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‘Please don’t let us die’: Three cystic fibrosis sufferers beg the NHS to fund ‘wonder drug’

‘Please don’t let us die’: Three cystic fibrosis sufferers beg the NHS to fund ‘wonder drug’ Orkambi that still isn’t available a year after Theresa May promised to take action Orkambi can slow decline in lung function by 42% for around 50% of CF people The NHS has been in a price gridlock over the… Read More »

Egg Allergy? Don’t Let That Stop You From Getting Vaccinated

WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 — Allergies to vaccines are extremely rare and even when they do occur, allergists can safely administer vaccines, Canadian experts report. Immunoglobulin E (IgE) allergies that cause hives, swelling, wheezing or anaphylaxis occur in only 1 of 760,000 vaccinations. Such a reaction typically starts within minutes of a shot, is unlikely… Read More »

Moms, please don’t eat your placentas: Obstetricians say ‘placentophagy’ carries risks, with no proven benefits

After reviewing what scientific data exist on the subject, Canada’s pregnancy specialists are encouraging any woman considering eating or drinking her placenta to please refrain from doing so. The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada has found no evidence of benefit from human maternal “placentophagy,” but potential risks of harm, including the transfer of… Read More »