Here's today's feel-good story...
Some positive news on the public health front this week, amidst the COVID pandemic: a drug that is known to help with obesity is named a "gamechanger" after finding that it can cut weight by 1/5th.
Semaglutide, the weight loss drug, hijacks the bodies appetite-regulating system in the brain that controls hunger and caloric intake. 2,000 adults took part in the trial, losing an average of 33 lbs per person.
Centre for Obesity Research at University College London director Professor Rachel Batterham says "The findings of this study represent a major breakthrough for improving the health of people with obesity,” she said. “For the first time, people can achieve through drugs what was only possible through weight-loss surgery.”