WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The American Heart Association has issued a new scientific statement on pulmonary embolism (PE), a sometimes fatal condition in which a blood clot travels to the lungs. The American Heart Association (AHA) statement suggests surgery be considered for more people with high-risk PE.Continue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) — When people undergo surgery for broken arms or legs, they are often injected with prescription blood thinners to reduce their risk of developing potentially life-threatening blood clots in their lungs and legs. But a large, new study suggests it may be time toContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Babies born prematurely who are fed formula may need iron supplementation like their breastfed counterparts, new research suggests. “Just because a baby is on iron-rich formula, we should not assume all of their iron needs are being met, since iron from the formulaContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) — People with one form of the genetic blood disorder hemophilia now have a one-time treatment with a $3.5 million price tag. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the new gene therapy Hemgenix on Nov. 22. Soon after, drugmaker CSL Behring revealed itsContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Too few children with sickle cell anemia are getting the recommended screening tests for stroke, a common complication of this disease, a new government report finds. What’s more, many aren’t receiving hydroxyurea, a medication that can reduce the complications associated with the bloodContinue Reading