Will Trump Appoint a Solid FDA Commissioner?

New post at M. Revolution:

Each of the leading nominees also understands that we are entering a brand new world of personalized medicine that may require changes in the way in which the FDA approves medical devices and drugs. Smartphones equipped with detectors perform ECGs, can monitor blood pressure and even examine DNA. Other devices being accessible or developed contain contact lens that can track glucose levels and eye pressure, devices for tracking and analyzing gait in head bands and real time that monitor and even fix your brain waves.

The FDA has an inconsistent even schizophrenic approach towards these brand new apparatus—some have been approved and yet at exactly the same time the FDA has banned 23andMe and other direct-to-consumer genetic testing businesses from offering some DNA tests because of “the danger that a test result could be utilized by a patient to self-manage”. If someone is looking for nearby sushi but their DNA test says they’re allergic to fish, will the FDA be able to provide insurers with this type of information in a way that it can impact the end consumer? But the FDA shouldn’t be restricting the information that patients may detect about the guidance which will be given based on such an info or their particular bodies. Interference of the sort breaks the first amendment and the longstanding doctrine that the FDA does not control the practice of medicine.

Srinivisan is an electrical engineer and a computer scientist who has additionally printed in the New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Biotechnology, and Nature Reviews Genetics. He’s a co founder of Counsyl, a genetic testing firm that now examines ~4% of all US births, so he understands the significance of the brand new world of personalized medicine.

Why you’re not achieving your goals

Shooting for the moon is a worthwhile target or goal if you are NASA.

But as Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy explains in a recent Big Think video, the typical man will probably find more success (and well-being) if they shoot for only down the block — at least at first.

The biggest mistake lots of folks make in establishing goals for themselves, Cuddy says, is that they focus only on the results, not the process.

Cuddy is a professional on human behavior and the writer of “Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self for Your Largest Challenges.” She’s ran lots of research into miniature causes that cause us to either take satisfaction in our achievements or look back on our failings with disappointment and regret.

She’s found that people frequently get down on themselves because of ill or unrealistic planned targets.

“They are so big. They’re so distant,” Cuddy says of moonshots like losing a lot of weight or getting an ideal job. “They demand a million small measures in between, and each of those little measures is the opportunity to fail.”

The brighter approach would be to learn to embrace the process.

See the rest of the article at the World Economic Forum.