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Women have been under-represented in stroke therapy trials for decades

By Jason Arunn Murugesu An 81-year-old patient undergoes an injected brain scan to detect a stroke BSIP/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Clinical trials to test stroke treatments don’t include enough women, a disparity that could be hampering efforts to develop better care. Globally, about 14 million people have a stroke each year, and… Read More »

“Blood test finds 50 types of cancer” – we’ve been down this path before

Shoddy, incomplete, fawning news coverage of screening tests is one of the most clearly established problems in health news coverage – something HealthNewsReview.org has revealed countless times over the past 15 years. A public relations news release 22 days ago – from “a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early” – touted study… Read More »

Scientist finds early virus sequences that had been mysteriously deleted

Now, by rooting through files stored on Google Cloud, a researcher in Seattle reports that he has recovered 13 of those original sequences — intriguing new information for discerning when and how the virus may have spilled over from a bat or another animal into humans. The new analysis, released Tuesday, bolsters earlier suggestions that… Read More »

White House officials say China hasn’t been ‘completely transparent’ in Covid origin investigation

Members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team investigating the origins of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic leave The Jade Hotel on a bus after completing their quarantine in Wuhan, Chinas central Hubei province on January 28, 2021. HECTOR RETAMAL | AFP | Getty Images Security personnel keep watch outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology during… Read More »

Penn National Gaming CEO says casino recovery has been ‘incredible’ as Covid vaccines roll out

Penn National Gaming CEO Jay Snowden told CNBC on Tuesday the company is seeing a strong recovery at its properties as Covid vaccines are making people feel more comfortable returning to casinos. “What we’re seeing right now in the business … is revenues and volumes that I haven’t seen in years. The month of March has… Read More »