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CF patients experience improved lung health with lumacaftor-ivacaftor but with caveats

In adolescent and adult patients with cystic fibrosis taking lumacaftor-ivacaftor (ORKAMBI), the combination drug appears to improve lung function and body weight and reduce the need for intravenous antibiotic treatment, according to a French study published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. However, nearly one in five […]

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Hot Off the Presses: Our Farm Animal Welfare Certification Guide Is New and Improved!

farmcertbanner_creditright.jpg The ASPCA and Vermont Law School’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems have teamed up to update our Farm Animal Welfare Certification Guide to better serve farmers looking to make a difference for animals. The new edition includes four new case studies of welfare-certified farms, new certification comparisons for dairy goat standards, more information […]

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Outcomes improved after ACL repair with three tendon graft types

(HealthDay)—Patients who received patellar tendon, hamstring tendon, or “double-bundle” hamstring tendon grafts for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair had no significant difference in quality of life at five years postsurgery, according to a study published in the June 5 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. Nicholas G. Mohtadi, M.D., of the University […]