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OPINION - Tech & Science Daily podcast: Warning over NHS celeb weight loss jab

Warning over NHS celeb weight loss jab (PA Archive)
Warning over NHS celeb weight loss jab (PA Archive)

A weight loss injection that works by making people feel full is going to be made available on the NHS.

Semaglutide is already reportedly being used by celebrities including Elon Musk as a weight loss aid, but was originally intended to be used to treat Type 2 diabetes.

Journalist Libby Galvin tells Tech & Science Daily how semaglutide works, and the potential side effects of using the drug.

On International Women's Day the CEO and co-founder of cravings alert app Curb has told Tech & Science Daily there is more support these days for women in the technology industry.

Jo Barrow is one of 50 women entrepreneurs in the UK to receive funding from Innovate UK, for her app concept.

A Met Office study suggests climate change will lead to more significant rainfall across the UK in future.

Their climate model suggests extreme downpours could become four times more frequent by 2080 if greenhouse gas emissions remain high.

Scientists have hailed “the most important drug discovery in the field” of treating child bone cancer for nearly half a century.

The University of East Anglia’s Norwich Medical School reports tests of the drug, called CADD522, show it blocked a gene associated with spreading human bone cancer in mice.

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