Patients receiving certain types of chemotherapy are often at a higher risk of infection due to a drop in white clod cells. Now the FDA has approved a new drug that stimulates the production of white blood cells in cancer patients. Neulasta can be given by a single injection approximately 24 hours after a chemotherapy cycle, but no later than 14 days before the next scheduled cycle. The drug's manufacturer reported bone pain s the most common side effect. Neulasta should be available in the U.S. sometime this month.
Lack of sunlight may affect the development of your child's brain months before birth. That's according to Australian researchers who looked at Vitamin D deficiencies during pregnancy. In a study of rats, they found the ones deprived of Vitamin D had babies with unusually large ventricles. That's a trait found in people with Schizophrenia. Experts say more work is urgently needed since Vitamin D deficiency affects 12% of American women of childbearing age.
A new type of cushion aims to provide more comfort and fewer medical problems for wheelchair users. Biomedical systems has rolled out its new air flow wheelchair cushion. It features adjustable air chambers that help relieve pressure on the tailbone and improve body positioning and stability. The air flow design and synthetic sheepskin cover help keep the cushion dry. It can also be used on conventional chairs and in bed, and is reimbursable under Medicare.
Yoga can make you flexible and strong, but it can also hurt you if not practiced correctly, an orthopedic expert warns.
The United States is more ready for health disasters than it was five years ago, but certain regions still lag behind, a new report shows.
For most, playing online video games is largely a harmless hobby. But a new review finds that some fall prey to what experts call "internet gaming disorder."
The makeup of bacteria in your dog's digestive tract may be more like your own than you think, researchers say.