WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Not all prescription drugs and dietary herbal supplements work well together. It’s important to be aware of possible drug/supplement interactions that could be harmful, according to the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), a part of the National Institutes ofContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Dec. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Ten children with an especially rare and hard-to-treat form of “bubble boy” disease are living normal lives after receiving a new gene therapy approach, researchers say. Experts said the findings are a major advance for children with the disease — a subtype ofContinue Reading

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Patients with a high-risk bladder cancer now have a new option to treat it. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a gene therapy called Adstiladrin, which is designed to work for patients who have what’s called high-risk non-muscle-invasive bladder cancerContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Exercise and mindfulness are known for their health benefits, but a new study found that didn’t extend to boosting memory or thinking skills in healthy seniors. That doesn’t mean these activities wouldn’t be beneficial for memory if practiced for a longer period ofContinue Reading

MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — It’s tempting to follow the latest trend when it comes to health care, but for patients who live with heart failure, some alternative treatments could have serious consequences. To address the issue, the American Heart Association (AHA) has published a new scientific statementContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Nov. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Many women experience back pain during pregnancy and a new study review suggests an ancient treatment can help. Acupuncture provided significant relief of lower back and pelvic pain, according to an analysis of 10 trials from various parts of the world. The findingsContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Nov. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Stress affects gut health and intensifies pain, which — for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) — can make traveling to see family during the holiday season excruciating. “People living with IBS often say the holidays are especially stressful, above and beyond theContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) — People with one form of the genetic blood disorder hemophilia now have a one-time treatment with a $3.5 million price tag. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the new gene therapy Hemgenix on Nov. 22. Soon after, drugmaker CSL Behring revealed itsContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Nov. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Ayahuasca, a powerful psychoactive drug derived from a South American plant, is a traditional Amazonian-based medicine and an increasingly popular hallucinogenic brew used by devotees worldwide. But what is the ayahuasca experience really like? An international survey of thousands of men and womenContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Doctors are hopeful that an innovative treatment performed before birth may help children born with the rare genetic, and often fatal, condition called Pompe disease. A thriving Canadian toddler is evidence that treatment while still in the womb offers better outcomes. Doctors fromContinue Reading