1. A new drug has been found to reduce cardiovascular mortality and heart failure in diabetic patients – but at a very high cost per patient, even as the claims are backed by a journal with a vested interest.

  2. It is no wonder that between 66% and 75% of clinical trials whose results are published in the major medical journals are funded by the drug industry.

  3. The Zika virus has considerable potential to penetrate our borders to play havoc amid the ideal conditions provided both for it and the mosquitoes.

  4. Before you draw your next breath, be aware that it could seriously damage you. Scientists have estimated that air pollution by prevailing PM2.5 levels will have led to 6.6 million premature deaths by 2050.

  5. Governance should not be confused with business and winning cannot be at the cost of kickbacks to corrupt coaches and officials.

  6. The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) randomised 9,361 high-risk hypertensive adults with systolic blood pressures of 130 or more.

  7. We are sitting ducks against a virus that has no antidote as yet and which can take out both children and adults.

  8. This report describes DeBakey Type I aortic dissection in a middle-aged hypertensive female
    who had undergone mitral tissue valve replacement a decade previously.

  9. 2015 Nobel for Medicine Rewards Seminal Old Cures for Parasitic Diseases | The Wire

  10. Big Pharma is Subtly But Surely Spinning Statins Out of Control | The Wire; 20th August 2015.


  11. Sound Pollution, the Not So Silent Killer | The Wire; 2nd August 2015.