TUESDAY, Sept. 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A network that receives and supplies blood for transfusions nationwide is calling for more diverse blood donors. Less than 20% of blood donations are from people of color, but those donations are essential. Frequently transfused patients often require blood from donors with similarContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2022 (HealthDay News) — When teenagers with type 1 diabetes get better control of their blood sugar, their brains may benefit, a new clinical trial shows. Researchers found that when teenagers started treatment with a newer technology — often dubbed “artificial pancreas” systems — they were betterContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A daily hamburger might raise the risk of developing heart disease, but not necessarily for the reasons people often think, new research suggests. The study of nearly 4,000 older Americans found what many have before: People who ate a lot of red meatContinue Reading

MONDAY, July 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) — While California works to restore its landscape after years of historic wildfires, new research could transform the way in which veterinarians treat animals recovered from damaged forests. The study found that cats who inhaled smoke or suffered burns are at risk for formingContinue Reading

TUESDAY, June 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Open-source automated insulin delivery (AID) systems are an effective and safe way for people with type 1 diabetes to control their blood sugar levels, researchers say. The AID systems combine an insulin pump, a continuous glucose monitor (CGM), and an algorithm that automaticallyContinue Reading

TUESDAY, June 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — High-tech devices and communication helped ease the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on children with type 1 diabetes, researchers said in a new study. Pandemic shutdowns caused significant disruptions in health care, and previous studies have shown that diabetes patients had worse blood sugarContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Doctors need to be aware that prostate cancer raises a man’s risk of serious and potentially deadly blood clots by about 50%, researchers say. All cancer patients are at increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), a dangerous but treatable blood clot in theContinue Reading

MONDAY, May 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Americans with sickle cell disease who have private insurance face average out-of-pocket costs of $1,300 a year and a lifetime total of $44,000, new research reveals. That means that their out-of-pocket expenses are nearly four times higher compared to people without the inheritedContinue Reading