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Some doctors challenge new statin guidelines

(HealthDay)—A new online cholesterol risk calculator produced by two leading U.S. heart organizations is flawed and overstates a person's risk of heart disease, a pair of Harvard Medical School professors ...

Nov 18, 2013
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'Wildly heterogeneous genes'

Cancer tumors almost never share the exact same genetic mutations, a fact that has confounded scientific efforts to better categorize cancer types and develop more targeted, effective treatments.

Sep 15, 2013
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Emergency helicopter airlifts help the seriously injured

Patients transferred to hospital via helicopter ambulance tend to have a higher survival rate than those who take the more traditional road route, despite having more severe injuries. The research, published ...

Jun 21, 2013
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