July 20, 2011
'Heat Dome' Continues to Throttle U.S.
monster -- dubbed a "heat dome" by weather experts -- that has
wilted much of the United States from the Southwest to the Ohio
Valley for days, pushed into the Northeast Wednesday, bearing
oppressive humidity, temperatures in the high 90s and heat indices
surpassing 100 degrees.
Cheaper DNA Sequencing Coming Closer
The race to develop the
$1,000 genome test may be heating up. New technology promises to
cut costs while speeding the amount of time it takes to decipher
all of your genes and potentially provide a personalized report of
health risks and possible therapies, a new report says.
Largest Ob/Gyn Group Backs Annual Mammograms in
The value of annual
mammograms for women in their 40s -- the topic of a lingering
debate among health policy and advocacy groups -- has drawn
resounding support from the nation's largest group of
FDA Approves Blood Thinner Brilinta for Heart
In a long-awaited move,
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration late Wednesday approved the
blood thinner Brilinta (ticagrelor) for use in patients with acute
coronary syndromes, to help lower their odds for heart attack and