Strictly Personal (1/2): US Women’s Army Corps Training Film – Hygiene, Grooming, Health (1963)

I just found this health related video on YouTube ... and thought you might enjoy it! 1963 Watch the full … [Read more...]

Diabetic drug Avandia in trouble

The antidiabetic drug rosiglitazone is in big trouble as the decisions from major regulatory bodies were announced today. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced today that it is recommending … [Read more...]

Why the US spends more on healthcare than other countries

Disparities in health expenditure across OECD countries: Why does the United States spend so much more than other countries? This is the title of Mark Pearson’s before a US Senate Committee on Aging … [Read more...]

US is best in cancer care but bad in others

Good news for cancer patients in the US, bad news for those with diabetes and asthma. Mark Pearson is the head of the health division at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development … [Read more...]

Newsbreaker in health care: public health emergency due to swine flu in the US

As of Sunday, April 26, 2009, the number of confirmed cases of swine flu in the US has reached 20. In view of the current situation, the federal government has declared a public health emergency, … [Read more...]

Doctors, Apologies – People are People on Both Sides of the Border

Unlike the other work I do, this blog crosses the border, back and forth, between Canada and the US. You may not realize it, but our host, Hart and the HEN Network, is based in Canada. What I enjoy … [Read more...]

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