Sickle Cell Disease
Jan 13, 2013 23:45 EST
The headteacher of an eight-year-old girl shot dead in Jamaica described the student as "happy, playful and popular" on Sunday.
Oct 02, 2012 09:29 EDT
A young Bahraini jailed for taking part in anti-government protests last year died in custody on Tuesday after being taken to hospital for treatment of a hereditary disease, the interior ministry said.
Oct 13, 2011 14:31 EDT
CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. scientists have found a way to get mice with a form of sickle cell disease to make normal red blood cells, offering a potential new way to treat the blood disorder in people, they reported on Thursday.
May 12, 2011 18:33 EDT
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A drug that eases symptoms of sickle cell disease in older children is safe and effective to use for babies with the blood disorder and should become the new standard of care, U.S. researchers said on Thursday.
Apr 03, 2011 14:49 EDT
A detainee held in connection with anti-regime protests in Bahrain died in prison on Sunday, the Gulf state's interior ministry said in a statement.
Sep 13, 2010 15:43 EDT
Specter seeks to sidestep court case by legalizing embryonic stem cell research. Sen. Arlen Specter is seeking to legalize federal funding of embryonic stem cell research and supersede conflicting court decisions that he says are slowing critical work to find cures for crippling diseases.
Aug 04, 2010 19:42 EDT
Holmes reports for camp with Jets; Revis missing fourth straight day. Santonio Holmes spent last week in a hospital with his ailing son, his mind far from the football field.
Jun 23, 2010 13:14 EDT
Legendary pharaoh Tutankhamun was probably killed by the genetic blood disorder sickle cell disease, German scientists said Wednesday, rejecting earlier research that suggested he died of malaria.
May 23, 2010 08:29 EDT
France midfielder Diarra resting at home after blood cell disorder ends World Cup ambitions. Real Madrid says France midfielder Lassana Diarra was ruled out of the World Cup because of a blood disorder.
May 11, 2010 16:17 EDT
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Adults with sickle cell disease scored worse on memory function tests than healthy adults, suggesting the blood disorder may affect brain function, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.
May 11, 2010 03:09 EDT
Bone marrow transplants are undergoing a quiet revolution: No longer just for cancer, research is under way to ease the risks so they can target more people with diseases from sickle cell to deadly metabolic disorders.
May 11, 2010 03:09 EDT
HEALTHBEAT: Trying less intense bone marrow transplants to treat sickle cell, other disorders. Bone marrow transplants are undergoing a quiet revolution: No longer just for cancer, research is under way to ease the risks so they can target more people with diseases from sickle cell to deadly metabolic disorders.
Apr 16, 2010 13:26 EDT
Federal officials will not pursue civil rights violations or other charges against the boot camp employees implicated in the videotaped death of a 14-year-old who was hit and kicked by guards while a nurse looked on, the Justice Department said Friday.
Apr 16, 2010 11:33 EDT
Family: US officials won't charge guards in death of teen beaten at Fla. sheriff's boot camp. Federal officials will not pursue civil rights violations or other charges against the boot camp guards implicated in the death of 14-year-old Martin Lee Anderson, the boy's relatives and their attorney said Friday.
Dec 09, 2009 19:25 EST
BOSTON (Reuters) - Bone marrow transplants, already used to treat some children with sickle cell disease, also may cure some adults with this deadly genetic defect that causes red blood cells to contort, U.S. scientists said on Wednesday.
Oct 13, 2009 15:37 EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most of the people who have died from the new pandemic H1N1 flu had underlying conditions such as asthma, but 45 percent seemed healthy, according to the largest study yet of U.S. cases.
Sep 09, 2009 19:21 EDT
LONDON (Reuters) - Vaccination against bacterial infections using vaccines readily available in developed countries could save the lives of thousands of children with sickle-cell anemia in Africa, researchers said on Thursday.
Aug 21, 2009 07:28 EDT
Health insurer UnitedHealth Group says it will cover swine flu vaccine for all plan members. Health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc. said Thursday it will cover swine flu vaccines for all of its members.
Aug 04, 2009 03:06 EDT
Thousands of families carry the gene that causes sickle cell disease and don't know it ? even though almost every newborn today is tested for what's called "sickle cell trait," and starting this summer more college athletes are getting tested, too.
Aug 04, 2009 03:06 EDT
HEALTHBEAT: Rare athlete deaths, confusion spur work to better test, explain sickle cell trait. Thousands of families carry the gene that causes sickle cell disease and don't know it ? even though almost every newborn today is tested for what's called "sickle cell trait," and starting this summer more college athletes are getting tested, too.