Hospital Turns to Genomic Tech to Save Newborns

One hospital in Missouri is looking to genomics technology to save newborns, according to an article in MIT Technology Review.

In one instance, using rapid DNA sequencing and analysis, doctors at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City were able to identify the genetic mutation keeping a baby girl from eating and growing, one of two dozen critically ill infants whose genomes have been scrutinized by doctors Continue reading

Congress, FDA at Odds over Software as a Medical Device

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and members of Congress are at odds over whether software should be regulated as a medical device.

Both sides of the argument were made at a hearing held Nov. 19 by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health which examined federal regulation of mobile medical apps and other health software. Continue reading

How LOW Cholesterol Can Harm Your Health

You’ve heard for decades about the dangers of high cholesterol, but did you know that LOW cholesterol can lead to violence towards self and other, and has been linked to premature aging, death and other adverse health effects?

In a world gone mad with anti-cholesterol anxiety, and where gobbling down pharmaceuticals designed Continue reading

Britain now Paying Mothers to Breastfeed

The UK has one of the worst breastfeeding rates in the world and breastfeeding rates vary widely across different parts of the country,” said Clare Relton of Sheffield University. She may be part of the solution with a government pilot program giving 130 mothers shopping vouchers of significant value for breastfeeding their babies.

The pilot program is being run for lower income mothers to encourage Continue reading