WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — People with sickle cell disease who take corticosteroids to treat asthma or inflammation may suffer severe pain and even need to be hospitalized, researchers report. This reaction to corticosteroids can be particularly severe among older people, women and patients not taking the drugContinue Reading

TUESDAY, April 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Women are less likely than men to head back to their jobs after recovering from a severe stroke, but researchers say the reasons for that difference are unclear. “Returning to work after a severe stroke is a sign of successful rehabilitation,” said leadContinue Reading

FRIDAY, April 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Cancer patients’ blood type may play a role in their risk for dangerous blood clots, researchers say. Cancer and its treatments increase the risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE). That includes deep-vein thrombosis (DVT, a blood clot that typically forms in the deep veinsContinue Reading

THURSDAY, April 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 increases people’s risk of dangerous blood clots and bleeding for months after infection, researchers say. The new findings suggest that COVID-19 is an independent risk factor for deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and bleeding. “Our findings arguably support [treatment] to avoid thromboticContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Feb. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) — “Rogue antibodies” that seem to trigger severe blood clotting and illness in COVID-19 patients have been identified by scientists. Their analysis of blood samples from 244 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 revealed circulating antiphospholipid antibodies, which are autoantibodies that target a person’s own organsContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Feb. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A newer type of “clot-busting” medication might be safer than the one long used for treating strokes, a preliminary study hints. Researchers found that among nearly 7,900 stroke sufferers, those treated with the drug — called tenecteplase — were less likely to sufferContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Feb. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Stroke is a possible complication of COVID-19, and researchers say they now know when that risk is highest. A new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the risk of COVID-related ischemic stroke appears greatest in the first threeContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — People hospitalized for COVID-19 are not necessarily out of the woods once they’re discharged: Many land in the hospital again in the months afterward, a large U.K. study finds. The researchers found that in the 10 months after leaving the hospital, COVID-19 patientsContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Having a child with type 1 diabetes can be a challenging health condition for parents to manage, but new research suggests an “artificial pancreas” system may beat standard treatment in controlling the blood sugar disease in young children. Forms of the technology —Continue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Who hasn’t started to watch a new drama series on TV, and suddenly realize that hours have slipped by as they binged on one episode after the next? Now, a new study suggests that too much binge-watching may raise the risk of life-threateningContinue Reading