Tag Archives: medicine

Together, ‘Deep Medicine’ And ‘The Butchering Art’ Reveal How Little Medicine Has Changed – Forbes

Book cover images courtesy of Scientific American (left) and Basic Books (right) The small tower of books on my nightstand grew taller last month after I asked recipients of my monthly newsletter for summer-reading suggestions. As the recommendations poured in, two works of medical nonfiction stood out. Judging by their covers, these books appear to… Read More »

Is Insulin’s High Cost Keeping Diabetes Patients From Taking Their Medicine? – Kaiser Health News

“One out of 4 diabetes patients in our country cannot afford their insulin.” Kamala Harris on Monday, April 22, 2019, in a CNN town hall event High prescription drug prices are fast becoming a leading political topic, with medications like insulin emerging as a poster child for the issue. Nearly doubling in price from 2012… Read More »

Gene-silencing: ‘New class’ of medicine reverses disease porphyria

Doctors have used a new type of medicine called “gene silencing” to reverse a disease that leaves people in crippling pain. The condition, acute intermittent porphyria, also causes paralysis and is fatal in some cases. The novel approach fine-tunes the genetic instructions locked in our DNA. Doctors say they are “genuinely surprised” how successful it… Read More »