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HPV Shot Not Linked to Blood Clots
One of the few vaccines that can actually protect against cancer is the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which prevents four strains of HPV. But some parents have expressed concerns about the safety of the HPV vaccine.
Clot-Busting Therapy for Pulmonary Embolism Lowered Death Risk
Pulmonary embolism is a condition that can strike suddenly, sometimes with deadly consequences. New research on treatments for the condition could lead to better outcomes and understanding of risk factors.
FDA Compares Risks of Pradaxa and Warfarin
FDA research has taken a closer look at the risks of two medications commonly used to lower the risk for stroke and blood clots.
FDA Approves Pradaxa for Clotting Disorders
US regulators have approved a medication to treat and reduce two dangerous clotting disorders.
FDA Approves Alprolix for Patients With Hemophilia B
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Alprolix, Coagulation Factor IX (Recombinant), Fc Fusion Protein, for use in adults and children who have Hemophilia B. Alprolix is the first Hemophilia B treatment designed to require less frequent injections when used to prevent or reduce the frequency of bleeding.
Rare Diseases You've Never Heard Of
In an effort to help raise awareness about rare diseases, here is an introduction to several rare conditions you might not know existed.
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.
Colon Condition Linked to Cardiovascular Disease
Diverticulosis — the presence of small pockets in the walls of the colon — is a very common digestive condition among older people. Researchers recently explored if diverticular diseases raised risks for cardiovascular disease.
Blood Clot Risks Found for Hospitalized Children
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is rare in children, which often causes it to be overlooked, leading to delays in treatment that can sometimes be deadly.
When Babies Don't Get Vitamin K
The more that has been learned about the first few days of a baby's life, the more doctors understand about how to keep newborns healthy. But parents are partners in treatment too.