Concerns over Efficacy and Cost of Muscle Wasting Treatments
Concerns over Efficacy and Cost of Muscle Wasting Treatments
Two new medications for treating a rare and deadly neuromuscular disease have high prices and questionable efficacies, say scientists.
Concerns over Efficacy and Cost of Muscle Wasting Treatments
Concerns over Efficacy and Cost of Muscle Wasting Treatments

Two new medications for treating a rare and deadly neuromuscular disease have high prices and questionable efficacies, say scientists.

Two new medications for treating a rare and deadly neuromuscular disease have high prices and questionable efficacies, say scientists.

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Wine Therapy, Middle Ages
Wine Therapy, Middle Ages
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2019
The beverage was a popular tonic and antiseptic.
All Brexit Scenarios Will Be Damaging to UK Health Service: Report
All Brexit Scenarios Will Be Damaging to UK Health Service: Report
Catherine Offord | Feb 26, 2019
Public health care will take a hit however Britain leaves the European Union, but a no-deal exit will cause the most harm, a new analysis shows.
Novartis Paid More than $1 Million to Firm Linked to Trump Lawyer
Novartis Paid More than $1 Million to Firm Linked to Trump Lawyer
Ashley Yeager | May 9, 2018
The drug company had an agreement with Essential Consultants, run by the president’s former attorney Michael Cohen.
NIH Plans to Enroll 1 Million People for Health Database
NIH Plans to Enroll 1 Million People for Health Database
Catherine Offord | May 3, 2018
The agency says it has taken various steps to ensure the privacy of participants’ data. 
Different Alcoholic Drinks Tied to Different Moods
Different Alcoholic Drinks Tied to Different Moods
Catherine Offord | Nov 21, 2017
An online survey finds that people report feeling most relaxed with a glass of red wine or beer, and most aggressive when drinking spirits.
Trump Nominates Alex Azar as Health and Human Services Secretary
Trump Nominates Alex Azar as Health and Human Services Secretary
Catherine Offord | Nov 13, 2017
The former chief of Eli Lilly USA is picked to replace Tom Price, who stepped down in September amid a controversy over the abuse of taxpayer-funded travel.
Equivocal Findings of Alzheimer’s Trial Using Young Blood
Equivocal Findings of Alzheimer’s Trial Using Young Blood
Catherine Offord | Nov 5, 2017
A team of Stanford University researchers say that administering young people’s blood plasma to Alzheimer’s patients could improve cognitive function, but the results have been criticized.
HHS Secretary Price Resigns After Criticism of Plane Travel
HHS Secretary Price Resigns After Criticism of Plane Travel
Shawna Williams | Oct 2, 2017
Heads of CMS, FDA are among the potential replacements.
Rainy Season Likely to Exacerbate Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak
Rainy Season Likely to Exacerbate Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak
Shawna Williams | Aug 18, 2017
Pregnant and lactating women are particularly vulnerable to the disease.
Google’s DeepMind, UK’s NHS Criticized for Sharing Data
Google’s DeepMind, UK’s NHS Criticized for Sharing Data
Diana Kwon | Jul 6, 2017
Two reports raise concerns about privacy and proper consent during a controversial data-sharing agreement, but find that only the National Health Service broke the law.
Breaking: CDC's Prevention and Public Health Fund Could Be Axed
Breaking: CDC's Prevention and Public Health Fund Could Be Axed
Kerry Grens | May 4, 2017
If made law, the American Health Care Act passed today in the US House would eliminate the Obamacare-funded initiative.
MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Losses Grow
MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Losses Grow
Kerry Grens | Dec 13, 2016
The first two months of the fiscal year saw $102.4 million in operating losses.
Nanoscale Defenses
Nanoscale Defenses
Edward D. Marks and Steven Smith | May 1, 2016
Coating hospital surfaces, surgical equipment, patient implants, and water-delivery systems with nanoscale patterns and particles could curb the rise of hospital-acquired infections.
Nanotechnology Could Conquer Hospital-Acquired Infections
Nanotechnology Could Conquer Hospital-Acquired Infections
Edward D. Marks and Steven Smith | Apr 30, 2016
Metal ions and materials with nanoscale patterns can kill even antibiotic-resistant pathogens. 
Copper Stopper
Copper Stopper
The Scientist Staff | Apr 30, 2016
This research found that coating hospital surfaces with copper helped battle microbes and the infections they spread.
Venter Enters the Consumer Genomics Biz
Venter Enters the Consumer Genomics Biz
Bob Grant | Sep 22, 2015
The genomic entrepreneur has struck a deal with a South African health insurer to sequence the exomes of its customers.
Pharma and Biotech Firms Hacked
Pharma and Biotech Firms Hacked
Kerry Grens | Dec 2, 2014
Cyberspies have broken into the e-mails of a number of publicly traded companies, most of which are in health care and pharmaceuticals.
LabCorp Buys CRO
LabCorp Buys CRO
Kerry Grens | Nov 4, 2014
The $6 billion deal marks yet another massive transaction in the health-care industry.
US Nurse Contracts Ebola
US Nurse Contracts Ebola
Jef Akst | Oct 14, 2014
Despite wearing protective gear, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas who helped treat the first US Ebola patient has tested positive for the virus.