Genetics

Robotic technology speeds arrhythmia gene classification

Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have used high-throughput robotic technology to rapidly study and classify variations in a gene linked to heart rhythm disorders and cardiac conditions.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pandemic is changing your next doc appointment

(HealthDay)—In response to the coronavirus pandemic, many doctors' offices and clinics have made changes to protect patients, care providers and staff.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

World walls off as leaders warn viral pandemic will worsen

People around the world became increasingly closed off from one another Thursday as sweeping travel bans accelerated, walling regions apart as a viral pandemic unfolds and financial markets plunge.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO declares that virus crisis is now a pandemic

Expressing alarm both about mounting infections and slow government responses, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic but also said it's not too late for countries ...

Health

EPA proposal would limit use of science in public health rules

Scientists and doctors are sounding the alarm about a Trump administration proposal to significantly limit the use of scientific and medical research in setting public health regulations. They warn that the new Environmental ...

Health

New study confirms the long-term benefits of a low-fat diet

A team led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has identified several women's health benefits from a low-fat diet. The findings, published in the September issue of the Journal of Nutrition, found a low-fat ...

Medications

Maker of OxyContin agrees to $270M settlement in Oklahoma

The maker of OxyContin and the company's controlling family agreed Tuesday to pay a groundbreaking $270 million to Oklahoma to settle allegations they helped create the nation's deadly opioid crisis with their aggressive ...

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