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Why FDA’s approval of a gene therapy to treat form of blindness is such a big deal
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Why FDA’s approval of a gene therapy to treat form of blindness is such a big deal

October 12th, 2017 | by Contributor
An experimental treatment for blindness is one step closer to getting approval.  On Thursday, an FDA advisory panel gave the green light for the therapy, which can improve the vision of people with a rare genetic disorder...
Hospital uses music therapy to help cancer patients
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Hospital uses music therapy to help cancer patients

October 12th, 2017 | by Contributor
Doctors say music helps cancer patients stay positive and relaxed before and during treatment. CBS New York NEW YORK — A hospital in Manhattan is using music therapy to help cancer patients stay positive and relaxed...
FDA reviews gene therapy to treat form of blindness
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FDA reviews gene therapy to treat form of blindness

October 12th, 2017 | by Contributor
SILVER SPRING, Md. — A panel of U.S. health advisers has endorsed an experimental approach to treating inherited blindness, setting the stage for the likely approval of an innovative new genetic medicine. A panel of...
Grand Rounds: The battle against breast cancer
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Grand Rounds: The battle against breast cancer

October 12th, 2017 | by Contributor
In the first installment of our new medical series, Grand Rounds, we take a look at breast cancer – a disease that will affect one in eight women in their lifetime. Grand rounds is the practice of senior medical...
Does sleeping on your back raise risk of stillbirth?
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Does sleeping on your back raise risk of stillbirth?

October 12th, 2017 | by Contributor
Amanda Ross-White is Health Sciences Librarian, Nursing and Information Scientist, at Queen’s University, Ontario.  Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness day on Oct. 15, 2017 draws our attention to a bleak statistic...
You’re going to be eating crickets, so just get over it
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You’re going to be eating crickets, so just get over it

October 12th, 2017 | by Contributor
We all ask our friends for favors. Usually, it’s things like rides to the airport or help moving someplace new. I asked my friends to come to my place and eat crickets with me. “I told everyone at work today I’m...