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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 »

New 'planetary health diet' will save millions of people — and the planet

The “planetary health diet” is based on cutting red meat and sugar consumption in half and upping intake of fruits, vegetables and nuts. And it can prevent up to 11.6 million premature deaths without harming the planet, says the report published Wednesday in the medical journal The Lancet. The authors warn that a global change… Read More »