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Gene Variation Could Spur Longer Smoking, Earlier Cancer
Gene Variation Could Spur Longer Smoking, Earlier Cancer FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A gene variation associated with smoking longer and getting lung cancer at a younger age has been identified by researchers. People usually are screene...
Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Rare Immune Disorder
Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Rare Immune Disorder WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Gene therapy may benefit children and teens with a rare immune disorder called Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, a small study finds. The disorder -- characteriz...
Gene May Play Part in How Kids Respond to Asthma Meds: Study
Gene May Play Part in How Kids Respond to Asthma Meds: Study WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified a gene that affects whether children with asthma respond to corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are the most eff...
Genes May Determine Whether You're Mosquito Bait
Genes May Determine Whether You're Mosquito Bait THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your genes may affect whether mosquitoes prefer to snack on you or someone else, a new study shows. In experiments with identical and fraternal twins, a team...
Generic Copaxone Approved for Multiple Sclerosis
Generic Copaxone Approved for Multiple Sclerosis THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The first U.S. generic version of Copaxone (glatiramer acetate injection) has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat multiple sclerosis (...
Genes May Be Tied to Cardiac Arrest Risk in Dialysis Patients
Genes May Be Tied to Cardiac Arrest Risk in Dialysis Patients THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Genes may play a role in cardiac arrest risk among kidney patients who are on dialysis, new research suggests. In a study of pairs of kidney pat...
Genes May Make 'Placebo Effect' Stronger for Some, Study Says
Genes May Make 'Placebo Effect' Stronger for Some, Study Says MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new report suggests that the strength of your "placebo effect" may depend on your particular DNA. In clinical trials of new drugs, people who re...
Genes May Leave Short People Prone to Heart Disease
Genes May Leave Short People Prone to Heart Disease WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Short people may be more likely to have heart disease, and that increased risk could be linked to the genetics that also determine height, a British-led r...
Genes Linked to Breast, Ovarian Cancers Act Differently in Each Woman: Study
Genes Linked to Breast, Ovarian Cancers Act Differently in Each Woman: Study TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who carry mutations in certain genes face a much higher risk of breast and ovarian cancers, but the impact varies depending o...
Gestational Diabetes Drug Might Raise Babies' Complication Risk
Gestational Diabetes Drug Might Raise Babies' Complication Risk MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When used to treat diabetes that develops during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), the drug glyburide has been linked to a number of complicatio...