Northwell Health, NYC Health + Hospitals open new $47.7 million joint lab to help hospitals focus on emergency testing, cut costs

Michael Dowling with the Northwell Health Labs team at the opening of a $ 47.7 million shared, centralized laboratory in Little Neck, Queens. Credit Northwell Health. A joint project between the largest private employer in New York State, Northwell Health, and NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public health system in the country, came to… Read More »

Genetic vulnerability to menthol cigarette use

A genetic variant found only in people of African descent significantly increases a smoker’s preference for cigarettes containing menthol, a flavor additive. The variant of the MRGPRX4 gene is five to eight times more frequent among smokers who use menthol cigarettes than other smokers, according to an international group of researchers supported by the U.S.… Read More »