Austin Frakt


Content by Austin Frakt

    • Why Preventing Cancer Is Not the Priority in Drug Development

      A recent study estimated that the commercialization lag's incentive to invest in drugs of shorter duration benefit led to 890,000 lost life-years among American patients.

    • Your New Medical Team: Algorithms and Physicians

      Can machines outperform doctors? Not yet. But in some areas of medicine, they can make the care doctors deliver better.

    • How to Know Whether to Believe a Health Study

      Every day, new health care research findings are reported. And every time you read such news, you are undoubtedly left asking: Should I believe this?

    • Evidence Points to a Better Way to Fight Insomnia

      Consistent sleeplessness that causes some daytime problems is all it takes to be considered an insomniac.

    • The Treatment Isn't Always the Cure

      In his State of the Union address last week, President Barack Obama encouraged the development of -precision medicine,- which would tailor treatments based on individuals genetics or physiology.

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