April 23, 2018

Weekly review: Meet the 26-year-old nurse who shocked the world at the Boston Marathon

Daily Briefing

    Alzheimer's has a new definition. (But you probably shouldn't use it.) (Monday, April 16)
    The National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer's Association have proposed a new definition for Alzheimer's disease based on biological signs, rather than symptoms, for the purpose of research—but experts say the proposal could have unintentional ramifications in clinical practice as well.

    Why Amazon just abandoned its big plan to sell Rx drugs to hospitals (Tuesday, April 17)
    Sources say Amazon has shelved its plan to distribute and sell pharmaceutical products partly because the company was not able to get hospitals interested in changing their current processes for purchasing pharmaceuticals.

    Meet the 26-year-old nurse who shocked the world at the Boston Marathon (Wednesday, April 18) Sarah Sellers, a 26-year-old nurse and hobby runner from Arizona, came in a surprising second place at the Boston Marathon on Monday, beating many professional runners. Here's her story.

    'Serious wake-up call': A second glass of alcohol per day could reduce your life expectancy (Thursday, April 19)
    New research finds consuming more than one alcoholic beverage per day, or roughly 100 grams per week, could reduce life expectancy—a finding that suggests U.S. guidelines for male alcohol consumption might be too high.

    TIME's '100 Most Influential': Which health leaders made the list in 2018? (Friday, April 20) TIME on Thursday released its annual "100 Most Influential People" list, showcasing seven health care leaders—and several more whose work has tied closely to health care.

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