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Google Health is finally opening up about its plans, and they’re all about search

Google hired David Feinberg from Geisinger Health, a system of hospitals based in Pennsylvania, toward the end of 2018 and put him in charge of a newly created division called Google Health. But the company has remained quiet about the division’s scope and goals. Now he’s beginning to talk publicly about his plans, and appeared… Read More »

Can a new generation of weight-loss drugs finally help patients win at the losing game?

In 1992, a University of Rochester pharmacologist named Michael Weintraub published a study on a drug combination that appeared to produce never-before-seen weight loss. By week 34, his subjects — 121 volunteers — lost, on average, 30 pounds. What’s more, they rated the fenfluramine-plus-phentermine regimen not only more helpful than placebo, but also not terribly “bothersome.” The tiny study… Read More »

Viewpoints: Time To Recognize Deadly Mix Of Dementia And Guns; Finally, The Right Message About Vaccines Is Delivered

Editorial pages focus on these public health topics and others. Bloomberg: Dementia And Firearms Make A Lethal Combination Nationwide since 2012, firearms have been used in at least 15 homicides and more than 95 suicides related to dementia, a Kaiser Health News investigation found. This is probably a severe undercount, because dementia often goes undiagnosed.… Read More »

Baby born without an immune system is finally allowed home

Baby born without an immune system is finally allowed home after spending three months living inside a germ-free ‘bubble’ Milo was born with the rare disorder severe combined immunodeficiency Newborn spent months inside a ‘bubble’, 150 miles from the family home Got a ‘completely new immune system’ in a bone marrow transplant in August  By Alexandra… Read More »