Researchers have identified a gene involved in the inherited blood disorders sickle cell disease and thalassemia. The discovery identifies a potential new target for therapies that could dramatically alter the course of the disorders.
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We all know how hard it is to stay healthy over the holidays. This year, don’t be part of the problem. Here are some gift ideas to help your family and friends be more, not less, healthy.
Researchers have identified 2 new genes—and confirmed the role of a third—that are associated with increased risk of higher levels of uric acid in the blood, which can lead to gout, a common, painful form of arthritis.
Nodding off in school may not be the only outcome for otherwise healthy teens who don't get enough sleep.
Anyone who has struggled with losing weight knows that's just part of the battle—keeping it off is another challenge. The study, funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, suggests that monthly personal counseling may help maintain weight loss.
A new study shows that Alaskan Eskimos have significantly higher rates of fatty deposits in their arteries than the general U.S. population, possibly because smoking rates are at least 3 times higher than average among adult Eskimos.
Physical activity levels dropped sharply in a large group of American children between the ages of 9 and 15, according to a long-term study. By the age of 15, most failed to reach the daily recommended activity level.
Patients with high blood pressure who received Web-based care from a pharmacist showed greater improvement in controlling their condition than patients who received standard medical care, according to a new study.
People with type 2 diabetes, particularly those at risk for heart attack and stroke, need to keep their blood sugar from getting too high.
Clinical trials are research studies that test how well new medical approaches work in people. Each study answers scientific questions and tries to find better ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose, or treat a disease.