by Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News When Liz Tidyman’s elderly parents moved across the country to be closer to their children and grandchildren years ago, they carried their medical records with them in a couple of brown cardboard folders tied with string. Two days after their arrival, Tidyman’s father fell, which hadn’t happened before, and … Continue reading KHN: Check Your Medical Records For Dangerous Errors
Increasing reliance on this and other means of moving drugs quickly to market have many critics worried, given that drugmakers benefit most. September 10, 2018 by Abigail Fagan & Mark Kaufman On June 28, 2011, ten police cars descended upon the headquarters of the Food and Drug Administration. Scores of protesters carrying loudspeakers and donning … Continue reading From MIT’s Undark: More and More, New Drugs Clear the FDA With ‘Accelerated Approval’
From STAT, adapted from “She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity.” Author Carl Zimmer will be at Harvard Book Store. 7 pm, 5/30 Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave. Details, Abstract. "Thousands of species of microbes can live a single spoonful of soil. Although microbiologists have been naming species of bacteria … Continue reading Reading: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity.
Two items worth checking out. Robert Weisman's Globe story on technology to address hearing loss. Millions of boomers are now grappling with hearing loss — some of it caused by turning the volume to 11 — prompting companies to develop treatments that improve upon the expensive and often limited-value hearing aids and surgical implants that … Continue reading What? Boston Globe on new approaches to hearing loss
Gary Taubes' sugar takedown continued in the NYTimes SundayReview, including reference to the late Fred Stare, founder of the nutrition department at the Harvard School of Public Health. In the 1970s Stare was reportedly paid to exonerate sugar in journal supplement, “Sugar in the Diet of Man,” STATNews refers to the case of another Harvard … Continue reading At Harvard, heroes and villians, sugar and supplements