Monday, October 26, 2020

A Free Trade Advocate Is Retiring from Politics

The Story: Pat Toomey (R - PA), who has two years left to serve in his second term in the US Senate, announced last week...

Health: Biogen Invests in ALS Project

The Story: Last week, pharmaceutical giant Biogen Inc. and start-up Scribe Therapeutics announced a joint project to develop therapies for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also...

Health: The 2020 Nobel Prizes, Medicine and Chemistry

The Story: The Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2020 went to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles M. Rice for the discovery of the...

Health: Medicine and Insurance in the Netherlands

The Story: The health insurance system in the Netherlands is rare in western Europe: private for-profit insurance companies play a large role. The system looks...

Health: Renee C. Fox, Rest in Peace

The Story: One of the founders of the academic study of medical sociology, Renee C. Fox, passed away quietly last month at a hospice in...
China tariffs plan could hurt American farmers

Health: EPA Reconsiders Whether Pesticide Harms Brains

The Story: Five years ago, the US Environmental Protection Agency found that a certain pesticide, chlorpyrifos, is linked to serious health problems including the stunting...

Health: The Cyberattack at Nebraska Medicine

The Story: Nebraska Medicine, a private not-for-profit hospital in Omaha, was victimized by a hack attack last week. It continued to see patients throughout the...

Health: A New Book About Anti-Vaxxers

The Story: A new book by Jonathan M. Berman, an assistant professor at the New York Institute of Technology, discusses the suspicious attitudes toward vaccinations...

Health: Prescription Deliveries and Mail Delays

The Story: Recent policy changes at and delivery difficulties with the US Postal Service have had an impact on the delivery of prescription medicines. This...

Health: Cancer Treatment Clue Found in Beehives

The Story: "Propolis" is a waxy material used by bees as a cement in repairing and maintaining the hive. One particular variety of propolis, known...