Tanzania: Company Facilitates Sickle Cell Diagnosis Services
[Daily News] A PHARMACY Company- General De, has donated to the government different medical equipment worth about 28bn/- for testing Sickle Cell disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Office Hours with … Cece Calhoun
As a physician-scientist at Yale, Cece Calhoun both treats young patients with sickle cell disease and studies how to help them transition into adult care. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Life changing sickle cell treatment
The first treatment for sickle cell disease in over 20 years will be rolled out to thousands of patients in England with life-saving benefits. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 6, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

First new treatment for sickle cell in 20 years
The hope of reducing health inequalities for black people made it worth recommending, the regulator says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASH Issues Guideline on the Use of HSCT for Sickle Cell Disease
The use of HSCT for sickle cell disease is evolving, and no randomized controlled trials were identified in the evidence review for this guideline (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 30, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt Signs Deal to Make Cancer, Sickle Cell Drugs
[Monitor] Government yesterday signed an agreement with the country's drugmaker Cipla Quality Chemicals Ltd to start manufacturing cancer, sickle cell, and tuberculosis drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sickle Cell Disease and COVID-19 Sickle Cell Disease and COVID-19
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Wanda Whitten-Shurney, MD, CEO and Medical Director of the Michigan Chapter of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA), and Clifton R. Kirkman II, a sickle cell warrior, about the impact of COVID-19 on sickle cell disease patients and the importance of vaccination.WebMD (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Expert Interview Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt Unveils Plan to Tackle Surging Sickle Cell Cases
[Monitor] Government has come up with measures it says will reduce surge in sickle cell cases in Busoga Sub-region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: MoH to Screen Newborns for Sickle Cell Disease
[New Dawn] A team of experts from the hematology association in America is in partnership with Liberia to start screening newborns for sickle cell disease at the JFK hospital in Monrovia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 21, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Sickle cell anaemia: Are you at risk of two 'very serious' life-threatening complications?
SICKLE cell disease is an inherited blood disorder where the red blood cells develop abnormally, forming a rigid crescent shape that is unable to supply adequate stores of oxygen around the body. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sickle cell: 'Did our son have to die to change things?'
It's the fastest-growing genetic condition in the UK but some feel the illness, which mostly affects black people, isn't taken seriously. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug Might Stop Heart Trouble Linked to Sickle Cell Anemia
Title: Drug Might Stop Heart Trouble Linked to Sickle Cell AnemiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/17/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 17, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Pioneering Gene Therapy Freed Her of Sickle Cell. Is a Cure at Hand?
Such treatments are extraordinarily promising and costly. Will the Biden administration commit to spending that could speed clinical trial results? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Sickle Cell Anemia Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Research Clinical Trials Genetic Engineering Genetics and Heredity Race and Ethnicity Source Type: news

I ’m Haunted by Sisters With Sickle Cell: Two Thrived. Two Suffered.
The cruelty of their unequal outcomes — with one pair freed of disabling symptoms and the other’s suffering unabated — stayed with me. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Genetics and Heredity Genetic Engineering Boston Children ' s Hospital Immunotherapy Clinical Trials Women and Girls Sickle Cell Anemia Stroke Tests (Medical) Transfusions Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Sickle cell disease
Sickle cell disease, which is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders, affects approximately 100,000 people in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about two of the most common types of sickle cell disease: sickle cell anemia and thalassemia. Sickle cell anemia Sickle cell anemia is caused by a mutation in the gene that… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 8, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Preliminary study of coping, perceived control, and depressive symptoms in youth with sickle cell anemia - Prussien KV, Siciliano RE, Ciriegio AE, Lee CA, DeBaun MR, Jordan LC, Compas BE.
OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to test perceived controllability of stressors as a moderator of the association between coping and depressive symptoms in children and adolescents with sickle cell anemia (SCA). METHOD: Twenty-eig... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Develops New Guidelines On Sickle Cell Disease Management
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya has developed its guidelines for control and management of sickle cell disease (SCD) which will be used to bring to light the interventions needed to control and manage the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

MRNA ’s Next Chapter Has Nothing to Do With COVID-19 Vaccines
It’s safe to say that before the development of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, most people hadn’t thought about messenger RNA, or mRNA, since high school science class—if ever. The molecule plays a pivotal role in the body, carrying the recipes for making various proteins to the parts of cells that produce them. But “mRNA” wasn’t exactly a common phrase until Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna harnessed the genetic material’s power to teach the body to make a piece of a protein found on the COVID-19 virus’ surface, thus training it to fight the real thing, were i...
Source: TIME: Science - August 2, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate medicine Source Type: news

