New government figures show a troubling trend among heart patients

CBS NEWS – New government data shows deaths related to heart failure are on the rise after more than a decade of decline. The CDC says the uptick started in 2012. Heart failure is now a contributing cause in nearly 310,000 deaths a year. The rate was higher for men than for women. SOURCE – CDC/MedDay/CBS
Scientists say they’ve developed a gene-editing technique that may one day stop the progression of a common form of Muscular Dystrophy. University of Texas researchers were able to correct the gene mutation that causes the disease in mice. DMD, the most common form of Muscular Dystrophy, affects one in 5,000 boys and often leads to premature death. SOURCE – Science/MedDay/CBS

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