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Genetic privacy: We must learn from the story of Henrietta Lacks

By Maninder Ahluwalia A street mural memorial to Henrietta Lacks in Oak Park, Illinois MedSci / Alamy Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Henrietta Lacks, commonly referred to as “the mother of modern medicine”. Her cells have been used in experiments in laboratories around the world but were cultivated without her consent.… Read More »

CHS beats Q2 expectations with help from $564M in bailout grants

Dive Brief: Community Health Systems on Tuesday posted a profit of $ 70 million in the second quarter as funding from federal COVID-19 relief legislation buoyed the company from losses related to dramatically lower patient volumes. The Franklin, Tennessee-based hospital chain reported $ 2.52 billion in net operating revenue, an 18.4% decrease compared to the same… Read More »

Latest ‘pizza squirrel’ brazenly swipes two slices from family’s delivery

That’s nuts. A hangry New Jersey rodent is putting the “pizza squirrel” to shame after brazenly stealing pie from a family’s delivery order, as seen in an uproarious YouTube video. “I saw a squirrel sitting with two slices of our pizza!” an unnamed Montclair, NJ, resident told Viral Hog about witnessing the ludicrous theft. The… Read More »

AHA News: Flu Shot May Help Protect Vulnerable Hospital Patients From Heart Attack, Mini-Stroke

MONDAY, July 27, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — Hospital patients at high risk for influenza had lower rates of death, heart attack, mini-stroke and cardiac arrest if they were vaccinated against flu during their hospital stay, a new study has found. The study focused on certain groups at high risk for flu and its… Read More »