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Hobby Lobby: Progestins and the politics of prevention

I would rather talk about progestins than politics almost any day of the week — they are far more predictable and cause less constipation and nausea. But the recent decision by the Supreme Court concerning Hobby Lobby and whether they have the right to not cover...

source: By Jason Poquette
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A team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin have identified 46 genes in Escherichia coli that are necessary for its survival at exceptionally high levels of radiation.


Jay Johnson's DNA was cut into pieces. Tiny molecular scissors chopped it into slices the cell couldn’t readily repair. The cell did its best at a speedy patch-up job, but the gene was left effectively useless.

source: Popular Science

Boehringer Ingelheim's treatment for a rare and deadly lung disease picked up the FDA's coveted breakthrough therapy designation, a mark that guarantees a speedy regulatory review and could help the company beat its nearest rival to market. The drug, dubbed nintedanib,...

source: FierceBiotech

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has called an advisory committee meeting on Sept. 17, to discuss the adverse cardiovascular outcomes with the usage of testosterone replacement therapy. The FDA has called for a joint meeting of the...

source: Reuters via Business Insider

Did you sign up for health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace? If so, it might be time for a mid-year checkup — of the financial sort. Beginning this year, if you get your health insurance coverage through...

source: Forbes

Data mining is digging into your health. Actuaries predict your life span. Banks track your spending habits. Now, your employer can tell whether you'll have diabetes a year from now. And the federal government is encouraging businesses to use that information to tell you...

source: POLITICO


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