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Half of H.I.V. Patients Are Women. Most Research Subjects Are Men.

Inspired by reports of a second patient apparently freed of infection with H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS, scientists are pursuing dozens of ways to cure the disease. But now, researchers must reckon with a longstanding obstacle: the lack of women in clinical trials of potential H.I.V. treatments, cures and vaccines. Women make up just… Read More »

Tone deaf promotion of very early research on smartphone app for kids’ ear fluid

May 17, 2019 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is founder and publisher of HealthNewsReview.org. STAT does some great stuff.  And some clunkers.  They get enough praise for the great stuff, but not enough scrutiny of the clunkers.  This is one such example. A story based on very preliminary research touted the early work in very… Read More »

VA enrolls 750,000 participants in genetics research initiative

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Million Veteran Program is three-quarters of the way to reaching its enrollment goal, with the aim of bringing precision medicine to VA healthcare. With 750,000 participants currently enrolled, the agency says it has reached a major milestone and has one of the world’s largest genomic databases as part of a… Read More »