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Sy Mukherjee


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Recent articles by Sy:

Online Dating Is Pivoting to Video, and 5 Other Tech Stories to Watch in 2018

Next year could see a watershed moment for Facebook. → Read More

The Ironic Reason Tobacco Companies Are Coming Back to the Airwaves

A strange return to the small screen for Big Tobacco. → Read More

Brainstorm Health: Big Tobacco's TV Return, EMA in Amsterdam, Dog Owner Heart Health

Hello, readers! This is Sy. Courts ruled 11 years ago that big tobacco companies had misled the general public about the health effects of smoking—and that they should pay a price for it. That price didn’t end up being a direct fine; but tobacco firms were told to issue “corrective statements” in marketing materials—including television ads—to make up for the dubious claims they issued over… → Read More

Americans Are Embarrassingly Bad at Eating Fruits and Vegetables. We Can Fix That

Just one in ten Americans gets the recommended fruit and veggie fix, CDC says. → Read More

There Will Probably Never Be a Human Head Transplant

Neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero claims head transplants are imminent; many remain skeptical. → Read More

Gene Therapy Is Revolutionary Science That Can Cure Blindness. Is It Worth $1 Million a Pop?

The FDA may approve Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna. The gene therapy can cure an inherited form of blindness but could cost $1 million. → Read More

Brainstorm Health: Gene Therapy Cost, Roche Drug Approval, Medicaid Work Requirements

Greetings, readers! This is Sy (Cliff is swamped, so consider this “Sy Week” at Brainstorm Health Daily.) 2017 has been a marquee year for gene therapy and medical technologies which harness—and manipulate—the body’s very biological building blocks to fight disease. But with great innovation comes profound questions about cost. And the expected sky-high price tags for new treatments in the… → Read More

This Startup Is Bringing the Gig Economy to Health Care With Virtual Doctor Visits

Nomad Health wants to fix medical staffing shortages with digital tech. → Read More

Brainstorm Health: Health Care Gig Economy, Digital Pill Concerns, Obamacare Signups

Greetings, readers! This is Sy. Nomad Health co-founder and CEO Dr. Alexi Nazem says he wants to bring the gig economy to health care. His company’s set out to do so by allowing doctors and nurses (in certain regions) to team up with hospitals that need medical professionals on a short-term, freelance basis. And now, Nomad is taking the digital health-gig economy hybrid philosophy a step further… → Read More

The Digital Pill Era Is Here—And It Could Help Solve a $300 Billion Health Care Problem

The FDA approved the first pill that can be tracked digitally after being ingested. → Read More

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… → Read More

No, Kratom Isn't a Safe Natural 'Remedy' for Pain and Opioid Addiction, FDA Says

The FDA cited "deadly risks" associated with the increasingly popular kratom. → Read More

Trump, Who Trashes Drug Makers, Just Picked an Industry Vet to Run U.S. Health Care

Alex Azar was a top executive at drug giant Eli Lilly. → Read More

Brainstorm Health: Trump HHS Pick, Cholesterol Gene Editing, Bill Gates Dementia Funding

President Donald Trump on Monday announced that he is nominating Alex Azar, a former top executive at U.S. pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, to be the next Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Trump’s previous HHS Secretary, Tom Price, resigned in September following a scandal centering on his use of private chartered jets on the taxpayer dime. If confirmed by the U.S.… → Read More

Trump Won’t Meet With U.S. Nobel Prize Winners. They’re Pretty O.K. With That.

Trump reportedly won't be meeting the Nobel winners over a scheduling conflict. → Read More

Brainstorm Health: Veterans' Health, Hepatitis B Vaccine, Trump HHS Shortlist

Greetings, readers! This is Sy. This Saturday marks Veterans Day, when Americans pay respect to those who have served in the armed forces. But it also marks an opportunity to highlight the issues most important to military families—and few are quite as significant as the persistent holes in medical care and socioeconomic ills which afflict veterans’ health. Suicide and drug overdoses are two of… → Read More

What's Killing America's Veterans? Here's What the Data Says

Federal data shows big challenges in veterans' health care. → Read More

The Real Significance Behind Uber's Big Obamacare Signup Push

Uber is urging its drivers to sign up for health insurance during open enrollment. → Read More

One of the World's Biggest Cancer Groups Says Even Light Drinking Increases Cancer Risk

A new report from major cancer doctor group ASCO finds that even moderate or light alcohol drinking increases your risk for some cancers. → Read More

3 Ways Obamacare Won Big in Election 2017

Maine voters approved Obamacare's Medicaid expansion Tuesday. And the Virginia election results suggest the state may also expand Medicaid. → Read More