Oz Tries to Distance Himself From Campaign Attacks on Fetterman Health

  • The campaign of Dr. Mehmet Oz has attacked his Democratic rival over suffering a stroke.
  • “If John Fetterman had ever eaten a vegetable in his life, then maybe he wouldn’t have had a major stroke,” a spokesperson told Insider.
  • In a radio interview, Oz said he “can only speak to what I’m saying.”

For weeks, the campaign of Dr. Mehmet Oz has been labeling Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman a “basement bum” for taking time off the campaign trail to recover from a stroke, arguing that he’s dodging debates and questions over his record.

That line of attack escalated earlier this month when a spokesperson for Oz, the celebrity doctor turned Republican candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania, told Insider that his Democratic rival was to blame for his health problems.

“If John Fetterman had ever eaten a vegetable in his life, then maybe he wouldn’t have

Could controlling the brain’s own clean-up crew help?

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Microglia are thought to be key drivers of many neurological conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease. Roxana Wegner/Getty Images
  • Evidence suggests that microglia—the primary immune cells in the brain—may directly contribute to the development of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
  • Due to technical challenges, scientists have not been able to decipher the molecular mechanisms underlying microglia activity or function in healthy and diseased brains.
  • Scientists have now developed a new method based on the gene-editing tool CRISPR to identify genes that modulate the function of microglia.
  • By identifying the genes involved in disease-driving states of microglial activityscientists were able to switch the genes on and offpaving the path for developing new therapies for AD.

In a recent study published inNature Neurosciencescientists revealed a novel screening platform for characterizing genes that regulate specific microglial functions which may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Characterizing regulatory

LA County health department turns off social media replies, says account is for ‘informational purposes’ only

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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health turned off the ability for social media users to reply to its posts, and said in a Sunday statement that its social media accounts are for “informational purposes only.”

“This account is now for informational purposes only and, for that reason, public comments are limited to live ‘town hall’ type events it conducts wherein it solicits questions from the public during the live event. Once such events are concluded, the Department will then close the live event post to public comments. Other posts will remain closed to public comments,” the tweet reads.

The department also said that residents can send a direct message if they have any questions.

“Residents who have questions or are looking for guidance can send a direct message and Public Health will respond as soon as possible,” the tweet

Postpartum health care is at risk in Texas thanks to more partisan politics

In a state with one of the highest maternal mortality rates, the last thing we need is another foolish political fight getting in the way of health care.

But that’s exactly what is happening when it comes to extending Medicaid coverage for postpartum women, including new mothers, from two months to six months in Texas.

The state’s application to extend Medicaid coverage for new mothers from two months to six months was denied by the Biden administration because of language within the state’s application that administration officials think could be interpreted as excluding women who had abortions.

State House Bill 113, passed in 2021, extended coverage to women who deliver a baby or have an “involuntary miscarriage.” In a post-Roe world, federal officials interpreted the wording as possibly excluding women who have had elective abortions.

We aren’t sure that was what state lawmakers intended. What we can say empathically is

Ubie, Japanese Health-tech Startup, Raises $26.2 Million in Series C, $59.8 Million in Total

– Bringing Unprecedented Medical Experience by Strengthening Partnerships with Pharmaceutical Companies in Japan and US to Build Medical Data Platform –

TOKYO and SINGAPORE, Aug. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Ubie, Inc., a healthcare AI startup with the mission “To develop a healthcare guide for everyone,” announced that it has been raised $26.2 million (*1) in the 1st round of Series C funding. New investors in the round include Norinchukin Capital Co., Ltd., NVenture Capital Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Capital Solutions Limited), The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited, and Egg FORWARD, Inc., while existing investors include SUZUKEN CO., LTD. To date, Ubie has been raised $59.8 million (*2).

Ubie is one of the few startups in the world with a medical data platform that has direct contact with both patients and medical institutions. Ubie offers two services that focus on the “medical questionnaire” as a gateway to healthcare,