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Leukaemia sufferer, 11, is the first NHS patient to receive a revolutionary cancer treatment

‘This therapy is our last hope’: Leukaemia sufferer, 11, is the first NHS patient to receive a revolutionary cancer treatment that uses the body’s immune system to fight the disease Yuvan Thakkar was given the immunotherapy Kymriah last week Involves engineering his immune cells to recognise and fight cancer cells The youngster was diagnosed with… Read More »

Congress holds first hearings on insulin, high drug prices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Powerful committees in the U.S. Congress held hearings on Tuesday on insulin affordability and high prescription drug prices, an issue both chambers have said is a top priority for the year. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) speaks with reporters after meeting with President Donald Trump about prescription drug prices at… Read More »

11 Things You Should Do at the First Sign of Flu

Conditions How you take care of yourself when flu symptoms start can make all the difference in the lifespan of the virus. First, don’t catch the flu BeanRibbon/Shutterstock “The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year,” says Niket Sonpal, MD, a New York City-based internist and gastroenterologist. While a… Read More »