I don't think most of you are actually reading the article
Friday, 13 April 2018

"Is curing patients a sustainable business model?"

quote [ Goldman Sachs analysts attempted to address a touchy subject for biotech companies, especially those involved in the pioneering "gene therapy" treatment: cures could be bad for business in the long run. ]

[SFW] [health] [+4 Informative]
[by arrowhen@6:53pmGMT] [23 comments]

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

As towns lose their newspapers, disease detectives are left to fly blind

quote [ The decline of the newspaper industry is shutting off an important valve of information for researchers who rely on it to track the spread of outbreaks. ]

I got a disease, deep inside me
[SFW] [health] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:21amGMT] [7 comments]

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Over 500 Canadian doctors protest raises, say they are being paid too much

quote [ In Canada, more than 500 doctors and residents, as well as over 150 medical students, have signed a public letter protesting their own pay raises.

"We, Quebec doctors who believe in a strong public system, oppose the recent salary increases negotiated by our medical federations," the letter says.

The group say they are offended that they would receive raises when nurses and patients are struggling. ]

I actually don?t have a problem with doctor pay in the U.S. They all go to years of very expensive medical school and work in life or death situations.

I do have a problem with insurance company executive compensation, making several times what most doctors do, and they make more in bonuses the more people they deny care to.
[SFW] [health] [+5 Good]
[by knumbknutz@3:12pmGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

How Killer Rice Crippled Tokyo and the Japanese Navy

quote [ One stubborn doctor pioneered a cure. ]

alright stop, grab a table and a menu
[SFW] [health] [+4 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@3:26amGMT] [6 comments]

Monday, 19 February 2018

RightEye's portable eye-tracking test catches concussions and reading problems in five minutes

quote [ It turns out there?s quite a lot you can tell from how someone?s eyes move. We ... all vary in how and how well we execute a number of basic tasks, from flicking our eyes back and forth to smoothly tracking a moving target.

RightEye tracks these movements with a custom device that looks a bit like an all-in-one desktop... A basic EyeQ (as they call it) test takes five minutes or so, with more specialized tests adding only a few more, and results are available immediately. ]

I've been watching Olympic snowboarders, now I have concussion on the brain.

In extended, two other brand new methods of instant concussion diagnosis, one with blood test, one with a speech analysis app.

[SFW] [health] [+4]
[by HoZay@2:10amGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Rural America?s Drinking-Water Crisis

quote [ ?I?ll be honest with you,? said Gary Michael Hunt. ?You never know when you go in there and turn on the faucet if you have water, or if you ain?t going to have no water.? Hunt, a former coal miner who lives in Martin County, Kentucky, said he has had reliability and safety issues with his drinking water for about 25 years?including water permeated by excessive amounts of disinfectant chemicals. ]

Had a hard time deciding what category this fit in - a sign of just how important access to clean water is to all of us.

The images above are of tap water samples from Martin County, Kentucky - to me they look more like something you'd see on a degenerate thread on 4chan.
[SFW] [health] [+10 WTF]
[by Space_1889@6:43amGMT] [16 comments]

Monday, 12 February 2018

State launches Aetna probe after stunning admission

quote [ California's insurance commissioner has launched an investigation into Aetna after learning a former medical director for the insurer admitted under oath he never looked at patients' records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones expressed outrage after CNN showed him a transcript of the testimony and said his office is looking into how widespread the practice is within Aetna. ]

When things start to get violent against people like this I think it will be some poor soul rationalizing their behavior as a form self-defense. For themselves or others. And I would have a hard time disagreeing with them, I think. Whether it's being denied healthcare, the destruction of our environment, or watching someone with the same skin color as you being gunned down in the street by police, the numbers start adding up in your head. Some would say it's submissiveness, but I think it's a testament to our humanity how much we would like to search for that peaceful resolution before resorting to a violent one.
[SFW] [health] [+4]
[by raphael_the_turtle@10:46pmGMT] [8 comments]

Thursday, 1 February 2018

The next Tide Pods challenge is overdosing on Imodium

quote [ Some addicts take huge doses of loperamide; sold under the brand name Imodium A-D; to try to ease withdrawal ]

It actually can't cross the blood brain barrier, but if you take a few hundred pills it'll fight the withdrawal symptoms apparently. Of course you might never poop again.

[SFW] [health] [+1 Informative]
[by the circus@8:55pmGMT] [5 comments]

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase to create independent healthcare co. for employees

quote [ Three major employers, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase, announced Tuesday they were partnering to create an independent company aimed at reining in health care costs for their employees. ]

This is a follow up to my previous post about a not-for-profit generic drug company forming to fight rising health costs. Makes sense that the business giants would take the whole healthcare tar-baby in house at some point. Text in extended because WaPo.

[SFW] [health] [+7 Informative]
[by midden@1:53pmGMT] [65 comments]

Monday, 22 January 2018

Babies Born Addicted To Drugs Has Increased 383% - You Can Volunteer To Cuddle To Help Them Heal

quote [ Cuddling them through the mayhem may be key to their survival. ]

I've found my calling; I'm going to be a full-time baby cuddler.
[SFW] [health] [+3 Good]
[by steele@5:28pmGMT] [6 comments]

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