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Fact-checking – by itself – is inherently flawed on health care topics

Fact-checking has become one of the buzziest buzzwords in journalism. There are more than 100 fact-checking projects around the world. It’s been trotted out to counter alleged “fake” news.  And to monitor the accuracy of political leaders who stretch the boundaries of believability. April 2 has been proclaimed International Fact-Checking Day. Indeed, genuine fact-checking may play an important… Read More »

FDA Approves Rybelsus (semaglutide), the First Oral GLP-1 Analog Treatment for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

FDA Approves Rybelsus (semaglutide), the First Oral GLP-1 Analog Treatment for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Print this page PLAINSBORO, N.J., Sept. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Novo Nordisk today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Rybelsus (semaglutide) tablets 7 mg or 14 mg for adults with type 2 diabetes that… Read More »

‘I asked him “am I going to die?”‘ – school teacher Eimear on her breast cancer diagnosis

Primary school teacher Eimear Cregg was diagnosed with breast cancer last year ‘I asked him “am I going to die?”‘ – school teacher Eimear on her breast cancer diagnosis Independent.ie In January 2018, Eimear Cregg (37) was preparing to return to her job as a primary school teacher after the Christmas break. https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/i-asked-him-am-i-going-to-die-school-teacher-eimear-on-her-breast-cancer-diagnosis-38496983.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article38499566.ece/9e352/AUTOCROP/h342/INTO-and-Cornmarket.jpg Email… Read More »

More health care investment needed – WHO

Governments must boost spending on primary health care by at least an additional one per cent of their gross domestic product to widen coverage and stop impoverishing patients, the World Health Organisation says. Despite some progress, more people are having to pay out-of-pocket for often costly medicines and treatment, the UN agency said on Sunday… Read More »