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Fight back against inherited hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

(gentle music) – [Narrator] Catherine Gray’s heart problems may originate from her family tree. She has Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, an inherited or genetic condition that can ’cause shortness of breath and in many cases, sudden death. – It was about three years ago, I started noticing jumping all over. And I was a heavy coffee drinker, […]

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Cancer, How Cancer Starts, How Cancer Spreads, Where and Why, Animation.

The number of cells in a tissue is determined by the balance between cell division and cell death. Uncontrollable cell division leads to formation of abnormal growths called tumors. Tumors can be benign or malignant. Benign tumors are slow-growing and constrained by surrounding connective tissue so they do NOT spread to other organs. They can […]

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The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health | Julia Rucklidge | TEDxChristchurch

Translator: Mayumi Oiwa-Bungard Reviewer: Queenie Lee In 1847, a physician by the name of Semmelweis advised that all physicians wash their hands before touching a pregnant woman, in order to prevent childbed fever. His research showed that you could reduce the mortality rates from septicemia, from 18% down to 2%, simply through washing your hands […]

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You Can Inherit Mitochondrial DNA from Both Parents! | SciShow News

♪ Everybody knows that the DNA you inherit from each biological parent is an even split… I mean, hopefully everybody knows: you get half from the egg and half from the sperm that combines to make you. Well, almost. 37 genes are found in your mitochondria, those little energy factories of cells. And that mitochondrial […]

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Genetic Testing Company Back After Blow from FDA

I’m Shelby Cullinan with today’s health news. A genetics company is back in the business of direct-to-consumer genetic tests after a hiatus prompted by the US FDA. 23andMe, Inc., which calls itself the “leading personal genetics company,” began offering its Personal Genome Service again Wednesday — nearly two years after the FDA ordered the company […]

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A New Price Tag for Breast Cancer Genetic Testing

I’m Rachelle Grossman with today’s health news. Do you think 4-thousand dollars is heavy to pay for genetic testing for breast or ovarian cancer? What about 249-dollars? Thanks to a California-based, start-up company, patients may soon be able to see the future of their health at a lower price. Through advanced software systems, lab automation, […]

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