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Off the Couch, Onto the Stage: My First, Only and Not-So-Great Presidential Debate

DETROIT, MICHIGAN – JULY 31: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden (C) speaks while Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) (R) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) listen during the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July 31,GETTY IMAGES By MICHAEL MILLENSON I could’ve been Kamala Harris, Joe Biden and Marianne Williamson all rolled into… Read More »

FDA Approves Piqray (alpelisib) as First PI3K Inhibitor for Breast Cancer

FDA Approves Piqray (alpelisib) as First PI3K Inhibitor for Breast Cancer Print this page May 24, 2019 — Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Piqray (alpelisib) tablets, to be used in combination with the FDA-approved endocrine therapy fulvestrant, to treat postmenopausal women, and men, with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2… Read More »

Denver votes to become first U.S. city to decriminalize ‘magic mushrooms’

Psilocybin or “magic mushrooms” are seen in an undated photo provided by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in Washington, U.S. May 7, 2019. DEA/Handout via REUTERS (Reuters) – Denver will become the first city in the United States to decriminalize magic mushrooms, based on final unofficial results on Wednesday of a ballot initiative about… Read More »

Global Health: F.D.A. Approves the First Vaccine for Dengue Fever, but Limits Its Use

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first vaccine for dengue, Dengvaxia, but placed significant restrictions on its use because the vaccine has been shown to put some people at heightened risk for a severe form of the disease. In clearing the vaccine, the agency acknowledged the serious public health benefit of slowing a… Read More »

The First Titan Games Winner Is a Truck Driver Who Will Motivate You to Be a Better Man

The Titan Games is here, and it’s definitely not for the weak. The NBC athletic competition and reality TV series presented by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson premiered with two back-to-back episodes Thursday night. We saw, among other things, a 50-year-old firefighter grandmother beat someone half her age along with the crowning of the very first… Read More »