THURSDAY, May 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — An international research effort has unveiled the most extensive reference map yet of individual cells within the human body, knowledge that could revolutionize the study of health and disease. The massive Human Cell Atlas contains detailed maps of more than one million individualContinue Reading

THURSDAY, May 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — After 30 years, researchers believe they finally have definitive evidence of the primary cause of Gulf War syndrome: exposure to low levels of the nerve gas sarin. Gulf War syndrome is blamed for leaving a quarter million veterans of the 1991 conflict withContinue Reading

THURSDAY, March 31, 2022 (HealthDay News) — In a close vote, an advisory panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration decided not to recommend the approval of an experimental drug for the deadly neurological disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The panel’s decision had been closely watched, with patient advocacyContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A handful of “locked-in” amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients can now work a laptop computer using their brain waves, thanks to an implant lodged in a major vein inside their skull. The implant — a stent lined with 16 miniscule electrodes — isContinue Reading

TUESDAY, March 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Despite months of intense lobbying by patient advocates, federal health officials on Monday posted a largely negative review of an experimental drug for the devastating illness known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In an analysis of Amylyx Pharmaceuticals’ drug, known for now onlyContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Most gene variants that have been labeled “pathogenic” may make only a small difference in a person’s risk of actually developing disease, a new study suggests. Scouring genetic data on more than 72,000 individuals, researchers found that most of the gene variants believedContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Taking vitamin D supplements may help stave off psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and other autoimmune diseases, a new study suggests. Previous research has hinted at this connection, but the new study is the first randomized controlled trial to look at what happens whenContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A one-two punch from science has clearly tagged the mononucleosis virus, Epstein-Barr, as a major cause of multiple sclerosis. The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) appears to trigger multiple sclerosis (MS) by tricking the immune systems of some into attacking their body’s own nerve cells,Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Allopurinol, a frequently used gout medication, does not appear to drive up the risk for dying among gout patients who also struggle with chronic kidney disease, new research shows. The finding is based on an analysis of two decades worth of British healthContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Although they report difficulty breathing and discomfort while wearing a face mask, most people with asthma still use them in public places during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study finds. University of Illinois Chicago researchers conducted an online survey of more than 500Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A seemingly endless wait in an emergency department can be taxing for many reasons, but new research suggests that long delays in being admitted to the hospital may even raise a patient’s risk of death within the following 30 days. Why? One possibleContinue Reading