Tag Archives: Experts

Public health experts are being political over protests and the coronavirus, and they should be. – Slate

Physicians march with people protesting police brutality on June 6, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images An open letter from public health experts this week sparked a lot of news coverage and more than a few claims of hypocrisy. Drafted by infectious disease experts at the University of Washington in response to the many… Read More »

Adele Lost Weight Following the Trendy Sirtfood Diet, But Experts Say It Could Be Dangerous – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

The reality of being a celebrity is people look up to you — but that’s not always positive. Adele recently shocked fans by debuting her dramatic weight loss and followers flocked to the comments section of her Instagram, complimenting the 31-year-old songstress on her slimmed-down physique. And they had an important question for her: How… Read More »

XX Marks the Spot: Why Did Women Tech Experts Rule at DC Health Data Confab?

By MICHAEL L. MILLENSON Three government experts on a health tech conference panel discuss the urgency of releasing actionable data; all are women. A more senior official, another woman, gives a TED-style talk making the same case. And a four-person, private-sector panel debates privacy and ethics; three of the four are female. Health Datapalooza, a… Read More »

Yale experts treat severe, disfiguring sarcoidosis with novel therapy

An all-Yale team of researchers successfully treated a patient with disfiguring sarcoidosis, a disease that can affect multiple organs, with a drug approved for rheumatoid arthritis. Successful treatment of two other patients with similarly severe disease suggests an effective treatment for an incurable, sometimes life-threatening illness is within reach. The research was published in the… Read More »