Category: Nutrition

  • Syapse, Pfizer Extends Collaboration to Generate Real-World Evidence in Breast Cancer

    What You Should Know: – Syapse, a real-world evidence company that informs cancer care, announced that it will extend its collaboration with Pfizer to generate real-world evidence in breast cancer. – This is the third phase of the collaboration, which was first announced in 2019 and renewed in 2021. Generate Real-World Evidence in Breast Cancer […]

  • Headspace Health Merger Update: First Look at How Ginger-Headspace Combo is Really Going to Market

    By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Headspace Health CEO Russell Glass says the merger-of-equals between on-demand mental health care provider, Ginger, and consumer meditation app, Headspace, is starting its upward trajectory on the “merger J-curve” and this monster 30-minute chat gets into the how-and-why. We start out talking about the company’s recent acquisition of chatbot-based self-care […]

  • Join the Free Plant-Based Living Series

    Our Plant-Based Living Series is a free ten-week email program full of simplified takeaways and actionable tips on healthy eating in the new year. Whether you’re new to a whole food, plant-based lifestyle or would benefit from reminders on some of the key aspects of healthy evidence-based nutrition, this series is for you. Each week, […]

  • Families Complain as States Require Covid Testing for Nursing Home Visits

    As covid-19 cases rise again in nursing homes, a few states have begun requiring visitors to present proof that they’re not infected before entering facilities, stoking frustration and dismay among family members. Officials in California, New York, and Rhode Island say new covid testing requirements are necessary to protect residents — an enormously vulnerable population […]

  • Djokovic has 80% stake in biotech firm developing Covid drug

    QuantBioRes is working on a treatment not a vaccine, but CEO says tennis star is ‘not anti-vax’ Novak Djokovic is the controlling shareholder in a Danish biotech firm aiming to develop a treatment for Covid-19 that does not involve vaccination, it has emerged. The world No 1, who was deported from Australia this week after […]

  • Sugemalimab plus chemo boosts lung cancer survival, trial reveals

    Lung cancer drug sugemalimab has delivered positive results following a phase 3 trial. EQRx’s GEMSTONE-302 study evaluated the efficacy and safety of the investigational anti-PD-L1 antibody, sugemalimab, in combination with chemotherapy as a first-line treatment for patients with stage four non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), versus using chemotherapy alone. PD-1 inhibitors work against the protein, […]

  • Poolbeg licences candidate for broad-spectrum respiratory infections

    Poolbeg Pharma has licenced a candidate for nasal immunotherapy, developed by the University of Warwick, targeting respiratory infections, such as influenza and coronavirus. The RNA-based immunotherapy drug was developed at the University of Warwick and drew on 20 years of research, led by prominent virologists Professor Andrew Easton and Professor Nigel Dimmock. It will be developed by London-based Poolbeg as […]

  • The Best Source of Resveratrol

    Is there any benefit to resveratrol? If so, should we get it from wine, grapes, peanuts, or supplements? “Alcohol is a neurotoxin which can cause brain damage…[and] can cause cancer,” so perhaps the “consumption of alcohol…cannot be considered a healthy lifestyle choice” since it’s an addictive carcinogen. Cancer is only killer number two, though. Killer […]

  • Mr. John | Underwent Posterior Spine Fixation in BLK Hospital, India

    Introduction 51-year-old Mr. John Tengbeh from Sierra Leone traveled to India on 25 June 2021. He was admitted to BLK Hospital for a period of 3 Days. He traveled with his wife for his treatment. Dr. Puneet Girdhar, his operating physician has been instrumental in his treatment journey. This was after he had been suffering […]

  • KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Dealing With Drug Prices

    Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on Acast. You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Medicare officials have preliminarily decided to restrict reimbursement for Aduhelm, the controversial Alzheimer’s drug, to only patients participating in approved clinical trials. The FDA approved the drug […]

  • Can Alcohol Cause Cancer?

    If even light drinking can cause cancer, why don’t doctors warn their patients about it? As I discuss in my video Can Alcohol Cause Cancer?, we’ve known about “the possible association of the consumption of alcohol with excessive mortality from cancer” for more than a hundred years. Though there is “accumulating evidence that alcohol drinking […]

  • 12 Breastfeeding Myths, Debunked

    You’ve probably heard a lot of assumptions about breastfeeding: “It’s the best way to deliver nutrients to your baby; it’s the most natural way to feed your little one; it wreaks havoc on your nipples, or it will help you lose the baby weight.” The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies be exclusively breastfed […]

  • Apple Peels Put to the Test for Chronic Joint Pain

    Are the health benefits associated with apple consumption simply due to other healthy behaviors among apple-eaters? Regular apple intake is associated with all sorts of benefits, such as living longer and, more specifically, a lower risk of dying from cancer. At 0:17 in my video Apple Peels Put to the Test for Chronic Joint Pain, […]

  • Blue Note leukaemia DTx gets FDA breakthrough tag

    A prescription digital therapeutic (DTx) for leukaemia patients developed by Blue Note Therapeutics has been awarded breakthrough device status by the FDA. The DTx, called BNT200, is described as a first-of-its-kind DTx to treat anxiety and depression in adults with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) who are hospitalised for a regimen of high-intensity induction chemotherapy. Breakthrough […]

  • What HCPs think about mandatory vaccination

    What HCPs think about mandatory vaccination The practice of making vaccinations mandatory within a population has always been controversial. Historically, the first example of this was during the smallpox epidemic in the 1800s, when some European countries attempted to make vaccination against the disease compulsory. While it is hard to argue against the overall aim […]

  • Black-Owned Hospice Seeks to Bring Greater Ease in Dying to Black Families

    This time, it didn’t take much persuading for Mary Murphy to embrace home hospice. When her mother was dying from Alzheimer’s disease in 2020, she had been reluctant until she saw what a help it was. So when her husband, Willie, neared the end of his life, she embraced hospice again. The Murphys’ house in […]

  • Startup Avenge Bio nabs $45M for novel cell therapy approach to ovarian cancer

    The field of biotechs pursuing new interleukin-2 cancer immunotherapies is filled with companies engineering different versions of that signaling protein. Avenge Bio CEO Mike Heffernan said his startup stands apart with a cell therapy that produces human IL-2 that could offer advantages compared to engineered versions of that protein.

