TUESDAY, Nov. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Folks who’ve had a clogged artery reopened probably can stop taking blood thinners sooner than previously thought, a new study argues. Patients are regularly prescribed blood thinners for a year or more after angioplasty. This is to make sure that blood doesn’t clotContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Nov. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Gene therapy shows promise in reducing, and even halting, potentially life-threatening bleeding events in people with hemophilia, researchers report. Hemophilia A is the most common inherited bleeding disorder, affecting one in 5,000 males worldwide. It’s caused by a missing coagulation factor called FVIII.Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — For decades, doctors have struggled with the fact that the benefit of any blood-thinning pill came with the added risk of excess bleeding. Now, an experimental anti-clotting pill called milvexian has been found to be effective in patients who had knee replacement surgeryContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) — While deaths from sepsis have dropped in the United States since 2000, older Americans remain particularly susceptible to the life-threatening bacterial infection, new government data shows. Sepsis strikes roughly 2 million people each year and is the cause of one in three hospitalContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Most people shouldn’t bother taking daily low-dose aspirin to reduce their risk of a first heart attack or stroke, the nation’s leading panel of preventive medicine experts announced Tuesday. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a draft recommendation that essentially backsContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) – For people with diabetes who have a stroke, there may be an ideal blood sugar target to prevent another one or a heart attack, a South Korean study finds. To determine average blood sugar levels over the past two to three months, theContinue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 20, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — Physically removing a blood clot in the brain is a safe and effective treatment for pregnant women having a stroke, a new study suggests. Stroke during pregnancy remains rare, but the risk increases during pregnancy and for up to 12 weeksContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Treating sickle cell anemia with the drug hydroxyurea may also reverse related heart abnormalities, a new study suggests. Heart issues are common among people with sickle cell disease. Among them are enlargement of the heart and an impaired ability to relax heart muscles,Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Nicotine-laden e-cigarettes raise a user’s risk of blood clots, damage small blood vessels and can also raise heart rate and blood pressure, a new study finds. The effects are similar to those caused by traditional cigarettes, and raise the concern that long-term vapingContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 infection significantly increases the risk of dangerous blood clots after surgery, a new study finds. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a potential complication of surgery in which blood clots form in the veins. It is a leading preventable cause of death in hospitalContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Barnacles may be the bane of ships, but they could point to new ways to quickly halt severe bleeding, researchers report. Barnacles are small crustaceans that attach to rocks, ship hulls and even other animals, such as whales. Their ability to cling toContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Aug. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Dispatching rapid-response medical teams to perform an emergency procedure on stroke patients significantly improves their chances of survival and a good recovery, according to a new study. Researchers assessed a pilot program in New York City where a mobile interventional stroke team (MIST)Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Growing numbers of Americans aren’t getting enough iron in their diets most likely due to changes in farming practices and a shift away from red meat, researchers report. The upshot: Rates of iron-deficiency anemia are on the rise. “Iron deficiency remains a majorContinue Reading

TUESDAY, July 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Anyone who’s ever undergone knee replacement understands the real and troubling risk of post-op blood clots. Many patients are told take a daily blood thinner pill long after their procedure. But a new study finds that a one-time injection of an experimental bloodContinue Reading