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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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A scientist in Sweden has started trying to edit the DNA in healthy human embryos, NPR has learned. The step by the developmental biologist Fredrik Lanner makes him the first researcher known to attempt to modify the genes of healthy...

source: NPR

U.S. regulators approved Amgen Inc.’s copy of the AbbVie Inc.’s anti-inflammatory treatment, Humira, which was the second-biggest selling drug in 2015. Amgen’s drug, known as Amjevita, is only the fourth so-called biosimilar — which are copies of...

source: The Wall Street Journal

The Food and Drug Administration should monitor stem-cell clinics and ask for permission to collect data to better make decisions regarding regulation. There is not enough substantial data to draw conclusions. The FDA should be concerned about these clinics and treatments...

source: The Washington Post

Twenty-three insurance plans out of more than 1,000 have received the highest score of 5.0, according to new ratings released from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Eighty-two plans received a 4.5, which is considered very good, says Andy Reynolds, an assistant...

source: WebMD

Three key indicators of Americans' economic well-being moved decisively in the right direction in 2015, last week's Census Bureau reports on income, poverty and health insurance show. Household income grew at its fastest rate on record in data back to 1967, the poverty rate...

source: U.S. News & World Report


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