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Vertex Is Buying Majority Rights to Gene-Editing Therapy From CRISPR Therapeutics

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BOE Foresees Biggest U.K. Spending Boom Since Thatcher Era

(Bloomberg) — The Bank of England expects the biggest surge in household spending since 1988 — when Margaret Thatcher was prime minister — to help power a strong economic rebound after the pandemic.Officials, led by Governor Andrew Bailey, said they expect consumers to use up 10% of the savings glut built during lockdowns, double the pace previously forecast. The central bank also sees the U.K.’s economic output recouping losses by the end of this year instead of in early 2022.While the BOE on Thursday opted to slow emergency bond buying, in tune with a shift by some global counterparts toward deescalating monetary stimulus, policy makers insisted this isn’t a switch in stance. However, the strength of the recovery did lead outgoing Chief Economist Andy Haldane to cast a sole minority vote to end purchases sooner.The success of the U.K.’s vaccination

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Red Light Therapy: Effectiveness, Treatment, and Risks

SOURCES:

Photomedicine and Laser Surgery: “A Controlled Trial to Determine the Efficacy of Red and Near-Infrared Light Treatment in Patient Satisfaction, Reduction of Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Skin Roughness, and Intradermal Collagen Density Increase.”

Pain Research and Treatment: “Efficacy of the LED Red Light Therapy in the Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders: Double Blind Randomized Controlled Trial.”

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society: “Improvement of Pain and Disability in Elderly Patients with Degenerative Osteoarthritis of the Knee Treated with Narrow‐Band Light Therapy.”

Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery: “Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) in skin: stimulating, healing, restoring.”

British Journal of Sports Medicine: “A randomised, placebo controlled trial of low level laser therapy for activated Achilles tendinitis with microdialysis measurement of peritendinous prostaglandin E2 concentrations.”

Doris Day, MD, clinical assistant professor of dermatology, New York University Langone Medical Center.

American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery: “LED Therapy Studies.”

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Cancer Therapy Novocure Stock Flashes Renewed Technical Strength

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Tycoon’s $17 Billion Bid for Telecom Giants Draws Skeptics

(Bloomberg) — Sarath Ratanavadi, Thailand’s second-richest man, is trying to diversify his empire with a bold bet on digital technology that may cost as much as $17 billion.He’ll have to do more to convince skeptics that the math adds up.While shares of Sarath’s Gulf Energy Development Pcl have climbed 6.9% since the company proposed buying control of Thailand’s biggest wireless operator and its parent on Monday, some analysts and investors are worried the cost of added debt won’t be worth the payoff. The acquisitions would combine a group spanning power plants, ports and toll roads with telecom companies that specialize in digital services.“Gulf may know how to create the synergy, but some investors still haven’t seen this,” said Prapas Tonpibulsak, chief investment officer at Talis Asset Management in Bangkok, which doesn’t own Gulf Energy shares. “Gulf’s debt will jump substantially.”The

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Home Remedies for Lower Back Pain

photo of lower back painBack pain is one of the most common physical ailments. Studies show that eight in 10 Americans have back pain at some point in their lives, usually in the lower back.

Your might have sprained it while working in the yard or cleaning house. Or your back might hurt from an old sports injury or a chronic condition such as arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis.

Sudden or severe back pain should be checked by a doctor or a physical therapist. That also goes for pain that won’t go away.

But sometimes you can treat nagging pain and discomfort on your own.

Wilson Ray, MD, chief of spine surgery for the Department of Neurological Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, says home remedies ” tend to be better when they’re combined than [when done] alone.”

1. Keep Moving

You might not feel like it when you’re in pain.

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Autism: Signs and Symptoms

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can look different in different people. It’s a developmental disability that affects the way people communicate, behave, or interact with others. There’s no single cause for it, and symptoms can be very mild or very severe. 

Some children who are on the spectrum start showing signs as young as a few months old. Others seem to have normal development for the first few months or years of their lives and then they start showing symptoms.

But up to half of parents of children with ASD noticed issues by the time their child reached 12 months, and between 80% and 90% noticed problems by 2 years. Children with ASD will have symptoms throughout their lives, but it’s possible for them to get better as they get older.

The autism spectrum is very wide. Some people might have very noticeable issues, others might not. The common thread is

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Gene Collier: Gene Therapy: Ohio joins Pennsylvania with ‘stand-your-ground’ law, also known as ‘make my day’ | Tribune

Apr. 7—Another active shooter was getting busy with his Second Amendment rights as I sat down to write this Tuesday morning, with no final accounting of this latest swoop of metronomic American carnage yet available at deadline.

