Weight Loss Drug Helps Half of Teens in Study Tackle Obesity

May 19, 2023 -- Nearly half of teens given the weight loss drug semaglutide (Wegovy) managed to lose enough weight to drop below the clinical threshold for obesity, a new study shows. By comparison, only 12.1% of adolescents with obesity given a placebo in the 68-week trial dropped below the threshold. Semaglutide belongs to a class of drugs known as GLP-1s because they mimic the effects of glucagon-like peptide 1, a hormone made in the gut that helps people feel full.  The study, called STEP TEENS (Semaglutide Treatment…

Connecticut Solar Panels: Best Installation Companies, Incentives, and Costs

Connecticut has the second-highest electricity rates in the US, following Hawaii. That's a result of location and energy market laws in the state. While Connecticut may not receive as much sunlight as states like Arizona, solar energy is still a great way for you to save money and use a renewable energy source if you live there. Residential solar prices have decreased by over 50% in the last decade, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.  Meanwhile electricity rates in Connecticut increased by 11.8% from…

Anil And Sunita Kapoor’s 50th Anniversary Wishes Are “Full Of Love”

<!-- -->A throwback of Anil and Sunita Kapoor. (courtesy: kapoor.sunita)New Delhi: Anil Kapoor and his wife, Sunita Kapoor, are the definition of true love. After “11 years of courtship” and 39 years of marriage, the couple are celebrating their 50th anniversary today. The couple have shared some throwbacks, as well as unseen pictures on social media. Anil Kapoor spoke about their love story that began 50 years ago. Along with the pictures, the actor read, “Happy 50 years of love to us, Sunita! Here's to being the…

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Walmart, Netflix, Alibaba, Nvidia & more

A Walmart in Atlanta, Georgia, US, on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023. Walmart Inc.'s profit forecast for this year fell short of analyst estimates, signaling more struggles for the worlds largest retailer after it was hammered by a surge in inventory. Photographer: Dustin Chambers/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesBloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesCheck out the companies making headlines in midday trading.Walmart — Shares of the big box retailer rose slightly after the company reported an earnings and revenue beat for the fiscal first…

How Artificial Intelligence Can Advance Human Understanding

Amid all the talk about the potential ups and downs of generative artificial intelligence, there's a tremendous opportunity that's getting little attention: This kind of technology, which creates new content based on the data it’s given, can actually be instrumental in helping humans learn about each other. In fact, it offers humanity a chance to achieve an unprecedented level of knowledge about people in various walks of life all over the world.MIT Technology Review reports that historians have already begun using AI to…

Bank of England governor says the UK is facing a wage-price spiral

A sign displays the price in pound sterling of food goods, including cucumbers, at a a fruit and vegetable market in stall east London on March 31, 2023.Susannah Ireland | Afp | Getty ImagesLONDON — After more than a year of warnings, Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey says the U.K. is now experiencing a wage-price spiral despite 12 consecutive central bank interest rate hikes."Some of the strength in core inflation reflects the indirect effects of higher energy prices," Bailey said in a Wednesday speech. "But it…

Cannes 2023: More Ruffles For Urvashi Rautela, Orange This Time

<!-- -->Urvashi Rautela on the red carpet. (Image courtesy: Getty)New Delhi: New day, new looks from the Cannes red carpet. Actor Urvashi Rautela, who is attending the film festival for the second time in a row, walked the red carpet at the screening of the film Kaibutsu (Monster) during the 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday. For her second red carpet appearance, Urvashi Rautela wore a bright orange ruffled gown with a billowing silhouette. She had her hair tied up in a bun and if it makes any…

COVID Emergency Over, but Hundreds Are Still Dying Weekly

SOURCES:Traci Sikes, Vancouver, WA.Sabila Khan, co-founder, Covid-19 Loss Support for Family & Friends Facebook group.Carla Sevin, MD, director, Pulmonary Patient Care Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville.David Putrino, PhD, director, rehabilitation innovation, Mount Sinai Health System, New York, N.Y.NPR: “Joe Biden says the COVID-19 pandemic is over. This is what the data tells us.”CDC: “Covid Data Tracker.”PNAS: “Tracking the reach of COVID-19 kin loss with a bereavement multiplier applied to the…

iOS 16.5: The New Features That Could Come to Your iPhone Soon

Apple hasn't released iOS 16.5 yet, but on Monday the tech giant came out with an updated version of the iOS 16.5 release candidate for developers and beta testers. A news release last week pointed to Apple making the iPhone update available to the public as early as today. The beta versions of iOS 16.5 bring more security patches and improvements to the OS, like a new Pride wallpaper section and a sports tab in Apple News, for public beta users as well as developers.  New iOS features can be fun, but we recommend

Tencent posts fastest jump in quarterly revenue in more than a year after China reopens

Chinese tech giant Tencent released quarterly results Wednesday.Nurphoto | Nurphoto | Getty ImagesTencent reported an 11% jump in quarterly revenue Wednesday, marking its fastest growth in more than a year, as the company saw a big rebound in payment volumes, ad sales, and gaming.Here's how Tencent did in the first quarter, versus Refinitiv consensus estimates:Revenue: 150 billion Chinese yuan ($21.4 billion) vs. 146.09 billion yuan expected, a rise of 11%% year-on-year.Profit attributable to equity holders of the…