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

Bloomberg

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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TREATMENT

uniQure: Gene Therapy Treatment Was Unlikely to Have Caused a Patient’s Cancer

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Shares of uniQure are down more than 30% in the past year.


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Regulators froze

uniQure

‘s trial of its gene therapy for hemophilia in December when one of the 54 treated patients developed liver cancer. Over the weekend, the Dutch company announced that independent investigators had concluded that the cancer wasn’t caused by the gene therapy, which uses engineered viruses to add healthy genes to a patient’s DNA. The finding should alleviate worries that such gene insertions could cause cancer.

uniQure stock (ticker: QURE) rose nearly 5% in Monday trading, to $30.67, despite a roughly 1% drop in the

Nasdaq Composite index.

The company shared the findings with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and hopes the agency will allow uniQure to now file for approval of the treatment for hemophilia B. It has finished dosing all patients in the Phase 3 trial.

Three outside researchers and

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THERAPY

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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THERAPY

Cancer Therapy Novocure Stock Flashes Renewed Technical Strength

Bloomberg

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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THERAPY

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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THERAPY

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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THERAPY

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

Vaibhav
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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Aquahab Physical Therapy has Partnered with Progress Physical Therapy, Part of the Ivy Rehab Network | Health Care Hospitals

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Ivy Rehab Network (“Ivy”), a national leader in outpatient musculoskeletal rehabilitative services, is proud to announce that Aquahab Physical Therapy is now a part of its extensive network of therapy centers. Aquahab has joined Progress Physical Therapy, one of Ivy’s three market-leading brands in the Philadelphia market.

“We are thrilled for Aquahab Physical Therapy to join the Ivy Rehab Network and become a Progress Physical Therapy facility,” said Matt Littman, President and CEO of Aquahab. “We’re looking forward to this partnership greatly and are happy to see that the top-tier service that we have provided to our patients for 30 years will continue on. We are looking forward to teaming up with such professionals in the business so that we can continue to enhance what we’ve built and offer our team extended opportunities for growth and development. This is

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TREATMENT

Bipolar Disorder Treatment: Medication, Therapy, and Self-Help

While a combo of medication and therapy can help you manage bipolar disorder, treatment doesn’t end there.

Living well with bipolar disorder involves managing the symptoms and mood episodes you experience. This means finding a treatment plan that works for you.

It’s not always easy or simple, though — finding a treatment team and coping strategies can be a process. Mood episodes can often make it harder to manage your daily life, too.

Bipolar disorder treatment can involve medications, psychotherapy, and lifestyle or self-care changes. Usually, it’s a combination of things.

But because no two experiences are alike, your path to addressing your symptoms may depend on your own personal needs and goals.

It can sometimes be tricky to get a bipolar disorder diagnosis. But working closely with a mental health professional who provides screening and testing can be a good place to start.

Types of bipolar disorder

Overall, it’s

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THERAPY

An Overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy developed in the late 1980s by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan to help better treat borderline personality disorder. Since its development, it has also been used for the treatment of other kinds of mental health disorders.

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) treatment is a type of psychotherapy — or talk therapy — that utilizes a cognitive-behavioral approach. DBT emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of treatment.

The theory behind the approach is that some people are prone to react in a more intense and out-of-the-ordinary manner toward certain emotional situations, primarily those found in romantic, family and friend relationships. DBT theory suggests that some people’s arousal levels in such situations can increase far more quickly than the average person’s, attain a higher level of emotional stimulation, and take a significant amount of time to return to baseline arousal levels.

People who are sometimes

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