Diagnosis and treatment

FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 file photo, a nurse practitioner prepares to start the first human gene editing treatment for Hunter syndrome, an inherited metabolic disease, at a hospital in Oakland, Calif. On Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, federal officials said that gene therapy is becoming an established form of medical care and carries no special risks that warrant special regulation, as they revised rules for vetting such experiments and products. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
August 15, 2018 - 6:57 pm
U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments, saying that what was once exotic science is quickly becoming an established form of medical care with no extraordinary risks. A special National Institutes of Health oversight panel will no longer review all...
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This undated photo provided by the National Cancer Institute shows Dr. Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., winner of the 2018 Albany Medical Center's Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research. (Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute via AP)
August 15, 2018 - 8:37 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Tumors once considered untreatable have disappeared and people previously given months to live are surviving for decades thanks to new therapies emerging from the work of three scientists chosen to receive a $500,000 medical prize. The recipients of the annual Albany Medical...
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August 14, 2018 - 11:25 am
BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo's latest deadly Ebola outbreak has spread into a neighboring province, the health ministry said Tuesday, as health workers began using an experimental treatment for the disease. Health officials are hoping the mAb114 therapy, isolated from a survivor of an Ebola outbreak in...
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August 13, 2018 - 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — You know your cholesterol, your blood pressure ... your heart gene score? Researchers say a new way of analyzing genetic test data may one day help identify people at high risk of a youthful heart attack in time to help. Today, gene testing mostly focuses on rare mutations in one...
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FILE- This Dec. 3, 2017, file photo shows a CVS Pharmacy in the Brooklyn borough of New York. CVS Health reports earnings Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 08, 2018 - 2:10 pm
CVS Health detailed a better-than-expected second quarter Wednesday and then reassured investors that it doesn't depend heavily on much-criticized prescription drug rebates that regulators may eliminate. Shares of the drugstore chain and pharmacy benefit manager climbed after CEO Larry Merlo told...
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FILE- In a Dec. 2, 2017, file photo, Michigan head coach John Beilein watches during the first half of an NCAA basketball game against the Indiana in Ann Arbor, Mich. Coach Beilein has undergone a double-bypass heart procedure and is expected to make a full recovery. The school says Beilein is expected to leave the hospital in a few days and be "fully active" by the start of the season. The 65-year-old Beilein won't go on the team's trip to Spain from Aug. 17-26. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
August 07, 2018 - 12:40 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan basketball coach John Beilein underwent a double-bypass heart procedure and is expected to make a full recover, the school said Tuesday. The procedure was performed Monday by Dr. Francis Pagani at the University of Michigan's Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2017, file photo, then-Ohio State's Tori McCoy, top, defends as Western Kentucky guard Kendall Noble (12) shoots during a first round game of the NCAA college women's basketball tournament, in Lexington, Ky. Tori McCoy hates having to watch Marquette practice from the sideline. For now, the Ohio State transfer must concentrate on her health. The junior forward needs a kidney transplant after being diagnosed with a rare disease. (Austin Anthony/Daily News via AP, File)
August 07, 2018 - 6:19 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — This was supposed to be the year Tori McCoy finally got to play basketball at Marquette. The plan in May 2017 when she transferred from Ohio State was to suit up in blue and gold this fall following a redshirt season. For now, basketball is on hold. A rare kidney disease led...
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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 07, 2018 - 2:26 am
DENVER (AP) — The starters for Tuesday's game between Pittsburgh and Colorado reads like this: Jameson Taillon vs. Chad Bettis. A more accurate description: Two starters bouncing back from testicular cancer. "Both healthy. Both in the big leagues," the Pirates' Taillon said. "Life's good." The...
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FILE- In this June 1, 2018 file photo, small vials of fentanyl are shown in the inpatient pharmacy at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. Nebraska state officials are preparing for their first execution in two decades on Aug. 14 at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln, Neb., and their first-ever lethal injection with an untried combination of drugs. The new execution protocol calls for an initial IV dose of diazepam, commonly known as Valium, to render the inmate unconscious; the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl; cisatracurium besylate to induce paralysis and stop the inmate from breathing; and potassium chloride to stop the heart. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, file)
August 07, 2018 - 12:29 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state officials are preparing for their first execution in two decades and first-ever lethal injection with an untried combination of drugs that includes a powerful painkiller responsible for much of the nation's opioid epidemic and a paralyzing drug that could conceal...
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August 06, 2018 - 5:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A study finds U.S. patients who accepted kidneys infected with hepatitis C were later cured. Doctors reported Monday their new organs are working fine thanks to medication that got rid of the virus. Compared to patients who received uninfected organs, their new kidneys work just as...
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