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For much of human history, we’ve turned to diets to lose weight and improve our health. But it’s mostly been in vain. No matter how much the number on the scale drops begins to go down, chances are that the weight will come back. That’s just what the science says. But when it comes to weight, the facts just don’t seem to matter. Losing It, a new series from Bloomberg’s Prognosis, looks at how we got weight loss so wrong — and whether there’s a better way forward.

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For much of human history, we’ve turned to diets to lose weight and improve our health. But it’s mostly been in vain. No matter how much the number on the scale drops begins to go down, chances are that the weight will come back. That’s just what the science says. But when it comes to weight, the facts just don’t seem to matter. Losing It, a new series from Bloomberg’s Prognosis, looks at how we got weight loss so wrong — and whether there’s a better way forward.

    Introducing: Losing It

    Introducing: Losing It

    For much of human history, we’ve turned to diets to lose weight and improve our health. But it’s mostly been in vain. Because no matter how much the number on the scale drops, chances are the weight will come back. That’s just what the science says. 

    But when it comes to our weight, the facts don’t seem to make much difference. Dieting still has a grip on all of us. 

    Losing It, a new series from Bloomberg’s Prognosis, investigates how we got weight loss so wrong — and whether there’s a better way forward. Losing It launches on July 12. Subscribe to Prognosis today on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your favorite podcasts.

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    Part Nine: The Next Pandemic

    Part Nine: The Next Pandemic

    Virus hunters around the globe are already bracing for the next contagion which they fear could prove even more destructive than Covid. These scientists and doctors, drawing from hard-learned lessons from the past, are determined to stop future pandemics even as the current one continues to rage.

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    Part Eight: The Future of mRNA

    Part Eight: The Future of mRNA

    Covid-19 is just the beginning for messenger RNA vaccines. Researchers are testing shots across a range of diseases, from cancer to malaria, HIV or even multiple sclerosis. There’s no guarantee the technology will work beyond infectious diseases, but if it does, it could transform medicine.

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    Part Seven: The Vaccine Race

    Part Seven: The Vaccine Race

    Two biotech companies, Germany’s BioNTech and the U.S.’s Moderna, decided in January 2020 to wager their futures on developing a messenger RNA shot to fight Covid-19. What ensued was a head-spinning race to bring a vaccine to market quicker than ever before.

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    Part Six: Unlikely Heroes

    Part Six: Unlikely Heroes

    The messenger RNA vaccines against Covid-19 seem to have emerged out of nowhere. But they’re based on decades of painstaking work, done in relative obscurity, by researchers who believed in the promise of the technology even if few others did.

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Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
749 Ratings

749 Ratings

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Great info, struggle with her voice

The raspy voice is hard to get used to. Great info, but I have a hard time paying attention.

tspain63 ,

Trust the Science

In summary- this podcast explains the next pandemic is due to lack of vaccination. The real pandemic is the lack of common sense this country continues to have and the amount of people who keep putting their faith into “trust the science”

God bless.

gray paw ,

Yes

An important program to understand this serious battle with this deadly virus. GET VACINATED!

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