What You Should Know: – Doctor On Demand and CareLinx, one of the largest professional networks for in-home care, have announced a collaboration to bring in-home virtual care services to CareLinx clients. – At a time when seniors have been encouraged to stay home to… Read More »CareLinx, Doctor on Demand Partner to Bring In-Home Virtual Care to Seniors
Eric Tran, Tulane School of Medicine Donald Voltz, MD, Aultman Hospital The COVID-19 virus is ravaging the planet at a scale not seen since the infamous Spanish Flu of the early 1900s, inflicting immense devastation as the U.S. loses more than 200,000 lives and counting.… Read More »Rural Hospital Execs Can Beat COVID-19 By Shifting From Reactive to Proactive Care
Is a century-old vaccine a ‘game-changer’ for COVID-19? Anita de Waard from Elsevier and Radoslav Kirkov from Estafet tells us how a hackathon is harnessing data science to look beyond the hype and seek definitive clinical evidence. Today, the notion of ‘data science’ has permeated… Read More »Data hackathon analyses truth behind TB vaccine and COVID-19
Analysis: COVID-19 Ranks as a Top 3 Leading Cause of Death in the U.S., Higher than in Almost All Other Peer Countries
A new KFF analysis examines leading causes of death and mortality rates in the United States and comparable countries. The U.S. has a higher COVID-19 mortality rate than many of its peer countries, with COVID-19 ranking as the nation’s third-leading cause of death in 2020,… Read More »Analysis: COVID-19 Ranks as a Top 3 Leading Cause of Death in the U.S., Higher than in Almost All Other Peer Countries
A new KFF brief looks at where COVID-19 falls as a leading cause of death in the U.S. compared to similarly large and wealthy countries. The analysis finds that COVID-19 mortality rates are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., a ranking shared… Read More »The Pandemic’s Effect on the Widening Gap in Mortality Rate between the U.S. and Peer Countries
What’s the latest on treating depression with the spice saffron? Years ago, I covered a head-to-head comparison of saffron versus Prozac for the treatment of depression in my video Saffron vs. Prozac, and saffron seemed to work just as well as the drug. In the… Read More »70% Taking Common Antidepressants Suffer Sexual Side Effects
Cancer doesn’t end when treatment stops – it’s a lifelong journey and people need support throughout, says patient advocate Megan-Claire Chase. No one gets through cancer unscathed. People are usually left with a mixture of treatment aftereffects, toxic positivity, and lingering anger to deal with.… Read More »Toxic positivity and grief: The reality of living through cancer
Dr. Mike Magee has spent his life inside the medical-industrial complex, eventually working at Pennsylvania Hospital and later becoming the doctor who sold Viagra to the world at Pfizer. He’s also an award winning medical broadcaster and historian who appears regularly on THCB these days.… Read More »THCB Book Club, October: Mike Magee, Code Blue
What You Should Know: – FDA awards AppliedVR Breakthrough Device designation for treating treatment-resistant fibromyalgia and chronic intractable lower back pain – AppliedVR’s EaseVRx program helps patients learn self-management skills grounded in evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and other behavioral methods. AppliedVR, a pioneer advancing… Read More »FDA Grants AppliedVR Breakthrough Designation for Virtual Reality Chronic Pain Treatment
What You Should Know: – Babyscripts today announced a commercial partnership with Roche Diagnostics, a division of the world’s largest biotech company and a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. – Roche will partner with Babyscripts on the development of Babyscripts’ remote patient monitoring (RPM) programs to leverage… Read More »Babyscripts Forms Commercial Partnership with Roche to Develop RPM Programs for Pregnancy
Jazz Reports Results of Xywav (calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium oxybates) in P-III Study for Cataplexy or EDS in Patients with Narcolepsy
Shots: The P-III study involves assessing Xywav vs PBO in patients aged ≥ 7yrs. with cataplexy or EDS with narcolepsy Results: study met its 1EPs & 2EPs i.e. differences in median change in a weekly number of cataplexy attacks and ESS scores. Results were published… Read More »Jazz Reports Results of Xywav (calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium oxybates) in P-III Study for Cataplexy or EDS in Patients with Narcolepsy
Donella Pogue has trouble finding dentists in her rural area willing to accommodate her 21-year-old son, Justin, who is 6 feet, 8 inches tall, is on the autism spectrum and has difficulty sitting still when touched. And this summer, he had a cavity and his… Read More »Bridging the Miles — And the Pandemic — Teledentistry Makes Some Dentists Wince
What You Should Know: – Today, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina partners with Carrot Inc. and Virta Health to help address two of the largest ongoing health issues facing Americans today – smoking and type 2 diabetes. – Virta and Carrot’s programs… Read More »Blue Cross NC Launches No-Cost Virtual Programs to Quit Smoking and Reverse Diabetes
Shots: The companies will collaborate on drug commercialization initiatives in China, including the commercialization of innovative drugs & healthcare products for chronic disease management, as well as providing reliable and convenient resources for patient education Bayer will leverage 111’s vast network of pharmacies and healthcare… Read More »Bayer and 111 Collaborate to Explore the Vast Blue Ocean of Online Healthcare in China
The years of healthy life lost due to our consumption of trans fats are comparable to the impact of conditions like meningitis, cervical cancer, and multiple sclerosis. But, if “food zealots” get their wish in banning added trans fats, what’s next? I explore this in… Read More »What About the Trans Fat in Animal Fat?
The FDA has granted a fast review for AstraZeneca’s Tagrisso oncology drug in certain patients with early-stage lung cancer. Results from the phase 3 ADAURA trial were the talk of this year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference in summer and the regulator has… Read More »FDA grants fast review for AstraZeneca’s Tagrisso in early-stage lung cancer
“Lord, give me back my memory.” For months, as Marilyn Walters has struggled to recover from COVID-19, she has repeated this prayer day and night. Like other older adults who’ve become critically ill from the coronavirus, Walters, 65, describes what she calls “brain fog” —… Read More »Older COVID Patients Battle ‘Brain Fog,’ Weakness and Emotional Turmoil
Starting in January, Medicare will pay $75 for tests that take longer than two days, and will only pay $100 per test to laboratories that process most of their Covid-19 tests in less than two days.
Radically improving health outcomes for vulnerable populations requires a multifaceted proactive, community-wide approach focused on better understanding social determinants of health and simultaneously addressing social and health inequalities.
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Janssen’s Tremfya (guselkumab) Receives CHMP’s Positive Opinion for Approval to Treat Active Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)
Shots: The CHMP’s positive opinion is based on P-III DISCOVER-1 & -2 studies assessing guselkumab (100 mg, q4w/q8w) vs PBO in 381 & 739 patients with active PsA & patients who were biologic-naïve only & who had an inadequate response to standard therapies respectively Combined… Read More »Janssen’s Tremfya (guselkumab) Receives CHMP’s Positive Opinion for Approval to Treat Active Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)
Novartis’ near-$10 billion takeover of The Medicines Company last year was focused mainly on one asset – cholesterol-lowering drug inclisiran – and the Swiss pharma is now a step closer to getting a return on its investment. Inclisiran – now give the trade name Leqvio… Read More »Novartis’ big bet on inclisiran nears fruition, as CHMP backs drug
What Parents Should Know About the New USDA Dietary Guidelines New USDA Dietary Guidelines have important recommendations: No added sugar before 2 years old and early allergen introduction by 4 months. The Doctor Weighs In
You’ve been hearing the advice to “eat more fruits and vegetables” for as long as you can remember — and for good reason. Produce is a key part of a balanced diet — in fact, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, fruits and vegetables should… Read More »7 Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables
Patients with heart failure often have a dismal prognosis as the condition usually worsens over time, but a new study aims to see if digital health technologies can improve their prospects. The trial – run by Boehringer Ingelheim and Yale University – will test a… Read More »Boehringer, Yale trial digital tech in heart failure
Sanofi will shortly start human trials of a second coronavirus vaccine, developed with US biotech Translate Bio, after reporting that it stimulated antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in preclinical testing. The French drugmaker’s Sanofi Pasteur vaccines division says it is planning a phase 1/2 trial of the… Read More »Sanofi preps trials of second COVID-19 shot, as Russia approves another
Shots: The NDA submission is based on FIREFISH study assessing Risdiplam in infants with symptomatic SMA Type 1 & SUNFISH study in children and young adults with SMA Type 2 or 3 FIRESISH study results: improvement in survival and motor milestones in infants. SUNFISH study… Read More »Chugai Reports NDA Submission of Risdiplam to the MHLW as the First Oral Drug for SMA in Japan
Eli Lilly is to buy the private biotech Disarm Therapeutics, which is working on a new class of disease-modifying drugs for neurological diseases, in a deal worth up to $1.36 billion. Massachusetts-based Disarm is focused on treatments for diseases caused by axonal degeneration, such as… Read More »Lilly to buy private biotech Disarm Therapeutics for up to $1.36bn
What You Should Know: – FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. and Volpara Solutions announced the extension of their partnership to provide mammography facilities and clinicians with breast imaging solutions designed to improve image quality, streamline workflow and accurately assess a patient’s breast density. – Building… Read More »Fujifilm & Volpara Partner to Help Clinicians Determine Patient Breast Density
Which oils are best for you and your cooking? Some surprising answers.
