THURSDAY, Oct. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Nine of 10 patients with so-called “bubble boy” immune disease who received gene therapy about a decade ago are still disease-free, researchers report. The gene therapy was developed at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), to treat the rare and deadly immuneContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Artificial intelligence (AI) might be able to spot the next virus to jump from animals to humans, Scottish researchers report. Identifying diseases before they become a threat to humans is challenging, because only a few of the nearly 2 million animal viruses canContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Parents and their children often share numerous traits — including a dislike for broccoli and other veggies in the same family. Noxious enzymes from bacteria in saliva may be the reason why, a new study suggests. Levels of these compounds are similar inContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Cholesterol made in the brain may spur development of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. Cholesterol made by cells called astrocytes is needed for controlling production of amyloid beta, a sticky protein that builds up in the brain and accumulates into the plaquesContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Even when genetics and personality are working against you, having a strong network of supportive friends and family may help lower alcoholism risk, researchers say. “Genes play an important role in alcohol use,” stressed Jinni Su, an assistant professor of psychology at ArizonaContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to be somehow linked to risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, a new multigenerational study has found. Parents and grandparents of people with ADHD have a higher risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia than people with no ADHD in theirContinue Reading

SATURDAY, Sept. 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Most parents want their children to live carefree lives, so a diagnosis of childhood cancer is devastating. Fortunately, pediatric cancers are rare. Yet it doesn’t hurt to be watchful for the warning signs, suggest experts in childhood cancer from Penn State Health. TheContinue Reading