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Across the globe, 33 million people have atrial fibrillation (AF), a disorder of heart rhythm. In the United States, an estimated 3-6 million people have AF, and with our aging population, this number is expected to increase — AF occurs in 2 percent of those under...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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The FDA granted a new indication for evolocumab (Repatha, Amgen) as the first PCSK9 inhibitor to prevent heart attacks, strokes and coronary revascularizations in adults with established cardiovascular disease (CVD).

source: Pharmacy Practice News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the green light to Roche for its FoundationOne CDx personalized diagnostic cancer test, the Swiss group said recently.

source: Medical Xpress

Does a widening waistline put you at risk for cancer? Apparently so. According to a new study, nearly 6 percent of cancers are attributable at least in part to obesity and diabetes.

source: The New York Times

Many narratives that women have grown up with have been damaging. One of those in particular is the idea that being a mother is the most glorious thing in the world, no questions asked. We’re told the love a woman feels for her child is the purest, and most instant...

source: Forbes

Though high levels of neuroticism put people at risk for depression and anxiety, if those same individuals are also highly extraverted and conscientious they could have a measure of protection against those disorders, according...

source: Science Daily

A common, hands-on method for teaching genetics in grade school encourages students to compare their earlobes with those of their parents: Are they attached and smoothly mesh with the jawline? Or are they detached and dangly? The answer...

source: Science Daily

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