A reminder that my new cookbook is now available for preorder! We will be rolling out teaser recipes on our social media, so be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook if you don’t already. I’ve continued doing a lot of interviews on a range… Read More »We’re Hiring Two Positions (and Cookbook Reminder)!
UK cost-effectiveness agency NICE has backed Novartis’ Mayzent for secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS), after turning it down earlier this year in draft guidance. The change of heart means Mayzent (siponimod) becomes the first oral disease-modifying therapy to be recommended for NHS use in SPMS… Read More »NICE changes its mind on Novartis’ progressive MS drug Mayzent
If you spend your days alternating between Zoom meetings and trips to the fridge, it pays to keep your kitchen stocked with healthy snack options. “With so many of us still working at home, having healthy snack options is important to help break up our… Read More »12 Craveable Healthy Snacks for Zoom Breaks
We kicked off fall by taking a deep dive into fun facts about pumpkins, and now we’re digging right into turnip nutrition. Turnips are good for you, and they make a tasty substitute for potatoes. If you haven’t tried turnip fries yet, they’re seriously amazing! Even… Read More »The Ultimate Guide to Turnip Nutrition
Chemotherapy has been a powerful method for fighting cancer for decades. One of the most effective therapies available, it is also known for weakening the patient and causing harsh side effects like pain, nausea, and hair loss. This is because in its zeal to attack… Read More »Model-based Strategy to Guide the Choice of Clinical Doses for ADC
Pumpkin may be the star of the fall and winter seasons, but there’s another type of squash that deserves equal — if not more — attention: butternut squash. It might look a little intimidating, but adding butternut squash to a healthy meal plan is a delicious… Read More »The Health Benefits of Butternut Squash
You just got home from a busy day at work, only to find that you forgot to take the chicken out of the freezer in the morning to thaw. Time to ditch your healthy meal plan for a takeout dinner, right? Not necessarily — you… Read More »How to Cook a Frozen Chicken in an Instant Pot
In 1993, the Harvard Nurses’ Health Study found that a high intake of trans fat may increase the risk of heart disease by 50 percent. That’s where the trans fat story started in Denmark, ending a decade later with a ban on added trans fats… Read More »The Food Industry’s “model of systemic dishonesty”
Report reveals country has failed to fully regulate trade despite promises to crack down The Chinese government continues to allow the use of pangolin scales for traditional medicine despite promises to crack down on a trade that has made them the most illegally trafficked mammals… Read More »China still allowing use of pangolin scales in traditional medicine
It’s PSL season and that can mean a carb-loaded coffee in your future. Use these tips to avoid overly sugary coffee drinks.
**Target locations listed in alphabetical order by State** We highly suggest you check Target.com or call any store ahead of time to guarantee availability. address city state zip 6275 University Dr NW Huntsville AL 35806-1776 2750 Carl T Jones Dr SE Huntsville AL 35802-4914 790 Schillinger Rd… Read More »Target Locations: Meat Lover’s Pizza
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Sometimes it’s not what you eat, but how much you eat.
The convergence of the coronavirus pandemic and election season has complicated this year’s voting for residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other long-term care centers. Many seniors who need help to get or fill out their ballots may be stymied by shifting rules… Read More »Pandemic Erects Barriers for Prized Bloc of Voters in Nursing Homes, Senior Facilities
(Remarque: cet article est destiné à notre public canadien.) Tout le monde connaît la formule pour être en meilleure santé: faire plus d’exercice, supprimer les aliments malsains et ajouter des compléments alimentaires à son régime. La dernière solution est la plus simple des trois. Il… Read More »Une Alimentation Plus Saine Grâce à Shakeology
(Remarque: cet article est destiné à notre public canadien.) Si vous essayez de retrouver la forme et de perdre du poids, boire Shakeology au beurre de cacahuète et au banana split semble être le moyen le plus rapide de se saborder, pas vrai? Donc, lorsque… Read More »Huit Raisons de Boire Shakeology
Humana, Fresenius Medical Care Expand Partnership to Improve Care Coordination for Medicare Advantage Members
What You Should Know: – Humana Inc. and Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) today announced an agreement to broaden their collaboration toward improving the health of eligible Humana Medicare Advantage members – The agreement between Humana and Fresenius Medical Care North America goes into… Read More »Humana, Fresenius Medical Care Expand Partnership to Improve Care Coordination for Medicare Advantage Members
The companies will partner on development and commercialization of ARO-AAT, Arrowhead’s Phase II RNA-interference drug for alpha-1 antitrypsin-associated liver disease, a rare genetic disorder. An analyst wrote that the deal makes sense given Takeda’s position in the AAT-augmentation therapy market.
Given the role that oxidant free radicals are thought to play in aging and disease, one reason fruits and vegetables may be so good for us is that they contain antioxidant compounds. As you can see at 0:20 in my video Benefits of Marjoram for… Read More »How to Treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) with Diet
It took Carrie Wanamaker several days to connect the face she saw on GoFundMe with the young woman she had met a few years before. According to the fundraising site, Adeline Fagan, a 28-year-old resident OB-GYN, had developed a debilitating case of COVID-19 and was… Read More »Young Doctor Succumbs to COVID, One of the South’s Many Health Workers Lost
Cleveland Clinic’s top clinicians and researchers present the top 10 medical innovations transforming medical advancements and new awards to recognize healthcare innovation. The list of breakthrough technologies was selected by a committee of Cleveland Clinic subject matter experts, led by Will Morris, M.D., executive medical… Read More »Cleveland Clinic Names Top 10 Medical Innovations For 2021
What You Should Know: – Virta is expanding its suite of treatment options to include prediabetes reversal, obesity reversal, and type 2 diabetes management. – By making this crucial expansion, Virta can scale its treatment to support the tens of millions of additional patients with… Read More »Virta Expands Offerings to Treat New Group of Chronic Illnesses
Older adults are especially vulnerable physically during the coronavirus pandemic. But they’re also notably resilient psychologically, calling upon a lifetime of experience and perspective to help them through difficult times. New research calls attention to this little-remarked-upon resilience as well as significant challenges for older… Read More »Lifetime Experiences Help Older Adults Build Resilience to Pandemic Trauma
What You Should Know: – Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance (PHDA) announce a collaboration to produce more accurate machine learning models for breast cancer screening and depression. – In work funded through the PHDA-AWS collaboration, a research team led by… Read More »AWS, PHDA Collaborate to Develop Breast Cancer Screening and Depression Machine Learning Models
Digital healthcare means using communications and information technologies in medicine to diagnose, predict, treat, and monitor diseases. It is also widely used for prognosis, rehabilitation, behavioral health, and public health. Indians have witnessed a surge of smartphone and internet use since the last decade. This… Read More »ViewPoints Article: Digital Healthcare in India – Current Trends & Future
The companies expect the deal to close in the fourth quarter. MyoKardia’s lead drug candidate is mavacamten, which it is developing for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and plans to submit to the FDA in the first quarter of next year.
Which plant should we use for which skin disease? That’s the topic of my video Natural Treatment for Acne and Fungal Infections. Thousands of studies have been published to date about the health effects of green tea, but it wasn’t until fairly recently that researchers… Read More »Topical Green Tea for Acne and Fungal Infections
The findings may make it possible to identify a subset of patients who experience poorer outcomes or more serious side effects, especially neurotoxicity.
Quest and 300 4k Movie Sweepstakes Official Rules NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: The “Quest and 300 4k Movie” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins on or about October 6, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and… Read More »Quest and 300 4k Movie Sweepstakes
Bristol-Myers Squibb has said it will buy biotech MyoKardia in a $13.1 billion takeover that marks a step up in its development of cardiovascular drugs. The all-cash deal is mainly about MyoKardia’s mavacamten drug that BMS thinks could be a first-in-class treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy… Read More »BMS bulks up in cardio with $13.1bn takeover deal for MyoKardia
Here’s a hint: If you see “low-fat” always check carbs/sugar.
