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Harvard Health Ad Watch: A feel-good message about a diabetes drug

This 60-second advertisement for Trulicity, a medication for diabetes, is one of the most feel-good medication commercials I’ve ever seen. The narrator never uses the scare tactic of so many other ads, listing the terrible things that could happen if you don’t take the treatment. Instead, from start to finish, music, images, and spoken words… Read More »

Drugmakers seek to reassure public on coronavirus vaccine as concerns grow about political pressure

Lisa Taylor receives a COVID-19 vaccination from RN Jose Muniz as she takes part in a vaccine study at Research Centers of America on August 07, 2020 in Hollywood, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images A group of drugmakers competing to bring a coronavirus vaccine to market plan to issue a public statement as soon… Read More »

How I was wrong about health care

An excerpt from Butchered by “Healthcare”: What to Do About Doctors, Big Pharma, and Corrupt Government Ruining Your Health and Medical Care. Doctors help patients, and they love us for it. We fix bones, replace joints, cure killer infections, and control diabetes with insulin. We use painless scans for diagnosis. Liver, kidney, and heart transplants… Read More »

Coronavirus live updates: Germany eyes V-shaped recovery; Trump talking less about virus

The U.S. reported just 33,888 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, the lowest daily tally reported in weeks, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. However, daily case reporting tends to dip early in the week after local public health offices close for the weekend. Across the country, 25 states reported rising cases,… Read More »

Happy Birthday, Reita Faria! 5 Things You Didn’t Know about the First Miss World Winner Who Became a Physician

Happy Birthday, Reita Faria! Today, as she turns 77 on her birthday, let’s take a look at the past life, interesting moments and other trivia about the first Miss World winner who became a physician. You may have seen beauty pageant winners hitting the Hollywood-Bollywood industry, but there is Reita Faria who gave up the… Read More »