  • Questified Greek Salad Pizza

    Here at the Quest Blog, our strategy for the NFL Playoffs & The Big Game comes down to three words: Greek Salad Pizza. It’s true. This delicious pizza pie is a real winner! The Quest Test Kitchen has truly called the right play and found the best way to utilize […] The post Questified Greek […]

  • Questified Frosted Cookie Brownies

    The thing about us here at the Quest Blog is that we can’t get too much of a good thing. Which brings us to the Quest Test Kitchen’s latest attempt to make us put our mouths where our mouths are. Or something to that effect. Behold: Quest Frosted Cookies Brownie […] The post Questified Frosted […]

  • Questified Chili Lime Breakfast Burrito

    Here’s a little something about us you might not have guessed: we at the Quest Blog are powerless when it comes to our craving for burritos and chips that go crunch. I think you can see where we’re going with this. Yes, from the minds in the Quest Test Kitchen […] The post Questified Chili […]

  • Questified Dipped Quest Bar Milkshake

    Necessity, says the old saw, is the mother of invention. Which is why recently we marched over to the Quest Test Kitchen and stated unambiguously that we needed them to make something cool with a Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Protein Bar. “What can you do that’s fantastic?” we […] The post Questified Dipped […]

  • California Ballot Will Be Heavy on Health Care

    SACRAMENTO — When Californians go to the polls later this year, they will confront contentious health care choices. Voters will weigh whether to overturn a state law that bans flavored tobacco products and will likely consider increasing the cap on medical malpractice awards. They may also vote on proposals that effectively legalize psychedelic mushrooms and […]

  • Merck backs startup bringing AI to fertility treatment

    It’s no secret that fertility treatment is expensive and has a low success rate, placing a big financial and emotional burden on would-be parents. Now, a Canadian biotech aims to tackle that problem though the use of artificial intelligence. Toronto-based Future Fertility has developed an AI called Violet that it says can predict the viability […]

  • Amgen pledges $1.9bn to alliance with AI specialist Generate

    Fresh from a sizeable funding round that raised $370 million, artificial intelligence-based drug discovery firm Generate Biomedicines has just signed its first major partnering deal with Amgen. The machine learning specialist – founded by venture capital firm Flagship Pioneering in 2018 – is getting $50 million upfront to kick off the alliance, with another £370 […]

  • A New Paradigm Is Needed: Top Experts Question the Value of Advance Care Planning

    For decades, Americans have been urged to fill out documents specifying their end-of-life wishes before becoming terminally ill — living wills, do-not-resuscitate orders, and other written materials expressing treatment preferences. Now, a group of prominent experts is saying those efforts should stop because they haven’t improved end-of-life care. “Decades of research demonstrate advance care planning […]

  • Why Healthy Eating Is Even More Important During Pregnancy

    Pregnancy can be full of surprises. “Your energy, taste, tolerance, appetite, and mood will fluctuate week to week — and even day-to-day,” says Ilana Muhlstein, M.S., R.D.N., mother of three and creator of 2B Mindset and the all-new 2B Pregnant. But there’s one thing you can always count on: Nutrition is more important than ever when you’re […]

  • Top 10 Videos of 2021 arises from my annual review of the medical literature. With the help of a team of hundreds of volunteers, we churned through tens of thousands of scientific papers published in the peer-reviewed nutrition literature and are ramping up to break new records in 2022. How do I choose which studies to highlight? In general, I […]

  • Novartis blocks generic to MS blockbuster Gilenya in US patent dispute

    Novartis has blocked an attempt by Chinese drugmaker HEC Pharma to launch a generic version of its big-selling multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya in the US for almost six years. An appeals court ruling has upheld the validity of a key US patent covering Gilenya (fingolimod), and issued a permanent injunction against HEC Pharma until it […]

  • Drams Health Care Dram Healthcare

      Drams Healthcare Address : Plot 234 A, First Floor, Industrial Area Phase 1, Panchkula-134113, Haryana, India Established in the year 2014, Drams Healthcare is a leading wholesaler and trader of various special & highly effective Pharmaceutical Medicines……….. Top Pharmaceutical Company … Continue reading → The post Drams Health Care Dram Healthcare appeared first on Pharmafranchiseeidia.

  • Alcohol Taxes

    New Year’s Eve is a day with significant alcohol consumed. In fact, New Year’s Eve falls behind only Mardi Gras in terms of the number of drinks consumed for that holiday. According to the National Institute of Health, excess alcohol consumption has a number health consequences including impacts on the brain, heart (increased risk of […]

  • Is It the Sugar, the Milk, or the Cocoa in Chocolate Causing Acne?

    Is the link between chocolate and acne due to the sugar, the milk, or the cocoa in chocolate? Researchers put white chocolate, dark chocolate, baking chocolate, and cocoa powder to the test to find out. A century ago, “diet was commonly used as an adjunct treatment for acne. During the 1960s, however, the diet–acne connection […]

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    Thanks to your generosity, we have almost hit our goal! Without your support, I wouldn’t be able to spend my days digging into all of the best research and delivering it straight to you. Our number one funding stream is individual contributions from people like you. A huge thank you / gracias / cheers / […]

  • Pfizer/BioNTech tax windfall brings Mainz an early Christmas present

    German city where early Covid vaccine was developed uses its new-found wealth to slash debt and attract other biotech firms The Pfizer/BioNTech jab is having an unexpected side-effect on the German municipality where scientists first developed it: for the first time in three decades the city of Mainz expects to become debt-free thanks to the […]

  • Questified Peanut Butter Cup Cheeseball

    Obviously, we were skeptical, but the Quest Test Kitchen has come up with a perfect little morsel. These Questified Peanut Butter Cup Cheeseballs would not be out of place at your finer New Year’s Eve galas. Since we at the Quest blog were not invited to any of those, we […] The post Questified Peanut […]

  • What Changes To Your Lifestyle Need To Be Done After Bariatric Surgery

    Getting bariatric surgery is a lifesaver for many people. It can dramatically improve the quality of life of those that are having problems because of their obesity. It reduces and even eliminates diabetes in many people and seriously reduces the risk of heart disease. The weight loss can be dramatic as well. Starting almost immediately […]

  • Does Chocolate Cause Acne? 

    What are the effects of dairy products, sugar, and chocolate on the formation of pimples? Acne affects nearly one in ten people globally, “making it the eighth most prevalent disease worldwide.” What is nutrition’s role? If we go back a century, dermatology textbooks “recommended dietary restriction”—for example, advising those with acne to avoid foods like […]

  • UK, EU and US ‘get more Covid vaccines in six weeks than Africa has all year’

    Analysis from People’s Vaccine Alliance highlights gulf as it calls for dose recipes to be shared Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The UK, European Union and the US have received more doses of Covid-19 vaccines in the past six weeks than African countries have all year, according to analysis from the […]

  • Record Number of Americans Sign Up for ACA Health Insurance

    A record 13.6 million Americans have signed up for health coverage for 2022 on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, with nearly a month remaining to enroll in most states, the Biden administration announced Wednesday. President Joe Biden’s top health advisers credited the increased government subsidies, which lowered out-of-pocket costs, for the surge in enrollment. They […]

  • Nursing Homes Bleed Staff as Amazon Lures Low-Wage Workers With Prime Packages

    ERLANGER, Ky. — The sleek corporate offices of one of Amazon’s air freight contractors looms over Villaspring of Erlanger, a stately nursing home perched on a hillside in this Cincinnati suburb. Amazon Prime Air cargo planes departing from a recently opened Amazon Air Hub roar overhead. Its Prime semi-trucks speed along the highway, rumbling the […]

  • Novartis bags elusive US approval for cholesterol drug inclisiran

    At its second attempt, Novartis has won FDA approval for its cholesterol lowering drug inclisiran, which can reduce levels with just two injections a year. The FDA has approved the drug under the Leqvio trade name as an adjunct to maximum-dose statin drugs for people who need further LDL-cholesterol reduction to reach targets, a year […]

  • Japan looks set to follow EU in rejecting Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm

