Most-Read News of 2022


This year's most-read news on MHE features "Paxlovid Rebound: Rare But Real," "John Fetterman’s Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke: ‘I Almost Died’," "Pandemic Mortality Rate Much Lower in Canada Than in the US. Why?," and more.

  1. Paxlovid Rebound: Rare But Real
    Mayo Clinic researchers reported in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases that less than 1% of patients at high risk for experiencing severe COVID-19 who were treated with Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir and ritonavir) experienced a second bout of COVID-19.
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  2. Diabetes Medications Find New Life as Weight-Loss Drugs
    Novo Nordisk’s Saxenda (liraglutide) and Wegovy (semaglutide) are leading the way for a new crop of drugs that reduce appetite. But their cost-effectiveness is in question, and many payers are saying no to coverage — for now.
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  1. John Fetterman’s Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke: ‘I Almost Died’
    Lack of an adherence may have been a factor. The Democratic Senate candidate stopped taking the medications he was prescribed after being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation in 2017.
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  2. Childhood Insomnia Symptoms Often Persist into Adulthood, Study Finds
    Children with poor sleep had a 2.6-fold higher risk of developing adult insomnia, according to longitudinal research conducted by Penn State researchers.
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  3. Pandemic Mortality Rate Much Lower in Canada Than in the US. Why?
    Some researchers have pointed to the benefits of a single-payer system such as the one in Canada. But the author of the PNAS commentary, David Fisman, say it may be trace back to the more communitarian outlook of Canadians.
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