Personal Health

First CRISPR study inside the body to start in US

Patients are about to be enrolled in the first study to test a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR inside the body to try to cure an inherited form of blindness. People with the disease have healthy eyes but lack a gene that converts light into signals to the brain that enable sight. The experimental treatment […]

Pet Care

A New Start for Starfish

happy-tail_starfish_061219_main.png Just as some starfish can regrow lost parts of their bodies over time, a two-year-old, once-neglected cat named Starfish has also found a way to start anew. On June 17, 2018, the ASPCA assisted the New York Police Department (NYPD) with the removal of 48 animals from a residence in the Bronx. Among the […]

Health Problems

Give your child a head start with math

(HealthDay)—Many kids struggle with math—and for a number of reasons. Knowing when to be concerned will allow you to get your child study help early on, which is important because research shows that young children who have difficulty with math typically will continue to struggle as they get older. Signs of math difficulties can start […]

Health News

To Combat Childhood Obesity, Start at Birth, or Even Before

TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 — Efforts to prevent childhood obesity probably should begin at birth to have any hope of success, according to new results from a pair of clinical trials. First-time moms taught good nutrition strategies during their baby’s first year wound up with 3-year-olds who were less likely to be overweight or obese, […]