    The Japanese regulator looks like it could follow the European Commission and reject approval of Biogen and Eisai’s Alzheimer’s disease therapy Aduhelm, leaving the FDA an outlier in its stance on the drug. An advisory committee to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has declined to approve Aduhelm (aducanumab), saying the data from […]

  • Amgen builds Otezla’s psoriasis label as rival BMS looms large

    Amgen has won FDA approval for a stronger label for its oral plaque psoriasis therapy Otezla, as it prepares for competition from Bristol-Myers Squibb’s much-touted rival deucravacitinib, which could make its debut next year. The agency has cleared Otezla (apremilast) for the treatment of adult patients with plaque psoriasis, regardless of the severity of their […]

  • Dining by Traffic Light: Green Is for Go, Red Is for Stop

    In this article, I explain my traffic light system for ranking the relative healthfulness of Green Light vs. Yellow Light vs. Red Light foods. Whenever I’m asked at a lecture whether a specific food is healthy or not, my reply is: “Compared to what?” For example, are eggs healthy? Compared to some breakfast sausage next […]

  • Ms. Caroline Underwent Carotid Body Tumor Surgery in Fortis Hospital, Noida, India

    Introduction Caroline Mathurin (age-50 years) from St. Lucia went through a lot of consultations in her country regarding her treatment but the doctors in her country were not able to diagnose the exact problem. There were conflicting opinions that she may be suffering from lymphoma or a simple growth in the neck which needs surgery. […]

  • NHS drug pledge broken for asthma sufferers and smokers, report reveals

    Exclusive: charities critical of failure to meet health plan for England, despite 2019 agreement A promise to ensure that people with severe asthma and smokers who want to quit can get the drugs they need has been broken by ministers and the NHS, a health service report reveals. Health charities criticised the persistent lack of […]

  • Digital health’s ‘wow factor’ should focus on the patient

    While the era of using digital health tools to manage MCI and perhaps prevent greater cognitive decline is just beginning, it is a promising new therapeutic direction for a very complex condition. The more these solutions are developed and studied, it seems clear, however, that the most effective technology will be the systems that individuals […]

  • KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Oh, Oh, Omicron

    Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on Acast. You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you listen to podcasts. This week, the U.S. passed the milestone of 800,000 dead from covid-19, as hospitals are starting to fill following the Thanksgiving holiday and the ominous omicron variant […]

  • Support — Fill the Carrot

    Today is the start of our annual end-of-year fundraising drive. More than half of our entire annual operating budget is raised around these final few weeks of the year, and our goal is to raise $350,000. We count on your giving-season generosity to make a tax-deductible donation to keep going and growing. This year […]

  • Prescription Drugs and Their Role in D.U.I. Incidents

    Impaired driving due to prescription medication is often given less attention than driving under the influence of illegal drugs. Yet, prescription drugs are just as dangerous, if not more dangerous, because many people are either not aware of the drug’s influence on their driving or assume prescribed medication is “safe.” Some medication, however, significantly increases […]

  • Boehringer invests again in AI diagnosis specialist Brainomix

    UK digital health company Brainomix has raised £16 million ($21.5 million) that will be used to extend the use of its artificial intelligence-based medical imaging software for stroke to new therapeutic areas. The Oxford University spinout – which has said that AI and machine learning is set to become the “driving force” behind imaging diagnostics […]

  • After ‘Truly Appalling’ Death Toll in Nursing Homes, California Rethinks Their Funding

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — About 1 in 8 Californians who have died of covid lived in a nursing home. They were among the state’s most frail residents: nearly 9,400 mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts and uncles whom Californians entrusted to a nursing home’s care. An additional 56,275 confirmed covid cases among nursing home residents weren’t fatal. “The […]

  • Startup Mythic Therapeutics emerges with $103M to control fate of ADC cancer drugs

    Antibody drug conjugates deliver a targeted strike to tumors, but the toxic payloads of these therapies can still reach healthy tissue. Mythic Therapeutics’ FateControl technology ensures that more of an ADC’s drug payload reaches the tumor, and CEO Alex Nichols is steering the startup out of stealth with $103 million and a lead program in lung […]

  • US sanctions Chinese drugmakers amid addiction epidemic

    Biden administration targets four chemical companies and man said to be world’s leading producer of anabolic steroids The US has imposed sanctions on Chinese painkiller makers – including one man described as the biggest producer of anabolic steroids in the world – as it vowed to step up action to curb the addiction epidemic that […]

  • India’s Poonawalla family donate £50m for Oxford vaccine centre

    Billionaire family own and run world’s largest vaccine producer, Serum Institute of India Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The family of the Indian billionaire and self-proclaimed “prince of vaccines” Adar Poonawalla are donating £50m to Oxford University for the construction of a new research centre that will house the team who […]

  • ASH: Trial backs Gilead’s Yescarta CAR-T in first-line lymphoma

    Gilead Sciences has taken a big step towards positioning its CAR-T therapy Yescarta as an option for previously-untreated large B cell lymphoma (LBCL) with updated results from the ZUMA-12 trial at the ASH congress this week. The phase 2 trial showed that 78% of high-risk LBCL patients treated first-line with Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel) had a […]

  • BMS joins off the shelf cell therapy chase with alliance on Immatics cancer drug

    Bristol Myers Squibb is paying $150 million up front for global rights to an Immatics biologic drug designed to recruit a patient’s T cells to go after cancer cells. It’s the latest deal in the field of cancer drug developers aiming for off-the-shelf treatments intended to be easier and less expensive to manufacture, distribute, and […]

  • How to Balance the Risks and Benefits of Mammograms

    Fact boxes can quantify benefits and harms in a clear and accessible format.  When it comes to cancer screening, doctors “have too often ignored” the fact that women may place different weights on various pros and cons, so they have just “focused on persuading rather than educating” and letting people make up their own mind. […]

  • Pfizer: $6.7B Arena buyout complements rather than replaces JAK drugs

    Sales of blockbuster Pfizer drug Xeljanz are under pressure from a stronger safety warning placed across that drug’s entire class. In acquiring Arena Pharmaceuticals for $6.7 billion, Pfizer gets a lead compound with a different and potentially safer approach to treating inflammatory conditions.

