A quiet transformation has been brewing in medicine, as large-scale DNA results become increasingly available to patients and healthcare providers. Amid a cascade of data, physicians, counselors and families are sorting out how to better understand and use this information in making health care decisions.
AstraZeneca today announced that it has entered into agreements that support its strategic focus on three main therapy areas; Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity, Cardiovascular and Metabolic disease and Oncology. The agreements include two of AstraZeneca's potential new medicines for dermatitis and psoriasis,
Novo Nordisk and Aarhus University's Science and Technology faculty today signed a collaboration agreement to strengthen protein technology research and development. Under the new collaboration, a total of nine PhD students will be offered three-year research scholarships.
A new study has found that reducing antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections - such as coughs, colds, sore throats and ear infections - is not linked to an increase in the most serious bacterial complications, such as bacterial meningitis. The study, published in the BMJ, investigated whether reducing
In recent years pasta gained a bad reputation: it will fatten you. This led lots of people to limit its consumption, often as part of some aggressive "do it yourself" diets. Now a study conducted by the Department of Epidemiology, I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed in Pozzilli, Italy, does justice to this
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) and Cormorant Pharmaceuticals announced today that Bristol-Myers Squibb has acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of Cormorant, a private, Stockholm, Sweden-based pharmaceutical company focused on the development of therapies for cancer and rare diseases.
VideoThe most common and gratifying word I have heard from doctors since trumpeting the importance of the Quadruple Aim and starting the seed stage venture fund named the Quad Aim Fund is 'hope'. It's been striking how many doctors have said that they had lost hope and hearing the
Make sure the guests at your July 4th cookout don't end up swallowing meat spiked with a bristle from a wire grill-cleaning brush. It happens.
I have two very inquisitive sisters, and they've raised four inquisitive children. I give them full credit for this, although my parents must have had something to do with it, as in 7th grade math I won an award for my "unique ability to question the trivial." Of course,
As innocuous as they seem, sparklers burn at temperatures over 1800 F. After all, those pretty colors come from burning metals. You wouldn’t let your 4 year old play with a 350 degree oven so why let them play with sparklers? I can’t tell you how many injuries I
Employer frustration over the devastating collateral damage from a severely under-performing healthcare system is boiling over.Across America and across all types of organizations, every day there is the equivalent of Boston Tea Party. Employers are recognizing that there has been a redistribution tax from the pockets of citizens and
The latest draft of the Democratic Party’s platform endorses a public option favored by Bernie Sanders to further expand health benefits beyond the Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama.
What is the scientific evidence that cutting out dairy products is beneficial to health and weight loss?
Consuming barbecued meats could increase your risk of cancer. So does this mean that one of America's favorite pastimes should go up in smoke? Not necessarily.
Much of my public speaking around the country has been focused on employers. As a group, they provide health coverage for more Americans than any of the public sector programs. Even with Affordable Care Act (ACA) subsidies, tens of millions of Americans remain uninsured and healthcare has hardly become
110 Nobel Laureates wrote a letter asking Greenpeace to stop their opposition to GMOs. Greenpeace stubbornly refuses to listen, despite the wealth of science saying GMO technology is safe and can provide major benefits to human nutrition and the environment. Meanwhile, organic grocers and their customers seem unaware that
Who is grooming and how, why, when, where...? And why you should and shouldn't groom...
New research shows that cannabis compounds protect neurons from the damaging effects of amyloid beta.
To reduce the FDA’s authority would be unwise. Yet patients with devastating diagnoses should have faster access to experimental drugs.