FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Using only mouse stem cells, British researchers report they have created synthetic embryos that form a brain, a beating heart and other organs. The stem cells organized themselves until they developed beating hearts and the foundations of the brain and yolk sacs whereContinue Reading

Vital Signs Aug (HCV) Press Statement_EMBARGOED_ (1).pdf WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Less than one-third of people with hepatitis C get treatment for this potentially deadly, but curable, infection within a year of their diagnosis, a new government report warns. Spread by contact with blood from an infectedContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Minutes after a heartbeat stops, a massive series of disastrous events triggered by lack of blood flow begins to destroy a body’s cells and organs. This chain of events had been thought to be inevitable and irreversible. Now, a new animal study showsContinue Reading

TUESDAY, July 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Genetically altered pig hearts could soon become a viable transplantation alternative for people with life-threatening heart disease, new experiments show. A team at NYU Langone Health has successfully transplanted two such pig hearts into brain-dead humans on life support, making advances that mayContinue Reading

MONDAY, June 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Americans may have a collective drinking problem, made worse by the obesity epidemic, new research suggests. The new study found that deaths from alcoholic cirrhosis have more than tripled in 20 years. In 1999, alcoholic cirrhosis — an advanced form of alcohol-related liverContinue Reading

THURSDAY, June 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have figured out a way to safely give children a donor kidney without the need for immune-suppressing drugs — an advance they hope to expand to many more kidney transplant patients in coming years. Reporting in the June 15 issue of theContinue Reading

FRIDAY, May 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Even before the pandemic, the demand for donor kidneys far exceeded supply. That shortfall only worsened when hospitals started refusing to use kidneys from COVID-positive donors. However, new research now suggests that kidneys from deceased COVID-19 patients have almost zero risk of viralContinue Reading