Mae Abdelrahman

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The UK will decode the genes of 100,000 people to help fight cancer

The UK is about to launch one of the more ambitious attempts at using genetic research to fight cancer and other nasty diseases. The National Health Service's England branch plans to collect and sequence the genomes of 100,000 people in hopes of understanding both how DNA affects these sicknesses …

Ebola Response Reveals Double Standard In U.S. Health Care

Since Ebola was first discovered in 1976, there have been an estimated 16 to 22 recorded outbreaks. In August, the World Health Organization designated the most recent outbreak a global emergency.<p>Ebola is a deadly infection and the scope of the current epidemic in West Africa is unprecedented. More …

How Doctors Improve Health Via 'Disruptive Technology'

From electronic health records and telemedicine to “internet-driven physical therapy,” Dr. Richard Rothman, founder of the Rothman Institute, says providers of medical care are embracing the promise of the digital age.<p>In an interview at the 2014 Forbes Healthcare Summit, Rothman talks about how a …

This Woman's Reaction to Winning a World Swimming Title Is Everything

We could fill a pool with all our emotions right now.<p>Clear surprise, pure joy—Jamaica's Alia Atkinson won the 100m breaststroke at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Doha, Qatar, over the weekend, and her face says it all.<p>Alia finished in a time of one minute 2.36 seconds, beating the …

Major Medical Providers Are Adopting HealthKit -- A Good Sign for Apple Watch

In theory, it's a great idea: having patients use their iPhone or Apple Watch to track their health data and make it available to their physicians, who are then in a better position to treat them. And now it's clear that major medical providers are seeing the utility of this and are jumping on …

De Blasio: Giuliani 'Fundamentally Misunderstands the Reality' of Race

The New York mayor today addressed the week in protests, and experience with his own son.<p>New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday admonished former Mayor Rudy Giuliani for his repeated recent comments that "responsibility is on the black community" for reducing the necessity of police officers in …

'60 Minutes' Cancer Doctor's Revolutionary Idea: Taking Big Data Seriously

Cancer pioneer and entrepreneur Patrick Soon-Shiong’s appearance on 60 Minutes last night – see this crisp summary by my colleague Matthew Herper – has ignited an impassioned discussion, focused on two key questions: is Soon-Shiong’s approach really revolutionary, and what’s the evidence he’s on …