2019: the year gene therapy came of age

In the summer, a mother in Nashville with a seemingly incurable genetic disorder finally found an end to her suffering—by editing her genome. Victoria Gray’s recovery from sickle cell disease, which had caused her painful seizures, came in a year of breakthroughs in one of the hottest areas of medical research—gene therapy. “I have hoped for a cure since I […]

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The flu: 5 tips to protect against infection

The most effective strategies against influenza is the annual Influenza vaccination and a thorough hands are surely wash. Experts have, however, offer even more tips on what you can do in order to not to infect. Flu viruses can survive for up to an hour on hands and on some surfaces even up to two days. Therefore, it is regular […]

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People Are Exposing Their Buttholes to the Sun for This New 'Wellness' Trend—and It's Not OK

From sitting over a pot of boiling water to steam the vagina, to sticking jade eggs you-know-where, “wellness” trends involving the genitals don’t seem to want to die. Now, there’s another one to add to that list: “perineum sunning.” Yes, you heard that right. In recent months, the new “self-care” method—aka “butthole sunning”—has started to gain momentum, mostly thanks to […]

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Fat accumulation in the lung favors Asthma

That fat accumulations in the blood vessels the risk of heart problems, is known. Now Australian scientists have found out that similar deposits may also occur in the lungs and this could be one reason that Asthma occurs in Obese more frequently. So far, it was assumed that Asthma and obstructive lung disease in Obesity by inflammatory processes or additional […]

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What helps cramps with frequent calf?

Many people have regular painful cramps in the calves, which often occur at night. Tried-and-true measures such as Stretching and Magnesium are not in all patients success. The calf cramps are severe and occur repeatedly, could supplements help with quinine. A recent study shows that they are effective and well tolerated, such as the German society for neurology (DGN) reported […]

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Five cold-error, everyone has done it once

In the hands of sneezing In the morning, in the subway. A man sitting opposite, he grimaces, pulls out the rush in the pocket. But too late: He sneezes and holds the Hand in front of the face. A nice gesture actually. It is designed to prevent viruses and bacteria flying through the air. But at the next stop he […]

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