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Our Picks for Top Blog Posts and News Stories of 2015

We've had a great year on the Healthyist in 2015, and we'd like to take this time to thank you for reading and provide you with another opportunity to read our most popular blog posts of the year. Most popular Healthyist posts in 2015: Part 1: To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate: Why that Should Not be a Question Warming Up for SCOPE 2015 What Health News Can You Trust? Remembering John and Alicia Nash: Brilliance, Sacrifice, Undeniable Courage, and the Devotion Care… [Read More]

Chagas and Benznidazole: A Treatment that Started Out as a Donation

One year ago, the Healthyist wrote about how Ebola could potentially bring much needed attention to the FDA's priority review voucher program (PVR) if it was added to WHO's list of neglected tropical diseases (NTD). As strange as it seems, the PVR law has come back into the limelight via another extremely serious disease, Chagas. Unlike Ebola, Chagas (American Trypanosomiasis) isalready classified by WHO as a NTD. When a disease is categorized as a NTD, it generally affects a large… [Read More]

Antibiotic Resistance Is (Probably) Not What You Think It Is

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report on what it is calling the " phantom menace"-a new superbug that could become a threat. Although the carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriacae (CRE) is not yet something we need to worry greatly about, it is something that infectious disease experts are closely watching. Superbugs belonging to the CRE family are known to be resistant to most antibiotics. The "phantom menace"--given its moniker bec… [Read More]


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