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U.S body says gene therapy may be more cost effective for spinal muscular atrophy

NEW YORK/ZURICH (Reuters) – Biogen Inc’s Spinraza treatment for spinal muscular atrophy and Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG’s experimental gene therapy are both expensive, but the gene therapy could be more cost effective once more is known about its U.S. price and long-term success rates, a preliminary report from an independent U.S. nonprofit organization said on… Read More »

Are You Practicing Effective Self-Care?

You might have heard a lot about ‘self-care’ being thrown around, but what exactly is it? Self-care put simply, involves taking responsibility for your own health and wellbeing through certain actions that will leave you feeling healthier overall. It’s also important for the health system. Helping to keep patients with minor problems out of A&E… Read More »

Behavioral weight loss programs are effective — but where to find them?

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is a team of volunteer experts from various primary care medicine and nursing fields. They identify big medical problems, review the research, and translate it into action plans (called practice recommendations) for doctors like me. Just this fall, they tackled obesity, with the goal of identifying effective ways… Read More »