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Investment in medical and health R&D not keeping up with needs of nation, report finds

Total U.S. investment in medical and health research and development grew by 6.4% from 2017 to 2018, reaching $ 194.2 billion. For the third straight year, the growth-rate of medical and health R&D investment outpaced the growth-rate of overall health spending. Yet R&D spending still represents only about 5 cents of every health dollar spent.… 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 »

More current polio cases have been caused by vaccines than the wild virus: WHO report

There are now more people who have contracted polio through vaccines than the wild virus itself. The World Health Organization (WHO) published a report last week, which recorded nine new polio cases that were caused by the vaccines in four African countries in Nigeria, Central African Republic, Angola and the Congo. A total of 16… Read More »

Peloton doubles quarterly revenue in first earnings report since IPO, shares rise

Peloton CEO John Foley, center, celebrates his company’s IPO at the Nasdaq MarketSite, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 in New York. Mark Lennihan | AP Peloton Interactive‘s shares jumped Tuesday after releasing its first earnings report since going public, showing that the fitness company more than doubled its revenue over the last year. In the first… Read More »