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Gene-silencing: ‘New class’ of medicine reverses disease porphyria

Doctors have used a new type of medicine called “gene silencing” to reverse a disease that leaves people in crippling pain. The condition, acute intermittent porphyria, also causes paralysis and is fatal in some cases. The novel approach fine-tunes the genetic instructions locked in our DNA. Doctors say they are “genuinely surprised” how successful it… Read More »

What to know about low-carb, high-fat diets

A low-carb, high-fat diet involves a person reducing the number of carbohydrates they consume and replacing them with healthful fats. In recent years, this type of diet has become popular among people trying to lose weight. A low-carb, high-fat diet (LCHF) involves using ketones from fat for energy instead of glucose, which comes directly from… Read More »

Viagra and hearing loss

If you take Viagra or another similar medication for erectile dysfunction, be aware that you’re at an increased risk of developing a hearing condition known as sudden sensorineural hearing loss. Erectile dysfunction drugs and hearing loss Talk to your doctor right away if youexperience hearing loss after takingViagra or a similar drug. Any of the… Read More »

CareSource taps Express Scripts for integrated PBM data platform

CareSource will implement a new integrated pharmacy benefits management approach called CareSource RxInnovations, managed by Cigna’s Express Scripts. Dayton, Ohio-based CareSource, a nonprofit multi-state health plan serving government-sponsored programs, will let its current PBM contract with CVS Caremark expire at the end of 2019 and commence the new contract with Express Scripts on Jan. 1,… Read More »