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17 Sep
Drug Might Stop Heart Trouble Linked to Sickle Cell Anemia

Drug Might Stop Heart Trouble Linked to Sickle Cell Anemia

Treating sickle cell anemia with the drug hydroxyurea may also reverse related heart abnormalities, a new study suggests.

Heart issues are common among people with sickle cell disease. Among them are enlargement of the heart and an impaired ability to relax heart muscles...

06 Jul
Certain Sickle Cell Disease Traits Can Raise Odds for Severe COVID

Certain Sickle Cell Disease Traits Can Raise Odds for Severe COVID

People with sickle cell disease who have a history of severe pain episodes and coexisting organ conditions have an increased risk for severe COVID-19 illness, a new study suggests.

"This study tells us that all individuals with sickle cell disease are not at equal levels...

18 Jun
Sickle Cell Plagues Many Black Americans, But There's Hope for Better Treatments

Sickle Cell Plagues Many Black Americans, But There's Hope for Better Treatments

It's been more than six months since Brandy Compton last landed in a hospital emergency room.

That's an amazing medical achievement, brought about by scientific breakthroughs that have been unfortunately overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic, experts say.

Compt...

10 Jun
Gene Editing Technique Corrects Sickle Cell Disease in Mice

Gene Editing Technique Corrects Sickle Cell Disease in Mice

Researchers are using mice to study a potential new treatment that could help patients who have sickle cell disease, without some of the risks and side effects of existing therapies.

The investigators reported using genetic-based editing on mice to convert a disease-cau...

03 Mar
Patients With Sickle Cell Disease Often Overlooked for Life-Saving Kidney Transplants

Patients With Sickle Cell Disease Often Overlooked for Life-Saving Kidney Transplants

People with kidney failure related to sickle cell disease are less likely to receive a transplant than those without sickle cell disease, but it could be life-saving for them, a new study finds.

Sickle cell disease is a risk factor for kidney failure, and adults with sic...

15 Dec
Sickle Cell Puts Black Patients at Higher Risk for Severe COVID

Sickle Cell Puts Black Patients at Higher Risk for Severe COVID

Sickle cell disease increases the risk of death or serious complications from COVID-19 infection, a pair of new studies suggests.

People with sickle cell disease -- a genetic blood disorder predominantly found in Black people -- are 6.2 times more likely to die from COVI...

05 Dec
Could Gene Therapy Cure Sickle Cell Disease? Two New Studies Raise Hopes

Could Gene Therapy Cure Sickle Cell Disease? Two New Studies Raise Hopes

A pair of new gene therapies promise a potentially lasting cure for sickle cell disease by subtly altering the genetic information in patients' bone marrow cells, researchers report.

Both therapies work by switching on a gene that promotes production of fetal hemogl...

13 Jul
What People With Sickle Cell Disease Need to Know About COVID-19

What People With Sickle Cell Disease Need to Know About COVID-19

People with sickle cell disease are at increased risk for severe complications from COVID-19, an expert says.

"Many patients experience a pain crisis, also known as a vaso-occlusive crisis, early in COVID-19 infection before respiratory symptoms develop," said Dr. Je...

19 Nov
Time to Rethink Ideas About Exercise, Sickle Cell Disease?

Time to Rethink Ideas About Exercise, Sickle Cell Disease?

Mild exercise is safe and beneficial for people with sickle cell disease, contrary to traditional beliefs, a new study finds.

Sickle cell disease affects blood flow in the body. Because strenuous exercise boosts blood flow, it can lead to heart problems and severe pa...

12 Aug
August Is Deadliest Month for Young Football Players

August Is Deadliest Month for Young Football Players

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 t...

05 Aug
New Moms Can Save a Life By Donating Cord Blood

New Moms Can Save a Life By Donating Cord Blood

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 direc...

19 Jun
Experimental Drug Shows Early Promise Against Sickle Cell Disease

Experimental Drug Shows Early Promise Against Sickle Cell Disease

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...

09 Apr
Insurers' Denials of Opioid Coverage Spurs CDC to Clarify Guidelines

Insurers' Denials of Opioid Coverage Spurs CDC to Clarify Guidelines

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 ...

21 Mar
Baby Monkey May Offer Hope to Preserving Fertility of Kids With Cancer

Baby Monkey May Offer Hope to Preserving Fertility of Kids With Cancer

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...

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