Sperm with virus raises small risk of spreading COVID-19 via sex: Study

Sperm with virus raises small risk of spreading COVID-19 via sex: Study

LONDON — Chinese researchers who tested sperm of men infected with COVID-19 found that a minority of them had the new coronavirus in their semen, opening up a small chance the disease could be transmitted sexually, scientists said on Thursday. A study by doctors at China’s Shangqiu Municipal Hospital of 38 men hospitalized with the […]

Women who have more sex have lower risk of early menopause: Study

Women who have more sex have lower risk of early menopause: Study

LONDON — Women who have sex at least once a month have a lower risk of entering menopause early than women with less active sex lives, scientists have found in research which they say points to a form of biological energy trade-off. A study of data from almost 3,000 women in the United States showed […]

Fed saw last month less risk of U.S. recession

Fed saw last month less risk of U.S. recession

The U.S. Federal Reserve Board’s policy-making committee saw much less risk of recession at its most recent meeting in December, when it kept interest rates steady after three straight cuts and signalled that it expected to keep low rates unchanged through this year. Minutes of the December meeting, released Friday, showed that Fed officials supported […]

23andMe’s New MUTYH-Associated Polyposis Report Looks at Risk for Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Associated with MUTYH Variants

23andMe’s New MUTYH-Associated Polyposis Report Looks at Risk for Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Associated with MUTYH Variants

23andMe has added a new Genetic Health Risk report* that looks at two genetic variants in the MUTYH gene (Y179C and G396D) associated with a hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome, MUTYH-associated polyposis (MAP). These two variants are most common and best studied in people of Northern European descent. In January, 23andMe received FDA clearance to offer […]

Genetic test predicts middle-aged obesity risk, study says

Genetic test predicts middle-aged obesity risk, study says

NEW YORK – Can a genetic test identify newborns at risk of becoming severely obese by middle age? Researchers say they have come up with one, and that it might allow interventions in childhood to avoid that fate. The test examines more than 2 million spots in a person’s genetic code, seeking variants that individually […]

SNC-Lavalin's legal woes are putting a $500M federal defence contract at risk

SNC-Lavalin's legal woes are putting a $500M federal defence contract at risk

A SNC-Lavalin contract with the Department of National Defence (DND) worth half a billion dollars comes up for renewal next year — when the Montreal-based engineering giant is expected to be on trial over corruption charges. The pending expiry of the $ 507 million contract to support the servicing of minor warships and auxiliary vessels, signed […]

23andMe Receives FDA Clearance for Genetic Health Risk report that looks at a Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndrome

23andMe Receives FDA Clearance for Genetic Health Risk report that looks at a Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndrome

23andMe received FDA clearance to report on the two most common genetic variants influencing what is called MUTYH-associated polyposis (MAP), a hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome. This new clearance is part of 23andMe’s ongoing efforts to work with the FDA to offer additional Genetic Health Risk reports as part of its Health + Ancestry Service. “We […]

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