AHA: The Link Between HIV and High Blood Pressure

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) — People with HIV are more likely than people without the virus to have high blood pressure, in part because of treatments and repercussions of the condition itself, a new review of research shows. Learning more about the underlying mechanisms of high blood pressure in people with HIV…

Organs From Opioid OD Victims Are Saving Lives: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Another study finds that organ donations from Americans who have died from an opioid overdose have risen dramatically in the past two decades. “We were surprised to learn that almost all of the increased transplant activity in the United States within the last five years is a result…

Depression May Dampen Memory

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Depression may do more than darken your mood, with new research suggesting it might also sap your memory. “Since symptoms of depression can be treated, it may be possible that treatment may also reduce thinking and memory problems,” said study author Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri, from the University…

Further Signs That Too Much Sitting Can Raise Clot Risk

THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s been long known that people who sit for extended periods of time run the risk of blood clots. In fact, the condition has been dubbed economy class syndrome because it’s believed it can be brought on by stretches of prolonged immobility on long-distance flights. Now, a new…

Device Might Detect Breast Cancer-Linked Swelling Sooner

THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Testing for small changes in the flow of lymph fluids after breast cancer surgery can spot the start of a painful swelling known as lymphedema before it becomes hard to treat, a new study suggests. Evaluating nearly 150 breast cancer patients considered at high risk for lymphedema, researchers…

Gene Therapy May Be Cure for Some With Rare Blood Disorder

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Wanda Sihanath didn’t like the fact that her inherited blood disorder would not allow her to travel far from Chicago to attend college, but what could she do? Without regular transfusions and blood testing, the beta-thalassemia she inherited from her parents could eventually cause her to become dangerously…

New Drugs May Be Big Advance in Lung Cancer Care

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Drugs designed to trigger a patient’s immune system may help boost survival for those battling lung cancer, two new studies found. The first study found that when the immunotherapy drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) was combined with standard chemotherapy, the chance that a patient would die within the next 11…