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Pharma á la carte – 5/5/23

Here I share some of the latest news, articles, editorials, or blog posts that fall generally under the theme of Pharma or healthcare. I might throw in a something off-topic from time to time which I found while wandering throughout the endless hallways and corridors of the internet. All article shared will be free to read and not locked behind an annoying paywall. READ YESTERDAY’S NEWS.

NEWS FLASH! Colorectal Cancer Hitting Younger People

This if from a LinkedIn post, but I don’t think you need to have a LinkedIn account to read it: “Colorectal cancer among young people is increasing globally and rapidly. Experts expect it to become the leading cause of cancer death in individuals aged 20-49 in the U.S. by the year 2030. Yet no one is certain why this disease is suddenly affecting so many young people. In a new paper published in Science, Dana-Farber researchers outline the complexities of the disease and the research needed to map out a path toward understanding it.” LINKEDIN. READ MORE.

Does Chat GPT Really Outshine Docs?

As a follow-up to an article the other day on the JAMA study regarding Chat GPT, this article pushes back a bit on how we interpret that data. The initial news stories made it sound like AI simply did better than physicians. “But,” according to this review “other generative AI scholars are not so sure ChatGPT’s empathy replaces that of doctors.” So let’s not cancel your check-in with your GP just yet! HEALTHCARE IT NEWS. READ MORE.

Man Opens Fire in Atlanta Medical Building

This is just terrible. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families. 1 dead, 4 injured. “Authorities swarmed the city’s midtown neighborhood shortly after noon in search of the shooter. Police said in a statement that the suspect, whom they identified as 24-year-old Deion Patterson, was captured in Cobb County, just northwest of Atlanta.” MODERN HEALTHCARE. READ MORE.

CDC Conference Becomes Super Spreader for COVID

This is the very definition of irony. “More than 30 people who attended a conference organized by the CDC’s “disease detectives” likely were infected with COVID-19 at the event last week, the agency said.” MEDSCAPE. READ MORE.

Product Spotlight: Yeti 20oz Tumbler

According to experts we should all probably be drinking more water. In an article by Harvard Health the author writes “Unfortunately, many of us aren’t getting enough to drink, especially older adults. Older people don’t sense thirst as much as they did when they were younger. And that could be a problem if they’re on a medication that may cause fluid loss, such as a diuretic.” I’ve historically been bad about that. But my new 20oz Yeti has really helped me a lot. I think the fact that it holds 20oz makes it easier, since I don’t have to fill it up as often. And by just throwing a few ice cubes in it in the morning, it stays very cold all day. CHECK IT OUT ON AMAZON!

Last modified: May 5, 2023