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MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It is an annual rite of summer: sending young men out on football fields across America in the sweltering August heat for grueling practice sessions designed to prepare them for the coming season.

But a new study shows the ritual can be costly if players are pushed too hard. It is the most common way players die of non-traumatic injuries in hi...

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women should keep in mind that donating their umbilical cord blood could save lives, a clinical cell therapy expert says.

Cord blood is the blood collected from the umbilical cord and placenta after the birth of a healthy baby, said Fabio Triolo. He is director of the Cellular Therapy Core laboratories at University of Texas Health Sci...

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug for sickle cell disease reduced anemia and boosted the health of red blood cells in patients, according to a new study.

Whether the drug, voxelotor, will have long-term health benefits to patients remains to be seen.

But if approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, "people living with sickle c...

TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People with severe pain from cancer or sickle cell anemia should not be denied coverage for opioid painkillers, a new clarification on federal guidelines states.

In the wake of the national opioid epidemic, various medical societies had encouraged doctors to rein in prescriptions for the powerful painkillers.

In 2016, the U.S. Cente...

THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- She's cute, and perhaps a medical breakthrough.

Scientists say they have used frozen testicular tissue to achieve the birth of a healthy baby monkey named Grady -- a success they hope to eventually translate to childhood cancer survivors whose treatment has left them infertile.

Infertility is a potential side effect of the chemoth...

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new gene therapy shows early promise against sickle cell anemia, researchers say.

The therapy targets the genetic flaw that causes sickle cell. In a small group of patients, researchers said the therapy appears safe and effective enough to keep moving forward into larger trials.

"We've been talking about using gene therapy for sick...

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An FDA-approved supplement reduces episodes of severe pain in people with sickle cell disease, a new clinical trial shows.

Endari, a medicine-grade version of the dietary supplement L-glutamine, reduced sickle cell patients' number of acute pain crises by 25 percent compared with a placebo, the researchers found.

In addition, the ...

TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Sickle cell disease increases the risk of stroke for African Americans -- but recent research shows carrying the genetic trait for sickle cell doesn't.

It's a new layer on the study and treatment of these inherited conditions affecting red blood cells, and experts say it should prompt doctors to dig deeper.

Past studie...

FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Less than a fifth of U.S. children with sickle cell anemia are getting the antibiotics that could save their lives, a new study finds.

"Longstanding recommendations say children with sickle cell anemia should take antibiotics daily for their first five years of life," the study's lead author, Sarah Reeves, said in a news release from Michigan...