An independent newsletter from outside the filter bubble: tech, health care, and public affairs reporting.
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I've made an executive decision to dial this newsletter back to once a week. Reasons: too much politics, too much incoming for everyone, too much good content behind paywalls. Now maybe the quality will rise. I'll publish Fridays. Feedback and comments?
For those who want their hearts broken, the story of Zohar and Gabi Ilinetsky, the parents of one-year-old twins, is a world to live inside. Zohar: twenty-seven, confident, and voluble, a construction project manager proud of his work. Gabi:…
francine hardawayI've seen friends of mine have to do this. The medical campaigns are touching, but the frauds are growing.
In the 30 years that biomedical researchers have worked determinedly to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease, their counterparts have developed drugs that helped cut deaths from cardiovascular disease by more than half, and cancer drugs able to…
francine hardawayI guess all those people who believed in the amyloid theory distracted from other efforts.
The New York Times
– Jun 25, 1:51 PM
Can certain medications increase your risk of dementia? A new study suggests that people who take a class of common medicines called anticholinergic drugs for several years may be more likely to develop dementia as they age. This is not a new…
francine hardawayOops. The unintended consequences again.
QUEEN CREEK, AZ, June 27, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE – No Borders, Inc. (NBDR) The Company is pleased to announce that No Borders Dental Resources, Inc. dba MediDent Supplies, has been awarded a contract to supply leading…
francine hardawaySo proud of NBDR, which I've advised since it started. Joe Snyder is the energizer bunny.
Walmart has been working to address the needs of low-income shoppers for some time. More recently, it's been introducing new ways to serve customers on public assistance. In fall 2017, the retailer began a small test allowing customers to pay for…
francine hardawayA terrific boon for moms with young kids for whom the supermarket is a nightmare
Companies have embraced health surveys, biometric screenings and other wellness offerings, as a way to keep employees healthy and lower their overall medical costs. But studies are finding that most traditional workplace wellness programs do not…
francine hardawayBrilliant. They don’t work anyway and they’re expensive. Only the healthy people use them.
The New York Times
– Jun 12, 2:00 AM
Our bodies seem to adjust to prolonged, repeated physical exertion and its energy demands by burning fewer — instead of more — calories over the course of the day, even if our exertions continue at the same level, according to a…
francine hardawayAnother piece of hilarity in the unintended consequences department.
The New York Times
– Jun 27, 12:00 AM
The year is 2019, and the brainy engineers of Silicon Valley are hunkered down, working on transformative, next-generation technologies like self-driving cars, digital currencies and quantum computing. Meanwhile, the buzziest start-up in San…
francine hardawayOf course you know I will do this!
Apple's chief design officer Jonathan Ive is departing the company, bringing an end to a tenure spent crafting some of technology's most influential products including the iPhone. Ive is leaving his official role at Apple “to form an…
francine hardawayIt will be years before this is felt, but I'm sad. He's just great. I'm sure he's a billionaire by now from Apple stock.