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Parents Desperately Trying to Raise $750K for Sick Son

Only a few children in the US have Niemann-Pick Type A, and all die young

(Newser) - Just weeks ago, a Boston couple learned their now-13-month-old son has an extremely rare and currently untreatable genetic disease called Niemann-Pick Type A, more colloquially known as "Baby Alzheimer's." In short, the boy suffers from a lethal mutation of a gene that prevents his body from processing... More »

Woman Dies After Drinking 'Cure' That's Basically Clorox

It's promoted by a fringe church whose founder says he's from another galaxy

(Newser) - An institution calling itself the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing is anything but, according to a man who says an elixir promoted by the church as a "miracle cure" is the same concoction that killed her, ABC News reports. Doug Nash says he and his wife, Sylvia... More »

Scientists Take Big Step Toward Peanut Allergy Cure

Study sees 80% of sufferers improved

(Newser) - As many as three million Americans may be allergic to peanuts, the Huffington Post has reported, with one study suggesting that the number of kids with the allergy doubled between 1997 and 2002. But those who are affected may have a reason to smile: A new study could point the... More »

14 More People With HIV 'All But Cured'

Cases in France resemble Mississippi baby

(Newser) - More good news on HIV: French researchers say another 14 people have been "functionally cured" of the virus, NPR reports. Unlike the groundbreaking case of a US baby , these patients still have HIV in their bloodstreams—but at very low levels that are hard to detect. Like the US... More »

On the Horizon: Cure for the Colorblind

Meanwhile, apps, lenses seek to help those with the condition

(Newser) - Colorblindness can take a toll on everything from career choice to reading traffic lights—but for those who suffer from the condition, things are improving, and scientists may even be moving closer to a cure. Many people don't even realize they are colorblind, but an upcoming genetic test will... More »

Scientists Launch AIDS Cure 'Road Map'

Success a 'realistic possibility': researcher

(Newser) - Scientists are again on the hunt for an AIDS cure, and while they don't expect results any time soon, they see hope for the future. A research "road map" for a cure, released yesterday, is "the first step" toward solving the global crisis, says Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, who... More »

Soccer Stars' Fave New Cure: Horse Placenta Massage

It's injected into injured area, then massaged

(Newser) - A treatment featuring horse placenta is becoming all the rage for injured European soccer stars, with two Liverpool players just the latest to seek treatment. The procedure, performed by a Serbian woman, sees the placenta—a leftover of the breeding process—injected into the hurt area, then massaged further into... More »

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