  • ASH: Gilead, BMS CAR-Ts square off in relapsed lymphoma

    A pair of trials have suggested that CAR-T therapies could offer an improved option for patients with large B cell lymphoma (LBCL) who have relapsed after or haven’t responded to first-line treatment. The results of the ZUMA-7 and TRANSFORM trials, reported at the American Society of Haematology (ASH) congress, could see Gilead Sciences’ Yescarta (axicabtagene […]

  • Wartime Trauma Hits Close to Home for Scholar of Dementia

    Oanh Meyer was a postdoctoral fellow studying the experiences of caregivers for those with dementia in 2012 when her research took a very personal turn. That year, her mother, a Vietnamese immigrant, began to show signs of dementia and paranoia that seemed to be linked to the trauma she had suffered during the long war […]

  • Split Supreme Court Leaves Texas Abortion Law in Effect, but Says Providers May Sue

    In the second-most anticipated abortion case of the year, eight justices on the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that abortion providers can challenge a Texas law that has effectively banned most abortions in the state since it was allowed to take effect in September. But the court also ruled that the federal Justice Department could […]

  • Xywav – A Mixed-Salt Oxybate Oral Solution for Idiopathic Hypersomnia

    Date:  December 27, 2021 Issue #:  1640 Summary:  Xywav (Jazz), an oral solution that contains calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium oxybates, has been approved by the FDA for treatment of idiopathic hypersomnia in adults. It is the first drug to be approved in the US for this indication. Xywav was approved in 2020 for treatment […]

  • Doctors Tested for Basic Understanding of Mammogram Math

    If doctors don’t understand health statistics, how can they possibly properly counsel patients?  “In these mammography wars, rational thinking can be easily lost.” Mammograms are big business, bringing in about seven billion dollars a year, but it would be a bit too “cynical to believe” that the pushback from mammogram critics “stems only from self-interest […]

  • BioNTech CEO: omicron is partial escape variant, but booster may restore protection

    Preliminary data suggest the BioNTech and Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine may have diminished protection against the omicron variant, but that levels of neutralizing antibodies can be restored with a third shot. Real-world data are needed to further assess the vaccine’s efficacy against the new variant and whether an omicron-specific version of the shot is needed.

  • KFF’s Kaiser Health News Wins NABJ Award for Excellence in Radio Journalism for a Story About Teaching Children to Cope with the Constant Threat of Gun Violence in Their Communities

    The National Association of Black Journalists has recognized KFF’s Kaiser Health News and two of its editorial partners with a 2021 “Salute to Excellence” award for a radio story about how children are taught to cope and survive in communities beset by gun violence. The story, Teaching Kids To Hide From Gunfire: Safety Drills At…More

  • HypnoVR raises €4.5m for its digital sedative for pain, anxiety

    French digital health startup HypnoVR has completed a first-round financing, raising €4.5 million ($5.1 million) that will be used to roll out its virtual reality-based hypnosis therapies. The company has developed a an individually tailored immersive VR platform that it uses to deliver clinical hypnosis techniques to alleviate chronic pain, anxiety and discomfort during medical […]

  • From ‘Physician Assistant’ to Medicare, Readers and Tweeters Mince No Words

    Letters to the Editor is a periodic feature. We welcome all comments and will publish a selection. We edit for length and clarity and require full names. On ‘Physician Assistant’: Watch Your Language I think this story left out a few critical pieces of information (“A Title Fight Pits Physician Assistants Against Doctors,” Dec. 3). The term “physician […]

  • Questified Buckeye Balls

    If not for our cushy job at the Quest blog, we might have lived our whole lives without ever having Buckeye Balls. If you can even call that living! What a tragedy that would have been! Now our motto around the office is “why have one buckeye ball when you […] The post Questified Buckeye […]

  • Questified White Chocolate Peppermint Truffles

    We don’t know about you, but here at the Quest blog we like to use the holiday season as an excuse to indulge our every craving. We start indulging the day before Thanksgiving and try to stop indulging by the third quarter of the Super Bowl. My friends, do not […] The post Questified White […]

  • Questified Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate

    The Big Brains in the Quest Test Kitchen may have reached peak holiday season with their latest stunning innovation. Behold! Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate! Like we tell those mad scientists every time, you were so concerned about whether you could, you didn’t bother to ask if you should. And each […] The post Questified Peppermint […]

  • Questified Frosted Cookie Cups

    All we know at the Quest blog about cookies is that we love them. But since our hunger for cookies is matched only by our thirst for knowledge, we must find out more. More about the cookie and its humble origins. More about the cookie and the great heights to […] The post Questified Frosted […]

  • Breast Cancer Can Grow and Spread for Decades Before “Early” Detection

    “Early” detection is actually really late. Without mammograms, breast cancer may not be caught for an average of 22.8 years. With mammograms, though, breast cancer may only grow and spread for…21.4 years. Critics of breast cancer screening claim that, on a population scale, mammograms have never been shown to actually prolong women’s lives on average. […]

  • Viagra ‘should be tested as Alzheimer’s therapy’

    Scientists in the US have found that people who use Viagra for erectile dysfunction seem to have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease – a link that they say should be examined more closely in clinical trials. Viagra (sildenafil) – originally developed by Pfizer – is now widely available as a generic and can […]

  • New California Law Eases Aid-in-Dying Process

    During her three-year battle with breast cancer, my wife, Leslie, graciously endured multiple rounds of horrifically toxic treatment to eke out more time with our two young children. But after 18 cancer-free months, the disease returned with a vengeance in June 2003. It fractured her bones and invaded her spinal canal, bathing her brain in […]

  • Walmart Store List: Frosted Cookies

    **Walmart locations listed in alphabetical order by State** We highly suggest you check or call any store ahead of time to guarantee availability. Store Nbr Store Name City State 1 ROGERS, AR ROGERS AR 1 ROGERS, AR ROGERS AR 2 HARRISON AR HARRISON AR 2 HARRISON AR HARRISON AR 4 SILOAM […] The post Walmart Store […]

  • Walmart Store List: Gooey Caramel Candy Bites

    **Walmart locations listed in alphabetical order by State** We highly suggest you check or call any store ahead of time to guarantee availability.   Store Nbr Store Name City State 1 ROGERS, AR ROGERS AR 2 HARRISON AR HARRISON AR 4 SILOAM SPRINGS AR SILOAM SPRINGS AR 5 CONWAY AR CONWAY […] The post Walmart Store […]

  • KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Roe v. Wade on the Rocks

    Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on Acast. You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Judging by oral arguments this week, the Supreme Court appears ready to uphold a Mississippi law barring most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy — and possibly […]

  • Learn More Than 97% of Doctors About Lead-Time Bias

    After reading this, you’ll know more than an estimated 97 percent of doctors about a critical concept called lead-time bias.  While running for president of the United States, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani ran a campaign ad contrasting his 82 percent chance of surviving prostate cancer in the United States with the 44 percent […]

  • FDA turns down BeyondSpring chemo complication drug, asks for another trial

    BeyondSpring Pharmaceuticals said the FDA wants another clinical trial to demonstrate patient benefit for its drug, a small molecule developed to treat a dangerous and life-threatening complication of chemotherapy. Shares of the biotech plunged more than 60% after the FDA’s complete response letter was announced.

  • BeyondSpring faces a tough winter as FDA rejects its lead drug

    BeyondSpring’s hopes of an early Christmas gift from the FDA were dashed today after the regulator said it was unable to approve the company’s lead drug plinabulin as a treatment for low white blood cell counts caused by cancer chemotherapy. In a complete response letter (CRL), the FDA said that it would need a second […]

  • Prince Harry compares Covid vaccine inequity to HIV struggle

    Duke of Sussex says on World Aids Day that vaccinating the world against Covid is ‘test of our moral character’ Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The Duke of Sussex has warned of “corporate greed and political failure” prolonging the Covid pandemic, comparing a “spectacular failure” of global vaccine equity to the […]

  • For Older Adults, Smelling the Roses May Be More Difficult

    The reports from covid-19 patients are disconcerting. Only a few hours before, they were enjoying a cup of pungent coffee or the fragrance of flowers in a garden. Then, as if a switch had been flipped, those smells disappeared. Young and old alike are affected — more than 80% to 90% of those diagnosed with […]

  • Does Laptop Wi-Fi Affect Fertility?

