Last month, Ionis Pharmaceuticals announced the long-awaited results of a clinical trial designed to test the safety and tolerability of a gene-silencing drug called IONIS-HTTRx in people with Huntington’s disease (HD).
Last month in Ohio, a bill was signed into law that, as of March 1, makes it a felony to perform an abortion on a woman if it is being done because the fetus has Down syndrome. The law elicited a minimal amount of ink, and that’s understandable, because it seems unlikely to withstand a legal challenge and, if allowed to stand, unlikely to be enforced.
Being diagnosed with a serious illness doesn’t just lead to doctors’ appointments and hospital stays; it can blow a hole in a person’s life that sends shock waves into the lives of friends and family, particularly their caregivers. America’s health care system, with its obsession with technology, has largely ignored the problems of very sick people that aren’t medical and even some that are, such as pain and the side effects of treatment.
@DeniseSchipani I thought McSweeneys didn't pay, but wasn't sure, how ironic! So best for them to publish material which implies that no one could possibly make a living as a freelance writer & should be grateful for every check that shows up.
Yes, this is supposed to be a humor piece, but adds to the fallacy that #freelance writers can't earn a decent living & subsist on "fistfuls of stuck together mini marshmallows that have been in the pantry since last winter": http://ow.ly/mohd30iyEHO
The other drug epidemic: while opioid prescribing peaked in 2012, benzodiazepine prescribing (for anxiety & insomnia) continues to rise & addiction can follow, op-ed @statnews: http://ow.ly/fihr30iyA9w
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".