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Gene therapy hope for blindness

A gene therapy treatment for the most common cause of blindness in young people is being tested in a group of British trial patients. X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP) is currently incurable and leads to slow and irreversible vision loss. On ...

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Promise in rheumatoid arthritis treatments

A new class of drugs is offering promise for Australians living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). But it’s essential that the progressive and often painful immune disease is detected early, say a group of Australian experts. RA is one of the most ...

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New drug found to prevent heart attacks

A new drug can prevent heart attacks and strokes by cutting bad cholesterol levels, scientists have found. An international trial of 27,000 patients found that those who took the drug evolocumab saw their bad cholesterol levels fall by around 60 ...

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Ibuprofen linked to risk of cardiac arrest

Commonly bought over-the-counter painkillers including ibuprofen have been linked to a significant increased risk of cardiac arrest. A 10-year Danish study of nearly 30,000 patients found the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) was associated with a 31 per cent ...

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