MRNA ’s Next Chapter Has Nothing to Do With COVID-19 Vaccines
It’s safe to say that before the development of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, most people hadn’t thought about messenger RNA, or mRNA, since high school science class—if ever. The molecule plays a pivotal role in the body, carrying the recipes for making various proteins to the parts of cells that produce them. But “mRNA” wasn’t exactly a common phrase until Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna harnessed the genetic material’s power to teach the body to make a piece of a protein found on the COVID-19 virus’ surface, thus training it to fight the real thing, were i...
Source: TIME: Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate medicine Source Type: news

Sickle Cell Disease May Up Risk for Poor COVID - 19 Outcomes
Sickle cell trait also associated with increased risk for COVID - 19 - related hospitalization and death, but to a lesser extent (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 29, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Sickle Cell Disease May Up Risk for Poor COVID-19 Outcomes
THURSDAY, July 29, 2021 -- Sickle cell disease is associated with a fourfold increased risk for COVID-19-related hospitalization and a more than twofold increased risk for COVID-19-related death, according to a research letter published online July... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sickle Cell Disease, Trait May Up Risk for Poor COVID Outcomes Sickle Cell Disease, Trait May Up Risk for Poor COVID Outcomes
The risk for hospitalization quadrupled and mortality risk doubled in a cohort of patients with sickle cell disease; excess risk was also seen among carriers, but the magnitude was smaller.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

What Happens to a Person with Sickle Cell Anemia
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID-19 news from Annals of Internal Medicine
(American College of Physicians) 1. Currently used SARS-CoV-2 vaccines more than 95% effective in preventing confirmed infection ; 2. Having sickle cell disease quadruples risk for COVID-19-related hospitalization and doubles risk for COVID-19-related death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Risk Factors ID ’ d for Severe COVID - 19 With Sickle Cell Disease
Hydroxyurea use does not impact development of serious COVID - 19 or need for hospitalization in children or adults (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Risk Factors ID'd for Severe COVID-19 With Sickle Cell Disease
WEDNESDAY, July 14, 2021 -- A history of severe pain episodes and coexisting organ conditions may increase the risk for severe COVID-19 illness and hospitalization in individuals living with sickle cell disease (SCD), according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Treatment at Infusion Center Beneficial in Sickle Cell Disease
Outcomes significantly better for treatment of vaso - occlusive crises at infusion center versus emergency department (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Treatment at Infusion Center Beneficial in Sickle Cell Disease
WEDNESDAY, July 7, 2021 -- For adults with sickle cell disease (SCD) with uncomplicated vaso-occlusive crises, outcomes are significantly better with treatment at an infusion center (IC) compared with an emergency department (ED), according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Certain Sickle Cell Disease Traits Can Raise Odds for Severe COVID
This study tells us that all individuals... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 6, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Infusion Centers May Best EDs for Treating Sickle Cell Crises Infusion Centers May Best EDs for Treating Sickle Cell Crises
At infusion centers, patients with vaso-occlusive crises received pain medication an average of 70 minutes faster compared with patients treated in emergency departments, researchers found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 6, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Infusion centers associated with substantially better outcomes than the ER for patients with acute pain events and sickle cell disease
(American College of Physicians) A prospective cohort study found that treatment at an infusion center (IC) is associated with substantially better outcomes than treatment in the emergency department (ED) for patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) and uncomplicated vaso-occlusive crises. The findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Whole genome sequencing of all UK newborns ‘would have public support’
Consultation shows positivity towards screening programme to spot those at heightened risk of certain health conditionsPlans to sequence the whole genome of every newborn in the UK in order to spot those at heightened risk of certain health conditions have been given a boost, with consultations suggesting the approach could have public support.The potential for genomics to improve health was at theheart of the chief medical officer annual report of 2016, with a group of experts convened by Genomics England – a government-owned genetics service – subsequently recommending a research programme to sequence the who...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Genetics Science UK news NHS Health Childbirth Sickle cell disease Cystic fibrosis Children's health Source Type: news

Cameroon: World Sickle Cell Day - CERAC Visits Sick Children in Mfou
[Cameroon Tribune] The delegation headed by Anne Ndjodo handed gifts to patients at the Mfou District Hospital yesterday June 29, 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Country Has Highest Prevalent Rate of Sickle Cell Worldwide, Says Govt
[This Day] Abuja -- The federal government has said Nigeria currently ranks highest in rate of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) in the whole world ahead of Democratic Republic of Congo and India. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Stanford spinout's latest deal looks to unlock new fix for sickle cell disease
The initial Stanford research, studying how to make more bone marrow more receptive to gene therapies and stem cell transplants and less toxic for patients, was backed by nearly $23 million in grants from California's stem cell research funding agency. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

