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Neil Mehta
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Physician, Asst Dean EdTechnology
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Big news for #PCSK9 inhibitors - adding evolocumab to statin dropped LDL (bad) cholesterol level to 30 (from a baseline of 90) and reduced cardiovascular risk additional 20%. Need to treat 75 people for 2 years to prevent 1 event.
Trial was 48 weeks - too early to show mortality benefit.

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Early Lessons from India's Demonetization Experiment - Strong narrative >> Big Data
Via @HBR

Consider the sequence of events in its demonetization saga. In November the government made a high-risk, high-stakes economic intervention in the world's largest democracy, with an objective to reduce corruption.

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History of social and ethical issues surrounding Sickle Cell disease and some landmark discoveries in this first molecular disease. 

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How #oncology evolved from just targeting rapidly dividing cells to understanding biology of individual types of #cancer.

This has led to recognition that there are. many types of Cancers and that some cancers can be treated with less toxic oral medications 

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#Gene therapy prevents #sickle crises - 15 month case study. 

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40% of healthcare workers get insufficient #sleep according to CDC report
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6608a2.htm

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Doing 4 (vs. 2) hours of moderate physical activity per week reduces heart risk regardless of weight in people >55 #exercise #BMI
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2047487317693952
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Which heart-healthy diet does evidence support?
From the American College of Cardiology
http://www.onlinejacc.org/content/69/9/1172?_ga=1.200811758.1702692084.1473672156
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WHO's list of 12 bacteria that pose high risk due to antibiotic resistance.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/27/health/who-bacteria-antibiotics-list-amr/
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