Health News

Alternative Drug Better Treats Heart Arrhythmia
A medication considered the standard for preventing stroke in heart arrhythmia patients may not be as effective as an anti-clotting drug that also boasts fewer side effects.
Exercising Clogged Leg Arteries
Recreational activities such as golfing, hiking and swimming might do more than provide for a fun family weekend. They also appear to cut your risk of peripheral arterial disease, the narrowing of leg arteries.
Neurology Residents At Ease With Clot Busters
Clot busting drugs reduce stroke disability, yet patients often don't receive the treatment. It appears that graduating neurology residents are becoming more comfortable with using the drug.
Human Platelet Creation to be Attempted
Inherited bleeding and clotting disorders are not well understood. Scientists hope that a study to create human platelet cells, which could aid chemotherapy patients in need of platelet transfusions, will provide insight into platelet function.
Signature Genetic Material Leads to Stroke
Strokes can be tough to treat. Scientists have discovered a common genetic thread with plaques that can build up and lead to stroke. It could be a key piece of the puzzle in new treatments.
New Knees May Lead to Blood Clots
Joint replacement surgery might seem fairly routine in today's on-demand health care system. The added risk for blood clots in the lungs following knee operations can add an extra complication.
Low Blood Pressure During Dialysis May Lead to Clots
It's been known that low blood pressure while undergoing kidney dialysis is linked to some nasty side effects. Now the risk of blood clots has been added to that expanding list.
Rare Blood Disorder Gene Found
Some diseases are so rare that even figuring out how to diagnose them can be tricky. The discovery of a gene for an extremely rare blood disorder could help make it easier to diagnose through DNA testing.
Clues to Blood Clotting
Evolutionary clues have led scientists to a discovery of how a key clotting protein assembles. This could aid in better understanding, and possibly treatments for common bleeding disorders.
Diesel Fuel Linked to Heart Attack
Compared to any number of dangerous situations someone can find themselves in, driving a car fueled by diesel hardly seems risky. But exhaust fumes may be deceptively nipping at heart health.