Daily Archives: August 31, 2017

US clears breakthrough gene therapy for childhood leukemia

Opening a new era in cancer care, U.S. health officials on Wednesday approved a breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients’ own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood leukemia. The Food and Drug Administration called the approval historic, the… Read More »

Chain-smoking children: Indonesia’s ongoing tobacco epidemic

In 2011, a 2-year-old caught the world’s attention for his smoking habit. Today, he is cured of his addiction, but millions of children have taken up the habit. Read More »