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

SUNDAY, April 9, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Far more people need an organ transplant than there are organs available. It doesn’t have to be that way. Dr. Johnny Hong, chief of transplantation at Penn State Health’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, explored some of the myths about organContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Genetic analysis of Ludwig van Beethoven’s hair has provided new clues into the cause of the great composer’s death in 1827 — as well as evidence of a family scandal. The analysis revealed that Beethoven suffered from a hepatitis B infection that couldContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Retired nurse Tannaz Ameli was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer last winter. When chemotherapy failed, her doctors recommended hospice care. But Ameli, of Minneapolis, had other ideas. She and her husband sought out a pioneering medical team at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago.Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Acetaminophen, a popular over-the-counter medication for millions struggling with pain and fever, can also be found in prescription painkillers that combine acetaminophen and an opioid into one pill. The problem? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has long known that high dosages ofContinue Reading

MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A new way of allocating donor lungs that eliminates geographical restrictions could save more lives, new research suggests. In early 2023, the current U.S. system, which looks for compatible candidates within a fixed radius, will be replaced by the Composite Allocation Score. TheContinue Reading