WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) — An exceptionally pricey gene therapy cure for sickle cell disease could soon be available, but it’s not clear whether insurance companies will balk at the cost and deny coverage. On the surface, the gene therapy does not appear as cost-effective as the grindingContinue Reading

THURSDAY, May 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Depression is a debilitating condition that can leave its millions of sufferers in despair. Globally, an estimated 5% of adults suffer from depression, according to the World Health Organization. Luckily, there are a variety of depression treatments that can help manage and easeContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, May 3, 2023 (HealthDay News) — “Mindfulness” practices may help parents of young children with autism manage their daily stressors, and it could benefit their kids in the process, a preliminary study suggests. Parenting is stressful, and studies show that parents of kids with autism often have particularly highContinue Reading

TUESDAY, May 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is once again warning consumers to avoid muscle-building “supplements” that are anything but a safe alternative to steroids. In an advisory sent out last week, the agency said it continues to receive reports of serious side effectsContinue Reading

MONDAY, May 1, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A mind-reading device seems like science fiction, but researchers say they’re firmly on the path to building one. Using functional MRI (fMRI), a newly developed brain-computer interface can read a person’s thoughts and translate them into full sentences, according to a report publishedContinue Reading

TUESDAY, March 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Close relationships — and whether your experiences within those relationships are positive or negative — could influence your physical health. New research found that the way you feel about your close relationships may affect the way your body functions. “Both positive and negativeContinue Reading