A keto sandwich is a real thing
Halloween Bark (over the moon).
What You Should Know: – NIH awards funding for Rare and Atypical Diabetes Network, or RADIANT that will seek to discover the cause of several unusual forms of diabetes. – RADIANT plans to screen about 2,000 people with unknown or atypical forms of diabetes that… Read More »NIH Funds First Nationwide Rare and Atypical Diabetes Network
Here at Beachbody, we’re passionate about the ingredients that go into Shakeology. We search every corner of the world to find the best ingredients and spend thousands of hours visiting suppliers — and in some cases, their farms — to inspect their facilities to ensure their ingredients… Read More »Why We Test Each Batch of Shakeology Over 1,500 Times
The trick is to put the chips on the pizza
European regulators have started a first ‘rolling review’ of a COVID-19 vaccine, which is being developed by AstraZeneca in collaboration with the University of Oxford. It’s an historic announcement, bringing hope that the vaccine could be approved in the near future, although the European Medicines… Read More »European regulators begin rolling review of AZ’s COVID-19 vaccine
Quest Protein Bars and Quest Peanut Butter Cups are here to save the season.
The best breakfast is a breakfast that combines two breakfasts into one breakfast. Trust us.
Improving cognitive performance with aromatherapy in young, healthy volunteers is one thing, but how about where it really matters? As I discuss in my video Best Aromatherapy Herb for Alzheimer’s, a group of Japanese researchers had a pie-in-the-sky notion that certain smells could lead to… Read More »Topical Lemon Balm Lotion for Alzheimer’s
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Andy Aroditis, CEO, NextGate The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a medical crisis. Since the highly contagious disease hit American shores in early 2020, the virus has dramatically changed all sectors of society, negatively impacting everything from food supply chains and sporting events to the… Read More »Accounting for the Social Determinants of Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
It is unclear why the American Cancer Society would potentially impact the lives of countless women with recommendations that contradict decades of real progress.
Welcome to Nutrition+ Membership, the ultimate accountability tool designed to help you make good food choices and maintain your results. With your membership, you get access to The Monthly Fix and The Mindset Membership, continuations of Ilana and Autumn’s signature nutrition programs, Ultimate Portion Fix and 2B Mindset. Everything they… Read More »What’s New on Nutrition+ Membership
When food production technology made it possible, wheat flour processors started to eliminate the tough exterior (bran) and nutrient-rich core (germ) of the kernel to get at the large, starchy part (the endosperm) only. The bread produced from this process is white and fluffy, and… Read More »Why Hasn’t A More Holistic Approach to Patient Care Become The Norm?
Maybe you’re planning a quick weekend road trip, or maybe you’re venturing back into the world of air travel and faraway destinations. Whatever your vacation plans look like this year, you’re going to need a stash of travel snacks. We’ve rounded up a list of… Read More »20 Travel Snacks to Help You Stay Healthy on the Road
A review published in JAMA found that bills introduced into the House and Senate don’t go nearly as far as existing drug pricing regulations other countries. The researchers listed eight key lessons from six nations.
Good bacteria, those living in symbiosis with us, are nourished by fruits, vegetables, grains, and beans, whereas bad bacteria, those in dysbiosis with us and possibly contributing to disease, are fed by meat, junk food and fast food, seafood, dairy, and eggs, as you can… Read More »Updating Our Microbiome Software and Hardware
No matter where you live, the beginning of fall marks a favorite time of year for many people: pumpkin spice season. From coffee to cookies to side dishes, this is the season when pumpkin starts popping up everywhere, and for good reason — along with… Read More »Everything You Need to Know About Pumpkin Nutrition
Want to catch up with the squad for a dinner party? Virtual cooking with friends is a fun way to connect, share new recipes, and chit-chat while you chop. “Virtual cooking allows you to socialize and see your friends and family without compromising socially distancing,”… Read More »Recipes to (Virtual) Cook With Friends
“I’m not in Mongolia. I’m on the outskirts of Malibu in my private yurt. And that’s me in a nutshell,” says Darin Olien, superfood hunter and co-creator of Beachbody’s superfood nutrition shake, Shakeology. When not camped out at his Malibu outpost, Olien might be found… Read More »Darin Olien: The World’s First Superfood Hunter
When you’re trying to stock your kitchen with healthy foods, grocery shopping may feel like an overwhelming task. The shelves are overflowing with options, so how can you make sure you’re choosing foods that support your nutrition goals and won’t break the bank? We asked… Read More »11 Grocery Shopping Tips to Make Healthy Eating Easier
Is there anything better than snacking on perfectly ripe, sweet, and juicy strawberries? One catch: Much like the blink-and-it’s-rotten avocado, strawberries don’t last forever. Those plump red berries you picked up at the farmers’ market today might lose some of their luster after a few days.… Read More »How to Store Strawberries So They’ll Last Longer
“Nearly 20% of cancer cases arising worldwide can be linked to infectious agents, including viruses.” Seven viruses are now conclusively tied to human cancers, and, as new viruses enter into human populations, the incidence and causes of cancer will likely change accordingly. The foundation of… Read More »The Role of Meat and Dairy Viruses in Cancer
Nutritional recommendations for CoVID-19- in the time of these unique circumstances there’s not one age group that is unaffected from its dire consequences be it at the physical, emotional, social or the professional front. So, it is important to maintain Food and nutrition in times… Read More »Deal with Coronavirus from A Nutritionist Point of View
What is the clinical relevance of vitamin C among lead-exposed infertile men? Compared to controls, lead battery industry workers given 1,000 mg of vitamin C every workday for three months experienced “a significant increase in sperm motility and sperm count, as well as decrease in… Read More »Vitamin C for Male Infertility and Lead Poisoning?
Making the switch from meats to plant-based is tough if you don’t know where to begin. These helpful tips will jumpstart your food journey.
How Mindfulness Changes Your Brain Mindfulness has a solid neuronal basis and there is increasing evidence of its salutary effect on emotional health and behavior. The Doctor Weighs In
Winter may bring the cold and — depending on where you live — snow, but it also brings tasty, comforting flavors and foods. And whether you love winter or you’re counting down the days until spring, classic flavors like peppermint, ginger, cinnamon, chai, orange, and… Read More »Spice Things Up With These 6 Healthy Winter Flavors
Pancreatic cancer sadly remains one of the most deadly cancers in existence, partly because it often goes undiagnosed until it has already metastasized. Finding new and better therapies to fight pancreatic cancer means accelerating the research. A new report just released from Elsevier’s Professional Services… Read More »Complimentary trend analysis report: Emerging trends in pancreatic cancer research
We’re past six months of nationwide social distancing and lockdowns, use these tips to be ready for when it’s over.
I’m thrilled to announce that The How Not to Diet Cookbook is now available for preorder for everyone on your holiday gift list! If you have my first one, The How Not to Die Cookbook, you’ll recognize the one-and-only Robin Robertson joined me again to develop over 100 whole… Read More »Preorder the How Not to Diet Cookbook & Get a Signed Bookplate!
For a state of such inactivity, sleep is actually one of the most important “activities” that you can undertake for long-term health and productivity. Indeed; one might argue that proper sleep (for the recommended amount of time) is the single most important thing that you… Read More »The Relationship Between Sleep and Chronic Illness
Did you know your gut health can effect almost every aspect of your life? Find out how to keep it fit and fed.
“Even if a nutritional manipulation is proven effective in reducing blood lead levels, reliance on such an intervention places most of the burden for prevention on those most affected and least responsible for the underlying environmental causes of lead toxicity. Nutritional interventions, therefore, must never… Read More »Can Vitamin C Supplements Help with Lead Poisoning?
