What is Krabbe disease?

Krabbe disease is also known by many other names, these include Globoid cell leukodystrophy, Galactosylcerebrosidase deficiency and Galactosylceramidase deficiency. (1, 4) It is a very rare condition that is caused by a genetic defect that affects the nervous system. (2) Types of Krabbe disease There are two main types of Krabbe disease: early-onset (infantile) Krabbe disease late-onset (juvenile- or adult-onset) […]

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Trajenta

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. TRAJENTA CMI0133-09 Tablets linagliptin Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet This leaflet answers some common questions about Trajenta. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor, pharmacist or diabetes educator. All medicines have risks […]

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Thousands at risk of blindness set to benefit from a new eye drug

Thousands at risk of blindness set to benefit from a new drug that slows vision loss and can even improve sight Brolucizumab approved for patients with wet age-related macular deterioration The painless yet incurable eye disease is leading cause of blindness in over-55s New jab needs to be given only every 12 weeks rather than every single month Thousands of Britons […]

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People with visual impairments struggling to access essentials during coronavirus restrictions

According to the CNIB Foundation of New Brunswick, residents with visual impairments are struggling to navigate their communities amid coronavirus restrictions. Christine Kennedy-Babineau, the program and resource development manager for CNIB New Brunswick, said some of the changes that have been made at grocery stores are presenting a challenge for people with vision loss. “Now we have lines where you […]

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