Heal the nation before healing the rest of the world

Heal the nation before healing the rest of the world

Political or geopolitical expediency or cultural chauvinism should not be allowed to undermine India’s health interests Political or geopolitical expediency or cultural chauvinism should not be allowed to undermine India’s health interests Strengthening human resources for health has been at the center of many recent policy initiatives and declarations by the Union government. The Union … Read more

Vitamins and supplements are a “waste of money” for most Americans

Vitamins and supplements are a “waste of money” for most Americans

Drawn by the lure of multivitamins and dietary supplements filling the nutritional gaps in their diets, Americans in 2021 spent nearly $50 billion on vitamins and dietary supplements. But Northwestern Medicine scientists say that for non-pregnant, otherwise healthy Americans, vitamins are a waste of money because there isn’t enough evidence they help prevent cardiovascular disease … Read more

Researchers uncover stud farm funded by medical industry

Researchers uncover stud farm funded by medical industry

image: Feng Xie, professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact at McMaster University see After Credit: McMaster University Hamilton, ON (June 22, 2022) – Medical industry sponsorship of economic evaluations on new treatments is more likely to be deemed “cost-effective” than independent research on a range of diseases, The study’s lead … Read more

Congress: Funding PrEP to End the HIV Epidemic

Congress: Funding PrEP to End the HIV Epidemic

As the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies is reviewing this week which programs to fund in the 2023 budget, many public health issues will require their attention. A funding decision that aims to end HIV—and that goal can be achieved—would also have long-term benefits for the entire … Read more