A one-time gene therapy that costs half a million dollars sounds crazy until you add up what it costs to treat some diseases over a lifetime

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Decentralized databases promise to revolutionize medical records, but not until the health-care industry buys in to the idea and gets to work

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The disease may be among the first to be treated with the novel gene-editing tool

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How an unusual medical case in the 1990s provided a clue for how to treat a fatal muscle disease

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The guideline, which was issued on 25 July, will take effect in February 2018. It comes in the wake of a tragedy in a French drug study last year that led to the death of one man and serious neurological damage in four others. But some say the revision isn’t going for enough

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Companies want to replace addictive painkillers and help people detox from opioids

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“…there were some people who believed that the expansion would swamp the emergency department. Thirty-six thousand may seem like a lot of visits, but in Maryland, that only equates to about a 1 percent change. So the effect of expanding Medicaid seems to have had no effect on emergency department utilization at an aggregate level.”

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“There are limits to what parents can do to their kids,” he said. “Medically unnecessary irreversible surgery that carries a risk of lifelong harm should be one of those things.”

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