Health News

With a Little Help From My Friends
Things always go a little easier when you've got a friend by your side. As it turns out, that's true on a cellular level as well.
Sprycel Picks Up the Pieces
With all the differences that can occur on a molecular level between one person and another, it shouldn't be surprising that a medication may not work as well for everyone. 
Screenwriter Nora Ephron Passed Away
Screenwriter and filmmaker, Nora Ephron , has died after battling leukemia. She was 71.
Blood Supply Dangerously Low
The American Red Cross is calling for blood and platelet donations after announcing that the United States blood supply has reached emergency levels and is dangerously low.
FDA Delays Blood Thinner Eliquis Again
United States Food and Drug Administration officials today delayed approval of Eliquis ( apixaban ) to prevent stroke or systemic embolism in patients with a common heart arrhythmia for the second time.
Experimental Drug Drops Clot Risk
An investigational drug appears to offer significant improvements for patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD), a recent trial found.
World Sickle Cell Day Raises Awareness
Created by a United Nations resolution in 2008, World Sickle Cell Day was created to increase awareness of the genetic disease called sickle cell anemia.
Blood Donors Need Increasing
The demand for donor blood has increased significantly worldwide, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to urge individuals to voluntarily donate blood on a regular basis.
Chemotherapy Tag Team
Drug resistance remains a significant problem in cancer treatment. The contrast of smashing success early on makes any treatment failure later on even more baffling.
How to Protect a Soft Heart
The legacy of childhood cancer, in addition to never being quite sure if the cancer is gone for good, also includes the literal scars from treatment.