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New Study Finds No Reason for Glucose Monitoring in Some Type 2 Diabetics

July 19, 2017

Glucose monitorResults of a new study suggest that type 2 diabetics who are not treated with insulin should not routinely monitor their glucose levels, as it does not improve their glucose control or their quality of life. Photo source: Darryl Leja, NHGRI

CDC Updates Guidance on Testing Pregnant Women at Risk of Zika

July 5, 2017

Pregnant woman applying bug sprayThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued a health alert that updates the agency's recommendations on testing for Zika virus infection in asymptomatic pregnant women who live in or often travel to areas impacted by Zika. The guidelines, issued as a Health Alert Notice, provide new information on how health practitioners should interpret the test results. Photo source: CDC

FDA Allows Company to Sell Genetic Risk Tests Directly to Consumers

June 21, 2017

ipad showing genesWhile consumers can now purchase genetic risk tests for certain diseases without a doctor’s order, they are advised to consult a healthcare professional who can help them understand the implications of their results. Photo source: Darryl Leja, NHGRI

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