Today 4/10: Live stream of #Lancet-linked session on Income #Inequality and # Health in America

Register to attend in Boston  See Boston Science and Engineering Lectures page for more events this week 4:30 - 6:30.  "Income Inequality and Health in America."  Boston University U:  Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street. Income inequality in the United States has steadily increased over the last four decades. Although this inequality has … Continue reading Today 4/10: Live stream of #Lancet-linked session on Income #Inequality and # Health in America

Single-payer lives — in my mailbox

Boston Health News doesn't take sides, so we won't be signing the petition to both Massachusetts senators that arrived in the mail yesterday.  But it is worth noting. The fat envelope features a quote from Bernie Sanders, a document entitled  "Myths and Lies about Single-Payer" and an appeal for donations to Public Citizen, the consumer … Continue reading Single-payer lives — in my mailbox

Health picks from the Boston Science and Engineering Calendar

The Boston Science and Engineering Lectures website offers a comprehensive list of many such events happening in the Boston area. Nothing fancy, just super comprehensive. Here's a sample of health-related posts from this week. Always double check before attending. Trends toward science but includes policy events. And, thanks to editor Fred Hapgood, who would "appreciate … Continue reading Health picks from the Boston Science and Engineering Calendar

March 24: Harvard — and HuffPo — offer live update of #marijuana science

You can't buy it yet, but marijuana is now legal under state law. For the latest on weed law and science, tune in Friday for a  Harvard School of Public Health live webcast. Or, watch it via Facebook Live.  Send panelists questions in advance to theforum@hsph.harvard.edu Tweet us @ForumHSPH #marijuanascience  

Selkoe to discuss #amyloid and #Alzheimer’s in wake of another disappointing drug study

A recent story in The Atlantic asks "Is the Leading Theory About Alzheimer's Wrong?" For years, scientist have been arguing about whether amyloid protein in the brain is a cause,or just a symptom of condition.  Pharma has been confident -- or desperate -- enough in the science to bet on amyloid clearing drugs, but they … Continue reading Selkoe to discuss #amyloid and #Alzheimer’s in wake of another disappointing drug study

Harvard, STATnews hold forum on “21sth Century Cures Act” #research #FDA #NIH

  The Harvard Gazette, the school's in-house newsletter, has a summary of the forum. A video will be available here at some point or find it on Facebook Live. Note that NEJM editor Jeffrey Drazen said “The NIH is undergoing a slow strangulation,...Money is what drives research. You need the resources when you have an idea.” … Continue reading Harvard, STATnews hold forum on “21sth Century Cures Act” #research #FDA #NIH

Report to call for state #oversight of #hospital rates in #Massachusetts

A little noticed story about a little noticed report. From the Globe: In an effort to tackle one of the biggest challenges to the Massachusetts economy, members of a special state commission on Tuesday called for regulating the growth in hospital rates to contain health care costs. Commissioners said the Division of Insurance should have … Continue reading Report to call for state #oversight of #hospital rates in #Massachusetts