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MPs call for ‘life-changing’ Kuvan to be made affordable

MPs call for ‘life-changing’ Kuvan to be made affordable

Health
A number of MPs are calling on a drug company to make a "life-changing" treatment affordable to UK patients.Citing a BBC Newsnight report, MPs across several parties have written to BioMarin, which markets Kuvan but did not initially discover it. The drug, which helps people who have PKU - a rare inherited disorder - is currently not available to NHS patients, as it costs £70,000.BioMarin says the NHS has not accepted its "very competitive" offer.People with PKU (phenylketonuria) - which affects between one in 10,000 and one in 14,000 people in England - cannot properly digest the amino acid phenylalanine. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and are broken down by the body to make our own proteins. But in people with PKU the levels build up, an
See which states offer the most affordable child care

See which states offer the most affordable child care

Finance
If you're tired of dealing with rising child-care costs, pack your bags and move to New Hampshire or North Dakota.Both states topped the lists of the most affordable states for hiring a nanny and enrolling in daycare, respectively, according to a Care.com survey. Other states with affordable child care include Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey. Meanwhile, Washington, D.C. and Mississippi top the lists of the least affordable jurisdictions for child care.The average annual cost of a center-based daycare for infants is about $ 10,468, with prices ranging between $ 6,605 to $ 20,209. The average cost for a nanny taking care of one child is $ 28,905, with costs between $ 27,019 and $ 32,677, according to Care.com.Child-care costs have continued to rise over the past four years. Nearly one in t...