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Cystic Fibrosis Outcomes Better In Canada Than The US: Study

Study reveals cystic fibrosis patients live 10 years longer in Canada than in the United States. Easier access to lung transplants as well as healthier diet and better health insurance could be the cause.

Public Health March 14, 2017

Pennsylvania Kids Suffer From Severe Mouth And Throat Burns After Drinking Apple Juice At Buffet Restaurant

Two children who ordered apple juice at a Chinese restaurant serving all-you-can-eat buffet suffered from burn-type injuries. A test revealed the presence of a toxic ingredient in the juice.

Public Health March 7, 2017

Real-Life 'Fault In Our Stars' Husband, Dalton Prager, Dies

Dalton Prager, hailed as a real-life 'The Fault In Our Stars' husband, died on Saturday, Sept. 17 at a St. Louis hospital. The heroic love and marriage of Dalton and Katie despite cystic fibrosis has been awe-inspiring.

Medicine September 19, 2016

Real-Life ‘Fault In Our Stars’: Couple With Cystic Fibrosis Fighting Odds To Be Together

Let a real-life 'Fault in Our Stars' couple show you how loving is done. They may be sick but the couple, who have cystic fibrosis, are fighting with all they’ve got to stay together.

Life & Style September 12, 2016

Researchers Develop Low-Cost Tool For Cystic Fibrosis Assessment Using Xbox Kinect Sensors

A 'game-changing' innovation was developed in the field of medical science. Xbox Kinect sensors have been leveraged to develop a cost-effective technique that can assess respiratory problems in patients.

March 27, 2016

Gene Therapy For Cystic Fibrosis Shows Promise In Mice Study

Previous attempts to use gene therapy in treating cystic fibrosis were largely uneffective. But after seeing gene therapy used to successfully treat genetic disorders like hemophilia, scientists reattempted and succeeded in curing the disease in mice and human cell cultures using the approach.

Life November 17, 2015

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inks Gene Editing Deal With Cambridge Startup

Two pharmaceutical giants, Vertex Pharmaceuticals and CRISPR Therapeutics, join forces to develop a new technology in gene editing in the hopes to determine a treatment for cystic fibrosis. This collaboration could lead to the discovery of a potent treatment for genetic diseases.

Life October 28, 2015

Gene Therapy Can Help Treat Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Cystic fibrosis may, one day, be treated by replacing faulty genes responsible for the disorder. Does this mean a treatment for this deadly condition is around the corner?

Life July 5, 2015

FDA Approves Orkambi Combination Drug For Treating Cystic Fibrosis

Officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination drug designed to treat a variation of cystic fibrosis that causes the formation of sticky mucus in the lungs and other organs of the patient, leading to digestive problems, infections and early death.

Life July 3, 2015

Experimental Drug Combo Could Be The Next Big Thing In CF Treatment

A new study conducted by the Northwestern University suggests that a combination of the drugs ivacaftor and lumacaftor has the ability to improve the health of patients diagnosed with a rare form of the lung disease cystic fibrosis.

Life May 18, 2015

Vertex Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Gets Green Light From FDA

An FDA advisory panel has recommended an approval for a drug combination to treat cystic fibrosis. Some patients who took the drug in clinical trials mentioned that it made a significant difference in their lives.

Life May 13, 2015

Scientists Grow Mini-Lungs In A Lab To Study Cystic Fibrosis

To study cystic fibrosis, a disease that affects the lungs, a team of scientists recently created a set of functional mini-lungs that could help assist in the discovery of new drugs targeting the disease.

Life March 19, 2015

Riding waves for healing: Surfing benefits cystic fibrosis patients

Doctors have found out that patients diagnosed with cystic fibrosis tend to show an improved condition after surfing. Perhaps the salty spray from the ocean helps clear up the lungs.

Life August 18, 2014

Vertex drug combo for cystic fibrosis not as effective, studies confirm

Based on two new studies, the compounds found in the Vertex drug counteract each other and diminish the benefits of the drug.

Life July 27, 2014

Kids may be added to adult lung transplant list, organ transplants group votes

A largely criticized case on adult lung transplant to children below 12 became the turning point of an old rule. Now, children in said age bracket can receive adult lung transplants.

Life June 25, 2014

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