‘Catastrophic’: Unexplained deaths at home in UK nearly nine times more than those from coronavirus

Data out of the United Kingdom show that unexplained deaths occurring at home are nearly nine times higher than COVID-19 deaths, stoking fears that people are not seeking treatments in hospitals. “This is what concerns me so much. Excess deaths are below average in hospitals, but well above average in homes. Are people seeking the… Read More »

Bristol, Amgen, Teva CEOs among execs to testify at House drug pricing hearings next week

After the late Rep. Elijah Cummings launched a drug pricing probe of some of the industry’s largest players last January, six pharmaceutical execs are set to head to Washington next week for hearings at the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.  Current and former executives from Celgene, Bristol Myers Squibb, Teva, Amgen, Mallinckrodt and Novartis will testify next Wednesday… Read More »

Halle Berry Worries That Diabetes Could Heighten Her COVID Risk

While everyone is at risk for COVID-19, certain groups of people are at greater risk of developing the severe respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus. Specifically, seniors and individuals with compromised immune systems and preexisting health conditions, including diabetes, chronic lung disease and heart disease, are more likely to develop COVID-19. Halle Berry falls… Read More »

Fitness gap: physical versus mental

It’s often been said that first impressions are important: that people are quick to assess and judge; that most people will accept another person on face value; that what you see is what you get. In our heads we know that to be wrong, but our hearts push us in a different direction. As a… Read More »

Genetic testing: Could there be unintended consequences? [PODCAST]

The Podcast by KevinMD | Podcast | September 20, 2020 “Both clinical and direct-to-consumer genetic testing have become significantly less costly and more common, providing people with access to a wealth of information about everything from their ethnicity and family lineage to their risk for certain diseases and how they will respond to medications such… Read More »