The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two new gene therapies to treat sickle cell disease — one a gene-editing and the other a gene-addition approach. Nearly 100,000 people in the United States — and millions worldwide — have been diagnosed with this painful, life-threatening genetic blood disease. To help explain the historic importance...
A 12-month workplace wellness program that introduced flexible scheduling for employees led to cardiovascular improvements for workers ages 45 and older and for those with increased cardiovascular risks.
Cardiovascular-related deaths due to heat are uncommon, but are expected to increase within the next 20-40 years as more summer days reach the maximum heat index, according to a modeling study in Circulation.
Bronchiectasis, the thickening of the lung's airways due to inflammation and infection, is associated with a greater risk of death in current and former smokers, even in those without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).