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U.S. obesity problem isn’t budging
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U.S. obesity problem isn’t budging

October 13th, 2017 | by Contributor
NEW YORK — America’s weight problem isn’t getting any better, according to new government research. Overall, obesity figures stayed about the same: About 40 percent of adults are obese and 18.5 percent of...
Elderly doctor could lose her practice for not using a computer
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Elderly doctor could lose her practice for not using a computer

October 13th, 2017 | by Contributor
NEW LONDON, N.H. — An 85-year-old New Hampshire doctor who has practiced medicine for decades is in danger of losing her practice. The state Board of Medicine is threatening the closure over Anna Konopka’s record...
Red Cross sends team to tackle deadly plague outbreak
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Red Cross sends team to tackle deadly plague outbreak

October 13th, 2017 | by Contributor
Face masks are placed on children in Antananarivo, Madagascar, Oct. 3, 2017, as the nation struggles to contain an outbreak of plague that has killed at least two dozen people. AP JOHANNESBURG — With dozens dead from a...
Why FDA-backed gene therapy for rare form of blindness is revolutionary
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Why FDA-backed gene therapy for rare form of blindness is revolutionary

October 13th, 2017 | by Contributor
October 13, 2017, 8:20 AM| An experimental gene therapy for a rare hereditary form of blindness is a step closer to reality. An FDA advisory panel voted unanimously Thursday to recommend approval of a groundbreaking treatment for...
Why FDA’s approval of genetic therapy is such a big deal
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Why FDA’s approval of genetic therapy is such a big deal

October 12th, 2017 | by Contributor
October 12, 2017, 7:32 PM| On Thursday, an FDA advisory panel gave the green light for a therapy that could improve the vision of people who have a rare genetic disorder called Leber’s congenital amaurosis (LCA). CBS News...
An experimental gene therapy is getting results for a rare form of blindness
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An experimental gene therapy is getting results for a rare form of blindness

October 12th, 2017 | by Contributor
October 12, 2017, 6:56 PM| An experimental treatment for a certain cause of blindness is a step closer to approval. An FDA advisory panel approved the therapy, which can improve the vision of people with a rare genetic disorder....