Personal Health

What we risk as humans if we allow gene-edited babies

A second woman is said to be pregnant with a gene-edited baby in China, according to reports this year. It follows revelations last November that gene-edited twins had been born, which caused much debate. One of the fears expressed by scientists is that gene editing may result in unwanted side effects. But beyond the health […]

Health Problems

Home remedies: Animals as healers

Pet therapy is gaining fans in health care and beyond. Animal-assisted therapy can reduce pain and anxiety in people with a range of health problems. What is pet therapy? Pet therapy is a broad term that includes animal-assisted therapy and other animal-assisted activities. Animal-assisted therapy is a growing field that uses dogs or other animals […]

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Why have asthma deaths risen by a quarter in ten years?

Why have asthma deaths risen by a quarter in ten years? Fears grow that London’s choking pollution lies behind the death of a nine-year-old girl Ella Kissi-Debrah, from Lewisham, died of an asthma attack on February 15, 2013 The original inquest concluded she had died from acute respiratory failure  But an expert who has examined […]

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Chemo ‘Cocktail’ Embraced as Pancreatic Cancer Breakthrough

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 — When researchers announced that a four-drug chemotherapy regimen can add years to the lives of some patients with earlier-stage pancreatic cancer, doctors didn’t wait. Trial results were released last spring, and were immediately “practice-changing,” said Dr. Hedy Kindler, an oncologist at the University of Chicago who was not involved in […]