Health


	First US attempt to cure a rare disease with genome editing fails miserably 
First US attempt to cure a rare disease with genome editing fails miserably 

Sangamo Therapeutics tried to cure two forms of a rare genetic disease using 'zinc finger' gene editing. They successfully changed the genome, but it didn't work to lessen or stop the diseases' effects.

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	Woman, 32, releases graphic photo diary showing 'red raw' skin after ditching eczema steroid creams
Woman, 32, releases graphic photo diary showing 'red raw' skin after ditching eczema steroid creams

Larissa Carey, from Portsmouth, was bedbound in pain after she stopped using steroid creams in January 2018. They had become ineffective after years of use.

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	The man whose body is 'eating itself'
The man whose body is 'eating itself'

Lee Baker, 45, of Margate, Kent, suffers from gastroparesis, which affects the normal movements of the muscles in the stomach, preventing it from emptying properly.

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	Mother had a BB gun bullet wedged in her ear for 11 YEARS 
Mother had a BB gun bullet wedged in her ear for 11 YEARS 

Jade Harris, 28, was referred to hospital after having her ears syringed left her in agony. Once at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, medics found a BB gun ball lodged in her ear canal.

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	Woman's relief after TV surgeons fix the botched boob job she had when partners cheated on her
Woman's relief after TV surgeons fix the botched boob job she had when partners cheated on her

Jessie, from the US, got the biggest enhancement possible to boost her confidence. But when her implants ruptured multiple times, she was left with one breast.

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Key West Bans Sunscreen Containing Chemicals Believed to Harm Coral Reefs
Key West Bans Sunscreen Containing Chemicals Believed to Harm Coral Reefs

The law’s supporters see it as a crucial step toward protecting the city’s reefs, which draw visitors from around the globe.

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Income Is a Strong Predictor of Drug Purchases for Some Serious Diseases
Income Is a Strong Predictor of Drug Purchases for Some Serious Diseases

The rich tend to be in better health and fill fewer prescriptions over all, except for certain types of medications, an analysis finds.

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	Self-love is good for you! People who are kind to themselves have lower heart rates
Self-love is good for you! People who are kind to themselves have lower heart rates

A study by the universities of Exeter and Oxford also found that encouraging people to practice self compassion causes them to sweat less and helps them feel more connected to others.

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	Oh my COD! Cut down fish and chips to just 600 CALORIES to combat obesity crisis
Oh my COD! Cut down fish and chips to just 600 CALORIES to combat obesity crisis

Researchers at Newcastle University cut 1,000 calories from top takeaway across chippies in England. Results showed up to 40 per cent said they would consider smaller portions.

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	Most common type of surgery for shoulder pain given to thousands of patients 'does not work'
Most common type of surgery for shoulder pain given to thousands of patients 'does not work'

Decompression surgery, costing the NHS £50million a year in the UK, is used for ongoing subacromial pain syndrome. A panel argued it provided no benefit for patients after reviewing evidence.

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