If you’ve ever stocked your fridge with fresh romaine, arugula, and kale only to find bags of wilted mush a few days later, we have news for you: It’s not the plants’ fault. And it’s not really your fault, either. You simply need to brush… Read More »5 Best Ways to Store Greens
Date: October 19, 2020 Issue #: 1609 Summary: The FDA has approved insulin lispro-aabc (Lyumjev – Lilly), a faster-acting formulation of insulin lispro (Humalog), for treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in adults. Fiasp, a faster-acting formulation of insulin aspart (Novolog), was approved… Read More »Lyumjev – A New Insulin Lispro for Diabetes
There are so-called chelation drugs that can be taken for acute, life-threatening lead poisoning—for instance if your two-year-old swallowed one of the little lead weights her grandma was using while sewing curtains and the doctor happened to miss it on x-ray, so it stayed lodged… Read More »Garlic Powder to Lower Lead Levels
Intake of certain nutrients has been associated with lower lead levels in the body. For example, women with higher intake of thiamine, also called vitamin B1, tended to have lower blood lead levels, and the same was found for lead-exposed steel workers—and not just with… Read More »Eating to Block Lead Absorption
“Children in approximately 4 million households in the United States are being exposed to high levels of lead.” As I discuss in my video The Effects of Low-Level Lead Exposure in Adults, “Despite the dramatic decline in children’s blood-lead concentrations over the decades, lead toxicity… Read More »Adult Exposure to Lead
Authorities order 50% more doses than in 2019 in bid to avoid hospitals being overwhelmed Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Italian vaccine manufacturers are scrambling to produce millions of flu vaccination doses amid concern there will not be enough to meet… Read More »Italian vaccine makers in race to produce flu doses before winter
“By the 1950s, lead—a dangerous neurotoxin that was once buried deep in the ground, far away from humans—had polluted the entire planet.” We have leaded gasoline to thank for this. It’s hard to imagine “a better strategy for maximizing population exposure to a poison than… Read More »Why You Don’t Want “Normal” Blood Lead Levels
The company hopes to use the money to bring its T-cell antigen coupler cell therapy technology – currently in preclinical development – into human clinical trials. German drugmaker Bayer’s venture capital arm led the round.
Recent Advances in Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention A prominent neurologist reviews what is known (and not known) about recent evidence-based advances in Alzheimer’s Disease prevention. The Doctor Weighs In
Working out regularly is great for your health, building muscle, and keeping your weight in check, but it is possible to train too much, where your hard work can actually backfire. Here’s why: when you overwork your body, you actually deplete muscle stores (such as… Read More »Four Signs You Are Working Out Too Much
Shots: The NDA submission was submitted to NMPA’s CDE and is based on P-III VICTORIA study, seeking regulatory approval of vericiguat in China In Oct’2014, Bayer and MSD signed a WW agreement for sGC modulators. The therapy is being jointly developed by both the companies… Read More »Bayer Reports the NDA Submission to NMPA for Vericiguat to Treat Chronic Heart Failure in China
If you’ve been grocery shopping lately, you’ve probably noticed that the celery section is either sold out or costs much more than it usually does. And it’s hard to ignore all the hype around “celery juice” (yes, it’s a thing — but why??) Don’t get… Read More »Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Celery
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My newest book, How to Survive a Pandemic, is now out in paperback! This book cuts through the prevailing noise and nonsense and reveals not only what we can do to protect ourselves and our loved ones during a pandemic, but also digs deeper into the… Read More »How to Survive a Pandemic is now out in paperback!
Just two years after buying rights to psoriasis candidate tapinarof from GlaxoSmithKline, Swiss biotech Dermavant says it could be a few months away from filing for approval of the drug. The Roivant group company has data in from two phase 3 trials – PSOARING 1… Read More »Phase 3 wins put Dermavant closer to filing Otezla rival tapinarof
Shots: FDC has launched two variants of Favipiravir under the brand names PiFLU and Favenza to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 in India. The products will be available across the country Both the variant will be available at $0.74 (Rs. 55) /tablet. The DCGI had… Read More »FDC Launches Two Variants of Favipiravir for COVID-19 in India
Shots: The Korean MFDS has approved Celltrion’s IND to initiate a P-I trial of CT-P59 in patients with COVID-19. The company has initiated the enrollment and is set to evaluate the safety, tolerability, efficacy, PK, and immunogenicity of CT-P59. The company anticipates the completion of… Read More »Celltrion Initiates P-I Study of CT-P59 Against COVID-19 in Korea
Shots: The companies launch Nepexto, a biosimilar referencing Amgen’s Enbrel, and is indicated for the mod. to sev. RA, JIA from the age of 2yrs., active and progressive PsA, severe axSpA, mod. to sev. PsO and chronic severe PsO in children and adolescents from the… Read More »Lupin and Mylan Launch Nepexto (biosimilar, etanercept) in Germany
What You Should Know: – Validic launches the newest version of its remote patient monitoring (RPM) offerings, Validic Impact: Rapid Deployment. – This new standalone version of Validic Impact requires no EHR integration and can be used as a fully standalone solution. Validic, a Durham,… Read More »Validic Launches New Remote Patient Monitoring Solution, Requires No EHR Integration
Seven Reasons Why Morning Running Will Improve Your LIfe If you love to sleep late, morning runs can be a challenge, but if you Imake it a habit, the benefits can definitely be worth it. The Doctor Weighs In
Back in the 1960s, a Pulitzer prize-winning scientist described the problem of childhood lead poisoning as “so well defined, so neatly packaged with both causes and cures known, that if we don’t eliminate this social crime, our society deserves all the disasters that have been… Read More »The Flint Lead Crisis May Be the Tip of the Iceberg
BeiGene Signs a License and Supply Agreement with Bio-Thera for BAT1706 (biosimilar, bevacizumab) in China
Shots: Bio-Thera to receive $165M upfront, regulatory, and commercial milestones and is eligible to receive royalties on sales of the product. BeiGene to get the right to develop, manufacture, and commercialize BAT1706 in China, including Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan while Bio-Thera will retain rights… Read More »BeiGene Signs a License and Supply Agreement with Bio-Thera for BAT1706 (biosimilar, bevacizumab) in China
BeiGene Signs a License and Supply Agreement with Bio-Thera for BAT1706 (biosimilar, bevacizumab) in China
Shots: Bio-Thera to receive $165M upfront, regulatory, and commercial milestones and is eligible to receive royalties on sales of the product. BeiGene to get the right to develop, manufacture, and commercialize BAT1706 in China, including Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan while Bio-Thera will retain rights… Read More »BeiGene Signs a License and Supply Agreement with Bio-Thera for BAT1706 (biosimilar, bevacizumab) in China
On the first night of the Democratic National Convention, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was among the first in a weeklong parade of speakers to issue scathing critiques of the Trump administration’s coronavirus response. Cuomo’s criticisms drew a quick reply in a tweet from Michael… Read More »Is Cuomo Directive to Blame for Nursing Home COVID Deaths, as US Official Claims?
AstraZeneca says it has not discussed ‘emergency use authorisation’ with the US Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The company manufacturing the Oxford University coronavirus vaccine has denied it is in talks with the Trump administration about fast-tracking its vaccine for emergency… Read More »Oxford University Covid-19 vaccine firm denies Trump talks
Shots: The first healthy volunteer has been dosed in a P-I study of GRAd-COV2 against COVID-19 which is conducted by the Lazzaro Spallanzani National Institute for Infectious Diseases under the sponsorship of ReiThera The P-I study will evaluate the safety & immunogenicity of GRAd-COV2 in… Read More »ReiThera Reports First Patient Dosing with its COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate in Italy
China has already granted emergency use authorisation to multiple COVID-19 vaccines developed by domestic drugmakers and started dosing key workers, according to local media reports. Zheng Zhongwei, head of China’s COVID-19 vaccine development task force, made the revelation on Chinese television, saying that the vaccines… Read More »Chinese starts vaccinating key workers against COVID-19; report
Shots: Takeda and Blackstone sign an agreement to divest it consumer health care business unit for $2.3B. The transaction expected to be closed by Mar 31, 2021 The portfolio to be divested includes OTC medicines and health products along with its lead product in the… Read More »Takeda to Divest its Consumer Health Unit to Blackstone for $2.3B in Japan
The Trump administration’s latest effort to use COVID-19 rapid tests — touted by one senior official as a “turning point” in arresting the coronavirus’s spread within nursing homes — is running into roadblocks likely to limit how widely they’ll be used. Federal officials are distributing… Read More »Trump Is Sending Fast, Cheap COVID Tests to Nursing Homes — But There’s a Hitch
A smartphone-based app that uses facial analysis technology to spot chronic pain in people with dementia, called PainChek, is being rolled out in the UK by its Australian developer. The artificial intelligence-powered tool can help care workers and clinicians to identify and manage pain in… Read More »Pain-detecting tool for dementia patients rolls out in UK
The companies also said their Phase II/III study, slated to enroll about 30,000 participants, had already dosed more than 11,000.
