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Black women are six times more likely than White women to develop tumors that lead to breast cancer. Do genetically-based racial differences play a role?

Black women are six times more likely than White women to develop tumors that lead to breast cancer. Do genetically-based racial differences play a role?

US News & World Report | 
Compared with white women, Black women are 40% more likely to die of the disease, and twice as likely if ...
Electrical brain stimulation appears to relieve OCD symptoms

Electrical brain stimulation appears to relieve OCD symptoms

US News & World Report | 
Researchers found that brain stimulation, delivered over five days, reduced obsessive-compulsive tendencies for three months, though in people who did ...
Could a low-carbohydrate diet send Type 2 diabetes into remission?

Could a low-carbohydrate diet send Type 2 diabetes into remission?

WebMD | 
[An] analysis of 23 small trials found that low-carb diets worked better than other eating plans in helping people lose ...

Research reveals further complexity behind genetics of autism

HealthDay | 
In families that have more than one child with autism, the gene variations underlying each child's disorder often differ, new ...

Artificial skin that ‘feels’ adds new layer to prosthetics

CBS | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  In a step toward ...

Many would give private health info to insurers to save a few bucks

HealthDay | 
Many Americans say they'd submit to insurance company medical tests and lifestyle monitoring in exchange for lower-cost premiums, a new Harris ...

Genetically modified mosquitos can’t find human prey

US News & World Report | 
The following is an excerpt. Scientists have discovered that mutating a smell-related gene in mosquitoes hinders their ability to sniff ...

Gene therapy shows early promise for heart failure

The following is an excerpt. THURSDAY, Feb. 21 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to treating heart failure, the ultimate hope ...
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