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U.S. approves $2 million Novartis gene therapy for rare, deadly muscle disorder

U.S. approves $2 million Novartis gene therapy for rare, deadly muscle disorder

ZURICH/NEW YORK - Swiss drugmaker Novartis won U.S. approval for its gene therapy Zolgensma for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the leading genetic cause of death in infants, the company said on Friday, a one-time treatment expected to push the pricing boundary for rare diseases to new heights. The company said it would charge $2.125 million for the

Vision loss linked with anxiety, depression - and vice versa

Vision loss linked with anxiety, depression - and vice versa

Older adults with impaired vision are more likely to have symptoms of anxiety and depression, and older adults with symptoms of anxiety or depression are more likely to develop vision impairment, according to findings from the U.S. National Health and Aging Trends Study. “Older adults are at a high risk for vision problems compared to other segments

Woman's 'liquid nose job' left her with rare eye issue

Woman's 'liquid nose job' left her with rare eye issue

close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for May 24 Fox News Flash top headlines for May 24 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com A woman's simple cosmetic procedure turned serious when an injection of facial filler into her nose led to blockages in her eye's blood vessels — a rare complication, according to a new report of the case. The

Mario Batali pleads not guilty to assault charge at arraignment in Boston

Mario Batali pleads not guilty to assault charge at arraignment in Boston

close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for May 24 Fox News Flash top headlines for May 24 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com Mario Batali has pleaded not guilty to a charge of indecent assault and battery in connection with a 2017 allegation that he grabbed and forcibly tried to kiss a woman at a Boston bar. The celebrity chef , 58,

Virginia firefighters bring Wendy’s baked potato to woman who burned her own

Virginia firefighters bring Wendy’s baked potato to woman who burned her own

(iStock, Glade Spring Fire Department) There’s no use crying over burned potatoes — especially when the local fire department delivers a replacement. A woman in Glade Spring, Va., was treated to get a special delivery of Wendy’s baked potatoes, courtesy of the Glade Spring Fire Department, after she accidentally burned her own inside the microwave

Indycar offering measles vaccines to Indy 500 fans

Indycar offering measles vaccines to Indy 500 fans

close Video CDC targets anti-vaccination campaign as measles outbreak worsens Anti-vaccination movement blamed for outbreak; Bryan Llenas reports. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be offering measles vaccines to fans attending the Indy 500. (AP) A limited supply will be available outside the racetrack’s museum. They’re not free, but IndyCar medical

Texas baby born without skin getting grafts grown from own cells, family says

Texas baby born without skin getting grafts grown from own cells, family says

close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for May 24 Fox News Flash top headlines for May 24 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com The Texas 5-month-old who has captured hearts worldwide after he was born on New Year's Day missing most of his skin will reportedly undergo major surgery on Friday to cover areas of his body with skin grown

Panera at Home chicken soup recalled over plastic material in product

Panera at Home chicken soup recalled over plastic material in product

close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for May 24 Fox News Flash top headlines for May 24 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com The company behind Panera Bread’s at Home line has issued a recall for a chicken soup product sold in select states over concerns about plastic material contamination. Blount Fine Foods, a Texas-based company,

Measles outbreaks in Europe spark calls for children to be vaccinated

Measles outbreaks in Europe spark calls for children to be vaccinated

P arents are being urged to get their children vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella following outbreaks of measles across Europe. The appeal comes on the same day new figures revealed there had been 231 confirmed cases of measles and 795 mumps cases in the first three months of 2019. The Public Health England (PHE) data showed that while measles

Trump campaign views healthcare as a 2020 campaign weapon

Trump campaign views healthcare as a 2020 campaign weapon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign believes he can turn Republicans’ biggest liability from last year’s congressional elections - the debate about the future of healthcare in America - into a winning issue for his reelection. That would have appeared highly unlikely just months ago, when Democrats seized upon the issue of