Author Archives: Steve Walker

Health-sector IPO action heating up big time after Labor Day pause.

Health-sector initial public offerings are alive and kicking again, as over $1B was raised last week among just for aspiring players, now taking their chances in the big league stock… Read more »

Health-sector stocks mostly up after nerve-racking presidential debate.

Winners barely beat out losers last week as health care outshone climate change and gun control (among other topics) at the latest Democratic debate last week. (See our broader health-sector… Read more »

Op-ed piece on “Quantity- versus quality-of-life for stage IV cancer patients: What my younger brother learned first-hand and later taught me.”

The News: A new, provocative study published in March in the journal Cancer sheds some light on the relationship between patients’ belief about their likely curability and the trade-offs they are prepared… Read more »

Middle-age hearing loss linked to dementia. Say again?

The News: Hearing loss in middle age is associated with higher odds of cognitive decline and dementia in later years, suggests a large study in Taiwan. Researchers tracked more than… Read more »

All three of the world’s major drug regulators have busy week despite heat waves, political chaos. You know; the usual.

Last week was a rare case where the world’s leading drugs and devices regulators were all in action simultaneously. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Medicines Agency… Read more »