MONDAY, Feb. 19, 2024 (HealthDay News) — When settling into your senior years, you need to be especially careful when taking medicines, herbal remedies and supplements, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. That’s because older adults are likely to use more prescription and over-the-counter medications, which increases the riskContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Acupuncture may protect people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) from stroke, new research suggests. The study indicates that a course of acupuncture treatment may lower blood levels of inflammatory proteins called cytokines that are linked to heart disease, the No. 1 cause of deathContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Patients with advanced heart failure can benefit from stem cell therapy, a large, new clinical trial has found. Injections of stem cells programmed to heal damaged heart tissue wound up improving overall quality of life for heart failure patients, compared to those whoContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved two milestone gene therapies for sickle cell disease, including the first treatment ever approved that uses gene-editing technology. Casgevy, developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals of Boston and CRISPR Therapeutics of Switzerland, is the first medicineContinue Reading

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2023 (Healthday News) — Two new gene-editing treatments that target dangerously high levels of cholesterol in people with a genetic predisposition to the condition were found safe and effective in new, groundbreaking research. While powerful drugs like statins can help manage cholesterol in most people, they can’t treatContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Dozens of fly-by-night businesses are marketing unproven and potentially dangerous stem cell treatments to people experiencing long COVID, a new study warns. Researchers have identified 38 businesses engaged in direct-to-consumer marketing of purported stem cell treatments and exosome therapies for treating COVID. TheseContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Renting a home, rather than owning it outright, may speed up the body’s aging process, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when compared with people who owned their home outright (no mortgage), those who rented showed signs of faster “biological aging” —Continue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that concert goers may synchronize their breathing and more as they listen to the intricacies of a classical symphony performance. Previous studies have shown that music may be able to induce synchronization in listeners, but the authors of this studyContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2023 (HealthDay News) — People with type 1 diabetes lack functional islet cells in their pancreas to produce the hormone insulin and must take daily insulin via injections or a continuous pump to compensate. But if new research pans out, some folks with type 1 diabetes mayContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A new study is strengthening the evidence that stem cell transplants can be highly effective for some people with multiple sclerosis — sending the disease into remission for years, and sometimes reversing disability. Researchers found that of 174 MS patients who underwent stemContinue Reading