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

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) — People with one form of the genetic blood disorder hemophilia now have a one-time treatment with a $3.5 million price tag. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the new gene therapy Hemgenix on Nov. 22. Soon after, drugmaker CSL Behring revealed itsContinue Reading