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FDA Approves the First New Cystic Fibrosis Treatment in Decades

The drug, Trikafta, which was developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, can be used to treat 90% of cystic fibrosis patients 12 years or older in America.

Cystic Fibrosis Hope Comes as New Gene Therapy Improves Condition

A new gene therapy attacks cystic fibrosis at its cause, improving or stabilizing lung function while potentially reducing or eliminating the dozens of drugs...
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Star Athlete Justin Verlander Surprises 11-Year-Old Fan with Cystic Fibrosis

An 11-year-old spitfire from Michigan puts cystic fibrosis in its place every day. Because she toils through chest therapy every day, removing mucus so she...
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Canadian Teen Wins Top Prize for Cystic Fibrosis Discovery

A promising discovery has been made that could one day help in the fight against cystic fibrosis -- and the researcher behind it is...
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Computer Games Help Children with Cystic Fibrosis?

Could computer games be the solution for persuading children with cystic fibrosis to complete their physiotherapy? For such patients, daily breathing exercises are necessary to...

New Hope For Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis causes lung problems that claim its victims in the prime of life and there is no cure. But, now one inspiring patient...

After Marrying On Her ‘Deathbed,’ This Bride Made a Miraculous Recovery After Quitting 1 Food

Cystic fibrosis almost claimed this young woman's life, but a health tip from her wedding photographer ended up saving her life.

Simple Type-2 Diabetes Treatment With Low Calorie Diet is So Effective, It Reverses the Disease in Studies

A specially designed dietary plan for type 2 diabetes has been shown to reverse the disease—and it may soon become the standard of care in the UK.

FDA Approves Pancreatic Cancer Drug Treatment After It Was Shown to Double Patient Lifespans

The drug Lynparza is already approved for the treatment of breast and ovarian cancer in several dozen countries around the world.

MIT Researchers Believe They‘ve Developed a New Treatment for Easing the Passage of Kidney Stones

There are not that many treatments for kidney stones—but MIT researchers believe they have found a new way to make passing stones faster and less painful.

Parkinson’s Patients Experience Significant Reduction in Tremors Thanks to Ultrasound Procedure

Not only was the procedure found to be safe and well-tolerated, it was also shown to dramatically improve the patients' quality of life.

First Sickle Cell Disease Patient Treated With Gene-Edited Cells Experiences Significant Improvement

The first ever sickle cell patient to be treated with genetically-modified cells has experienced a significant improvement against the disease.

World’s First Ebola Vaccine Approved for Global Use After Saving Hundreds of Thousands During Outbreak

Now that the Ervebo vaccine has been approved by WHO and the European Commission, the vaccine can now be freely distributed on a more global basis.

After Decades of Little Progress, Researchers Are Finally Catching Up to Sepsis

With the condition costing the healthcare system billions of dollars every year, researchers are celebrating a new breakthrough in treating sepsis.

Copper Hospital Beds Could Save Millions of Lives Since New Study Says They Harbor 95% Less Bacteria

It's common knowledge in the medical community that copper has antibacterial properties—but this new study has outlined just how strong the metal really is.

Hospital Staffers Delighted By Surprise Pizza Party After Young Patient Wrote Message in His Window

Just hours after an 18-year-old patient broadcasted a special request from his hospital room window, the people of Rochester made it happen.

Scientists Have Developed a ‘Breakthrough’ That May Defeat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

The breakthrough could bring dozen of old medications back into the game.

Street Fighter is Giving Back: 14-0, The Inspiring Story of UFC’s Brian Ortega – Hispanic Athlete of the Year

Raised on the hard streets of LA, Brian Ortega now wants to use the fruits of his hard work to help others—and he's fighting for the chance to win the UFC title tonight.

Thousands Send Rainbow Pictures to 9-Year-Old Who Lost Both His Parents

This little boy believes that though his parents are gone, they are not far away – in fact, he believes that they are just...

Woman Couldn’t Live With Her Lungs – so Doctors Removed Them in ‘World First’

Melissa Benoit has lived with cystic fibrosis her whole life – and if it weren't for a daring double-transplant procedure, the condition would have...