With no treatment for low risk prostate cancer, men are 24 times more likely to die of other causes, 20% of those treated suffer from complications

Public Release: 31-Aug-2015   Study: Some with low-risk prostate cancer not likely to succumb to the disease Data on long-term outcomes of 1,298 men point to value of surveillance versus surgery or radiation for some, say Johns Hopkins researchers Johns Hopkins Medicine Men with relatively unaggressive prostate tumors and whose disease is carefully monitored by…

Cancer drugs approved quickly but not to patient’s benefit

Public Release: 7-May-2015 Dr. Joel Lexchin cites earlier research reviewing solid cancer drugs within 10 years of EMA approval to point out that these drugs improved survival by just over a month York University TORONTO, May 7, 2015 — Highly priced cancer drugs get rushed approvals despite poor trial methodology and little effect on the…

Science and medicine have a ‘publication pollution’ problem

Public Release: 3-Apr-2015 Dr. Arthur Caplan warns that plagiarism, fraud and predatory publishing is ‘corroding the reliability of research’ NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine (New York, NY) April 3, 2015 – The scientific community is facing a ‘pollution problem’ in academic publishing, one that poses a serious threat to…

Why people with diabetes can’t buy generic insulin–insulin under patent for more than 90 years.

Public Release: 18-Mar-2015 Drug companies’ incremental changes keep drugs patented, costly, Johns Hopkins study shows Johns Hopkins Medicine Fast Facts Drug companies have made incremental improvements that kept insulin under patent for more than 90 years. Insulin can cost $120 to $400 per month for patients with no prescription drug coverage. Many patients with diabetes…

‘Sugar papers’ reveal industry role in 1970s dental program

Public Release: 10-Mar-2015 “they noted that the sugar industry’s current position remains that public health should focus on fluoride toothpaste, dental sealants and other ways to reduce the harm of sugar, rather than reducing consumption. “ University of California – San Francisco A newly discovered cache of industry documents reveals that the sugar industry worked…

74 percent of parents would remove their kids from daycare if others are unvaccinated

41 percent of parents say under-vaccinated kids should be excluded from daycare, according to U-M’s National Poll on Children’s Health ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Most parents agree that all children in daycare centers should be vaccinated, and that daycare providers should be checking vaccine records every year, according to the University of Michigan C.S. Mott…

Corruption of the Health Care Delivery System

” consumer demand for healthcare is manufactured and manipulated, driving up cost, waste and harm ” Public Release: 14-Oct-2014 Higher Integrity Health Care for Evidence-Based Decision Making LEBANON, NH – The foundation of evidence-based research has eroded and the trend must be reversed so patients and clinicians can make wise shared decisions about their health,…

Heart failure patients please go away, you are no longer welcome under the Affordable Care Act

Efforts to curb hospital readmissions take center stage Studies focus on identifying vulnerable patients, early follow up, medication and engagement WASHINGTON (March 29, 2014) — Strategies aimed at reducing the number of patients with heart failure and other cardiovascular conditions who find themselves back in the hospital after discharge were identified in six new studies…

Bill Gates Talks About Vaccines to Reduce World Population

Requested Re-Post “Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent.” Public release date: 6-May-2011 Microsoft founder and one of the world’s wealthiest men, Bill Gates, projects an image of a benign philanthropist using his billions via his (tax…

Discrepancies between trial results reported on clinical trial registry and in journals ( nearly all had discrepancies )

– nearly all had at least 1 discrepancy in the study group – Our findings raise questions about accuracy of both ClinicalTrials.gov and publications, as each source’s reported results at times disagreed with the other. During a one year period, among clinical trials published in high-impact journals that reported results on a public clinical trial…

Drug company CEO hangs up on charity head who called with offer to pay $50,000 for life-saving treatment for a dying 7-year-old boy

– the company received $72 million in federal funding to develop Brincidofovir The CEO of  pharmaceutical company that could supply a life-saving anti-viral drugs to a 7-year-old cancer sufferer refuses to hand the drugs over Chimerix chief Kenneth Moch hung up on charity that offered to pay $50,000 for Josh Hardy’s treatment Hung up when…

Psychological side-effects of anti-depressants worse than thought

– While the biological side-effects of antidepressants, such as weight gain and nausea, are well documented, the psychological and interpersonal effects have been largely ignored or denied. They appear to be alarmingly common.” –  suffering from ‘sexual difficulties’ (62%) – ‘feeling emotionally numb’ (60%) – ‘feeling not like myself’ (52%) – ‘reduction in positive feelings’…