Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Enlarge / EnChroma glasses have always had both skeptics and true believers. Who's right? It's complicated. The much-touted EnChroma glasses don't help colorblind users see new colors; they merely let the colorblind see the same colors in a different way, according to a new study published in Optics Express by scientists at Spain's University of Granada.…
This piece is part of an ongoing series by Boston University’s Dr. Sandro Galea on the intricacies of health care and public health. As we approach the midterm elections, it is clear that health is a core priority for American voters. A Gallup poll taken earlier this year found that “the availability and affordability of…
Alzamend Neuro™ Secures New Licenses from USF to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease Cocrystal Lithium-Based Therapy, “LiProSal™” Targets the Reduction of Agitation in Patients with AD Salt Lake City, UT - (Globe Newswire – October 29, 2018) - Alzamend Neuro™, Inc. (Alzamend™ or...
90% of kids breathe polluted air. A new World Health Organization (WHO) report finds that air pollution afflicts 90% of children around the world and contributes to 600,000 child deaths annually. Unsurprisingly, the numbers are far more dire in developing nations, where 98% of children under the age of 5 are exposed to more pollutants than…
Enlarge / Wash. Your. Hands. Over the last month, 19 children in a care home in New Jersey have fallen ill with adenovirus infections. Seven of those children have died, and it’s possible that more cases will be confirmed. The investigation into the causes of the outbreak, and the reasons for the extent of it,…
Crowdfunding is big business for healthcare. GoFundMe alone has raised more than $5 billion in the last eight years, with one out of every three campaigns raising money to cover healthcare costs, according to GoFundMe’s CEO. Often, these campaigns are for the uninsured or underinsured, and help provide legitimate medical care. But other times, people…
Enlarge / Vaping with a satisfying release? The US Food and Drug Administration made clear on Thursday, October 11, that it has a major bone to pick with an electronic-cigarette vendor that illegally pumped prescription erectile dysfunction drugs into unapproved e-liquid products intended for vaping. The cocky company, HelloCig Electronic Technology Co. Ltd, even advertised…
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Faced with a proliferation of new electronic cigarettes and a sharp rise in teen vaping, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday sent letters to 21 electronic cigarette manufacturers seeking information to assess whether the products are being marketed illegally. FILE PHOTO: A woman smokes a Juul e-cigarette in New…
THE one thing everyone knows about insurance is, read the fine print. Indians should take heed as Narendra Modi, the prime minister, rolls out what he is trumpeting as the world’s biggest health-insurance plan. Ayushman Bharat, meaning Long-Life India, aims to install a safety-net for the poorest half-billion of India’s 1.3bn citizens, which is to…
Planned Parenthood is joining efforts to flip the House. Planned Parenthood Votes, the super PAC arm of the pro-choice group, is investing more than $4 million into 24 House races ahead of the midterm elections in November. In 15 of the races, the incumbent is a Republican; in nine, the races are open. But the…