Tag Archives: Life

Search for rare blood donor to save little girl’s life

A worldwide search is under way to find specific donors with a rare blood type who could help save a two-year-old girl with an aggressive cancer. Zainab Mughal, from Tallahassee in south Florida, has neuroblastoma and needs life-saving transfusions and bone marrow transplants. But finding compatible donors is extremely difficult because she does not have… Read More »

Drug overdoses, suicides cause drop in 2017 US life expectancy; CDC director calls it a 'wakeup call'

Overdose deaths reached a new high in 2017, topping 70,000, while the suicide rate increased by 3.7%, the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics reports. Dr. Robert Redfield, CDC director, called the trend tragic and troubling. “Life expectancy gives us a snapshot of the Nation’s overall health and these sobering statistics are a wakeup call… Read More »

4 Million Dollars Or Your Life

(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File) Novartis has a gene replacement treatment in the pipeline for type 1 spinal muscular atrophy, a fatal inherited disease with an incidence of around one in 10,000 babies. A single dose of the therapy appears to prevent the disease if given shortly after birth. The treatment has not yet been approved. However,… Read More »