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The Challenges On The Horizon Of Genetic Healthcare

Contributed Post Image: Pixabay   Genetic diseases, such as Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s, Down’s Syndrome and so on have caused unimaginable pain for countless people over the years. While new developments are in the works all the time, everyone in the field of genetic science knows that there are going to be various social, legal, and ethical challenges, particularly for those who live with disabilities. Some of the biggest challenges include the diagnosis and therapy gap, prenatal screening, and confidentiality. Here’s a closer look at these challenges, and what they mean for the future of genetic health care. Diagnosis/Therapy Gap Today, the ability to diagnose genetic conditions has grown exponentially. However, there remains a very significant time gap between the modern capacity to make a diagnosis and…
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Why You’re Definitely Gonna Want A Water Garden

Contributed Post If you’re already busy making fixes and additions and maintenance to your garden, you might think why you should go to the bother of creating a water garden. Or if you have a pond lurking on your property already, you might wonder what the point of lining it and tidying it up is. Well, these points are just about to answer you. Link to Photo The bonus relaxation points Gardening is a relaxing activity and your garden should be a relaxing place to be. Adding a water garden can only heighten that effect. Not only do a lot of us have a fascination with water and its almost meditative qualities. But if you have to deal with street noise, you should already know…
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Accident & Emergency – Shocking Facts From The Emergency Ward

Contributed Post I’m sure that most of us have watched countless hospital dramas. After al, TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy and ER have been incredibly popular throughout recent years. Maybe it’s because of the fantastic writing and acting, but I also think that there is another reason why these shows work so well. It’s because they are set in hospitals, something that most of us are fascinated with. These are the places where people fight for their lives and where life regularly begins and ends. Pixabay But how much do you really know about what goes on the hospital? Specifically, how much do you know about all the hard work that goes into keeping people alive in the emergency ward? Here are some facts and…
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Court Finds Virginia Woman Not Guilty Of Abuse And Neglect

Contributed Post After deliberating for three hours on Wednesday, the 7th of December, a jury found Patricia Ann Ogle not guilty of the neglect and abuse of her step-grandmother. The verdict was delivered shortly before 2:30 PM, at the end of a three-day trial. If she had been found guilty, Ogle could have faced a 10-year prison sentence. Image: Public Domain Pictures Standing outside Fredericksburg Circuit Court after the verdict, Ogle said “It’s been real tough, I’m just glad it’s over.” At the onset of the case, Ogle faced charges of abuse and neglect causing serious injury, which arose following her 84-year-old step-grandmother’s death in April 2015. Ogle, 38, was also up against charges of abuse and neglect causing death, and involuntary manslaughter. However, those…
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Why It’s Never The Wrong Season For A BBQ

Contributed Post Perhaps it seems a little weird to talk about barbecues in the height of winter, but is it really so strange? Christmas is the season of food. Barbecues are the key to delicious, grilled meats and other maybe-not-so-healthy delights that shouldn’t be kept exclusive to the season of summer. Does good food only taste good at certain times of the year? No. It tastes good all year round, so why deny yourself one of life’s many pleasures and avoid having a wonderful, Christmas barbecue? Picture Source Think about it: barbecues are warm. Why would you want to be kept warmer than you already are in the height of summer? Really, when all things have been considered, barbecues make more sense in winter; on…
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