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Weight-Loss Surgeries Used Least in U.S. States That Need Them Most

MONDAY, June 14, 2021 — The American South and Midwest are home to the highest obesity rates in the nation, but a new study reveals that severely obese residents of those regions are the least likely to choose lifesaving weight-loss surgery. “Bariatric surgery has been shown to provide long-term weight loss, sustained improvements in cardiovascular… Read More »

Lag between COVID-19 vaccine boosters, new variants highlight need for therapeutics, expert says

While work on COVID-19 vaccine boosters is already underway, one expert warned that emerging variants threaten to create a “window of susceptibility,” which without therapeutics could lead to more virus-inflicted death. “Of course there’s a need for boosters,” Dr. Jonathan Javitt, CEO of NRx and adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, told Fox… Read More »

Ultra-expensive medicine a desperate need for thousands of babies around the world

Imagine your child is dying. There’s a drug that promises hope, promises to stop your baby’s illness dead in its tracks. But this dream medicine is out of reach because it costs around $ 2 million, depending where you live. This is the story of many of parents of children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a rare motor neuron disease. Between one in 6,000… Read More »