Category Archives: Health News

How NSW COVID outbreak is spreading in Vic

HOW THE NSW CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK IS SPREADING THROUGH VICTORIA: REMOVALIST CLUSTER * Two of a group of three NSW removalists have tested positive for coronavirus after they did jobs in Craigieburn and the Ariele Apartments in Maribyrnong on Thursday, July 8, while infectious * Four residents from the third floor of the Ariele Apartments have… Read More »

Essential Reads: Zuranolone for Postpartum Depression

In 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved brexanolone, marketed by Sage Therapeutics as Zulresso, as a treatment for postpartum depression (PPD).  As a neurosteroid, brexanolone represents a novel approach to the treatment of postpartum mood disorders.  One of the most exciting things about brexanolone is the rapidity of the response, with the initial… Read More »

Why We May Never Know Whether the $56,000-a-Year Alzheimer’s Drug Actually Works

The Food and Drug Administration’s approval in June of a drug purporting to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease was widely celebrated, but it also touched off alarms. There were worries in the scientific community about the drug’s mixed results in studies — the FDA’s own expert advisory panel was nearly unanimous in opposing its… Read More »