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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 »

Smoking pot daily raises psychosis risk

Scientists say smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by about five times. The new research adds to previous studies that have found links between marijuana and psychotic disorders, but it still does not definitively pinpoint marijuana as the cause. Psychosis is usually triggered by factors like genetics and the… Read More »

Quebec warns of cancer risk to women with textured breast implants

MONTREAL — The Quebec Health Department wants the thousands of women in the province who have received textured breast implants since 1995 to be warned of a potential cancer risk. The government has asked the province’s hospitals and clinics to contact all patients who received that specific type of implant in the last 24 years… Read More »