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If you got your DNA tested, you may face these 5 big risks

Consumer DNA genetic testing kits are a booming business, and the biggest risk isn't necessarily uncovering a health scare; it's what these companies may do, or be forced to do, with your genetic data......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 17th, 2018

From birth to old age, here"s what Americans are most likely to die from at every age

Getty Images The biggest risks to our life change as we grow and develop. When we're toddlers, being near water can put us in serious danger, while in middle age, our DNA is more susceptible to damage. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 13th, 2018

THIS is the biggest threat to the economy (and it’s not disease or natural disaster)

Man-made risks like cyber-crime and interstate conflicts rank among the biggest threats to the world’s cities, according to the Lloyd City Risk Index......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 6th, 2018

A study of more than 10,000 breast cancer patients found that some can skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease

Thomson Reuters A study found that around 70,000 early-stage breast cancer patients a year could safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease. The study used a genetic te.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 4th, 2018

Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study finds

Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient's risk......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJun 3rd, 2018

Rare disease drug startup that raised $64 million a few weeks ago now seeks $115 million IPO

Eidos Therapeutics has just one experimental drug in a rare, fatal genetic disease, but it has moved the drug into the clinic quickly......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 26th, 2018

The AI Doctor Will See You Now

Artificial intelligence in medicine promises to alert us to disease or a medical emergency before it happens — if only we can navigate the pitfalls......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjMay 20th, 2018

Toothpase ingredient may combat severe lung disease: Study

CF is a genetic disease with one in every 2,500 to 3,500 people diagnosed with it at an early age.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardMay 19th, 2018

It"s time for a new discussion of Marijuana"s risks

A major risk with cigarettes, heart disease, isn't clearly seen with pot smoking. Only two studies quantified the risk between marijuana use and heart attacks.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardMay 11th, 2018

The CDC asked people if they could find the ticks hidden in this poppy seed muffin — and it"s grossing everyone out

CDC/Twitter The Center for Disease Control (CDC) tweeted a photo of a poppy seed muffin that had five ticks placed on top of it. The tweet linked to the CDC's fact sheet about the importance of preventi.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 9th, 2018

What Is Ocular Melanoma? Doctors Find Extremely Rare Eye Cancer in Groups Across Two States

The disease normally affects only six in a million people......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekMay 1st, 2018

Depression Linked to 44 Genes in Major New Study

Over 200 researchers worked on the largest study yet into the potential genetic risk factors of the disease which is linked to almost 1 million suicides worldwide each year......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekApr 30th, 2018

Macron-Trump Summit Carries Risks for France and the U.S. | Opinion

Trump is negatively viewed in France by a vast majority of the French population but the French, unlike the British, find it positive that their leader should engage with the American president......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekApr 24th, 2018

How dengue, chikungunya can give a new direction to urbanisation in India

What we mainly find is an inequality in disease management, particularly in large cities and the zones between them.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 23rd, 2018

Commentary: Why It’s So Important to Find a Board Certified Doctor

Physicians’ skills and knowledge retention decline over time. Contrary to the views expressed by Niran Al-Agba and Meg Edison in their recent Fortune commentary, Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is important for physician.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneApr 18th, 2018

An apple a day really does keep the doctor away

They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, but did you know that 40 percent of illness is completely preventable? That’s according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which says 900,000 Americans die each year .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 18th, 2018

"Dripping Candle Wax" Bone Disease: Scientists Find Cause of Rare Condition That Causes Bones to "Flow"

The disease can cause bone deformities and chronic pain......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekApr 12th, 2018

Can the Gene-Editing Technology CRISPR Cure This Debilitating Brain Disease?

Is CRISPR the miracle we've been hoping for to treat genetic brain diseases?.....»»

Category: topSource: newsweekApr 10th, 2018

Novartis buying AveXis for $8.7B in big gene therapy bet

AveXis has been working on a treatment for babies with a rare genetic disease         AveXis has been working on a treatment for babies with a rare genetic disease        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayApr 9th, 2018

Novartis buying gene therapy company AveXis for $8.7 billion

AveXis has been working on a treatment for babies with a rare genetic disease         AveXis has been working on a treatment for babies with a rare genetic disease        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayApr 9th, 2018