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Genetic screening of IVF embryos is unlikely to lead to smarter babies

By Michael Le Page ZEPHYR/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY As our understanding of genetics grows, so does the potential for people to use it to have babies with particular characteristics. In theory, DNA analysis could help prospective parents choose which IVF embryos to implant on the basis of characteristics like intelligence. But now a study estimates that… Read More »

Providers aren’t consistently screening for social determinants of health

Few physician practices and hospitals in the United States screen patients for all five key social needs associated with health outcomes. That’s the finding of a cross-sectional study conducted by The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. Researchers leveraged national survey data from 2,190 physician practices and 739 hospitals to assess the prevalence… Read More »

These prostate cancer screening campaigns are giving men the finger

October 16, 2018 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is founder and publisher of HealthNewsReview.org.  He tweets as @garyschwitzer. Fifty years ago, in a golden moment of television comedy shows, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In program regularly featured “The Flying Fickle Finger of Fate” award.  Wikipedia says it “recognized actual dubious achievements by public individuals or institutions.”… Read More »