Tag Archives: disease

Bipartisan Support: Senators Cory Booker and Tim Scott just got a law passed to help fight sickle cell disease

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC ) led the passing of a bill this week to address sickle cell anemia, a disease which disproportionally impacts the Black community and yet, receives notably less funding for research. The bipartisan bill passed on Tuesday and will be signed into law by President Donald Trump. Ninety percent… Read More »

Too much sleep linked to higher risk of heart disease, death: study

Sleeping more than the recommended six to eight hours a night could accompany a greater risk of death and cardiovascular diseases, a new study revealed Wednesday. The study, published in European Heart Journal, examined the sleeping habits and cardiovascular events of 116,632 adults from 21 countries between the age of 35 and 70 over a… Read More »

Global Health: ‘From Nothing to Gangbusters’: A Treatment for Sickle-Cell Disease Proves Effective in Africa

A drug that protects children in wealthy countries against painful and sometimes lethal bouts of sickle-cell disease has been proven safe for use in Africa, where the condition is far more common, scientists reported on Saturday. More research remains to be done, experts said, but knowing that hydroxyurea — a cheap, effective and easy-to-take pill… Read More »