Transparency watchdog criticizes STAT’s non-disclosure on pro-Pharma op-ed

Should publications that post op-ed pieces tell us more about who wrote the op-ed and what their potential biases and conflicts of interest might be? I’m in the camp that answers a resounding YES. Till Bruckner is, too. He writes for Transparify, an organization that rates “the financial transparency of major think tanks.” He is… Read More »

40% of IVF Treatments Are Unnecessary

Your entire body takes direction from your hormones. Hormones are secreted by your endocrine system and are responsible for telling your organs what to do and when to do it.1 They are essentially chemical messengers that travel throughout your bloodstream, working slowly over time to affect processes like growth and development, metabolism and reproduction. Sometimes,… Read More »

New, accurate saliva test could be easy-to-use ‘game changer’ in battling COVID pandemic: Toronto scientists

Breadcrumb Trail Links World News Health Canada With an ability to test hundreds of people per hour using minimal staff – and producing quick results – it could be easily deployed to screen people without symptoms Author of the article: Tom Blackwell Publishing date: Feb 25, 2021  •  3 hours ago  •  3 minute read  • … Read More »

Ask the Doctor: D. Todd Detar, DO, Answers Questions about Osteopathic Medicine and His Role in the Community

D. Todd Detar, DO Q. What attracted you to medicine? A. While studying health education at the University of Delaware, a college sports injury ended my life’s dream of becoming an NFL player. One of my coaches saw an opportunity for me to work as a trainer for the Philadelphia Phillies, and over time, I… Read More »

Some COVID-19 tests available on the market could miss a majority of cases

A research team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has developed a mathematical model to estimate the false negative rate for COVID-19 tests.   According to a study published earlier this month in Clinical Infectious Diseases, the assay limit of detection (or the smallest amount of viral DNA detectable that a test will catch 95%… Read More »