Gene therapy operation to save sight

British surgeons have claimed a world first after carrying out a gene therapy operation to tackle the most common cause of sight loss in the developed world. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) causes the deterioration of cells in the macular, the central part of the retina, and affects more than 600,000 people in the UK. Medics… Read More »

E-Cigarette Use in Low-Risk Youths Increases Risk for Cigarette Initiation

February 18, 2019 Share this content: The association of prior e-cigarette use with cigarette initiation was even stronger in children who were considered low risk. Previously tobacco-naive children aged 12 to 15 years who have used e-cigarettes are at increased risk for later cigarette use, according to study results published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers examined… Read More »