Tag Archives: Brainstorm

Brainstorm Health: Digital Pill, FDA Kratom Warning, Hypertension Guidelines

Hello, readers! This is Sy. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday approved the first ever drug-digital tracking tool hybrid for the U.S. market. The digital pill, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd’s Abilify MyCite, uses sensor technology developed by Proteus Digital Health in combination with a version of Otsuka’s best-selling mental illness medication Abilify, which is used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, ... Read More »

Brainstorm Health: Robot Surgeons, GSK Shingles Vaccine, Uninsurance Rate

Happy Monday, Dailies. Popular Science is out with its 30th annual list of “The 100 Greatest Innovations” of the year—and the top dozen are in the category of health. The list includes some well-covered breakthroughs, such as targeted killer T cells in cancer immunotherapyand the gene-editing DIY’er CRISPR, which I’ve written about here and here. But among the litany of stand-out innovations are some novel and ... Read More »

Brainstorm Health: Obesity and Cancer, Mylan Stock Soars, Online Doctor Ratings

As far as public health threats go, there are few that carry as many multifaceted risks as obesity does. The condition is linked to everything from high blood pressure (and its associate cardiovascular health disorders) to metabolic illnesses like diabetes. But obesity is also a significant factor in certain types of cancer—and those cancers are on the rise, according to new ... Read More »