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27.6% of California Adults Have High Cholesterol, 15th Fewest in U.S.

27.6% of California Adults Have High Cholesterol, 15th Fewest in U.S.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began last year, much attention has been paid to the ways the risk levels for severe illness or death from the virus interacts with other health conditions. Age is one of the most significant risk factors, but COVID-19 is also particularly damaging for individuals who are obese or have preexisting heart […]

Do Drug Trials Underestimate Side Effects?

Do Drug Trials Underestimate Side Effects?

Sebastian Rushworth M.D. One commonly used trick in drug trials is to exclude any group that might make the drug look worse, such as those that are more likely to experience side effects. A good recent example of this is the covid vaccine trials, which largely excluded people with auto-immune diseases (more likely to develop […]