WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) — An exceptionally pricey gene therapy cure for sickle cell disease could soon be available, but it’s not clear whether insurance companies will balk at the cost and deny coverage. On the surface, the gene therapy does not appear as cost-effective as the grindingContinue Reading

MONDAY, May 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Here’s one more reason to watch your weight: Obesity can increase your odds for serious complications after surgery. Compared with patients of normal weight, those who are obese are at greater risk for developing blood clots, infections and kidney failure after surgery, aContinue Reading

FRIDAY, May 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Four symptoms could provide early warning of colon cancer in younger adults. Being aware of these red flags could lead to earlier detection and diagnosis for those under age 50, said researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The telltaleContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) — While joint reconstruction surgeries are fairly common, they may be anything but routine for people with sickle cell disease. Patients with the blood disorder who undergo total knee replacement are at a higher risk for complications than other patients, according to a newContinue Reading

THURSDAY, April 13, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Whether the gender of a blood donor could affect the recipient’s survival was an unanswered question in medicine. Until now. “Some observational studies had suggested female donor blood might be linked with a higher risk of death among recipients compared to male donorContinue Reading

FRIDAY, March 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) — An experimental injectable drug appears effective in reducing bleeds in patients with hemophilia A and B, according to a pair of new clinical trials. Two-thirds of people with treatment-resistant hemophilia who were treated with the drug fitusiran had no bleeds at all afterContinue Reading

MONDAY, March 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Do you ever wonder why you typically feel hungry when it’s time for dinner? Researchers say that’s not just a habit, but a physiological drive, with the human body able to predict the timing of regular meals. “We often get hungry around theContinue Reading

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) — An artificial sweetener commonly used in processed foods could be increasing people’s risk of heart attack and stroke, a new study argues. Erythritol is a natural sugar alcohol found in many vegetables and fruit. Even the human body produces small amounts of erythritol.Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The American Heart Association has issued a new scientific statement on pulmonary embolism (PE), a sometimes fatal condition in which a blood clot travels to the lungs. The American Heart Association (AHA) statement suggests surgery be considered for more people with high-risk PE.Continue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) — When people undergo surgery for broken arms or legs, they are often injected with prescription blood thinners to reduce their risk of developing potentially life-threatening blood clots in their lungs and legs. But a large, new study suggests it may be time toContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Babies born prematurely who are fed formula may need iron supplementation like their breastfed counterparts, new research suggests. “Just because a baby is on iron-rich formula, we should not assume all of their iron needs are being met, since iron from the formulaContinue Reading