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Gina McCarthy reflects on progress 50 years after Cuyahoga River fire

Fifty years ago, Ohio’s Cuyahoga River was so polluted that it caught fire, becoming a powerful symbol for a U.S. public increasingly concerned about the environmental damage around them. This year, the state of Ohio deemed the river clean enough that its fish are safe to eat. That remarkable turnaround is part of a broader… Read More »

Anti-depressant use soars as doctors prescribe double what they did 10 years ago

The number of prescriptions for antidepressants is at a record high after doubling in the last decade Doctors and pharmacists gave out 71million last year, said NHS Digital. The figure has risen each year since the 36million in 2008, despite NHS bosses insisting they want to end the culture of “a pill for every ill”.… Read More »

Three years after undergoing gene therapy, his ‘last shot’ hit the target

Brenden was the first patient enrolled in what became a nine-patient, four-center trial that also involved patients at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Maryland, the University of California at Los Angeles, and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. The trial, funded by the NIH and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine,… Read More »