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UCSF doctors launch ambitious study of LGBTQ health

UCSF doctors launch ambitious study of LGBTQ health

The United States has become the 21st country to have legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. The history was made on Friday and the US is now in line with its neighbors Mexico and Canada.

Celebrations are on in the US and a health-linked LGBTQ study has also been announced. Two San Francisco doctors have started the study which involves the use of the technology developed by Apple Inc. The app called PRIDE has made it possible to conduct the ambitious study of the LGBT health.

Rise in Nation’s Minority Population: US Census Bureau’s Latest Report

Rise in Nation’s Minority Population: US Census Bureau’s Latest Report

A new Census Bureau report has unveiled that the baby-boom generation is getting older and is paving way to millennials in America. In the nation, younger generation has also become diverse. Even, the minority population has increased.

As per the report, the country is closer to the point where minorities’ number will be more than whites. The Census report unveiled that the nation’s minority population has increased from 32.9% of US residents in 2004 to 37.9% in 2014.

Republicans thwart dietary guidelines proposed by government advisory panel

Republicans thwart dietary guidelines proposed by government advisory panel

Congressional Republicans want to withdraw the proposed dietary guidelines from a government advisory panel that requires Americans to consider the environment when deciding what to eat.

After every five years, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee comes up with the dietary guidelines and informs about everything from school lunches and food packaging labels. These guidelines always have been subject to intense lobbying by food industries. However, this year's version has begun an unprecedented political debate.

Americans Trash Food Worth $640 Each Year, finds Study

Americans Trash Food Worth $640 Each Year, finds Study

In a new survey conducted by the American Chemistry Council, which came out this Wednesday, it has been estimated that Americans trash about $640 worth of food every year. What was disconcerting was the fact that they were indifferent to the impact that this trashed food had on the environment.

Research discloses Sale of Spurious Medical Marijuana, owing to Unregulated Market

Research discloses Sale of Spurious Medical Marijuana, owing to Unregulated Market

The Patients might suffer for no fault of theirs as a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association assert the inefficacy of the readily available medical marijuana, blaming the unregulated medical marijuana market that sells products where barely 17% of the marijuana edibles have the accurate potency.

GlaxoSmithKline to Sell Two Meningitis Vaccines to Pfizer to settle Antitrust Concerns

GlaxoSmithKline to Sell Two Meningitis Vaccines to Pfizer to settle Antitrust Concerns

In a report that came out on Monday, the British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline Plc has agreed to sell its two vaccines to the American multinational pharmaceutical corporation, Pfizer Inc amid rising concerns from antitrust authorities.

Researchers Find Link between Parkinson's Disease and many Cancers in Taiwan

Researchers Find Link between Parkinson's Disease and many Cancers in Taiwan

In a new study conducted on East Asian populations, researchers from the National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, have attempted to study the relationship between Parkinson's disease (PD) and different kinds of cancers.

China rejects Gilead’s Patent for Controversial Hepatitis C Drug Sovaldi

China rejects Gilead’s Patent for Controversial Hepatitis C Drug Sovaldi

Prompted by the 2013 approval for Sovaldi from the US FDA, Gilead science which resultantly saw its revenue more than doubling to nearly $25 billion for fiscal 2014, had filed patent applications for this hepatitis C treatment. However, the Chinese government has rejected its patent rights application.

Study Pegs Fitbit Use to Increased Activity among Postmenopausal Women

Study Pegs Fitbit Use to Increased Activity among Postmenopausal Women

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has found that the use of Fitbit One Tracker by postmenopausal women has resulted in heightened levels of activity among them, when compared to the use of a traditional pedometer.

Knee Arthroscopies are Unnecessary and could Harm than Help, claims Research

Knee Arthroscopies are Unnecessary and could Harm than Help, claims Research

A recent study by researchers based in Denmark and Sweden who reviewed the results of 18 studies, assert that the widely undertaken keyhole knee surgery offers little respite and contrarily can even worsen the situation, leading to death of the patient.

The study published in the BMJ asserts that benefit of surgery for middle aged or older patients with persistent knee pain is inconsequential and potentially harmful. This article is part of The BMJ’s ‘Too Much Medicine campaign’ that aims to highlight the waste of resources due to unnecessary care and its threat to human health.

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