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How to Usher In a New Era of Preventive Health Care

Source: Theranos / ELIZABETH HOLMES Laboratory tests drive 70% of all clinical decisions in health care. They’re used to determine whether a patient should start taking medication and, if so, … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

What is a Mitral Valve Prolapse?

Mitral valve prolapse is a condition in which the mitral valve doesn’t close correctly. This valve sits between the two left chambers of the heart—the left atrium and left ventricle. … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Scientific Experts: Sugar Intake ‘Should be Halved’

Source: BBC Health A committee of scientists has advised the government to halve the current recommended daily intake of sugar. Nutrition experts say no more than 5% of daily calories should … Continue reading

July 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Common Knee Surgery May Not Help You, Study Finds

A common type of knee surgery to ease pain and clean up worn-out knees may not be worth the time and effort for middle-aged patients, researchers reported Tuesday. A review … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

♥ London Health Sciences Centre Announces Firsts in Treatment Option for Blood Circulation

London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) continues its tradition of innovation as it is the first in North America to use a new blood circulation device and first in the world … Continue reading

July 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Gene Therapy Stabilises Lungs of Cystic Fibrosis Patients

By Pallab GhoshScience correspondent, BBC News A gene therapy has stabilised and slightly improved cystic fibrosis in some of 136 patients in a trial. Their lungs showed no decline, on … Continue reading

July 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Parkinson’s Disease May Begin in the Gut

A major epidemiological registry-based study indicates that Parkinson’s disease begins in the gastrointestinal tract. The study is the largest in the field so far. The chronic neurodegenerative Parkinson’s disease affects an … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · Leave a comment