Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

Self-compassion Tied to Better Quality of Life in Adults With CF

People with cystic fibrosis (CF) who score highly on measures of self-compassion tend also to report higher quality of life, a study found. “The current findings suggest that psychological interventions which increase self-compassion could be beneficial for enhancing better mental health and quality of life for adults with CF,”…

CHMP Favors Kaftrio to Treat Children in EU Starting at Age 6

A branch of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended expanding Kaftrio (ivacaftor/tezacaftor/elexacaftor), in combination with Kalydeco (ivacaftor), to include children with cystic fibrosis (CF) as young as age 6 who have at least one F508del mutation. The recommendation, from the EMA’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP),…

#NACFC2021 – Phage Therapy, Now in Trial, Weakens Resistant Bacteria

Personalized treatment with bacteria-infecting viruses, called bacteriophages, could be used to combat Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the main bacteria involved in lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), both by killing the bacteria and making them less resistant to antibiotics. Bacteriophage therapy “is safe, decreases P. aeruginosa titers [levels], and…

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How to Ask for and Offer Help

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In times of need, we may not know how to ask for help or offer it to others. Columnist Kate Delany shares helpful tips on how to do it.

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