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RadioMD Health News

July 27, 20161 min
RadioMD News... I'm John Byrd.Researchers have developed a way to treat eye diseases using simple eye drops, potentially paving a way for an easier way to treat the conditions. The noninvasive method uses gene therapy, previously only possible through injection.E-cigarettes emit toxic vapors too, a new study finds. While the emissions are much lower than from conventional cigarettes, there are still carcinogens and respiratory irritants found in e-cigarette liquids. Starting next month, the FDA will begin regulating e-cigarettes.And... remember the "ice bucket challenge"? All that money raised in the viral campaign helped fund a possible breakthrough in the treatment for ALS. The donations resulted in the discovery of a gene linked to the disease. ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease eventually leads to total paralysis and death. Scientists believe genetics play a large role in the disease. With this success, what disease can we help find a cure for next?For RadioMD News, this is John Byrd. Hear health talk interviews

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