Tag Archives: disease

Gene-silencing: ‘New class’ of medicine reverses disease porphyria

Doctors have used a new type of medicine called “gene silencing” to reverse a disease that leaves people in crippling pain. The condition, acute intermittent porphyria, also causes paralysis and is fatal in some cases. The novel approach fine-tunes the genetic instructions locked in our DNA. Doctors say they are “genuinely surprised” how successful it… Read More »

An early look at a CDC project digitizing infectious disease guidelines to work in EHRs

Addressing global infectious diseases has been an ongoing challenge. To tackle the issue, in 2018 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put together a Kaizen group consisting of an interdisciplinary collection of healthcare and IT professionals. The group worked collaboratively to develop a roadmap and metrics for… Read More »

Wendy Williams Continues to Experience Complications From Graves’ Disease

In 2010, Wendy Williams discussed living with Graves’ disease in an interview with Real Health. Now, it’s been announced that Williams is taking an extended break from The Wendy Williams Show because of complications from the autoimmune disorder, reports PEOPLE. A statement posted on the daytime talk show’s official Instagram page on January 18, “As Wendy… Read More »