A healthy, balanced diet is the Key to a healthy lifestyle. You all must have heard of this line or something around it, far more than you can count. Whether it’s in a doctor’s advice, health articles, or, even in a kid’s science text. But,… Read More »The Role of a Healthy Diet in your Daily Life
The clinical trial had already been placed on hold in connection with the two prior patient deaths, which were linked to the higher dose of 300 trillion viral vectors per kilogram, while no deaths have been reported among those receiving the lower dose of 100… Read More »Astellas’ Audentes Therapeutics discloses third patient death in gene therapy trial
Shots: The two companies will co-develop and conduct clinical trials for senaparib across multiple cancer indications in China. Junshi to invest $43.4M in cash, representing 50% of the JV while Impact will supply senaparib in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau representing the other 50%… Read More »Junshi and Impact to Establish Joint Venture for Senaparib (IMP4297) in China
It’s mission accomplished for Novartis after the FDA approved ofatumumab for multiple sclerosis, completing a project where the former cancer drug has been repurposed. The FDA approved ofatumumab under the brand name Kesimpta for people living with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. Kesimpta will have… Read More »Mission successful for Novartis after FDA approves ofatumumab in MS
AstraZeneca’s Imfinzi (durvalumab) Receives MHLW’s Approval for Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer
Shots: The approval is based on P-III CASPIAN study assessing Imfinzi + etoposide and either carboplatin/ cisplatin CT or Imfinzi & CT+ tremelimumab vs CT as monothx. as 1L treatment in 805 patients with ES-SCLC. The trial used an FD of Imfinzi (1,500mg, q3w for… Read More »AstraZeneca’s Imfinzi (durvalumab) Receives MHLW’s Approval for Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer
Novartis’ Kesimpta (ofatumumab) Receives the US FDA’s Approval as the First Self-Administered Therapy for Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis
Shots: The approval is based on P-III ASCLEPIOS I & II studies assessing Kesimpta (20mg, monthly, SC) vs teriflunomide (14mg, qd) in 1,882 patients aged 18-55yrs. with RMS with an EDSS b/w 0 and 5.5 across 37 countries. Additionally, P-II APLIOS study determine the bioequivalence… Read More »Novartis’ Kesimpta (ofatumumab) Receives the US FDA’s Approval as the First Self-Administered Therapy for Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis
Smart kitchen tools can feel like a godsend. They make cooking faster, easier, and less stressful, and they can also make your favorite meals healthier. Air fryers and Instant Pots are two kitchen gadgets in particular that can transform meals and make meal prepping as easy… Read More »Air Fryer vs. Instant Pot: Which Is the Better Choice for You?
We have known for thousands of years that lead can be toxic and for more than a century that children could be poisoned by lead paint. Since those first cases, the “lead industry has mobilized against the advances of science,” as I discuss in my… Read More »How the Lead Paint and Gas Industries Got Away with It
NICE has recommended regular NHS funding for Roche’s Polivy in certain lymphoma patients in final draft guidance, overturning a previous rejection. The new guidance recommends Polivy (polatuzumab vedotin) in combination with rituximab and bendamustine, for adults with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), in second line… Read More »NICE recommends regular NHS funding for Roche’s lymphoma drug Polivy
Shares in Teva were down sharply this week after the US Department of Justice filed a complaint that the company paid illegal kickbacks to patient groups to boost sales of its multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone (glatiramer). The allegation is that Teva’s subsidiaries Teva Pharmaceuticals USA… Read More »Teva shares slide as it faces illegal kickback charges from US government
Earlier this month, my husband picked up the phone and learned his 92-year-old father had been taken to the hospital that morning, feeling sick and short of breath. We were nearly 2,000 miles away, on a vacation in the mountains of southern Colorado. No, it… Read More »We Put Off Planning, Until My Father-in-Law’s Medical Crisis Took Us by Surprise
The Cleveland Clinic struck a partnership with CVS Health subsidiary Aetna to form a new accountable care organization (ACO). The two companies plan to launch a co-branded insurance plan this fall.
Sneakers? Check. Headphones? Check. Inspiring playlist? Check. There are a few things you wouldn’t want to start a workout without — and the right fuel should be one of them. A pre-workout meal or snack can help you power through whatever reps, sets, and routines… Read More »What to Eat Before a Workout: 5 Simple Tips
While there had been some risks to filgotinib’s approval cited before, analysts expressed surprise at the decision, with one writing it would likely delay approval by at least a year. Shares of both companies fell sharply on the news.
The FDA has rejected Gilead and Galapagos’ rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pill filgotinib over concerns that it could damage male fertility, prompting speculation that the big US pharma could become disillusioned with the project. Filgotinib needs to be good: it is the fourth Janus kinase (JAK)… Read More »Analysts question Gilead’s commitment to arthritis drug after FDA setback
Knowing when and what to eat before your workouts is a skill worth learning. With the right approach, a pre-workout snack or meal can give you the energy and nutrients you need to crush your goals. But if you get your timing or food choices… Read More »Should I Eat Before Working Out?
Whole wheat, whole grain, multigrain, 12 grain, gluten-free, grain-free. These days, choosing a healthy bread is far more complicated than it once was. Remember when the choice was as simple as “white or wheat”? But fear not — with a little help from the experts,… Read More »Whole Wheat vs. Whole Grain — What’s the Difference?
Carrot Fertility, a startup that provides employee fertility benefits, raised $24 million in a series B round. The company plans to use the funds to further its expansion and build out its telehealth features.
Date: October 5, 2020 Issue #: 1608 Summary: An oral nonopioid analgesic is often sufficient for acute treatment of mild to moderate migraine headache without severe nausea or vomiting. A triptan is the drug of choice for treatment of moderate to severe migraine headache pain… Read More »Drugs for Migraine
What would happen if you secretly gave cancer patients four of the healthiest foods? In my video Pomegranate vs. Placebo for Prostate Cancer, I discussed how pomegranate pills appeared useless in the treatment for prostate cancer, and the same disappointing results were seen with a… Read More »Food Combining for Prostate Cancer
The FDA is to review data supporting AstraZeneca’s Imfinzi (durvalumab) cancer immunotherapy in a new four-week regimen that will halve the number of required clinic visits for patients with lung and bladder cancer. The regulator has granted a faster six-month Priority Review for the fixed… Read More »AZ aims to cut cancer clinic visits with new Imfinzi regimen
GARDENA, Calif. — Daisy Conant, 91, thrives off routine. One of her favorites is reading the newspaper with her morning coffee. But, lately, the news surrounding the coronavirus pandemic has been more agitating than pleasurable. “We’re dropping like flies,” she said one recent morning, throwing… Read More »Isolation, Disruption and Confusion: Coping With Dementia During a Pandemic
Congratulations! You’re the proud new owner of an Instant Pot. But now you have to figure out how to use your Instant Pot — and how long it really takes to cook dinner. Compared with your slow cooker, stove, or oven, the Instant Pot seems like it… Read More »Instant Pot Cook Times: A Handy Cheat Sheet
The French drugmaker will take full control of SAR442168, a BTK inhibitor developed for multiple sclerosis that it in-licensed from the California biotech company in 2017.
Shots: On Aug 14, 2020, HLX02 (biosimilar, trastuzumab) received NMPA’s approval to treat HER2+ early BC, HER2+ m-BC and HER2+ m-gastric cancer. Additionally, On 27th July, HLX02 has received EC’s approval under the brand name Zercepac Henlius followed the NMPA and EMA’s biosimilar guidelines and… Read More »Henlius’ HLX02 Receives the NMPA’s Approval as the First Trastuzumab Biosimilar in China
Sanofi is to buy Principia Biopharma for up to $3.68 billion, adding a potential multiple sclerosis drug to its pipeline. The French pharma said it will pay $100 per share in cash for San Francisco-based Principia, which specialises in Bruton’s kinase (BTK) inhibitor drugs, after… Read More »Sanofi adds BTK inhibitors to pipeline with $3.68bn Principia Biopharma acquisition
Solasia Signs a License Agreement with Isofol to Develop and Commercialize Arfolitixorin for mCRC in Japan
Shots: Isofol to receive $100M as up front, development, regulatory and commercial milestones, and clinical development cost and is eligible to receive royalties on sales of the therapy and retain its right to the therapy in ROW Solasia will lead clinical development activities in Japan… Read More »Solasia Signs a License Agreement with Isofol to Develop and Commercialize Arfolitixorin for mCRC in Japan
Health workers across the country looked on in horror when New York became the global epicenter of the coronavirus. Now, as physicians in cities such as Houston, Phoenix and Miami face their own COVID-19 crises, they are looking to New York, where the caseload has… Read More »‘Is This When I Drop Dead?’ Two Doctors Report From the COVID Front Lines
Screening women for breast cancer in their 40s rather than their 50s could save lives, say the authors of a new Lancet Oncology study, although that finding has been challenged by other experts. Lowering the age that women start to routinely get mammograms was associated… Read More »UK medical journals spar over breast cancer screening study
Six competitor CEOs and one ex-CMO discuss the biggest-ever digital health merger by JESS DAMASSA & MATTHEW HOLT It was the news that stunned the world of health tech. And us! So we had seven of Teladoc and Livongo’s biggest competitors weigh-in on what the… Read More »Teladoc & Livongo — The Health Techerati Weigh-In
The FDA has accepted TG Therapeutics’ filing for its lymphoma drug umbralisib, which if approved could compete against a combination therapy from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Roche. TG’s filing covers previously treated marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) and follicular lymphoma (FL), competing against a combination of BMS’… Read More »FDA to decide on TG Therapeutics’ lymphoma drug early next year
Taylor lifts heavy, is in their first year of med school, and still finds time to complete Quest Squad missions. Be like Taylor.
