PodMed – Week of Mar 10, 2014


This week’s topics include genetic modification of HIV susceptibility, chronic hepatitis C in the US, moving at risk kids to more affluent neighborhoods, and the impact of casino opening on obesity in American Indian children.

Program notes:

0:31 Chance HIV susceptibility
1:30 Gene editing in T cells and changed susceptibility
2:33 Clinically beneficial
3:01 Casino openings and childhood obesity
4:01 More slots reduced childhood weight
4:46 Moving kids out of low income areas
5:47 Those that moved boys did worse
6:47 Even authors did not propose a hypothesis
7:00 Hepatitis C infection declining
8:00 All people born between 1945 and 1965 should be tested
9:00 Could save 120,000 lives by screening
10:05 End