Recent controversies of drugs granted accelerated approval have raised important questions about the evidence needed to determine whether the benefits outweigh the risks in the short-term or the long-term, and what can be done to improve the pathway.Read More »
Preventing Disease & Staying Healthy
We all know that it’s good to exercise, eat fresh fruits and vegetables, and get a good night’s sleep. But it’s hard to change our habits, especially if we don’t have persuasive proof that it will improve our lives and health.
The National Center for Health Research is constantly reviewing new research to determine what we can do that will prevent diseases and keep us healthy.
Excellent research is being conducted to learn exactly what kinds of foods and exercise will help you prevent specific diseases, and what exposures to avoid in your daily life. The results are sometimes confusing because new products to prevent diseases are aggressively advertised, whether they work or not. Sometimes the best strategies are ones that don’t cost anything – but who is going to pay to advertise those?
We cut through the hype. We scrutinize new research, and call the researchers to learn even more. Then we translate it into plain language that you can understand.
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NCHR urges FDA to require more diversity in trials to improve accuracy of pulse ox devices
December 2, 2022: NCHR testified at an FDA meeting that there is strong evidence that commonly-used pulse oximeters are less reliable for patients with pigmented skin. The FDA’s current guidelines do not require product labeling to address the impact of skin pigmentation on pulse oximetry. While labeling is important to alert users to possible inaccuracies, it does not diminish the importance of developing devices that are effective for everyone.Read More »
Coronavirus Prevention: Vaccines, Isolation, and Quarantine
How can I protect myself and others from COVID-19? Here is everything you need to know about vaccines (for adults and children), quarantine, and isolation.Read More »
So you think you have COVID-19. What now?
Everything you need to know on the symptoms, treatments, and future immunity from COVID-19.Read More »
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Basics
The coronavirus can infect anyone, young or old, healthy or frail. Here’s what you need to know about the risks, spread, and changing nature of COVID-19.Read More »