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Presentations at EHA highlight gene therapy approaches to beta-thalassemia, sickle cell disease

Two different gene therapy approaches to treating two blood disorders were the subject of presentations at a hematology meeting Friday, with both showing efficacy. Cambridge, Massachusetts-based bluebird bio said that data from its Phase III study of Zynteglo (betibeglogene autotemcel) – also known as LentiGlobin – in transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemia (TDT) presented at the European Hematology […]

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Coronavirus updates: WHO warns of ‘hotspots’ in Africa; Regeneron tests its potential therapy on humans

Confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. topped two million as the virus begins to spread more rapidly in some states that aggressively reopened, such as Texas, Arizona, North Carolina and others. While health officials expected cases to rise as states reopened, the focus now is on ensuring that surges don’t boil over into uncontrolled outbreaks.  […]

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How To Access Online Therapy And Mental Health Care While You’re Stuck At Home

Telehealth is providing healthcare to patients in the comfort of their own homes. Telehealth is currently being used as an effective approach for communication, counselling, and consultation worldwide during COVID-19. Mental healthcare is considered an essential service during the lockdown period, and the South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP) has assured patients that public and […]