The reason egg consumption is associated with elevated cancer risk may be the TMAO, considered the “smoking gun” of microbiome-disease interactions. “We are walking communities comprised not only of a Homo sapiens host, but also of trillions of symbiotic commensal microorganisms within the gut and… Read More »What Explains the Egg-Cancer Connection
Shots: The company has launched Remdec at a price of $37.41 (Rs. 2800) for a 100mg lyophilized injection. The generic version is the most economical Remdesivir brand in India In Jun’2020, Zydus signed a non-exclusive agreement with Gilead to manufacture and commercialize Remdesivir for severe… Read More »Zydus Launches Cheapest Version of Remdesivir at $37.41 per Vial in India
Dr. Jim Merlino, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Cleveland Clinic Despite having entered the US eight months ago, COVID-19 remains a topic enshrouded in confusion, conflicting information, hyperbole, and even conspiracy theories. Everyone, informed or not, seems to have an opinion about the coronavirus pandemic. Fortunately,… Read More »[Podcast] How Cleveland Clinic Helps Employers Create a Safer Workplace During COVID-19
Dr. Donald Brown, CEO and founder of LifeOmic The coronavirus pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives, from how we work to how we get our health care. The crisis has put the creativity of many small businesses to the test after being forced… Read More »4 Ways Businesses Will Adapt Their Healthcare Landscape
One of the most interesting types of cardiovascular pharmaceuticals around is antiarrhythmic drugs, which can change the way your heartbeats. Antiarrhythmic drugs help counteract abnormal heart rhythms resulting from the irregular electrical activity. These could include atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome,… Read More »How Antiarrhythmic Drugs are Used in Cardiac Life Support
Innovent and Eli Lilly Report sNDA Acceptance of Tyvyt (sintilimab) Combination Regimen as 1L Therapy in Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in China
Shots: The NMPA has accepted the sNDA for Tyvyt (sintilimab) in combination with Gemzar (gemcitabine) and platinum as 1L therapy in sq. NSCLC The sNDA is based on P-III ORIENT-12 study assessing sintilimab (200mg) vs PBO in combination with Gemzar and Pt (q3w for up… Read More »Innovent and Eli Lilly Report sNDA Acceptance of Tyvyt (sintilimab) Combination Regimen as 1L Therapy in Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in China
Every day, the nation is reminded of COVID-19’s ongoing impact as new death counts are published. What is not well documented is the toll on family members. New research suggests the damage is enormous. For every person who dies of COVID-19, nine close family members… Read More »Bereaved Families Are ‘the Secondary Victims of COVID-19’
What You Should Know: – Today, Medtronic announced that it will acquire Companion Medical, the manufacturer of InPen, a smart insulin pen system paired with an integrated diabetes management app. – The addition of Companion’s InPen system builds upon Medtronic’s strategic acquisitions of Nutrino and Klue to further… Read More »Medtronic Acquires Smart Insulin Pen Company Companion Medical
You know you need to fuel up properly before you work out, but post-exercise nutrition is also important. What you eat after a workout can help replenish your body and improve recovery after a workout session — and depending on the intensity of your workout,… Read More »What’s the Best Food to Eat After a Workout?
What You Should Know: The FDA and Syapse announce research collaboration expansion to address urgent public health challenges including supporting FDA’s goal of rapid understanding of COVID-19. As part of the research, Syapse is partnering with FDA’s Oncology Center of Excellence to investigate methods to… Read More »FDA, Syapse Expand Research to Generate Real-World Data Related to COVID-19 and Cancer
KaNDy’s lead product candidate, NT-814, is a non-hormonal treatment for symptoms of menopause. The drug completed Phase IIb testing and is slated to start Phase III testing next year.
The potassium content in greens is one of two ways they can improve artery function within minutes of consumption. More than a thousand years ago, for the treatment of hypertension, an ancient Persian medical text advised lifestyle interventions, such as avoiding meat and pastries, and… Read More »How to Lower Your Sodium-to-Potassium Ratio
Bayer is to buy UK-based KaNDy Therapeutics in a deal worth more than $800 million, adding the biotech’s menopause drug to its women’s health pipeline. Bayer will pay $425 million up front and potential milestone payments of up to $450 million until launch, followed by… Read More »Bayer adds menopause drug to pipeline with KaNDy acquisition
Samsung Bioepis Launches Ontruzant (trastuzumab, biosimilar) for Early and Metastatic HER2-Overexpressing Breast Cancer in Brazil
Shots: The company launches its first oncology treatment Ontruzant (trastuzumab), a biosimilar referencing Herceptin in Brazil. The biosimilar has received ANVISA’s approval for the treatment of metastatic HER2-overexpressing BC, early HER2-overexpressing BC, and advanced gastric cancer Ontruzant is being supplied to SUS through a PDP… Read More »Samsung Bioepis Launches Ontruzant (trastuzumab, biosimilar) for Early and Metastatic HER2-Overexpressing Breast Cancer in Brazil
With so many balls in the air, you don’t have time to research every ingredient that goes into your body – even though you’d like to. And nutrition labels can make it tough to know what you’re really getting. That’s where Shakeology is different. We’re… Read More »What High-Quality Ingredients Mean to Shakeology
What You Should Know: – DreaMed Diabetes, the developer of personalized, AI-based diabetes management solutions, will participate in a clinical study, led by Jaeb Center for Health Research Foundation, to evaluate the efficacy of virtual treatment for diabetes patients. The research is funded by a… Read More »$5M Research Grant Launches to Evaluate Efficacy of Virtual Diabetes Care
Dr. Ira Weintraub, a recently retired orthopedic surgeon who now works at a medical billing consultancy, saw a hip replacement bill for over $400,000 earlier this year. “The patient stayed in the hospital 17 days, which is only 17 times normal. The bill got paid,”… Read More »Pandemic Hampers Reopening of Joint Replacement Gold Mine
COVID-19 is a global pandemic and finding a vaccine for COVID-19 would be a boon to societal. The value would be enormous. One study found that the value would be more than 1.1% of GDP. Since global GDP is $87.7 trillion, the value of a… Read More »What is the “reputational value” of developing a COVID vaccine?
There are so many benefits to quitting or cutting sugar from your diet, here are just a few to get excited about!
Ginger, a startup that provides mental health coaching services to its members, raised $50 million in series D funding.
Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I cover all the deals that got overshadowed by the big news of Teladoc and Livongo’s merger. First up is Ginger, the mental health provider which raised $50 million in a D round bringing their total… Read More »Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 142 | Ginger, Infermedica, Xealth & SOC Telemed
Shots: Cadila has launched NuPTH an osteoporosis biosimilar of Forteo in India. The NuPTH is used for the treatment of osteoporosis and in patients with increased risk of fracture. The biosimilar NuPTH aims to be cost-effective for patients and will be available as easy to… Read More »Cadila Pharma Launches NuPTH Biosimilar to Forteo for the Treatment of Osteoporosis in India
Helpful nutrition tips to help you refuel and re-energize after a workout.
