The price of a drug should be based on its therapeutic benefits – not just what the market will bear

The U.S. pharmaceutical industry has innovated in response to the pandemic, providing not only vaccines but also therapies to treat people with COVID-19. But an outdated law designed to spur development of lifesaving drugs risks making new treatments—for COVID-19 as well as other diseases—unaffordable for many Americans. Many pharmaceutical companies rely on the Orphan Drug Act, which President Ronald Reagan […]

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Anti-nutrients – they’re part of a normal diet and not as scary as they sound

Maybe you’re trying to eat healthier these days, aiming to get enough of the good stuff and limit the less-good stuff. You’re paying attention to things like fiber and fat and vitamins… and anti-nutrients? What the heck are anti-nutrients and are they something you need to be concerned about in your diet? Let me, as a public health nutrition researcher, […]

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Why remdesivir does not fully stop the coronavirus

Remdesivir is the first drug against COVID-19 to be conditionally approved in Europe and the United States. The drug is designed to suppress the rapid replication of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in human cells by blocking the viral copying machine, called RNA polymerase. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen and the University of Würzburg have […]

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Masks NOT enough to stop spread of COVID-19 without social distancing

Cloth masks are NOT enough to stop the spread of COVID-19 without social distancing because they let in enough droplets to infect someone standing less than six feet away, study finds Five types of masks were examined: an N95 mask, s surgical mask, a cloth mask, a two-layer cloth mask and a wet two-later cloth mask Each mask was tested […]

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Age not just a number: Causes of joint stiffness differ between older and younger adults

Our lives and our bodies are dynamic. The physical state of someone in their twenties is probably vastly different from that of someone in their fifties. Naturally, healthcare should also be oriented differently to different age groups. Older people are more likely to fall and hurt themselves because their joints are less flexible than younger people. To minimize these risks […]

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Hilaria Baldwin Slams Troll Telling Her to 'Focus' on Her Kids, Not Her Body

Not having it! Hilaria Baldwin defended herself against an Instagram troll after working out without her kids. Take That! See Hilaria Baldwin’s Parenting Clapbacks Over the Years When the Living Clearly Method author, 36, posted a Sunday, November 1, Instagram video of herself exercising while wearing “a bikini bottom,” the hater commented, “You seem nice, but how about maybe go […]

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Why are coronavirus rates rising in some areas of England and not others?

Growing alarm has been expressed over the rising number of people who are testing positive for COVID-19 in the UK. More tests have been made available and more people have been taking those tests, but that alone does not explain the increases in the numbers of those who have tested positive, nor why there is such variation across different parts […]

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Worried about negative thoughts as a new parent? You’re not alone

If you believe what the media tells us, we should feel nothing apart from overwhelming love, gratitude and excitement immediately when our baby is born. Although becoming a new parent might indeed be a time of happiness, feeling a far more complex array of emotions is actually more common than you might think. Research shows that overall happiness actually drops […]

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