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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 World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years. The United Nations agency has in the past pushed to exterminate infectious diseases, but...

source: TIME

Our bodies have an innate "timer" known as the biological clock. A new study suggests that one gene that helps to regulate this timer may also have a protective role against breast cancer. A collection of genes that encode different proteins found in many of our tissues...

source: Medical News Today

Eating plans that focus on matching your diet to your DNA or to the rate at which your body pumps out insulin (a hormone that has an impact on fat storage) have been popular recently. But a new study in JAMA found that neither genetic makeup nor the amount of insulin the...

source: The Washington Post

The Food and Drug Administration is asking federal courts on opposite sides of the country to permanently stop two stem cell companies from operating after reports of patients being blinded by their treatments. In a statement Wednesday...

source: The Washington Post

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded approval for fingolimod (Gilenya, Novartis) to the treatment of children and adolescents with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) who are aged 10 years or older, the first such approval of a drug to treat MS in pediatric...

source: Medscape


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