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New gene therapy to treat rare inherited blood condition

EMA has recommended granting a marketing authorisation in the European Union for a genetically modified product for beta-thalassaemia, a rare inherited blood condition that causes severe anaemia. Zynteglo is intended for adult and adolescent patients 12 years and older who need regular blood transfusions to manage their disease and have no matching donor for a stem cell… Read More »

This Vaccine Is Making Some People Sick

According to the Center for Disease Control, Zostavax is a medication that was licensed in 2006 to treat shingles. It is administered through a shot and only one dose is given to protect individuals from acquiring shingles. While the product is marketed as a safeguard against the shingles virus, the vaccine has caused adverse effects… Read More »

Chocolate is a big no-no

As Easter approaches we can all feel the excitement building or the big weekend, because we know there will soon be a day we can eat as much chocolate as we desire and no one will bat an eyelid. Among the enjoyment of hot cross buns for breakfast and Easter egg hunts with the family, we can often… Read More »