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Lupus patient on hydroxychloroquine contracts coronavirus, report says

A Wisconsin woman who for 19 years has been taking hydroxychloroquine — the same drug President Trump announced he has been taking in order to preventatively ward off the novel coronavirus – claims she has contracted COVID-19. The woman, whose last name was not revealed by WISN.com, said she was prescribed the anti-malarial drug for… Read More »

Bayer version of COVID-19 antimalarial hopeful may come with quality concerns: report

Drugmakers are rushing to supply millions of doses of hydroxychloroquine, a cheap generic in testing as a possible treatment for COVID-19, after public interest sent demand through the roof. But donated batches of the antimalarial drug from Bayer—which haven’t been approved by the FDA—are drawing quality concerns.  The U.S. government has grown worried that millions of doses of… Read More »

Poorest women’s life expectancy declines, finds report

Life expectancy among women living in the poorest communities in England has declined since 2011, says a report warning of growing health inequalities. Overall, life expectancy growth has stalled over the past decade – for the first time in 100 years. The largest decreases were seen in the most deprived areas of north-east England, while… Read More »

SmileDirectClub shares tank as much as 20% after first earnings report since IPO fails to impress

Jordan Katzman, co-founder of SmileDirectClub Inc., center, and Alex Fenkell, co-founder of SmileDirectClub Inc., right, look at a monitor during the company’s initial public offering (IPO) at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, Sept. 12, 2019. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Shares of SmileDirectClub tanked by as much as 20% in midday trading Wednesday,… Read More »

Australian healthcare shares fall as report on aged care flags regulatory change

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Shares of Australia’s biggest listed aged care providers fell on Friday after a government-backed inquiry strongly criticized care of the elderly and vulnerable, raising expectations of a far-reaching regulatory overhaul. The Royal Commission inquiry released a report after the market close on Thursday, detailing the findings of an almost year-long investigation of… Read More »

Blind to the limitations of a single case report of teen’s “blindness caused by junk food diet”

September 4, 2019 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is publisher & founder of HealthNewsReview.org.  He tweets as @garyschwitzer. The title of the article that appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine was too tempting for many journalists – “Blindness Caused By A Junk Food Diet.”  It was an article about the experience of one teenage… Read More »