had stopped using them within a year, according … Read more

Anti-Trans Efforts Use Misinformation, Epistemological Violence and Gender Essentialism

Anti-Trans Efforts Use Misinformation, Epistemological Violence and Gender Essentialism

In 2023 alone, more than 500 anti-trans bills were proposed or adopted in nearly every state in the United States, targeting everything from drag performances to gender-affirming medical care to school inclusion policies for trans people. Support for these measures has been enabled and propelled by scientific misinformation, which has proven to be a distressingly … Read more

Could JWST Solve One of Cosmology’s Greatest Mysteries?

Could JWST Solve One of Cosmology’s Greatest Mysteries?

April 19, 2024 3 min read The telescope’s studies could help end a long-standing disagreement over the rate of cosmic expansion. But scientists say more measurements are needed By Davide Castelvecchi & Nature magazine Observations of the current universe suggest a faster rate of cosmic expansion than do predictions based on early-universe data. NASA & … Read more

Human Brains May Be Getting Bigger

Human Brains May Be Getting Bigger

Overall, people in U.S. live longer than they did a hundred years ago. The growing number of people reaching old age has meant an increased proportion are at risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, illnesses that typically strike later in life. However, researchers have found that, in the U.S. and elsewhere, dementia risk may … Read more

Why Seasonal Allergies Are So Miserable

Why Seasonal Allergies Are So Miserable

Flowers and trees are in bloom—and so are pollen allergies. The sneezes, runny noses and itchy eyes that typically come with seasonal allergies are both miserable and extremely common. About one in four U.S. adults reported having seasonal allergies in 2021, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And symptoms are getting … Read more

How Big a Threat Is Bird Flu?

How Big a Threat Is Bird Flu?

Tanya Lewis: Hi, this is Your Health, Quickly, a Scientific American podcast series. Josh Fischman: We bring you the latest vital health news: discoveries that affect your body and your mind. Lewis: And we break down the medical research to help you stay healthy. I’m Tanya Lewis. On supporting science journalism If you’re enjoying this … Read more