Health News

New Rx Approvals
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved five medications in the last month.
Rx for Low Platelet Counts Approved
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new medication to treat low blood platelets, a condition known as thrombocytopenia.
Approved: First Biosimilar to Treat Anemia
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new medication to treat anemia.
What Babies Eat May Affect Leukemia Risk
Childhood cancer is rare, but it is still a leading health threat to children and adolescents — surpassed only by accidents. However, babies who are breastfed may be at a lower risk for developing one type of blood cancer in childhood.
What Women Need to Know About Blood Clots
Taking "the pill" has become a routine part of life for many women around the world. But that doesn't mean birth control pills are entirely without risk.
Menopause Rx: The Heart of the Matter
The use of hormones during menopause was once thought to protect against heart disease, but that may not be the case.
Mother’s Iron Level Tied to Child’s Autism Risk
Iron deficiency has been associated with autism in past studies, such as one published in Pediatrics in 2012. And children of mothers who have too little iron during pregnancy may also have a higher risk of getting this condition.
Common Treatment for Pregnant Women May Be Ineffective
A common treatment for pregnant women prone to blood clots is a daily injection of blood thinner into the stomach. It's intended to prevent pregnancy complications, but recent research suggests this treatment may not work.
New Mothers May Need Longer Monitoring for Blood Clots
It is normal for new mothers to be at risk for a blood clot for six weeks after giving birth. However, a new study suggests that women may still be at risk after those first six weeks.
Watching for Blood Clots in Pregnancy
When a woman is pregnant, the hormones her body makes can increase her risk of experiencing a blood clot. Other factors might increase this risk further.