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First gene-editing in human body attempt

First gene-editing in human body attempt

Health
Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.Brian Madeux, 44 from Arizona, was given the experimental treatment to try to correct a defect in his DNA that causes Hunter's syndrome. Mr Madeux says he was prepared to take part in the trial as he is "in pain every second of the day".It is too soon to know whether or not the gene-editing has worked in Mr Madeux's case. Hunter's syndrome is rare. Patients are born without the genetic instructions for an enzyme that breaks down long sugary molecules called mucopolysaccharides.Instead, they build up in the body and damage the brain and other organs. Severe cases are often fatal. "I actually thought I wouldn't live past my early 20s," said Mr Madeux.Patients need regular enzyme replacement t...
Primark shines as retail body warns on sales

Primark shines as retail body warns on sales

Business
A retail body has warned current trading levels are a "cause for concern" for stores in the run-up to Christmas though Primark, at least, seems to be bucking the trend.The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said its reading of 0.2% growth in non-food sales over the 12 months to October was the lowest since its records began.It said the surge in inflation - currently outstripping average wage rises - had made life tough for shoppers and therefore its members generally.The BRC said it did not believe the rise in interest rates by the Bank of England - designed to help tackle inflation - would help because it had raised borrowing costs.It painted a bleak picture as Primark's owner reported a 10% surge in like-for-like UK sales during the year to 16 September.Video:Why shops are already playing C...
5 Things That Might Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Dairy

5 Things That Might Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Dairy

Health
Thinking about eliminating milk, cheese, butter, and other dairy products from your diet? You're not alone. Whether or not to give up dairy—and how to do it—is "one of the top questions I'm asked these days," says Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, Health's contributing nutrition editor.One possible reason why so many people are ditching dairy? It's gotten the A-list stamp of approval: Jessica Biel has said she "just feels better" when she doesn't eat dairy, gluten, or wheat; Australian actress Margot Robbie told ELLE UK she avoids it when filming a movie because she thinks it causes breakouts. And earlier this year, Khloe Kardashian told Health she dropped 11 pounds after just two weeks sans dairy. "If I want to lose weight quickly, dairy-free is the way to go," she said.But can a
This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Don’t Get Your Morning Coffee

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Don’t Get Your Morning Coffee

Health
Caffeine withdrawal is for real. If a hot mug of joe or an icy cup of Starbucks is your preferred way to start the day, you've probably noticed that you feel, well, off when don't get your coffee fix. On those especially hectic mornings, you might even sort of hate the world. But that reaction isn't in your head, says Michael J. Kuhar, PhD, professor of neuropharmacology at Emory University. Caffeine can make you feel energized, alert, and less depressed, Kuhar explains. It can even improve your motor skills and learning ability. When you skip your usual stimulant high, you might feel down, drowsy, sluggish, clumsy, and irritable. You may also experience headaches, and a drop in blood pressure. In a Johns Hopkins ...
Industry body calls for easy land and finance availability to boost senior housing sector

Industry body calls for easy land and finance availability to boost senior housing sector

Finance
NEW DELHI: The government should provide easy land availability and finance options to private real estate developers and offer incentives to boost the senior housing sector in India, according to industry body PHD Chamber. The body has urged the Centre to establish a regulatory body for senior housing to invite genuine stakeholders to participate and promote fair plays in the market. In an report published today, PHD Chamber has also called for a single window mechanism for real estate developers planning to develope senior housing. Rajeev Talwar, vice president, PHD Chamber and chief executive officer, DLF, feels motivation to real estate developers is required with lucrative framework and investment opportunities for promoting large scale participation in the senior housing sector b...