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Ebola and the year of horrors and heroes

Time magazine recently announced its Person of the Year: the Ebola fighters. The runners-up included notable people such as Vladimir Putin and the Ferguson protestors. All of those considered where notable newsmakers this year, but nothing captivated the news —...

source: By Joan Spitrey
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If there was a pill that would extend your life by one day, but it cost a billion dollars, it’s unlikely that many people would argue that health insurance should pay for it. We all understand that while the benefit might be real and quantifiable, it’s not worth...

source: The New York Times

Despite more comprehensive health insurance under the Affordable Care Act that includes mandatory coverage for mental health services, the noted TV newsmagazine 60 Minutes shined a light on the issue of patients denied treatment by doctors who never even saw them.

source: Forbes

The headlines have been coming all year from some of the biggest names in cancer drug discovery and development — from Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca. And just last month, data from Roche's advanced bladder cancer study lit up the international medical...

source: The Huffington Post

A large, new study should reassure the millions of American women who have migraine: The debilitating headaches don't raise the risk for breast cancer. "There is no association between migraine and breast cancer risk," said lead researcher Rulla Tamimi, an associate professor...

source: HealthDay News via WebMD

A lot of things look clearer in 3-D, and that goes for the genome too. The human genome was sequenced about 10 years ago, but that still left us with much to learn about its structure and function. Some of the gaps have since been filled, but how our full complement of...

source: New Scientist

If you happen to carry a particular variant for one of three common genes, you may be more likely to engage in antisocial behavior, but only if you were exposed to an abusive or adverse environment in childhood, according to a new study. The findings confirm previous studies...

source: PsychCentral


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