Majority of Americans are unaware of several major risk factors for cancer

ASCO’s National Cancer Opinion Survey, a large, nationally representative survey conducted online by Harris Poll, found that the majority of Americans are unaware of several major risk factors for cancer—most notably obesity, which will soon overtake smoking as the largest preventable cause of cancer in the United States. Continue reading

Why does pharma ignore caregivers?

KEY TAKEAWAY: Almost 45 million American adults provided informal (unpaid) care.  Over half of caregivers are female (60%) while caregiving can take an enormous toll on caregivers.  For example, a Stanford Medicine study that showed 40 percent of Alzheimer’s caregivers die before their patient, “not from disease, but from the sheer physical, spiritual and emotional toll of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Continue reading

We need prescription drugs to compensate for poor lifestyles

KEY TAKEAWAY: Nearly 40% of adults and 19% of youth are obese , the highest rate the country has ever seen in all adults, according to research released Friday by the National Center for Health Statistics.  This, of course, means that the public is going to be more dependent on prescription drugs to maintain their health at the same time they complain about big pharma. Continue reading