Put Ladder Safety on Your Holiday To-Do List, Experts Say

SUNDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Simple precautions will help keep you safe and healthy when you're using a ladder to prepare the house for winter or put up holiday decorations, experts say.

Blood Cancer Advances May Improve Survival

SATURDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Advances in the treatment of blood cancers offer new hope for increased survival, according to two studies scheduled to be presented at the American Society of Hematology meeting Saturday in Orlando, Fla.

Gene Therapy Corrected Rare Bleeding Disorder: Study

SUNDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Using gene therapy, German researchers report that they managed to "correct" a malfunctioning gene responsible for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, a rare but devastating childhood disorder that leads to prolonged bleeding from even minor hits or scrapes, and also leaves these children vulnerable to certain cancers and dangerous infections.

New Blood Thinner May Help Fight Dangerous Leg Clots

SATURDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A new anti-clotting pill, rivaroxaban (Xarelto), may be an effective, convenient and safer treatment for patients coping with deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), a pair of new studies indicate.