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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Scientific Society: Obesity should be classified as disease

Scientific Society: Obesity should be classified as disease

March 4, 2014

The American Medical Association classified obesity as a disease last summer. The decision was in opposition to a study of the issue by the AMA’s Council on Science and Public Health. Due to flaws...

Heavy regulations impede genome testing

Heavy regulations impede genome testing

February 25, 2014

In the past four years, 15 companies that offered direct-to-consumer personal genome tests have stopped sales, and only two other companies continue to provide results on genetic markers for health...

Belgian law on euthanasia sets example for international community

Belgian law on euthanasia sets example for international community

February 21, 2014

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China must amplify efforts to prevent pandemics

China must amplify efforts to prevent pandemics

February 12, 2014

China has vastly improved its response to infectious diseases in the past decade, particularly influenza. In 2003, China covered up the SARS epidemic by first failing to report its knowledge of the...