The situation, odd as it may sound, played out like this. Colman has genetic markers for cystic fibrosis, and kids with the inherited lung disease can’t be near each other because they’re vulnerable to contagious infections. Two siblings with cystic fibrosis also attended Colman’s middle school

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U.S. regulators add to the pressure on a struggling blood-testing startup

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Matthew DeCamp, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and a practicing internist, said some people feel empowered by seeking out lab tests that aren’t medically necessary, but they’re rarely reassured by whatever they find

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A group led by researchers at the Toronto General Research Institute and Canadian Blood Services have tested a combination of drugs on Ebola, and published their findings in the Journal of Neglected Diseases. Anyone who has kept even one eye on the news would not consider Ebola “neglected,” but this team argues that it is—not due to lack of interest, but due to lack of access to the correct facilities

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In the last 18 months, Africa’s healthcare system and issues have come under the spotlight due the world’s worst Ebola outbreak. According to the World Health Organization, the virus has led to the deaths of around 11,000 people but Africa has an even more rampant disease with which it continues to contend: malaria

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Bowing to criticism, the founder and chief executive of the beleaguered medical testing company Theranos said on Monday that the firm would publish data validating the accuracy and reliability of its tests

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Study to collect data from customers of genetic-testing services

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Workplace Wellness Programs

October 5, 2015

Early alarm for workers’ health or a recipe for over-testing? Half of large employers offering health benefits have wellness programs that ask workers to submit to medical tests, often dubbed “biometrics,” that can involve a trip to a doctor’s office, lab or workplace health fair

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