Health News

Pradaxa Reversal Rx Approved
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Praxbind (idarucizumab) for use in patients who are taking the anticoagulant Pradaxa (dabigatran) during emergency situations when there is a need to reverse Pradaxa’s blood-thinning effects.
Spreading the Word About Thrombosis
After fracturing her ankle and getting a cast, South African athlete Marie-Victoire Cumming began feeling extreme discomfort in her leg. What she didn't know was that she had a potentially life-threatening condition called deep vein thrombosis.
New Help for Kids with Rare Blood Disorder
Children with a rare blood disorder may soon get new help in the form of a pill.
Rare Blood Disorder Rx Approved for Kids
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Promacta (eltrombopag) to treat low blood platelet count in pediatric patients – ages one year and older – with a rare blood disorder called chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).
In Early Tests, Blood, Bone Marrow Rx Sparked Hope
Early testing of a medication for blood cancers and bone marrow disorders yielded promising results. Now, researchers are looking to the future.
When Anticoagulants Go Head-to-Head
When two medications have the same effect, a head-to-head trial is often the best way to see which one is more effective.
When More Medication Isn't Necessarily Better
More isn't always better, and that may be especially true when it comes to heart attack medications.
'Low T' and Blood Clots: A Possible Change in Thinking
Some men with low testosterone might be tempted to hold off on treatment due to concerns about raised health risks. But for one common concern, those raised risks might not exist.
What Babies Eat May Affect Leukemia Risk
Childhood cancer is rare, but it is still a leading health threat to children and adolescents — surpassed only by accidents. However, babies who are breastfed may be at a lower risk for developing one type of blood cancer in childhood.
What Women Need to Know About Blood Clots
Taking "the pill" has become a routine part of life for many women around the world. But that doesn't mean birth control pills are entirely without risk.