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Gene therapy gets FDA approval -- and a $2 million price tag
The US Food and Drug Administration approved a treatment Friday for a genetic disease called spinal muscular atrophy that causes infants' muscles to waste away, potentially killing them before age 2.


POSTED MAY 24, 2019 6:12 PM
Chinese medicine to gain WHO acceptance but it has many critics
Herbal remedies have been used by healers around the world for centuries to prevent and treat disease. But it's in China that the practice has been most extensively used and documented.


POSTED MAY 26, 2019 2:15 AM
Food expiration labels are confusing. The FDA wants to change that
Americans have struggled with the many food labels and their meanings for years. Sell by, best by and best if used by -- what are the differences?


POSTED MAY 24, 2019 9:35 AM
Health officials considered banning individuals from flying to prevent measles transmission
State and local health officials have consulted with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in recent months about the possibility of preventing individuals from flying to prevent measles transmission.


POSTED MAY 24, 2019 6:09 PM
These doctors risked their careers to expose the dangers children face in immigrant family detention
Dr. Scott Allen and Dr. Pamela McPherson were used to working behind the scenes, quietly documenting the devastating things they'd seen.


POSTED MAY 23, 2019 8:39 AM
Colorado is the first state to cap skyrocketing insulin co-pays
The skyrocketing prices of insulin are a nationwide issue and Colorado has become the first state to pass legislation that tackles the problem.


POSTED MAY 23, 2019 9:17 PM
European doctor defies orders to stop sending US women abortion pills by mail
Aid Access, which provides abortion pills by mail to the United States, is defying an order to stop from the US Food and Drug Administration.


POSTED MAY 23, 2019 12:11 PM
Yiddish translation of New York's measles message riddled with errors
Late last year, officials at the New York State Department of Health knew they had to act fast to stem the tide of a growing measles outbreak in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities.


POSTED MAY 22, 2019 6:01 PM
Spike in banned ozone-eating CFC gases linked to China in new research
A mystery source of banned, ozone-destroying chemicals has been pinpointed to eastern China.


POSTED MAY 25, 2019 6:42 AM
Algeria and Argentina are officially malaria-free, says World Health Organization
Malaria has been eliminated from Algeria and Argentina, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, an important milestone in fighting the mosquito-borne disease.


POSTED MAY 22, 2019 12:22 PM

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