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Insight: New DNA reader to bring promise

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A new DNA reader could bring genetics to medical clinics. After years of predictions that the “$1,000 genome” – a read-out of a person’s complete genetic information for about the cost of a dental crown – was just around the corner, a U.S. company is announcing…

Memory issues after cancer may not be due to chemo

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Women treated for breast cancer with radiation with or without chemotherapy had more thinking and memory problems a few years after their treatment ended than women who’d never had cancer, in a new study. Research has suggested some women experience mental haziness, dubbed “chemo brain,”…

Less boob squishing seems like a value add to me

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about how a panel was convened to look at the breast cancer screening recommendations, and taking new evidence into account, they suggested the screening should start for most women at 50 instead of 40, and that self-exams were ineffective. I knew…

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