Last week GlaxoSmithKline announced that its CEO, Sir Andrew Witty, would be stepping down from his post in early 2017. As outlined by the Financial Times, his tenure at GSK has been turbulent. Nowhere has that been more evident than in his stance on drug pricing. His concerns that the high drug prices in the U.S. aren’t sustainable have led GSK away from producing drugs to treat cancer and rare disease drugs. Read More
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Health news for the black community, with expert advice on men’s, women’s and children’s fitness, healthy eating, weight loss and well being.
VTE stands for venous thromboembolism and is a condition where a blood clot forms in a vein. This is most common in a leg vein but a blood clot can form in the lungs. Use this assessment to find out your risk of developing one.
A healthy bladder is important to all of us, yet many people suffer in silence even though a lot can be done to improve things. Take this short assessment to find out if you should seek further advice.
Nearly all of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives. Explore this guide to learn more about the different types of back pain, get advice on treatment and understand the ways you can prevent back pain in the future.
Heavy periods are not necessarily a sign there is anything wrong, but they can affect you physically and emotionally and can cause disruption to everyday life. This assessment will help you to gauge how heavy your periods are and will explain more about potential causes and treatment options.
Be kind and you will be well. It has been the cornerstone of Eastern philosophy for centuries. But what if recognising our shared humanity was more than just a sentimental ideal? What if consciously practising kindness could change the wiring of your brain and make you live longer? Read More
Obesity causes high blood pressure (also known by its medical term, “hypertension”). For many cases of diagnosed hypertension, both medication and lifestyle changes are needed—and weight loss is an important part of those lifestyle changes that help manage and lower blood pressure. The three listed below will not only help lower blood pressure in most people who have high blood pressure, but they can also prevent or delay the onset of hypertension in those who currently have normal or “borderline” blood pressure. Read More
On a recent trip to Cuba I determined to find out how that country manages to have an infant mortality rate well below that of the U.S., with dramatically fewer resources than we have. It defies logic, but in spite of its poverty Cuba demonstrates remarkably good health outcomes, particularly for infants. The most recent estimates show the Cuban infant mortality rate (IMR) to be 4.7 per thousand infants born alive, on par with much wealthier countries like Canada and New Zealand. That rate is significantly lower than the current U.S. rate of 6.2, much lower than the average IMR of 15 for other countries in the Latin America/Caribbean region. How did this happen? Read More
I suspect in almost every household in America people have non-steroidal, anti-inflammmatory drugs (NSAIDs), sometimes used as painkillers. All NSAIDs have side effects, and new research published in the journal Neurology shows that increased risk of death from stroke comes along with certain of these drugs. Read More