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‘Key player’ identified in genetic link to psychiatric conditions

Scientists have identified a specific gene they believe could be a key player in the changes in brain structure seen in several psychiatric conditions, such as schizophrenia and autism. The team from Cardiff University’s Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute has found that the deletion of the gene CYFIP1 leads to thinning of the insulation that covers… Read More »

Which Health Conditions Are Most Likely to Be Misdiagnosed?

Patients depend on doctors to accurately diagnose their illnesses. But a recent study published in the journal Diagnosis has found that diagnostic errors account for nearly three fourths of all severe medical problems in three disease categories: vascular events, infections and cancers, according to a Johns Hopkins Medicine news release. For the study, researchers evaluated… Read More »

FTC approves UnitedHealth Group $4.3 billion acquisition of DaVita, with conditions

The Federal Trade Commission has approved UnitedHealth Group’s $ 4.3 billion acquisition of DaVita Medical Group, with conditions. UnitedHealth Group and DaVita have agreed to divest DaVita Medical Group’s provider organization in the Las Vegas Area, known as HealthCare Partners of Nevada, to Intermountain Healthcare in Utah, no later than 40 days after acquisition. The… Read More »