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U.S. regulators on Wednesday approved a second gene therapy for a blood cancer, a one-time, custom-made treatment for aggressive lymphoma in adults. The Food and Drug Administration allowed sales of the treatment from Kite Pharma.

 

The treatment involves removing immune system cells called T cells from a patient, reprogramming them to target and kill cancer cells and giving them back to the patient. It uses the same technology as the first gene therapy approved in the U.S., Novartis AG's treatment for childhood leukemia.

 

For the first time in the history of the world's most famous sled dog race, several of the high-performance animals have tested positive for a prohibited drug. But race officials have refused to name the musher involved.

 

Shilo Harris suffered yet another injury in 2014 - this time not military-related - that caused him to once again turn to opioids to try to relieve his pain.

 

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Senate Republicans scrambled on Tuesday to ensure support for a budget resolution vital to President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code, as one Republican fiscal hawk announced he might vote against the measure. As the Senate opened debate on a fiscal year 2018 budget, Senator Rand Paul objected to spending levels that he said would exceed agreed caps by $43 billion, and called for spending reforms for so-called entitlement programs such as the Medicare and Medicaid health insurance programs.

 

A 7-year-old Kentucky boy fell into a deep, 11-day sleep and doctors can't explain why, WDRB reports . Amy Shaw said she and her son Wyatt were at a wedding and Wyatt was the life of the party.

 

In this Oct. 11, 2017 file photo, Demi Lovato arrives at the premiere of her documentary, "Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated" in Los Angeles.

 

Republican and Democratic senators joined in announcing a plan Tuesday aimed at stabilizing America's health insurance markets in the wake of President Donald Trump's order to terminate "Obamacare" subsidies. Trump himself spoke approvingly of the deal, but some conservatives denounced it as an insurance company bailout, making its future uncertain.

 

These fluids can contain pathogens such as HIV or hepatitis, so they may be dangerous. The traditional method for taking care of these fluids is suctioning them up into canisters.

 

Many older Americans plan to stay where they are when they retire, but a smaller but growing number intend to move, an Ipsos/USA TODAY survey shows Who needs Florida? Here's where people approaching retirement plan to live Many older Americans plan to stay where they are when they retire, but a smaller but growing number intend to move, an Ipsos/USA TODAY survey shows Check out this story on scsun-news.com: https://usat.ly/2ys5vON In case you were wondering where the best place to settle down is when you got older, the verdict is out. Veuer's Natasha Abellard has that story.

 

SECAmb is reminding people that by following some simple advice and safety tips alongside common sense they can keep themselves, their family and friends safe. SECAmb Regional Operations Manager for Resilience, Chris Stamp said: "Every year we know that sadly we are going to respond to people who have been injured by fireworks or bonfires.

 

About one in nine American men is infected with the oral form of human papillomavirus , according to a new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. Nationwide, rates for oral HPV infections are 11.5% of men and 3.2% of women: 11 million men, compared with 3.2 million women, the researchers estimated.

 

UnitedHealth Group's third-quarter earnings soared 26 percent to beat Wall Street expectations as the nation's largest health insurer sold more coverage to retirees and continued to grow its business outside insurance. The insurer said Tuesday it gained nearly 2 million more customers compared to last year's quarter, largely due to growth in its Medicare and retirement business.

 

A team at The University of Twente is working to make an MRI-compatible, biopsy-performing robot in an effort to expedite the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company.

 

The 'Bad Liar' hitmaker gave her four-year-old sibling Gracie a pep talk beside the sea on Monday as she encouraged her to be "fearless" and use her voice to make a difference when she grows up because the "truth" will inspire others. Taking to her Instagram account, the 25-year-old singer uploaded a short black-and-white video of her talking to Gracie as the youngster said: "I'm not scared."

 

President Trump signed an executive order effectively gutting Obamacare , which included controversial provisions like ending federal subsidies for the poor. Trump has repeatedly said Congress should just let Obamacare fail if they are unable to repeal and replace, but many Americans want to see Obamacare fixed rather than torn down.

 


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