“All of who I am”: Celebrating One Red Crossers’ Story
At two years old, my mother lost two sisters in a home fire. They were eight and four years old, and their names were Mary Sue and Gwen. The year ... The post “All of who I am”: Celebrating One Red... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - June 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Diversity & Inclusion american red cross diversity and inclusion Pride Month Red Cross Stories sickle cell advocacy Source Type: news

‘All of who I am’: Celebrating One Red Crossers’ Story
At two years old, my mother lost two sisters in a home fire. They were eight and four years old, and their names were Mary Sue and Gwen. The year ... The post ‘All of who I am’:... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - June 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Diversity & Inclusion american red cross diversity and inclusion Pride Month Red Cross Stories sickle cell advocacy Source Type: news

Nigeria: What You Need to Know About Sickle Cell Disorder
[Premium Times] There's no cure for most people with sickle cell, but treatments can relieve pain and help to prevent complications. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: World SCD 2021 - Nigeria, Global Epicentre of Sickle Cell, Not Doing Enough to Tackle Disease
[Premium Times] These staggering statistics, according to health experts, has ranked Nigeria as a black sheep among the comity of nations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Sickle Cell Day - Author Calls for Awareness, Adequate Information
[Vanguard] Malam Shehu Mohammed, author of the book on sickle cell anaemia titled "I am a survivor," has called on Nigerians to create more awareness and sensitisation exercise to the sickle cell disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia to Observe World Sickle Cell Day
[The Point] The Gambia Sickle Cell Association will on Saturday join the rest of the world to celebrate World Sickle Cell day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sickle Cell Plagues Many Black Americans, But There's Hope for Better Treatments
FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 -- It's been more than six months since Brandy Compton last landed in a hospital emergency room. That's an amazing medical achievement, brought about by scientific breakthroughs that have been unfortunately overshadowed by the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 18, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/fixing-sickle-cell-disease-gene " > Fixing the sickle cell disease gene < /a >
Researchers treated sickle cell disease in mice by directly editing the defective hemoglobin gene that causes the disease. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene Editing Technique Corrects Sickle Cell Disease in Mice
THURSDAY, June 10, 2021 -- Researchers are using mice to study a potential new treatment that could help patients who have sickle cell disease, without some of the risks and side effects of existing therapies. The investigators reported using... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 10, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gene Editing Technique Corrects Sickle Cell Disease in Mice
Title: Gene Editing Technique Corrects Sickle Cell Disease in MiceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/10/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/10/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - June 10, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

7T MRI visualizes sickle cell disease's effect on the brain
In a new study, 7-tesla MRI shows the often severe effects that sickle cel...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Using fMRI to plan brain tumor resection boosts patient outcomes Cardiac MRI boosts myocarditis detection in college athletes 7-fold Bad hair day? Powdered hair products may pose problem for MRI Is mpMRI equally available to all men at risk of prostate cancer? AI enables noninvasive tumor pathology mapping on brain MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Genetic base editing treats sickle cell disease in mice
(Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard) Sickle cell disease leads to chronic pain, organ failure, and early death in patients worldwide. A team led by Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has demonstrated a gene editing approach that efficiently corrects the mutation underlying SCD in patient blood stem cells and in mice. This treatment rescued disease symptoms in animal models, enabling long-lasting production of healthy blood cells, and could inspire a therapeutic strategy for SCD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Using advanced imaging to study sickle cell disease
(University of Pittsburgh) Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh used a whole-body 7-Tesla MRI scanner alongside their optimized Tic-Tac-Toe RF head coil system to study sickle cell disease's impact on the brain. They discovered that SCD can have a severe effect on specific subfields of the hippocampus - a highly complex part of the human brain that controls learning and memory and is very susceptible to injury or disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 3, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Sickle Cell Disease: Shift in Cause of Bacterial Infections Sickle Cell Disease: Shift in Cause of Bacterial Infections
Salmonella is now the leading cause of invasive bacterial infection among children with sickle cell disease who have not undergone hematopoietic stem cell transplant, according to a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - June 2, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Researchers develop proof-of-concept treatment that elevates adult and fetal hemoglobin
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have developed a proof-of-concept treatment for blood disorders like sickle cell disease and beta-thalassemia that could raise hemoglobin levels by activating production of both fetal and adult hemoglobin. Using a viral vector engineered to reactivate fetal hemoglobin production, suppress mutant hemoglobin, and supply functional adult hemoglobin, the researchers developed an approach that could produce more hemoglobin through a single vector. The results were published in Haematologica. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news