FDA Approves New Drug For Sickle Cell Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the first new drug for sickle cell disease in nearly two decades. Endari (L-glutamine oral powder) helps reduce severe complications associated with the blood disorder, the agency said. Sickle cell disease is an inherited disorder in…

Are You Suffering From A Parathyroid Condition?

You may have heard about the function of the thyroid, or at least about people dealing with thyroid issues. You might not know, however, about another group of glands in your neck called parathyroid glands. Like the thyroid, these can sometimes run on overdrive too,…

Non-O Blood Group ‘Linked To Higher Heart Attack Risk’

People with a non-O blood group have a slightly increased risk of heart attack and stroke, research suggests. Scientists say it could be because higher levels of a blood-clotting protein are present in people with A, B and AB blood. The findings could help doctors…

Air Pollution: ‘Heart Disease Link Found’

Extremely small particles of pollution have the potential to evade the lungs’ protective filter system and end up deep in the body, scientists suggest. Researchers speculate the particles could then build up in blood vessels and raise the risk of heart disease. They say their…

Sudden Death Warning Over Faulty Heart Gene

An estimated 620,000 people in the UK have a faulty gene that puts them at risk of developing coronary heart disease or sudden death, and most are unaware, a charity has warned. The British Heart Foundation said the figure was 100,000 more than had been…

Stem Cells Could Restore Vision After Eye Disease

A new technique using stem cells can restore vision in mice that have end-stage eye disease, a condition that is thought to bring irreversible vision loss. Researchers used stem cells to grow new retina tissue in a lab, and then transplanted that tissue into mice…

Ending The Worry Of Cancer

Cancer is a disease that many people will worry about at some time. If there is a history of cancer in your family, then it is easy to worry about possibly being diagnosed with the disease in the future. There are ways of overcoming fear…

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