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Gilead Sciences’ Gene Therapy Approved By The FDA

Gilead Sciences’ Gene Therapy Approved By The FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given approval for a new therapy developed by Gilead Sciences-owned Kite Pharma and which is designed to treat a certain kind of lymphoma. This is the second time an approval is being granted... 
If You Want to Live Longer, Just Sit Less

If You Want to Live Longer, Just Sit Less

It is no big secret that a healthy lifestyle must include exercise, at least a little bit, every day. This continues to become more and more apparent every year as Americans continue to get sucked into sedentary lifestyles—whether... 
 Norovirus Contamination Reported At Chipotle Mexican Grill in Virginia

 Norovirus Contamination Reported At Chipotle Mexican Grill in Virginia

Fast casual restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill has announced the closure of one outlet in Sterling, VA after the health department received several complaints from customers who fell ill after eating there.  These customers reported... 
Breast Cancer Patients In a Handful of States Opting for Preventive Mastectomies

Breast Cancer Patients In a Handful of States Opting for Preventive Mastectomies

Women who live in certain parts of the United States and who have been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer are choosing to have double mastectomies instead of just removing the one affected breast. The very same study also says... 
Do Flame Retardants, In Fact, Cause Cancer?

Do Flame Retardants, In Fact, Cause Cancer?

Flame retardants have become a significant component of many household products. You can find them used in various applications around the home from linens to sports and outdoor equipment to furniture to cooking materials. Flame retardants... 
Could Tax Incentives Encourage More Living Organ Donation?

Could Tax Incentives Encourage More Living Organ Donation?

A legislator in New Jersey has nobly proposed offering tax credits to organ donors but the initiative has been met with immediate opposition from groups who believe that such a measure would actually violate federal law. The National... 
Research Finds Insomnia Associated With Higher Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Research Finds Insomnia Associated With Higher Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Existing research demonstrates that people who suffer from insomnia likely at risk for poor health outcomes, suggesting that there might also be a link to a higher risk of heart attack and stroke. According to lead study author Qiao...