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Officials Remove Special Rules for Gene Therapy Experiments

Officials Remove Special Rules for Gene Therapy Experiments

By Marilynn Marchione | Aug 17
U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments, saying that what was once exotic science is quickly becoming an established form of medical care with no extraordinary risks.

Sad After Sex? It's Not Uncommon

Sad After Sex? It's Not Uncommon

Aug 16
A new report on Postcoital Dysphoria (PCD) shows that the phenomenon, involving sadness after sex, is not uncommon in men.

Unhealthy Smoky Air Blankets Northwest

Unhealthy Smoky Air Blankets Northwest

Aug 16
Unhealthy air filled with smoke from wildfires blanketed the Northwest again on Wednesday. Washington state had the worst air quality in the country, according to the National Weather Service.

Celebs Join Lineup for 'Stand Up to Cancer' Telethon

Celebs Join Lineup for 'Stand Up to Cancer' Telethon

Aug 16
Reese Witherspoon, Mahershala Ali and Keith Urban are among the stars joining the sixth Stand Up To Cancer telethon.

Study Shows Smokers Are Better Off Quitting, Even with Weight Gain

Study Shows Smokers Are Better Off Quitting, Even with Weight Gain

By Mike Stobbe | Aug 16
If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you're trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you're still better off in the long run.

10 Innovations Helping to Drive the Healthcare Revolution

10 Innovations Helping to Drive the Healthcare Revolution

Aug 16
"Social prescriptions," smart beds and digital programs for diabetes are among the futuristic innovations that could transform Great Britain's National Health Service, and perhaps, the world.

5 Tips for National Relaxation Day

5 Tips for National Relaxation Day

Aug 15
How are you commemorating August 15, National Relaxation Day? (Yes, it's a thing.) EDGE asked Massage Envy for five tips to unwind and here's what the experts at the national wellness franchise had to say.

SAGE and Alzheimer's Association Announce New LGBTQ Brief

SAGE and Alzheimer's Association Announce New LGBTQ Brief

Aug 15
"LGBT and Dementia" -- a new issues brief developed by the Alzheimer's Association and SAGE outlines the unique challenges facing LGBT older adults living with Alzheimer's and other dementias and their caregivers.

Jury Backs Man Who Claims Roundup Weed Killer Caused Cancer

Jury Backs Man Who Claims Roundup Weed Killer Caused Cancer

By Paul Elias | Aug 14
A San Francisco jury on Friday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $289 million to a former school groundskeeper dying of cancer, saying the company's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his disease.

Multi-Gene Test May Detect Heart Disease Risk and More

Multi-Gene Test May Detect Heart Disease Risk and More

By Lauran Neergaard | Aug 14
Researchers say a new way of analyzing genetic test data may one day help identify people at high risk of a youthful heart attack in time to help.

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