    Should laptops not be on laps? What is the effect of WiFi exposure on sperm motility and DNA damage? “It is impossible to imagine a modern socially-active man who does not use mobile devices and/or computers with Wi-Fi function.” Might cell phones or wireless internet be harmful for male fertility? You may recall that I’ve […]

  • FDA sets Sept review date for BMS’ psoriasis drug deucravacitinib

    The FDA has kicked off its review of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s psoriasis therapy deucravacitinib, setting an action date of 1 September next year, as the EU and Japanese regulators also start their appraisals of the drug. If approved, deucravacitinib would become the first tyrosine kinase 2 (TYK2) inhibitor approved for the treatment of any disease, said […]

  • AZ eyes FDA verdict on Lynparza in adjuvant breast cancer in Q1

    The FDA will deliver a verdict on AstraZeneca’s PARP inhibitor Lynparza as an adjuvant treatment for breast cancer in the first quarter of next year, after granting the application a priority review. AZ and partner Merck & Co have filed Lynparza (olaparib) for use in BRCA-mutated, HER2-negative early breast cancer in patients who have already […]

  • Second FDA okay for Therapixel’s AI-based mammography tool

    France’s Therapixel has secured a second FDA approval for MammoScreen, its artificial intelligence-powered software for detecting cancerous lesions in mammogram images. MammoScreen was approved last year for use alongside conventional digital 2D mammography, and has now been given a green light by the FDA for use with 3D mammograms, also known as digital breast tomosynthesis. […]

  • California Joins States Trying to Shorten Wait Times for Mental Health Care

    When Greta Christina fell into a deep depression five years ago, she called up her therapist in San Francisco. She’d had a great connection with the provider when she needed therapy in the past. She was delighted to learn that he was now “in network” with her insurance company, meaning she wouldn’t have to pay […]

  • Concern about Covid-19 variant Omicron centers on spike protein mutations

    The new Covid-19 variant, named Omicron, has mutations that could help it evade antibodies produced by the immune system. Scientists are conducting lab tests to better understand this new variant and pharmaceutical companies are testing how existing vaccines, as well as those in development, measure up the new mutations.

  • China’s insulin plans will hit 2022 revenues, says Novo Nordisk

    Novo Nordisk has said that the introduction of value-based procurement (VBP) for insulin products by the Chinese government will have an impact on its revenues next year. This year, China has started to include insulin in its centralised procurement programme, first introduced in 2018, forcing producers to enter into a tender process to get their […]

  • Turkey’s home-grown COVID vaccine project nears fruition

    Turkey could have its own COVID-19 vaccine Turkovac available for use by the end of the year, according to the country’s Health Minister Fahrettin Koca. An emergency use authorisation (EUA) application for the inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine has been submitted to the Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (TITCK) on the back of preliminary data from […]

  • Could safety scupper Ionis, Pfizer’s cholesterol drug vupanorsen?

    Ionis has reported phase 2b trial data for its Pfizer-partnered antisense drug vupanorsen for cholesterol lowering that showed it met its main efficacy targets, but raised a few safety concerns as well. The top-line results of the TRANSLATE-TIMI 70 study – in dyslipidaemia patients with elevated non-HDL cholesterol and triglycerides – showed that vupanorsen was […]

  • Free Recipe for a Great Fall Meal and New Volume of Videos

    My new volume of videos—the 56th, if you can believe it!—is out now. In it, I discuss leaky gut, inflammation, the potato series I presented in a webinar a few months ago, and more. It is available as a streaming video so you can start watching it immediately. Each video in this new collection will […]

  • ASH abstract drop backs Roche’s Polivy in first-line lymphoma

    Roche trumpeted a top-line results of the POLARIX trial of its Polivy therapy in previously-untreated B-cell lymphoma, and a first look at the data suggests it is on track for approval in what could be a highly lucrative new market. An abstract of the results published ahead of the upcoming American Society of Haematology (ASH) […]

  • THCB Spotlights: Maya Said, CEO, Outcomes4Me

    Today on THCB Spotlights, Matthew Holt talks with Maya Said, the CEO of Outcomes4Me, which works in the cancer patient empowerment space. Outcomes4Me is a patient empowerment platform that helps patients diagnosed or in active treatment for breast cancer understand their situation and treatment options, as well as connect better with providers to enable meaningful […]

  • KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The Big Biden Budget Bill Passes the House

    Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on Acast. You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you listen to podcasts. President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” social spending bill passed the House last week, but the legislation faces a new and different set of hurdles in the […]

  • GSK joins NASH chase, paying $120M up front for rights to Arrowhead RNAi drug

    GlaxoSmithKline sees enough promise in the early clinical data of a novel NASH drug to pay its developer, Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, $120 million up front for rights to the experimental therapy. The Arrowhead drug uses RNA interference to “silence” an enzyme associated with the progression of the fatty liver disease.

  • Does Cell Phone Radiation Affect Fertility?

    What is the effect of cell phone radiation on sperm motility and DNA damage? “Are men talking their reproductive health away?” There have been “unexplained declines in semen quality reported in several countries.” Might cell phones be playing a role? “Radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR) from these devices could potentially affect sperm development and function.” The […]

  • When the Eye on Older Patients Is a Camera

    In the middle of a rainy Michigan night, 88-year-old Dian Wurdock walked out the front door of her son’s home in Grand Rapids, barefoot and coatless. Her destination was unknown even to herself. Wurdock was several years into a dementia diagnosis that turned out to be Alzheimer’s disease. By luck, her son woke up and […]

  • Neuro drugs dumped by AbbVie are now heading to Neurocrine for $100M up front

    AbbVie returned the rights to the drugs to Sosei Heptares earlier this year. Now Neurocrine Biosciences has agreed to pay the Japanese drug company $100 million to license the rights to these preclinical and clinical-stage compounds that address muscarinic receptors to potentially treat a range of neurological disorders.

  • 2nd Mitochondria-Targeted Drug Development Summit

    Overcome the Challenge of Treating Unmet Medical Needs Caused by Mitochondrial Dysfunction The 2nd annual Mitochondria-Targeted Drug Development Summit returns as the only industry-led meeting focused on overcoming the challenge of treating unmet medical needs caused by mitochondrial dysfunction. This forum will specifically focus on targeting mitochondrial dysfunction to develop therapies for chronic diseases caused by mitochondrial DNA […]

  • Pregnant women at risk in Malawi as drug shortage prevents caesareans

    Patients travelling long distances to find surgery cancelled as lack of anaesthetics shuts operating theatres in half of hospitals Almost half of Malawi’s district hospitals have closed their operating theatres due to a dire shortage of anaesthetics. Maternity care has been affected by a lack of drugs, said doctors. Surgery, including caesareans, has been cancelled […]

  • China sees huge bounce in pharma rankings ahead of hybrid CPhI & P-MEC China

    Shanghai, China’s pharma industry has seen a record improvement in its overall score, growth potential and biologics according to new data. The China specific findings of the CPhI Annual Report rankings[1] are released ahead of CPhI & P-MEC China – which will take place in hybrid form, with Virtual Expo Connect running digitally from November 18th until December 18th, and […]

