public health

A Solution to China’s Pharma Woes Might Be a Blockchain Away

3 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on A Solution to China’s Pharma Woes Might Be a Blockchain Away
A still-evolving vaccine scandal in China prompted a range of social media discussions in the past week around how blockchain could have prevented such a situation – or how it might be used to stop it in the future. To recap, ChangChun Changsheng Bio-technology, a pharmaceutical firm based in Jilin, is accused of having sold about Read More

Depression diagnosis is up 33% in the US, and that’s a good thing

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Depression diagnosis is up 33% in the US, and that’s a good thing
Depression is on the rise in the United States. A quick glance at the data, which show rising diagnosis rates, could give the impression that a series of terrible events plunged millions of people into depression. (Those with different political ideologies will likely point to different events, but much of the data pre-date 2016, so Read More

Trump blames “global freeloading” for costly US drugs. That’s not the problem

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Trump blames “global freeloading” for costly US drugs. That’s not the problem
Introducing his plan to reduce prescription drug prices in America today, Donald Trump said his government would focus on “tougher negotiation, more competition, and much lower prices.” The president criticized drug makers and insurance companies for failing to put “American patients first.” After listing a series of measures aimed at the US market—such as encouraging Read More

A new analysis of 4-year-old data shows the EPA is ignoring a lot of toxins in US drinking water

10 months ago admin2 Comments Off on A new analysis of 4-year-old data shows the EPA is ignoring a lot of toxins in US drinking water
It takes a lot to convince the US Environmental Protection Agency to limit how much of a toxin can legally show up in America’s drinking water. The threshold for determining probable human harm is very high, and even if harm is detected, the toxin has to show up in enough public water sources with enough Read More