Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors
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Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults — and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision. Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is the leading cause of vision loss among seniors, gradually … Continue reading

Health / Lifestyle

Personalized medicine may do more to treat rather than prevent chronic diseases

(THE CONVERSATION) Personalized medicine, which involves tailoring health care to each person’s unique genetic makeup, has the potential to transform how we diagnose, prevent and treat disease. After all, no two people are alike. Mapping a person’s unique susceptibility to disease and targeting the right treatment has deservedly been welcomed as a new power to … Continue reading

3 share Nobel medicine prize for tropical disease drugs
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3 share Nobel medicine prize for tropical disease drugs

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Chinese scientist who turned to ancient texts to discover a powerful malaria drug shared the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday with American and Japanese researchers whose discoveries have raised hopes of eliminating other tropical diseases. Tu Youyou — the first-ever Chinese medicine laureate — will share the 8 million Swedish … Continue reading

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Panel reverses, says white potatoes OK for WIC recipients

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ostracized by health officials for several years, the white potato is back in favor. The prestigious Institute of Medicine said Tuesday that pregnant women and moms should be allowed to buy white potatoes with subsidies from the government’s Women, Infants and Children program. An IOM panel said people aren’t getting enough starchy … Continue reading