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  • Dr. Bernardo Fernandez, president, Cleveland Clinic Florida

    Dr. Bernardo Fernandez, president, Cleveland Clinic Florida
    Last week: Dolphins, your wins mean a lot more than you may think. A recent article by Pierre Chandon in Forbes Magazine brought to light how much we need our sports teams to win ... for our health. The article cites a study by Cornil and Chandon that compared the outcomes from two seasons of National Football League games with the food-consumption habits of people, not just fans in 30 cities. A day after the home team lost, the communities ate a whopping 16 percent more saturated fat, and 10 percent more calories. Conversely, if the home team won, fans ate healthier meals with nine percent less saturated fat, and five percent fewer calories. In cities without a professional sports team, no effect was noted. We need our team to win. Come on Dolphins, make us healthy!
  • 23andMe's designer baby patent is 'a serious mistake,' critics charge

    23andMe's designer baby patent is 'a serious mistake,' critics charge
    What’s even more repulsive than the idea of using DNA tests to help people create a designer babies? Getting a patent for the idea. 23andMe, the pioneering direct-to-consumer genetic testing company, was awarded such a patent in September. U.S....

    ACLU asks Supreme Court to reconsider gene patenting case

    ACLU asks Supreme Court to reconsider gene patenting case
    The American Civil Liberties Union has asked for a second time that the Supreme Court invalidate Myriad Genetics Inc.'s patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancers, the latest salvo in a case with broad consequences for...

    Gene patent case could impact patients, research

    Gene patent case could impact patients, research
    Every time a woman is tested for gene mutations linked to significantly higher rates of breast and ovarian cancer, her blood is sent to a lab in Utah. That's because Salt Lake City-based Myriad Genetics Inc. owns the patents to the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2...

    Genetic cancer test often urged for wrong women

    Genetic cancer test often urged for wrong women
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Doctors are too quick to recommend expensive genetic counseling or testing for ovarian cancer, but at the same time often fail to refer women at high risk for the disease, government researchers said. Ovarian cancer isn't very common...