Out of the Darkness, Into the Light With Gene Therapy

There are a number of age-related diseases that affect people 50 and over. One such condition is age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is the number one cause of vision loss in the United States. In the UK, it affects approximately 600,000 people, but researchers there are taking great strides to try to combat the disease […]

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98point6 Presents Innovative Take on Health Care

Millions of Americans go without healthcare insurance or hold inadequate insurance, simply because they can’t afford it. It’s difficult to have to decide between going to the doctor and paying out of pocket and covering everyday living expenses like food and rent. But, what if there was a way to get the healthcare you needed […]

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DNA Tests and Diets: Can They Encourage You to Eat Healthier?

You’ve tried every diet under the sun and have yet to see results. Before throwing in the towel, think about this: what if the key to a healthy diet that works is embedded in your DNA? That’s the approach that genetic testing companies are taking, and people are taking notice of the results. DNA tests […]

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Dog DNA Testing: Is It Worth It?

Much like human DNA testing, genetic tests for dogs have skyrocketed in “pup”ularity, with over 1 million dogs tested in just over a decade. They’re carried out the same way, with a buccal swab of your canine’s mouth that’s sent off to a lab to be evaluated. Many dog owners are choosing to have the […]

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When Antibiotics Fail, CRISPR Can Help

Antibiotics have proven to be a saving grace for well over a century. They help battle diseases, eliminating infections before they have a chance to do real damage. However, since they’re so widely prescribed now and fed to animals as well as humans, bacteria have begun to evolve and develop resistance to them. This evolution […]

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Having Trouble Sleeping? CBD vs Melatonin Supplements

If you’re regularly suffering the discomfort that comes with restlessness at bedtime, you’re not alone. According to studies, at least one-third of Americans are not getting enough sleep and many are turning to supplements to help. The two top contenders are melatonin and cannabidiol, which is more popularly known as CBD. There are a few […]

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