  • Fewer Than One in Ten Informed About Most Serious Downside of Mammograms

    What do nine in ten women say they were never told about mammograms, even though they thought they had the right to know? “Fueled by economic conflicts of interest”—with the multibillion-dollar mammogram industry—“and good intentions…many women [are] being given diagnoses of breast cancer that they did not need, producing unwarranted fear and psychological stress and […]

  • Poorer nations still lack access to world’s key antibiotics

    Only 54 of 166 assessed treatments have policies aiding use by low-income countries, says non-profit group The world’s biggest drugs makers have pressed on in the fight against superbugs despite the pandemic, but millions of people in poorer countries, where the risk of drug-resistant infections is highest, are still missing out on key antibiotics. A […]

  • Study shows Fitbit can detect AFib, but faces hurdles to clinical use

    The results, shared at AHA 2021, found that a third of adults who used an ECG patch after getting a heart rhythm notification from their Fitbit had atrial fibrillation. However, the study faced some challenges with adherence, as many patients who got a notification did not follow up.

  • Texas Abortion Law Harms Survivors of Rape and Incest, Activists Say

    The Safe Alliance in Austin, Texas, helps survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence. Before Texas’ new abortion law took effect, the organization counseled a 12-year-old who had been repeatedly raped by her father. Piper Stege Nelson, chief public strategies officer for the Safe Alliance, said the girl’s father didn’t let her leave […]

  • Real-world evidence and qualitative research: the ELICIT podcast

    In the first episode of the ELICIT podcast, a new series produced in partnership with Cerner Enviza, the speakers discuss qualitative real-world evidence and a unique dementia project from Singapore. First, they look at why qualitative real-world evidence is important to pharma, what the criteria is for good qualitative research and why stakeholder preference studies […]

  • Impact of drug coverage on mortality

    Clayton 2019 is an interesting study on the impact of drug spending on Medicaid beneficiary mortality levels. The author uses variation in the roll out of Medicaid drug coverage by state across different Medicaid eligible groups in order to isolate plausibly exogenous variation in drug expenditures. Using this approach, Clayton finds that: …a $1 increase […]

  • Overtreatment of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ

    Nine out of ten women don’t realize that some breast cancers would never have caused any problems or even become known in one’s lifetime. This is an issue ductal carcinoma in situ has brought to the forefront. The whole point of cancer screening is to “detect life-threatening disease at an earlier, more curable stage. Effective […]

  • Missouri’s Thin Dental Safety Net Stretched Amid Medicaid Expansion

    At the Access Family Care clinics in southwestern Missouri, the next available nonemergency dental appointment is next summer. Northwest Health Services, headquartered in St. Joseph, is booked through May. The wait is a little shorter at CareSTL Health in St. Louis — around six weeks. Roughly 275,000 Missourians are newly eligible this year for Medicaid, […]

  • Merck’s oral PCSK9 drug matches injectables in early trials

    Injectable antibodies targeting PCSK9 have failed to take off as expected in the cholesterol-lowering market, but Merck & Co hopes to do much better with an oral alternative. MK-0616 has been shown to reduce LDL cholesterol by a similar margin to injectables sold by Amgen and Sanofi/Regeneron – as well as Novartis’ longer-lasting RNAi therapy […]

  • PharmaShots Interview: Genmab’s Jan van de Winkel Shares Insight on the Tivdak (tisotumab vedotin-tftv) for the Treatment of Recurrent or Metastatic Cervical Cancer

    In an interview with PharmaShots, Jan van de Winkel, co-founder, President, and CEO at Genmab shared his views on the US FDA’s Accelerated Approval of Tivdak (tisotumab vedotin-tftv) with Seagen for the Treatment of Recurrent or Metastatic Cervical Cancer Shots: Genmab and Seagen have reported the US FDA’s accelerated approval which is based on the […]

  • Questified Chocolate Cream Pie

    At the Quest blog we’ve looked into it and found that the three words that sound best together in the entire English language are “chocolate cream pie”. Now we can’t exactly prove this, so what we suggest is this: prepare the following recipe for a Questified Chocolate Cream Pie, then […] The post Questified Chocolate […]

  • Questified Classic Pumpkin Pie

    When we heard they were developing a pumpkin pie recipe over in the Quest test kitchen we burst through the door and asked, “Why are you trying to improve on a classic?” Without looking up they answered, “That’s literally our job. What do you think we do in here all […] The post Questified Classic […]

  • Green Bean Casserole with Quest Tortilla Protein Chips

    We got pretty excited when the big brains over in the Quest test kitchen summoned us over to try one of their new seasonal recipes. We got pretty disappointed when we got there. “Just try it,” they said. You know where this is going. The Questified green bean casserole using […] The post Green Bean […]

  • Chocolate Covered Apple Slices using Quest Peanut Butter Cups

    It’s the time of year when it’s natural to feel sentimental. Even the Quest blog gets misty eyed at the thought of the leaves changing color, the days getting shorter, and eating a lot of apples. For some reason there are just more apples around. You know we’re right. And […] The post Chocolate Covered […]

  • Fudgey Brownie Candy Bar Cheesecake Bites

    Once in a while the gang in the Quest test kitchen will take one of our suggestions seriously. This is one of those times. We said, “Sure, cheesecake is good. But could you guys Questify cheesecake and somehow make it more decadent in the process?” The answer was a resounding, […] The post Fudgey Brownie […]

  • Fudgey Brownie Candy Bar Popcorn Recipe

    When the wizards in the Quest test kitchen gave the Quest blog a batch of this Fudgey Candy Bar popcorn we said, “Popcorn with chopped up candy bar in it? We could have thought of that.” The response of course was, “But you didn’t.” We never claimed to be the […] The post Fudgey Brownie […]

  • Consumer health innovation – where passion and science meet

    Heather Barnes, external innovation lead EMEA at Johnson and Johnson Consumer Health, is a scientist who is truly passionate about consumer health. With her background in biochemistry and eye for identifying innovation trends, the future is bright at Johnson & Johnson Innovation. After making her way from early-stage drug development research to her current role, […]

  • NICE changes tack on ‘game changer’ rare cancer therapy Poteligeo

    NICE has reversed an earlier decision not to recommend NHS use of Kyowa Kirin’s Poteligeo for two rare blood cancers, ending the threat of a north-south divide in access to the drug in the UK. The cost-effectiveness watchdog has now backed Poteligeo (mogamulizumab) for adults in England and Wales with mycosis fungoides (MF) and Sézary […]

  • KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Why Health Care Is So Expensive, Chapter $22K

    Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on Acast. You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Congress appears to be making progress on its huge social spending bill, but even if it passes the House as planned the week of Nov. 15, it’s […]

  • Fishawack Health welcomes expert-led dermatology initiative FIDE to its group

    KNUTSFORD, United Kingdom — Fishawack Health welcomes FIDE, an independent organization providing its clients with insight from clinical key opinion leaders in inflammatory dermatology [Image: From left, FIDE Directors Richard GB Langley, MD; Richard Warren, MD, PhD; Kenneth B Gordon, MD; Bruce E Strober, MD, PhD] November 10, 2021, UK. Fishawack Health, the leading commercialization partner […]