Biosimilars are developed to be highly similar versions of approved biologics in terms of safety, purity, and potency. Biosimilars are expected to be a cost-effective alternative to the high-priced branded biologics, offering significant and much-needed cost savings to both payers and the patients. Hence, the… Read More »Insights+ Key Biosimilars Events of July 2020
Even if you’ve resolved to clean up your diet, you may struggle with cutting out your favorite pasta and noodle dishes. But here’s some good news: You don’t have to. Simply swapping white refined-grain pasta for ones made of veggies, chickpeas, or whole wheat means you can… Read More »6 Healthy Noodles to Use in Your Favorite Pasta Recipes
Blue Shield of CA Taps Cricket Health to Offer AI-Driven, Personalized Kidney Care Plans for Members At No Cost
What You Should Know: – Blue Shield of CA and kidney care provider Cricket Health announced a partnership to offer a personalized, virtual, multidisciplinary care available for members with kidney disease or kidney failure at no extra cost – By offering remote care, via phone… Read More »Blue Shield of CA Taps Cricket Health to Offer AI-Driven, Personalized Kidney Care Plans for Members At No Cost
What You Should Know: – Cerner and Xealth announce a collaboration to foster tighter physician-patient relationships by giving patients easier access to digital health tools. – These assets will be prescribed directly within the physician’s EHR workflow to manage conditions including chronic diseases, behavioral health,… Read More »Cerner Invests in Xealth to Jointly Develop Digital Health Solutions for Clinicians
Vitamin C is pitted head-to-head against antibiotics for bacterial vaginal infections. A study published in 1999 raised the exciting possibility that “cheap, simple, innocuous and ubiquitous vitamin C” supplements could prevent a condition known as preeclampsia, but after a decade of research, we realized that… Read More »How to Treat Bacterial Vaginosis
Quinoa is one of those powerhouse grains we just can’t get enough of. It’s got a nutty flavor with a fluffy yet hearty texture. Quinoa boasts several health benefits and offers plenty of fiber and protein in every tasty serving. Plus, it’s simple to cook and… Read More »How to Cook Quinoa in a Rice Cooker
Sweet potatoes are a delicious, nutritious, and versatile veggie. But baking a sweet potato in the oven takes a while — anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes — so you probably don’t think of them as a quick and easy meal option. If you learn how to… Read More »How to Cook a Sweet Potato in the Microwave
Every few years, a new kitchen appliance hits the market and becomes the “must-have” gadget. There was the Instant Pot. Then the spiralizer for making zucchini noodles. And now? There’s the air fryer. But what is an air fryer? It’s a gadget that will be right at… Read More »What Is an Air Fryer (and Do You Really Need One)?
Why 20-21g of protein is the smartest way to start your day.
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Shots: The P-I study will evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of the vaccine as well as confirm dose selection in ~144 healthy subjects aged 18-55 and >55 yrs. As part of the two-dose cohort design, subjects will receive two injections (prime-boost), 21 days apart BNT162b1… Read More »BioNTech and Fosun Pharma Initiate Clinical Trial of BNT162b1 Against COVID-19 in China
These 8 Life-Changing Tips Will Help You Age Well Ilchi Lee, the author of I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years shares his life-changing tips on how to feel content and fulfilled until the last moments of your life. The Doctor Weighs In
Since the virus outbreak in China, all eyes are on the most awaited Covid-19 vaccine offering a glimmer of hope. Abide by social distancing, wearing a mask, and frequent hand washing – until we have a vaccine. This new mantra amidst all misery has created… Read More »Insights+ KOL Articles: The New Normal and Covid-19 Vaccine Development
That is according to a Health Affairspaper by So Yoon Sim et al. (2020). We estimated economic benefits using cost-of-illness and value-of-a-statistical-life approaches and combined this estimation with immunization program costs to derive the return on investment from immunization programs against ten pathogens for ninety-four… Read More »Vaccines provide good value for money in low- and middle-income countries
Amplified Sciences emerged as the winner of the diagnostics track for the MedCity INVEST conference’s Pitch Perfect contest with PanCystPro, the test it is developing to address the problems encountered when determining whether pancreatic cysts are cancerous.
Shaving before applying underarm antiperspirants can increase aluminum absorption. Could this explain the greater number of tumors and the disproportionate incidence of breast cancer in the upper outer quadrant of the breast near the armpit? A famous case report called “The Mortician’s Mystery,” published in… Read More »Armpit Shaving and Breast Cancer
VivoPlex, a UK based firm specialising in fertility and women’s health, has raised £3.9m to develop an intra-uterine sensor system and generate clinical data that could be used for European approval. Oxford-based VivoPlex raised the funds in two tranches, which will be used to complete… Read More »VivoPlex raises funding to develop intra-uterine sensor
New research looks at the factors that speed up and slow down HTA appraisals for rare disease medicines across Europe. Rare diseases drugs have always faced challenges when it comes to HTA approvals, even as governments bring in more regulatory policies that make their path… Read More »How does HTA for orphan drugs differ across europe?
Bayer counted the cost of its expensive Roundup weedkiller settlement in the second quarter with a €9.5 billion net loss made worse by lower sales in its pharma and consumer health divisions. Group sales were down 2.5% to just over €10 billion, with pharma falling… Read More »Bayer slides on €9.5bn loss caused by litigation, COVID-19 impact
While home-based medical care has been shown to reduce hospitalization rates and lower costs for both homebound and non-homebound populations alike, it continues to be drastically underutilized in the current health care ecosystem. As a result, there are millions of older Americans — especially those… Read More »Home-Based Medical Care Can Reduce Hospitalizations and Lower Costs — But It’s Still Underutilized
The FDA approved Monjuvi for second-line diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Though the drug has the same antigen target as approved CAR-T cell therapies, it is designed for patients unable to tolerate such intensive treatments.
Tips to find the right weights to fit your level of fitness.
Incyte and Morphosys’ Monjuvi antibody therapy has been approved for certain patients with lymphoma, as the companies hope to provide a more convenient alternative to expensive and cumbersome CAR-T therapy. At the beginning of the year Incyte paid $750m to Morphosys for the CD-19 targeting… Read More »Incyte/Morphosys take on CAR-Ts as lymphoma antibody Monjuvi approved in US
Imagine this scenario, perhaps a year or two in the future: An effective COVID-19 vaccine is routinely available and the world is moving forward. Life, however, will likely never be the same — particularly for people over 60. That is the conclusion of geriatric medical… Read More »What Seniors Can Expect as Their New Normal in a Post-Vaccine World
What’s in a Name? – What the “Organic” Label on Foods Really Means The Organic Trend Sales of organic foods in the United States has risen from $11 billion in 2004 to $49 billion in 2018, triple the annual growth rate for all food sales.1… Read More »What’s in a Name? – What the “Organic” Label on Foods Really Means
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it follows a $1.95 billion contract between the two companies and the U.S. government. Assuming clinical trial success and regulatory approval, they would supply the vaccines in early 2021, ahead of the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics.
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One of the biggest road blocks to beginning a workout is knowing where to start. Avoid injury and maximize enjoyment with these tips.
Sometimes chocolate can be too rich.
Turns out it’s not fun to work out when you’re filled with gas!
Roche Receives the US FDA’s Approval for VENTANA HER2 Dual ISH Test as CDx to Identify Breast Cancer
Shots: The US FDA has approved the new VENTANA HER2 Dual ISH DNA Probe Cocktail assay to detect HER2 biomarker in BC and as a CDx for Herceptin (trastuzumab) therapy. The assay was launched as a CE IVD in Apr’2019 The assay is designed to… Read More »Roche Receives the US FDA’s Approval for VENTANA HER2 Dual ISH Test as CDx to Identify Breast Cancer
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Physical fitness authorities seem to have fallen into the same trap as the nutrition authorities, recommending what they think may be achievable, rather than simply informing us of what the science says and letting us make up our own minds. Researchers who accept grants from… Read More »What Exercise Authorities Don’t Tell You About Optimal Duration
AstraZeneca’s Tagrisso (osimertinib) Receives the US FDA’s BT Designation for the Adjuvant Treatment of Patients with Stage IB-IIIA EGFR-Mutated Lung Cancer
Shots: The BT designation is based on P-III ADAURA trial which involves assessing Tagrisso (80 mg) vs PBO in 682 patients with Stage IB, II, IIIA EGFRm NSCLC following complete tumor resection and adjuvant chemotherapy as indicated across 20 centers and 200+ countries including the… Read More »AstraZeneca’s Tagrisso (osimertinib) Receives the US FDA’s BT Designation for the Adjuvant Treatment of Patients with Stage IB-IIIA EGFR-Mutated Lung Cancer
Henlius and Accord’s Zercepac (trastuzumab, biosimilar) Receive the EMA Approval for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer and Gastric Cancer
Shots: The approval is based on comparative quality studies, clinical studies including preclinical data and resulted in bio-similarity, comparable efficacy and safety of Zercepac (HLX02) vs Herceptin Zercepac is developed under NMPA and EMA biosimilar guidelines and has been evaluated with the reference trastuzumab including… Read More »Henlius and Accord’s Zercepac (trastuzumab, biosimilar) Receive the EMA Approval for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer and Gastric Cancer
UCB Canada’s Brivlera (brivaracetam) Receives Health Canada Approval to Treat Partial-Onset Seizures in Pediatric Epilepsy Patients
Shots: The approval is based on the principle of extrapolation of its efficacy data in adults also supported by pharmacokinetic and safety data in children. Additionally, the safety and tolerability data of Brivlera in children 4 years and older were similar to observed in adults… Read More »UCB Canada’s Brivlera (brivaracetam) Receives Health Canada Approval to Treat Partial-Onset Seizures in Pediatric Epilepsy Patients
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The UK government is providing funding to bring a software tool used to monitor patients during surgery to market “as soon as possible”, says its developer. Directed Systems Ltd has been awarded the COVID-19 Continuity Grant by Innovate UK to allow it to continue development… Read More »UK awards COVID-19 grant to surgery software developer
We all know it’s important to make time to exercise and move your body regularly. But no matter how many steps you log in a day, or how many workouts you crush in a week, you can’t overlook nutrition. Healthy eating is a critical part… Read More »5 Compelling Reasons to Clean Up Your Diet
The trade committee urged ministers to develop “parallel supply chains” as a solution Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Britain needs to ensure its stockpile of medicines is replenished to deal with a second wave of coronavirus and any shocks to a… Read More »UK must ensure medicines replenished for Covid-19 second wave
Shots: The US FDA has granted 510 (k) clearance to HealthMammo for boosting early detection of breast cancer in mammograms The tool utilizes the AI to prioritize and identify suspicious mammograms and is automatically sent to Zebra’s platform, where it gets processed and analyzed for… Read More »Zebra Medical Receives the US FDA’s Approval for its HealthMammo Mammography Tool
Steve Alvarez started feeling sick around Father’s Day weekend this year. His symptoms started as mild, but developed into a fever, chills and shortness of breath he couldn’t shake. “Just when I started to get to feeling better and I would have a couple of… Read More »In Texas, More People Are Losing Their Health Insurance as COVID Cases Climb
Shots: Chi-Med to receive 70%-80% of Elunate sales in the form of royalties, manufacturing costs and service payments with no upfront regarding this amendment. Lilly will maintain the exclusive commercialization rights and will continue to consolidate the sales of Elunate in China while Chi-Med retains… Read More »Eli Lilly Amends its 2013 Agreement with Chi-Med to Commercialize Elunate (fruquintinib) in China
It may be more expedient politically to promote an increase in consumption of healthy items rather than a decrease in consumption of unhealthy items, but it may be far less effective. The World Health Organization has estimated that more than a million deaths “worldwide are… Read More »The Crowding Out Strategy to Eating Healthier
Did you know there are people who just don’t like chocolate? This is the article for them. But you chocolate lovers might learn something too!
