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MIT Technology Review

The skeptic: What precision medicine revolution?
MIT Technology Review
I think we have a schizophrenia in science and medicine. On the one hand, people who are good scientists understand that science is difficult. You should not be, nor will you be, having breakthroughs all the time. Breakthroughs are rare. Science is hard.



MIT Technology Review

Profiles in precision medicine
MIT Technology Review
Advances in DNA testing and gene editing have given people choices that would have been impossible a few decades ago. Here, in their own words, are the stories of four people confronted with these dilemmas. October 23, 2018. Jeff Carroll Associate ...



MIT Technology Review

Editor's letter: The precision medicine issue
MIT Technology Review
It's been nearly two decades since the first human genome was sequenced. That achievement opened up the promise of drugs and treatments perfectly tailored to each person's DNA. But personalized or “precision” medicine has always felt a bit like flying ...



MIT Technology Review

Look how far precision medicine has come
MIT Technology Review
Ever since the Human Genome Project—the 13-year, $3 billion effort to decipher the human genetic code—researchers and doctors have been predicting the arrival of “precision medicine.” It's a term with no agreed-upon definition, although it suggests ...



New York Times

Lavender's Soothing Scent Could Be More Than Just Folk Medicine
New York Times
Lavender bath bombs; lavender candles; deodorizing lavender sachets for your shoes, car or underwear drawer; lavender diffusers; lavender essential oils; even lavender chill pills for humans and dogs. And from Pinterest: 370 recipes for lavender desserts.
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Forbes

Moderate Exercise Is Effective Medicine For Treating Major Depression, Suggests New Research
Forbes
A new research analysis suggests that moderate aerobic exercise may be one of the most effective approaches available for treating major depression. It's the latest in a convincing docket of research showing that exercise, perhaps more than any other ...

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Vox

Genetics has learned a ton — mostly about white people. That's a problem.
Vox
A treatment plan like this — tailored to an individual's genetic risk — is one of the great promises of “precision medicine.” Whether genomic analysis will ever yield enough useful results to make it possible is a subject of heated debate. If it does ...

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Mother Jones

Hey Doctors, Stick to Medicine
Mother Jones
But civic engagement is nonpartisan. When patients say they can't afford their medicine, fear being bankrupted by medical bills or struggle to find treatment for an addiction, we typically offer sympathy for these heartbreaking and seemingly ...



The Desert Sun

Why President Trump's new sports medicine law is tricky in California
The Desert Sun
Following years of bipartisan work between members of Congress, President Trump signed new legislation that greatly improves legal protections for athletic trainers and other sports medicine professionals when traveling outside of their state of ...



GreaterBabylon (blog)

6 quick Halloween safety tips from Southside's chair of emergency medicine
GreaterBabylon (blog)
Try to avoid using wick candles, particularly if they are near flammable items such as curtains. Even a candle in a carved jack-o'-lantern can become a fire hazard. Whenever possible, use alternatives such as battery-operated candles or glow sticks.


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