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Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia
FILE - This 2013 file photo provided by Cardiff University shows Dr. Michael O'Donovan, deputy director of the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics at Cardiff University School of Medicine in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. Scientists have pinpointed more than 100 spots in our DNA code linked to the risk of schizophrenia, lighting up some little-known pathways that make the mysterious disease tick. (AP Photo/Cardiff University School of Medicine)WASHINGTON (AP) Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:09:51 -0400
Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement
This photo taken July 8, 2014, shows the East Baltimore Medical Center, a community practice affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore. Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to a $190 million settlement with more than 8,000 patients of Dr. Nikita Levy, a gynecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped women's bodies in the examining room with a pen-like camera he wore around his neck, lawyers said Monday, July 21, 2014. Levy was working at the East Baltimore Medical Center when the allegations came to light. (AP Photo)BALTIMORE (AP) A "rogue" gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly record videos and photos of his patients has forced one of the world's top medical centers to pay $190 million to 8,000 women and girls.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:28:57 -0400
Poor teens' health may benefit from top schools
CHICAGO (AP) Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools their health may also benefit, a study suggests. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:00:26 -0400
Britain plans new measures to prevent female genital mutilation
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Downing Street in LondonBritain is to make it compulsory for teachers and health workers to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM), Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday. The government, which is hosting a London summit on FGM and forced marriage, will also announce a range of other measures aimed at bringing an end to both practices in Britain and abroad, Cameron's office said in a statement. This will include 1.4 million pounds ($2.4 million) of funding for an FGM prevention programme in Britain, new laws that would see parents prosecuted if they fail to prevent their daughter undergoing FGM, and programmes to prevent child and forced marriage in 12 developing countries.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:48:09 -0400
SmartStop nicotine patch delivers the goods when cravings are most likely
SmartStop nicotine patch delivers the goods when cravings are most likelyConventional patches provide a steady supply of nicotine, but the electronic SmartStop proactively addresses situations when quitters most want to smoke, pumping doses before cravings even have a chance. Developed by Chrono Therapeutics, the product interfaces with smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth and customizes dosage according to the user's profile and initial input.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:27:09 -0400
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