FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) — People with a rare genetic form of ALS may benefit from extended use of an investigational drug, a new study shows. The medication, tofersen, benefited patients with mutations of the gene SOD1. These mutations create a misfolded version of a protein, which leadsContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — For many years, doctors have advised taking low-dose aspirin to help prevent first-time heart attacks and stroke. But increasingly, they’re doing an about-face. The latest warnings come from University of Michigan researchers who reported that patients simultaneously taking another blood thinner, warfarin, alongContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Fewer U.S. teenagers are drinking and smoking these days, but marijuana and vaping have gained in popularity — particularly among kids with lots of unsupervised free time. Those are among the findings of a new study tracking substance use trends among American teensContinue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Misusing over-the-counter medications can have dangerous consequences, but recent social media trends encouraging this could be downright deadly for gullible teens, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday. One concerning trend has been a challenge that encouraged people to cook chicken inContinue Reading