The ghoulish tally in Frederick, Md., where the active shooter’s day ended typically in his own death, will attach to the spike in gun violence that began last month in Atlanta and Boulder, where 18 bloody corpses served to illustrate a nation eager to get back to slaughtering each other with real bullets rather than waiting out some soulless pathogen.

But there was more gun news Tuesday.

In Ohio, Tuesday was the day the new state law took effect, officially plunging the Buckeye State into the company of 37 others (including the Keystone State) with so-called stand-your-ground laws in the statutes.

Funny how this works, and by funny I mean, of course, tragic.

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How Therapy Actually Works and 5 Myths about Therapy Debunked | by Erin Frey | Kip Blog

Erin Frey

Since we started building a mental health startup, Kip, we’ve fielded a lot of questions from people who are curious about therapy. These questions have been enlightening and validate the work we are doing. They have also revealed many common misconceptions about what exactly therapy is, who it is for, and how it works.

Have you ever had these thoughts about therapy?

  • Therapy doesn’t work.
  • Therapy is not for me–it’s for people with serious mental health issues.
  • Talking to someone about my problems won’t help me.
  • I can fix the problem myself.
  • Once I start going to therapy, I’ll have to go forever.

Many people have had these same thoughts, but they’re not true! And worse, these misconceptions prevent people from enjoying the positive, life-changing benefits that therapy brings.

Therapy is a scientifically proven process that teaches you how your mind works. It helps you navigate your feelings, build better

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Symptoms, Causes, Tests, Surgery, and Treatment

What Is Meniere’s Disease?

Meniere’s disease is an inner-ear condition that can cause vertigo, a specific type of dizziness in which you feel as though you’re spinning.

It also can cause ringing in your ear (tinnitus), hearing loss that comes and goes, and a feeling of fullness or pressure in your ear. Usually, only one ear is affected. The hearing loss eventually can be permanent.

The disorder takes its name from a French doctor, Prosper Meniere, who suggested in the 1860s that the symptoms came from the inner ear and not the brain, as most people believed.

Meniere’s Disease Causes

The cause of Meniere’s disease isn’t known, but doctors think they understand how the symptoms of Meniere’s happen.

Fluid builds up inside a part of your inner ear called the labyrinth, which holds structures that help with hearing and balance. The extra fluid interferes with the signals your brain

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Hydrogen therapy for Covid-19 acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) | by Vaibhav

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Covid-19 rendering

In the cohort involving 201 patients with confirmed COVID-19 pneumonia, risk factors associated with the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and progression from ARDS to death included older age, neutrophilia and organ and coagulation dysfunction. Recently, accumulating evidence suggests that a subgroup of patients with severe COVID-19 might have a cytokine storm syndrome and hyper inflammation. [1,2]

[A] Prof. Zhong Nanshan, Chinese scientist, epidemiologist and pulmonologist who discovered the SARS coronavirus in 2003 on benefits of the oxygen-hydrogen gas mix inhalation in Chinese patients

[B] Overview of planned or ongoing studies of drugs for the treatment of COVID-19

Hydrogen-oxygen nebulizer

[C] Duried Alwazeer, Redox Research Center, Igdir Üniversitesi on Potential Cheap and effective Drug for COVID-19

https://www.researchgate.net/post/Potential_Cheap_and_effective_Drug_for_COVID-19

Given the theory that molecular hydrogen can significantly down-regulate expressions of inflammation-related genes and selectively reduce hydroxyl radical, there are reasons to believe that cytokine storm

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Root Canal Procedure for Infected Tooth Nerve: Purpose, Procedure, Recovery

Root canal therapy is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected.

Root canal therapy is performed when the pulp which is composed of nerves and blood vessels in the tooth becomes infected or damaged. During root canal therapy, the pulp is removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.

People fear root canals because they assume they are painful. Actually, most people report that the procedure itself is no more painful than having a filling placed. The discomfort experienced in the period leading up to seeking dental care is truly painful, not the procedure itself.

What Is Dental Pulp?

dentalpulpThe pulp or pulp chamber is the soft area within the center of the tooth and contains the nerve, blood vessels, and connective tissue. The tooth’s nerve is in the “root” or “legs” of the tooth. The root canals travel

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