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Why hospitals will soon sequence the genes of every single patient

After studying cases and training for years in medical school, doctors are able to identify patterns in a patient’s test results, compare them to that of a healthy individual and come up with a diagnostic and treatment. Better yet, they know how to adapt that treatment based on the patient’s age, …

The Rise Of Overdose Deaths In Rural America

Rural U.S. counties have seen greater increases in fatal drug overdoses since 1999, a new study finds.<p>Over the past few decades, the rate of people dying by drug overdose in the U.S. has risen dramatically. Drug overdose has become one of the leading causes of injury deaths in America, mostly due …

The next global pandemic is somewhere out there. The challenge is to stop it

The threat from a modern global epidemic is real - especially in a connected world<p>Walk past the endless rows of vegetables, past the dozens of stalls selling every possible part of a pig and, at the centre of Cao Lanh city's market, a woman is doing a brisk trade in selling rats for food. Two cages …

RNA's Secret Life Outside the Cell

For decades, researchers have been finding DNA and its sister, RNA, circulating in the body, outside the safe interior of cells where these molecules …

Diabetes: Asia's 'silent killer'

<b>Asia is in the grip of a diabetes epidemic.</b><p>In human and financial terms, the burden is huge and it is hitting the poor especially hard.<p>Often thought of as a disease of the rich, experts say the unabating rise may be fuelled as much by food scarcity and insecurity as it is by excess.<p>Changing …

Polio emergency declared in Middle East following outbreak in Syria

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The Brain "Sees" Objects That You Don't Perceive - PsyBlog

A new study shows how much visual input the brain processes, but we never consciously see.<p>Every day, when you open your eyes in the morning, there is …

The Price Of The Autism-Measles Panic, 15 Years Later

Several news outlets today are reviewing the measles outbreak in Wales, citing public health experts who lay the blame for the burst in cases squarely at the feet of Andrew Wakefield’s bogus MMR vaccine scare in 1998 and the subsequent media coverage. The Wall Street Journal has a particularly …