  • Millions of Years of Healthy Life Lost Due to Cannabis

    Every year, cannabis is estimated to result in two million years of healthy life lost due to disability. How much is that compared with alcohol and tobacco? “The popular notion seems to be that marijuana is a harmless pleasure,” but what are the potential adverse effects of marijuana use? That’s not an easy question to […]

  • Gilead moves closer to Chinese filing for Trodelvy in TNBC

    Gilead Sciences’ Trodelvy has met its objectives in a phase 2b trial in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) carried out in China by its partner Everest Medicines, moving it closer to a regulatory filing in the world’s second-largest pharma market. Antibody-drug conjugate Trodelvy (sacituzumab govitecan) is already approved in the US for TNBC, and was licensed […]

  • Researcher: Medicare Advantage Plans Costing Billions More Than They Should

    Switching seniors to Medicare Advantage plans has cost taxpayers tens of billions of dollars more than keeping them in original Medicare, a cost that has exploded since 2018 and is likely to rise even higher, new research has found. Richard Kronick, a former federal health policy researcher and a professor at the University of California-San […]

  • MSCopilot app tracks MS symptoms as well as standard tests; study

    MSCopilot, a smartphone-based app that is used by patients with multiple sclerosis to gauge how their symptoms are developing, has been shown to correlate closely with measures used by neurologists in a clinical trial. The app is a software as a medical device (SaMD) platform that can be used to assess how well someone with […]

  • Germany says only Pfizer COVID jab should be used in under 30s

    Germany’s vaccination advisory committee has recommended that people aged under 30 should only be offered Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine Comirnaty, saying it seems less likely to cause heart inflammation than Moderna’s rival shot Spikevax. The draft guidance from the Robert Koch Institute’s STIKO committee also says that pregnant women, regardless of their age, should get the […]

  • Caption Health, Ultromics Partner for AI-Powered Heart Disease Detection

    What You Should Know: – Caption Health and Oxford University spin-out Ultromics have teamed up to empower a broader set of healthcare providers and put heart disease detection and management tools in more hands. This is a second strategic partnership that Caption Health secured in the last three months to enable earlier disease detection and […]

  • Marijuana Can be Habit-Forming

    The evidence clearly indicates that long-term marijuana use can lead to addiction, but are there negative consequences? Evidently, “the evidence clearly indicates that long-term marijuana use can lead to addiction. Indeed, approximately 9% of those who experiment with marijuana will become addicted…The number goes up to about 1 in 6 among those who start using […]

  • Scotland is world’s first country to greenlight Tagrisso for NSCLC

    Scotland has given the green light to AstraZeneca’s Tagrisso for restricted use to treat adult patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), making it the first country in the world to approve the routine use of the therapy in this setting. The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has approved Tagrisso (osimertinib) for use within NHS Scotland […]

  • Opdivo and chemotherapy combo increases survival in lung cancer patients

    Lung cancer drug Opdivo administered with chemotherapy has been shown to boost survival rates in patients with resectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The phase 3 CheckMate 816 study of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo (nivolumab) revealed a significant improvement in event-free survival when the treatment regime is given before surgery. Opdivo is a PD-1 inhibitor that […]

  • Patient and market insights from leading KOLs and life science leaders

    Today, there are more than 80 treatments in development for atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. The landscape is booming with treatment innovations. However, the rise in research and development has created a crowded market that healthcare professionals struggle to navigate. Dermatologists face an abundance of data and more complex barriers to access than ever before. These […]

  • ‘Drinking Through a Lead Straw’ — $15B Approved to Fix Dangerous Water Pipes

    HOUSTON — No one knows exactly how many lead pipes deliver water to homes, schools and businesses throughout America — or even where they all are. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates at least 6 million lead service lines exist. Environmental groups say it’s probably many more. What is known is that with every pot of […]

  • Imagine a world without disease [Sponsored]

    The team behind the World Without Disease Accelerator, part of Janssen Research & Development, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson, is embracing an ambitious paradigm focused on disease prevention, interception and cure.

  • Texas Providers See Increased Interest in Birth Control Since Near-Total Abortion Ban

    In September, when Texas’ near-total abortion ban took effect, Planned Parenthood clinics in the Lone Star State started offering every patient who walked in information on Senate Bill 8, as well as emergency contraception, condoms and two pregnancy tests. The plan is to distribute 22,000 “empowerment kits” this year. “We felt it was very important […]

  • Who won from rising insulin drug prices?

    Perhaps surprisingly, the answer is PBMs, not drug manufacturers. That is one of the conclusions discussed in a recent commentary by Good and Hernandez (2021). They try to get to the bottom of this question, writing: Most explanations for increasing drug costs start with drug companies, and indeed they are an easy target. Manufacturers in […]

  • How to Make Soup in a Slow Cooker 101

    One of the best set-it-and-forget-it meal prep saviors of all the kitchen appliances, the slow cooker has a kitschy vibe now. Your mom had it right when she dumped ingredients in the slow cooker and let them simmer all day. There’s no meal more comforting on a cool night than slow cooker soup — but […]

  • Biologics manufacturing drives Evotec’s $435M U.S. stock market debut

    Evotec is an old player in the life sciences, but in offering new shares on the Nasdaq, the Germany-based company plans to bolster its new biologics manufacturing capabilities in the U.S and Europe. In other stock market debuts, IO Biotech’s IPO raised $100 million as it prepares a pivotal test of its lead cancer immunotherapy.

  • ‘Covid Hit Us Over the Head With a Two-by-Four’: Addressing Ageism With Urgency

    Earlier this year, the World Health Organization announced a global campaign to combat ageism — discrimination against older adults that is pervasive and harmful but often unrecognized. “We must change the narrative around age and ageing” and “adopt strategies to counter” ageist attitudes and behaviors, WHO concluded in a major report accompanying the campaign. Several […]

  • Democrats Plan to Expand Medicare Hearing Benefits. What Can Consumers Expect?

    President Joe Biden’s mammoth domestic spending bill would add hearing benefits to the traditional Medicare program — one of three major new benefits Democrats had sought. The Biden administration appears to have fallen short of its ambition to expand dental and vision along with hearing benefits. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and other progressives have long […]

  • KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Compromise Is Coming — Maybe

    Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on Acast. You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Democrats on Capitol Hill hope they are nearing the finish line in their months-long quest to enact President Joe Biden’s social spending agenda. After briefly dropping from […]

  • Few Acute Care Hospitals Escaped Readmissions Penalties

    Preventable rehospitalization of the nation’s older adults has proved a persistent health and financial challenge for the U.S., costing Medicare hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Various analyses have found many readmissions within a month of discharge might have been avoided through better care and more attention paid to the patients after they left […]

  • Those Who Claim the Greatest Benefit From Mammograms May Ironically Suffer the Most Harm

    The mammogram paradox is that women who are harmed the most, are the ones who claim the greatest benefit. While false-positive results, pain during the procedure, and radiation exposure may be among the most frequent harms associated with mammogram screening, overdiagnosis “is now recognized as the most serious downside of population breast screening.” Overdiagnosis is […]

  • Study shows HPV jab almost 90% effective at preventing cervical cancer

    Routine vaccination with human papillomavirus vaccines have resulted in an 87% reduction in cervical cancer cases in England, and could even see the need for smear tests phased out in future, according to a new study. The jabs with have been offered by the NHS to girls between the ages of 12 and 13 since […]

  • Medicare drug price negotiation gets new life under Democrat-brokered deal

    Not all drugs will be subject to price negotiation under the revised legislation. But the agreement sets up a framework enabling Medicare to negotiate the prices of medicines that have been on the market for a long time, and also caps the monthly price of insulin, which has been a flashpoint of drug price debate.

