• More pandemic-style price fixing won’t help global health
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    More pandemic-style price fixing won’t help global health

    This week, 19 House Ways and Means Committee members wrote to President Biden opposing broadening the pandemic-era waiver on intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines. Despite evidence that the waiver failed to foster developing countries’ access to these vaccines, left serious supply-chain deficits unresolved and threatened future drug development and innovation, the Biden administration and World Trade Organization are contemplating extending it to include COVID-19 diagnostic tools and therapeutics. Undermining pharma giants and blaming them for excessive profits off patented medicines — even as these companies benefit from billions in public contracts and government-authorized liability waivers — has a lot of populist appeal. Unfortunately, fixing the price of intellectual property at zero deters new American drugs from being developed and brought to market, thus jeopardizing the…

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  •  Billion Donation Will Provide Free Tuition at a Bronx Medical School
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    $1 Billion Donation Will Provide Free Tuition at a Bronx Medical School

    The 93-year-old widow of a Wall Street financier has donated $1 billion to a Bronx medical school, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, with instructions that the gift be used to cover tuition for all students going forward. The donor, Ruth Gottesman, is a former professor at Einstein, where she studied learning disabilities, developed a screening test and ran literacy programs. It is one of the largest charitable donations to an educational institution in the United States and most likely the largest to a medical school. The fortune came from her late husband, David Gottesman, known as Sandy, who was a protégé of Warren Buffett and had made an early…

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  • National Institutes Of Environmental Health Sciences Highlight Professor Upal Ghosh’s Work Cleaning Contaminated Waterways
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    National Institutes Of Environmental Health Sciences Highlight Professor Upal Ghosh’s Work Cleaning Contaminated Waterways

    The positive environmental and health impacts of work led by Upal Ghosh, professor of chemical, biochemical, and environmental engineering at UMBC, was recently highlighted by the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). The agency showcased a low-cost technology that Ghosh and his colleagues developed to clean waterways contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), a group of likely carcinogenic chemicals that were used in insulation, coolants, and electrical equipment for decades before being banned in the U.S. in 1979.  The chemicals are stable and persist in the environment, often accumulating in fish that live in contaminated waterways and posing a risk to humans who consume those fish. NIEHS funded Ghosh’s research…

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  • National Women’s Health and Fitness Day 2022
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    National Women’s Health and Fitness Day 2022

    5 Ways To Restart Your Fitness Routine and Stay Active In the midst of the pandemic, you may have fallen off track with your fitness routine, canceled your gym membership, or found it hard to maintain the fitness habits you once took for granted. This National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, which is celebrated every year on the last Wednesday of September, follow these steps to get back into your routine and form new health and fitness goals. Step 1: Make a commitment Take the first step by making the decision to get back on track with your fitness routine. One way to do this is to make a list…

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  • IVF court ruling further upends women’s health care in Alabama
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    IVF court ruling further upends women’s health care in Alabama

    AUBURN, Ala. — She removed the tiny vials from her refrigerator and began filling syringes laid out on her dining room table, determined to continue injections that could make her a mother. “I am going to keep fighting,” said Gabrielle “Gabby” Goidel, wincing as her husband gave her the first shot of an in vitro fertilization cycle precisely timed so a doctor could extract eggs, fertilize them and implant embryos before month’s end. Just a few days earlier, Alabama’s Supreme Court had ruled that frozen embryos are children and that people can be held liable for destroying them. The outcome had thrown countless women’s hopes and plans into doubt. Already,…

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  • Parenting Style Could Influence ADHD Severity in Kids
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    Parenting Style Could Influence ADHD Severity in Kids

    MONDAY, Feb. 19, 2024 (HealthDay News) — A shift in parenting early in a child’s development might help curb the symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research suggests. When a preschooler exhibits an “excitable or exuberant” temperament, dialing down a “controlling” style of parenting in favor of what’s known as “directive” parenting could mean milder ADHD symptoms as a child ages, Canadian researchers report. “More directive parenting, which is not controlling but guides the child with verbal and physical cues, can help develop the child’s self-regulatory skills and prevent their ADHD symptoms from increasing,” explained study co-author Dr. Heather Henderson, a professor of developmental psychology at the University of…

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  • 81% of Gen Z believe they can write self-help books
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    81% of Gen Z believe they can write self-help books

    Philadelphia — It takes audacity to write a self-help book. What you’re proclaiming, page after page, is not only that you have a better take on what’s plaguing the human condition than everyone else, you’re also saying that you’re enlightened enough to fix it. That’s chutzpah. Now comes a new survey that says 47% of Americans believe they could write a self-help (also called self-improvement) book. What’s more, 81% of Gen Z folks (ages 12 to 27) are confident they could pen such a tome, compared to 48% of millennials (ages 28 to 43), and just 28% of boomers (ages 60 to 78). The survey was conducted last fall by OnePoll,…

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