New study highlights need for ethnic and ancestral diversity in genomic research

A new multicenter analysis led by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and other institutions found the inclusion of diverse, multiethnic populations in large-scale genomic studies is critical for reducing health disparities and accurately representing genetics-related disease risks in all populations. The results appear in the June 19 issue of […]

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Study highlights importance of healthy lifestyle during menopause

Australian research has further debunked the myth that people gain weight during menopause, adding to existing opinion that there is instead a redistribution of weight during this period. According to research from the Australian National University, published in American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology this month, while women do gain weight as they age, it is not attributable to the […]

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Health Highlights: Feb. 6, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Exploding E-Cigarette Kills Texas Man A Texas man died after his electronic cigarette exploded and pieces of the device ripped open his neck artery. The incident occurred on Jan. 27 and William Brown, 24, died of a stroke in a Fort Worth hospital […]

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Health Highlights: Jan. 24, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Gold Medal Flour Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination Possible salmonella contamination has led to a U.S.-wide recall of five-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour, General Mills says. The company said the voluntary recall is restricted to bags with a “better if […]

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Health Highlights: Nov. 28, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Tahini Imported from Israel: FDA A multistate salmonella outbreak has been linked to tahini imported from Israeli manufacturer Achdut Ltd., the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. The company has recalled all of its brands of tahini products that […]

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