CNN – At-home genetic test for 10 diseases gets first FDA approval
You will be able to test yourself at home for a genetic predisposition for certain diseases, thanks to a new ruling from the US Food and Drug Administration.
On Thursday, the FDA gave 23andMe permission to market its Personal Genome Service genetic health risk tests for 10 diseases. It is the first direct-to-consumer genetic test the FDA has allowed to provide that information.
The Huffington Post -Happy Birthday WHO: “Let’s Talk” about Depression
April 7 marks the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the start of its 70th year of operation. It is also designated as World Health Day. This year, the theme of World Health Day is “Depression: Let’s Talk”; and this is an incredibly important statement.
NPR – Fentanyl Adds A New Terror For People Abusing Opioids
There’s a clear culprit in the rising drug overdose death count in Massachusetts, but it’s not heroin. It’s the synthetic opioid fentanyl.
Seventy-five percent of the state’s men and women who died after an unintentional overdose last year had fentanyl in their system, up from 57 percent in 2015. It’s a pattern cities and towns are seeing across the state and across the country, particularly in New England and the Rust Belt states.