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...
Among a study of more than 3,200 adults living in Spain, shorter, power naps were linked with a greater chance for having lower blood pressure, while longer naps were associated with increased cardiovascular disease risks.
Pregnant adults who had greater light exposure three hours prior to sleep had a higher risk of developing gestational diabetes than those who had less exposure during this period, according to researchers.
Researchers found the number of young adults with cardiovascular disease risk factors, including obesity and diabetes, increased throughout a 10-year period. They recommend efforts to help young adults take steps to prevent and manage underlying risks.
Researchers found that some smart watches, scales, and rings that send electric currents throughout the body could disrupt the function of implantable cardiac devices, such as pacemakers or implantable defibrillators.