CPhI Japan – organised by Informa Markets – announces that, following a detailed review with partners and key industry stakeholders and to ensure the health and safety of our community, the event will be postponed until April 14-16, 2021. The event organiser’s move to the… Read More »CPhI Japan rescheduled for Spring 2021 with digital solutions to be launched
The companies will share development and commercialization of DS-1062 in solid tumors. They already have a similar deal in place, the $6.9 billion agreement signed last year for another ADC, the HER2-positive breast cancer drug Enhertu.
Shots: Jenburkt became the second company to launch Favivent (favipiravir) to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms at a price of Rs. 39/tablet Cipla receives the DCGI approval for Ciplenza (favipiravir, 200mg) targeting the unmet medical needs for COVID-19 treatment options in the country through… Read More »Three Pharma Companies Launch Favipiravir to Treat COVID-19 in India
AstraZeneca has begun a new agreement with Daiichi Sankyo to develop and market an antibody to treat cancer, worth up to $6 billion. The deal covers DS-1062, Daiichi Sankyo’s proprietary antibody-drug conjugate targeting trophoblast cell-surface antigen 2 (TROP2). AZ and Daiichi are already collaborating on… Read More »AstraZeneca inks $6bn cancer drug deal with Daiichi Sankyo
Gilead and Galapagos’ Jyseleca (filgotinib) Receive the CHMP’s Positive Opinion for Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis
Shots: Then CHMP’s positive opinion is based on P-III FINCH and P-II DARWIN programs that included 4,544 RA patient-years of experience with filgotinib. All three FINCH trials involve a broad range of patients that met their 1EPs In the trials, the drug achieved ACR20/50/70 and… Read More »Gilead and Galapagos’ Jyseleca (filgotinib) Receive the CHMP’s Positive Opinion for Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis
European regulators have recommended a licence for Blueprint Medicines’ Ayvakyt (avapritinib), for adults with stomach tumours with certain mutations. Blueprint specialises in drugs that tackle cancers on the basis of the mutations they harbour, and has already had the drug approved by the FDA at… Read More »European regulators back Blueprint’s Ayvakyt for stomach tumours
Belgian biopharma company UCB is bringing up the rear of the IL-17 inhibitor category with its bimekizumab drug, so is celebrating new late-stage data showing superiority to the class leader. The BE RADIANT trial pitted bimekizumab against Novartis’ Cosentyx (secukinumab) in the treatment of adults… Read More »UCB’s IL-17 latecomer bimekizumab beats Cosentyx in psoriasis trial
Family gatherings on Zoom and FaceTime. Online orders from grocery stores and pharmacies. Telehealth appointments with physicians. These have been lifesavers for many older adults staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic. But an unprecedented shift to virtual interactions has a downside: Large numbers of… Read More »Technology Divide Between Senior ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-Nots’ Roils Pandemic Response
DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences (DuPont) today announced a research collaboration in microbiome science with the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM) at Rutgers University in New Jersey. The two-year research partnership will focus on improving the benefit/risk ratio of chemotherapy by decreasing gut inflammation… Read More »DuPont Announces Research Collaboration with Rutgers University
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Daiichi Sankyo Signs a Research Agreement Gustave Roussy for DS-1062 and Patritumab Deruxtecan to Treat Lung and Breast Cancer
Shots: Gustave Roussy to receive funding and support from Daiichi Sankyo for integrative research program including clinical, translational, and preclinical studies for DS-1062 and patritumab deruxtecan in lung and breast cancer respectively The research program includes two P-II studies evaluating the efficacy, safety, and markers… Read More »Daiichi Sankyo Signs a Research Agreement Gustave Roussy for DS-1062 and Patritumab Deruxtecan to Treat Lung and Breast Cancer
What You Should Know: – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has granted next-generation cardiac AI company Eko an award totaling $2.7 million to support continued collaborative work with Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute – The grant will focus on validating algorithms and help more… Read More »Eko Awarded $2.7M NIH Grant for Heart Murmur & Valvular Heart Disease Detection Algorithms
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The companies will test Biofourmis’ sensor and artificial intelligence system in a clinical trial of more than 120 women with endometriosis.
There is a food that offers the best of both worlds—significantly improving our ability to detox carcinogens like diesel fumes and decreasing inflammation in our airways—all while improving our respiratory defenses against infections. Outdoor air pollution may be the ninth leading cause of death and… Read More »Combating Air Pollution Effects with Food
Shots: Mylan launches Desrem (remdesivir) addressing the unmet needs amid COVID-19. The drug is approved for the treatment of suspected or laboratory-confirmed incidences of COVID-19 in adults and children hospitalized with severe symptoms Mylan will manufacture Desrem in its state-of-the-art injectable facility in Bangalore, India,… Read More »Mylan Launches Remdesivir Under the Brand Name Desrem for COVID-19 in India
Shots: The companies reported that most advanced of four COVID-19 vaccine candidates from their BNT162 mRNA-based vaccine program demonstrated the ability to elicit high SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing titers following the second dose in an ongoing P-I/II study in Germany The results divulge that BNT162b1 candidate induced… Read More »Pfizer and BioNTech Elicits Strong T-cell Response in P-I/II Study Against COVID-19
Stake of 10% in CureVac is part of deal that could eventually be worth more than £800m Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline has bought a 10% stake in a German biotech company that is a key… Read More »GSK buys £130m stake in German coronavirus vaccine maker
Roche Signs RWD Collaboration with PicnicHealth to Create Personalized Treatment for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
Shots: The real-world evidence partnership will allow the Roche to access PicnicHealth’s set of de-identified patient records to gain insights on certain diseases and treatments The collaboration will initially focus on MS and may be extended to support Huntington’s disease (HD), paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH),… Read More »Roche Signs RWD Collaboration with PicnicHealth to Create Personalized Treatment for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
Eli Lilly is a latecomer in the new generation of biologic therapies for psoriasis with its mirikizumab candidate, but a win in a head-to-head trial against Novartis’ big-selling Cosentyx could help close the gap. The pivotal trial with anti-IL-23 antibody mirikizumab – OASIS-2 – delivered… Read More »Lilly’s mirikizumab tops Novartis’ blockbuster Cosentyx in psoriasis
The companies will use a combination of more than seven years of medical record data with five years of prospective data on 5,000 MS patients, including real-world outcomes data and MRI images. Other disease areas to be explored include hematology and rare diseases.