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FDA warns against using young blood as medical treatment

FDA warns against using young blood as medical treatment

Wannabe vampires, beware: The US Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday against using plasma infusions from young blood donors to ward off the effects of normal aging as well as other more serious conditions. Plasma, the liquid portion of the blood, contains proteins that help clot blood. The infusions are promoted to treat a variety…MORE

Researchers hope experimental 2.5-minute sepsis test could save lives

Researchers hope experimental 2.5-minute sepsis test could save lives

UK researchers have developed a test they say might quickly identify sepsis, a potentially fatal complication from an infection. Scientists at Scotland’s University of Strathclyde developed an experimental microelectrode device that analyzes a patient’s blood and provides results as quickly as 2.5 minutes. Current testing methods for sepsis can take up to 72 hours. This…MORE

Heart attacks are on the rise among young women, study shows

Heart attacks are on the rise among young women, study shows

The risk of having a heart attack appears to be rising among young women, according to a new study, and researchers are trying to figure out why. When analyzed across five-year intervals, the overall proportion of heart attack-related hospital admissions in the United States attributable to young patients, ages 35 to 54, steadily climbed from…MORE

‘Alarming’ number of people received restricted fentanyl, study says

‘Alarming’ number of people received restricted fentanyl, study says

An “alarming” number of US patients received a highly potent form of opioid that is 100 times more powerful than morphine and that they never should have been prescribed, according to a new study. The research, published Tuesday in JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, found that the US Food and Drug Administration…MORE

Supermoon, 2019’s biggest and brightest, will light up the sky

Supermoon, 2019’s biggest and brightest, will light up the sky

February’s full moon will brighten the skies on Tuesday as the biggest and brightest supermoon of the year. The super snow moon is the second of three supermoon events in the first three months of the year — a packed lunar calendar for 2019, which marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the mission that…MORE

Deer in 24 states infected with chronic wasting disease

Deer in 24 states infected with chronic wasting disease

Chronic wasting disease has been detected in wild deer, elk or moose in 24 states, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning hunters to avoid handling or eating potentially infected meat. The disease affects the central nervous system and animals can show signs of drastic weight loss, lack of coordination and listlessness. It…MORE

Screen time for kids under 2 more than doubles, study finds

Screen time for kids under 2 more than doubles, study finds

Screen time has more than doubled for children under 2 years old since 1997, a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics found, with time spent in front of a TV as the main driver despite a changing screen landscape. Researchers used parent diary data previously collected by the Child Development Supplement Panel Study…MORE

Immunotherapies could change kidney cancer care, studies suggest

Immunotherapies could change kidney cancer care, studies suggest

The way doctors typically approach kidney cancer treatment could be evolving. Two separate studies published Saturday in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that renal cell cancer patients had significantly better outcomes when their treatment combined the targeted therapy drug axitinib, or Inlyta, with an immunotherapy — one study used pembrolizumab, or Keytruda, and…MORE

Salmonella outbreak tied to raw turkey expands with 63 more illnesses

Salmonella outbreak tied to raw turkey expands with 63 more illnesses

Sixty-three more people have been infected with salmonella linked to raw turkey products in an outbreak that began in November 2017, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. There have been 279 reported cases of salmonella associated with raw turkey in 41 states and the District of Columbia as of December 21.…MORE

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