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Convalescent plasma: another controversial clash of politics & science

You’d need a pretty big, stiff broom to sweep away all of the hype dished out by the Trump Administration as it announced an Emergency Use Authorization for convalescent plasma – the liquid component of blood that may be tapped for disease-fighting antibodies from people who’ve been infected with COVID-19. Before the announcement was even… Read More »

Another conflicted all-expenses-paid junket offer by the National Press Foundation

November 21, 2019 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is the founder and publisher of HealthNewsReview.org.  He authored the Statement of Principles for the Association of Health Care Journalists in 2004. He tweets as @garyschwitzer or as @HealthNewsRevu. Two months from now we will be in mid-winter, late January. How about four days in warm, sunny… Read More »

J&J’s Darzalex pads blockbuster sales with another myeloma nod in new patients

Johnson & Johnson multiple myeloma drug Darzalex hasn’t stopped rolling since hitting the market. After picking up its first nod in previously untreated patients last May, the drug added a second indication in new patients on Thursday—and its sixth overall. The FDA cleared the product in combination with Celgene’s Revlimid and dexamethasone for patients who… Read More »

Portion control is just another diet that won’t work for most – Quartz

Most diets fall into one of two categories—they either claim to unlock a previously misunderstood secret of nutrition science that will lead to effortless weight loss (see: Keto, Atkins); or they promise an innovative way to change your thinking around food that will lead to effortless weight loss (see: Noom, intermittent fasting). The reality is… Read More »