Over the past decade, we have heard about the “fat gene,” the “diabetes gene,” the “alcoholism gene,” the “intelligence gene,” even the “God gene.” In the end, none of these so-called discoveries proved correct.
23andMe Inc., the Google Inc.-backed DNA analysis company co-founded by Anne Wojcicki, was told by U.S. regulators to halt sales of its main product because it’s being sold without “marketing clearance or approval.”
Cities don’t commit crimes, but Dallas continues to feel guilty all the same. Fifty years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, many in the city are still burdened by the memory of that day -- and the sense that, in some way they cannot put into words, they were responsible.
Concerns raised by two Harvard researchers over new treatment guidelines for heart risk shouldn’t change the method used for determining what patients should get cholesterol-lowering drugs, top U.S. heart doctors said today at the American Heart Association meeting in Dallas.
A procedure to clear and prop open clogged kidney arteries didn’t offer a cardiovascular benefit to patients more than drug therapy, researchers said, underscoring the need to use medicines first to reduce heart disease.
Millions of Americans going for an annual checkup in 2014 will come away from the doctor’s office with a new prescription to lower their cholesterol, a move cardiologists say will avert heart attacks and strokes.