  • Personalized Screening is Key to Breast Imaging AI Market Reaching $205M by 2025

    Dr. Sanjay M. Parekh Ph.D. , Sr Market Analyst at Signify Research Ltd. As October draws to a close, so does Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), or National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) as it is known in the US. Breast imaging AI vendors are heavily promoting this initiative to raise awareness of the disease […]

  • EMA starts review of Enhertu for HER2+ gastric cancer

    The EMA has started its review of AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo’s Enhertu for a second indication, as a second-line treatment for HER2-positive gastric cancer. If approved the new indication for antibody-drug conjugate Enhertu (trastuzumab deruxtecan) will add to its first EU approval in advanced HER2-positive breast cancer after two or more HER2-targeted therapies. Around one […]

  • Peppermint Mocha Shakeology Is Now Available!

    There’s something magical and festive about the combination of chocolate and peppermint. But you know what’s even more magical? Peppermint Mocha Shakeology! ❄️ And Peppermint Mocha Plant-Based Vegan Shakeology is now available in the U.S. and Canada! Peppermint Mocha Plant-Based Vegan Shakeology Now you can enjoy the delicious flavors of velvety rich, creamy cocoa, robust coffee, […]

  • How Much Cancer Do Mammograms Cause?

    What is the risk-benefit ratio of the cancers picked up by mammograms and the cancers caused by mammograms? Over the last few decades, our radiation exposure has nearly doubled, due almost exclusively to medical sources, such as CT scans. While we’ve known that higher dose radiation from CT scans and angiograms, for example, can cause […]

  • Chocolate Dipped Chia Pudding Using Cookie Dough Quest Bar

    We’re not going to lie to you. When the mad geniuses in the Quest Test Kitchen presented us with this Chocolate Dipped Chia Pudding, we were skeptical. We have strong feelings about pudding, you see. But it turned out to be one of those classic blog-meets-pudding stories, and now we […] The post Chocolate Dipped […]

  • Chocolate Brownie Pie Recipe Using Quest Chocolate Chip Cookie Quest Bar

    Sometimes the folks over in the Quest Test Kitchen cut right to the heart of the matter and ask themselves very important questions like, what do people really want out of pie? The answer is quite often something to do with brownies. And here we are. Another extremely delicious use […] The post Chocolate Brownie […]

  • High Court Hears Cases on Novel Texas Law, but Outcome May Not Affect Abortion Access

    The Supreme Court, whose conservative majority is considered poised to overturn decades-old decisions guaranteeing abortion rights, heard its first two abortion cases of the 2021-22 term Monday. But the court could decide this case without deciding the fate of abortion rights in America. At stake is the future of a Texas law, which severely limits […]

  • First launch for Daiichi Sankyo’s oncolytic virus Delytact in Japan

    Daiichi Sankyo has launched its oncolytic virus therapy Delytact in Japan – its first world market – as a treatment for malignant glioma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. Delytact (teserpaturev) is a genetically engineered oncolytic herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) that was approved for marketing in Japan earlier this year, and received pricing […]

  • Nursing Home Residents Overlooked in Scramble for Covid Antibody Treatments

    Of the dozens of patients Dr. Jim Yates has treated for covid-19 at his long-term care center in rural Alabama, this one made him especially nervous. The 60-year-old man, who had been fully vaccinated, was diagnosed with a breakthrough infection in late September. Almost immediately, he required supplemental oxygen, and lung exams showed ominous signs […]

  • Texas Abortion Law Gets Speedy High-Court Hearing Monday

    The Supreme Court on Nov. 1 will hear oral arguments challenging the constitutionality of a new Texas abortion law — just days after agreeing to hear the case. That’s just one of many unusual things about the Texas law, which halted almost all abortions in the nation’s second-most populous state. The court plans to hear […]

  • Curing Canker Sores with Diet

    Does excluding dairy products, food additives, and gluten-containing grains from one’s diet help those with recurring canker sores (aphthous ulcers)? Recurring canker sores are the single most common inflammatory and ulcerative condition of the mouth, affecting as many as one in five people.  As I discuss in my video The Role of Dairy and Gluten […]

  • Innovent Entered into a Collaboration Agreement with NeoCura to Evaluate Sintilimab + NEO_PLIN2101 for Cancer in China

    Shots: The companies collaborated to evaluate the safety, PK, PD & preliminary efficacy of the combination therapy of Innovent’s sintilimab + NeoCura’s NEO_PLIN2101 in patients with cancer The collaboration will bolster the clinical development of combination immunotherapy for multiple solid tumors & the companies plan to submit an IND application to the NMPA imminently Innovent […]

  • Democrats’ Plans to Expand Medicare Benefits Put Pinch on Advantage Plans’ Funding

    “Did you think we wouldn’t notice?” an older woman says, speaking into the camera. “You thought you could sneak this through?” an older man later adds. Others warn that Washington is “messing with” their Medicare Advantage health coverage and trying to raise their premiums. But the television ad, paid for by Better Medicare Alliance, a […]

  • Questified Halloween Spider Cups using Quest Peanut Butter Cups

    We heard “spider” and we were out. But then we heard “peanut butter,’ and we were right back in. Apparently, our love of Quest Peanut Butter Cups outweighs our paralyzing fear of spiders. Everybody wins because these Halloween Spider Cups bring pretzels into the mix too. Check out the full […] The post Questified Halloween […]

  • Bayer, One Drop launch AI tool for heart disease prevention

    Bayer’s two-year-old digital health collaboration with One Drop has borne its first fruit, an artificial intelligence-powered software module for preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD). The German pharmaceutical company has been working with New York-based One Drop on digital health products that span multiple therapeutic areas, including oncology and women’s health as well as CVD in the […]

  • 6th Microbiome Movement – Drug Development Summit Europe

    Decipher Mechanisms of Action, Understand Clinical Data & Ignite Partnership Opportunities to Accelerate Your Microbiome Research Whilst emerging phase 3 data is set to ignite investment and uncover the reality of microbiome-based therapeutics, there remain analytical challenges and translational bottlenecks that the community must come together to overcome, in order to redefine biopharmaceutical treatment and […]

  • Characteristics of neighborhoods with high and low COVID-19 vaccination rates

    What do the vaccination rates look like in the largest U.S. cities? In these cities, how do the characteristics of individuals in neighborhoods with low vs. high vaccination rates differ? To answer this question, a paper by Sacarny and Daw (2021) use data from 9 large US cities: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, […]