THURSDAY, Oct. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Nine of 10 patients with so-called “bubble boy” immune disease who received gene therapy about a decade ago are still disease-free, researchers report. The gene therapy was developed at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), to treat the rare and deadly immuneContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — After knee replacement surgery, many patients experience a level of pain that has them reaching for prescription opioid painkillers. Now new research suggests that using acupuncture during the operation may help reduce that pain without raising the risk of addiction. “The opioid epidemicContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients undergoing a treatment that depletes a type of immune cell that fuels MS attacks still have a strong response to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, a new study finds. “The message from this study is clear — it is worthwhile forContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Aug. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Men with chronic pain from prostate inflammation may get lasting relief from acupuncture, a new clinical trial finds. At issue is a condition known as chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome, in which the prostate gland becomes inflamed and nerves supplying the area areContinue Reading

THURSDAY, July 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Children tend to sleep less as they approach early adolescence, perhaps because of the pressures of homework and the presence of social media. Now, new research suggests that loss of precious slumber is not inevitable. The researchers found that a school-based program inContinue Reading

THURSDAY, July 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A gene therapy aimed at freeing the heart’s capacity for self-repair has shown early promise in an animal study. The study — done in pigs — found that the treatment approach was not only feasible, but also improved the animals’ heart function afterContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, June 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Losing weight is hard, but many weight loss supplements promise to make the journey easy. Unfortunately, there’s little high-quality research to back these claims, a new study shows. Hundreds of weight loss supplements like green tea extract, chitosan, guar gum and conjugated linoleicContinue Reading

MONDAY, May 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Doctors for the first time have used a form of gene therapy to restore partial vision in a blind person, according to findings announced Monday. The research team genetically altered retinal ganglion cells to become light-sensitive in a man whose vision was destroyedContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Cora Oakley is a rough-and-tumble 4-year-old who loves gymnastics and outdoor activities, particularly if it involves bouncing on a trampoline. It’s hard to tell from looking at her that she was born without an immune system. Kids with this condition can acquire dangerous,Continue Reading

MONDAY, May 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) — You’re getting no real benefit from taking weight-loss supplements like garcinia cambogia, green tea extract, glucomannan, conjugated linoleic acid or chitosan, two new reviews show. Most of the clinical trials studied didn’t show these supplements producing any weight loss among users, the researchersContinue Reading

THURSDAY, April 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — CBD is all the rage, and millions of people are turning to it for a host of reasons, including pain relief. But despite CBD’s popularity and widespread use, new research finds it’s actual benefits are less clear. The bottom line? CBD — andContinue Reading

MONDAY, April 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Music hath charms to soothe you off to slumber, new research suggests. The study found that calming tunes at bedtime seem to help older people struggling with insomnia. “We found music therapy was effective for older adults with sleep disturbance,” said study co-authorContinue Reading