Experts say magnesium has clear uses, but is not the cure, says all social media

If you’ve been on social media recently, you’ve probably seen people touting the benefits of magnesium (and the different types of magnesium). Influencers – and even some doctors – claiming on social media platforms that it can improve almost everything from constipation to sleep to brain fog. But experts say it’s hard to know if … Read more

Progestogen-only contraceptives have similar small risk of breast cancer as other hormonal contraceptives, study finds

CNN — All hormonal contraceptives, including progestin-only “minipills,” carry a small “excess risk” of breast cancer, according to a new study by Oxford University researchers, but the overall risk remains low. The study, published Tuesday in the journal PLOS Medicine, bridges a research gap by examining the link between breast cancer and progestin-only contraceptives. “The … Read more

Ozempic shortage: Diabetes patients are at risk as TikTok and telehealth prescriptions drive drug demand

CNN — Telehealth and social media are playing a major role in driving demand for Ozempic, a prescription drug that treats type 2 diabetes, experts told CNN. The current drug shortage has limited access for patients with diabetes who rely on it to control their blood sugar levels. Digital health companies are making drugs like … Read more