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Here's How Helsinki Gets 10% Of All The Startup Exits In The World

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:34:00 -0400

Finland get 10% of the world's startups to exit. How does it manage to do that?


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In Vermont, Students And Lawmakers Are Getting The Facts On Cannabis

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:34:00 -0400

As U.S. industry and government continue butting heads over cannabis, some institutions of higher learning are turning to science to elevate the conversation and inform the practice.


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7 Trends On How Big Pharma Uses Social Media

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 -0400

In spite of regulatory challenges, pharmaceutical firms are steadily adopting social media to reach consumers.


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This Is Why Drinking A Soda With Your Big Juicy Hamburger Is A Really Bad Idea

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 -0400

Pairing a sugary drink with a high-protein meal is a prescription for fat storage, new research suggests.


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Why John McCain's Type Of Brain Tumor Is So Hard To Treat

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:07:00 -0400

Amid rapid advances in cancer care over the past decade or so, glioblastoma remains a stubborn holdout, in part due to the devilish difficulty of attacking tumors inside our delicate brains.


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This May Be The Cause Of Schizophrenia

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0400

New evidence suggests that genetic damage to special supporting cells in the brain known as glial cells may lead to onset of schizophrenia.


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Viagra In Your Coffee? FDA Recalls Latest Combo Product

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Bestherbs Coffee LLC of in Grand Prairie, Texas, is voluntarily recalling its instant coffee product, "New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Herbs Coffee", after the FDA determined that it contained a compound similar to Viagra.


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Glioblastoma: Here's The Science Behind Senator McCain's Tough Diagnosis

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:41:00 -0400

What makes glioblastomas so difficult to treat, what's the prognosis, and what experimental treatments are being developed?


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Trump's Confusing Comments About Health Care Offer A Poor Prognosis For His Presidency

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:39:00 -0400

Once again, GOP Senate leaders have been forced to cancel a planned vote on Trumpcare's "repeal and replace" plan. Now President Trump says he wants to repeal Obamacare without replacing it. Cartoon by Ted Rall.


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EarlySense Brings Advanced Technology To Nursing Homes

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:35:00 -0400

Simple and practice technology is helping improve care and save lives in long-term care facilities.


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Pfizer CEO: The Future Of American Innovation Rests On A Competitive U.S. Tax Policy

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:03:00 -0400

We want to build a future of innovation as rich as our history. A tax system that creates a level playing field for all companies will make the vision a reality.


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Should You Be Worried About Your Heartburn Medication Causing Dementia?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:28:00 -0400

Recent research claimed to show a connection between popular heartburn drugs and dementia, but a new study challenges those claims. So what should we believe?


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Scientists Say Having Fewer Kids Is Our Best Bet To Reduce Climate Change

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:13:00 -0400

New research suggests the most powerful way to reduce our carbon footprints is by making key choices about food, travel, and family.


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UnitedHealth Group Predicts 50% Of Seniors Will Choose Medicare Advantage

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:31:00 -0400

The percentage of seniors in Medicare Advantage plans could hit 50%, UnitedHealth Group says. Currently about 35% of seniors are enrolled in such MA Plans.


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The World's Most And Least Active Countries [Infographic]

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:26:00 -0400

Have you ever wondered where people tend to walk the most every day on average? Scientists at Stanford University have answered this question by collecting data on a "planetary-scale" to determine how active people are in different countries.


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GOP Healthcare Folly: The Peril Of Attempting Medicaid Reform Under The Guise Of Repealing Obamacare

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:17:00 -0400

The GOP might have succeeded in repealing much of Obamacare if they had put forth a genuine plan to offset the loss of coverage. Instead they tried to cut Medicaid.


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What Do Marijuana, Fish, Eggs And Nuts Have In Common? (Hint: It's Good For You)

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:21:00 -0400

Marijuana shares an essential property with foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, shows a new study


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Forbes Health Stories: It's About Ethics In Drug Manufacturing

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:14:00 -0400

Here are all the stories we published yesterday.


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How GOP Will Still Carve Up Medicare

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:12:00 -0400

The GOP still wants to privatize Medicare. Here's what that's an awful idea.


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Trump Will Trigger Big Rate Hikes Before Obamacare Ever 'Fails'

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:01:00 -0400

Health insurance companies have baked in President Donald Trump’s latest threat to “let Obamacare fail” and are planning to raise rates by 15% to 25% since the White House and Congress won't fund cost-sharing reductions.


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CAR-T Cell Therapy Is Here To Stay

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:00:00 -0400

After decades of research and development, we’re on the brink of a new era in the treatment of cancer, one where nearly every aspect—from the patient experience to the efficacy of treatments—may be upended.


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With Health Care Reform Dead, Markets Look To The Next Big Thing

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:35:00 -0400

Commonwealth CIO Brad McMillan explores the markets’ reaction to the collapse of health care reform.


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'Just What We Dreamed.' New Vertex Drugs Show Dramatic Benefit Against Cystic Fibrosis

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:14:00 -0400

Three different three-drug regimens all provided dramatic results against cystic fibrosis, a fatal disease of the lungs and digestive system that afflicts 75,000 people. 'This is just what we dreamed would someday happen,' says Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health.


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When The Drug You Need Doesn't Make Money

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:00:00 -0400

What do we do when there is no market incentive to create a drug that benefits patients?


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