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Genetic risk scores on their own aren't that good at predicting health

Polygenic risk scores estimate your likelihood of developing some health conditionsAndrew Brookes/Getty By Adam Vaughan The UK’s health secretary said last week that he had booked a blood test because genetic testing revealed he had a high risk of getting prostate cancer. But a new study suggests that this type of genetic technique may not yet be accurate… Read More »

Can Amgen bone drug Evenity make a comeback? FDA, analysts aren't so sure

Amgen osteoporosis candidate Evenity (romosozumab) is trying to score an approval after cardiovascular red flags derailed it in mid-2017. But analysts aren’t so optimistic. The drug is slated to go before an FDA panel of experts later this week, but briefing documents from the FDA suggest that “risk for approval remains high and even if… Read More »

Women told they aren't thin enough for eating disorder treatment, MPs told

Media playback is unsupported on your device Patients who fear they have eating disorders are being told by GPs they aren’t “thin enough for treatment”, according to a woman who was denied help. The woman’s MP, Wera Hobhouse, highlighted her story during an emotional debate in Westminster Hall. In some cases, GPs were denying patients… Read More »