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Blood consists of a liquid called plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Red bloods cells deliver oxygen from your lungs to your tissues and organs, white blood cells fight infection as part of your body's defense system, and platelets

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New antibody uses one-two punch to potentially treat blood cancers

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have developed a two-pronged approach to blood cancer treatment: 1) attacking cancer cells directly and/or 2) driving them from the nurturing bone marrow environment into the peripheral...

Ischemic stroke: Causes, symptoms, and risk factors

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

An ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot or plaque buildup. Strokes have several signs that can alert someone to the need for emergency care.

What is hematopoietic stem cell transplantation?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is approved for use in treating some types of cancer and is an experimental treatment for autoimmune diseases.

Iron deficiency anemia: Causes, symptoms, and management

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about anemia and what causes iron deficiency. What are risk factors for developing iron deficiency anemia and how is it diagnosed?

What are hemoglobin levels?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is hemoglobin, and what do high and low hemoglobin levels mean? Learn more about symptoms, treatment, and who is at risk from hemoglobin imbalances.

Somogyi effect: Causes and prevention

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:00:00 PDT

What is the Somogyi effect, who does it affect, and what are the symptoms? What causes the Somogyi effect, how is it diagnosed, and how is it treated?

Prostate cancer: Three-in-one blood test could fuel personalized treatment

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A single blood test could identify how prostate cancer patients will respond to PARP inhibitors in as little as 4 to 8 weeks, say researchers.

Protein network signals found to drive myeloid leukemias

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have uncovered how mutations in a protein network drive several high-risk leukemias, offering new prospects for novel therapies.

Clinical trial shows traditional treatment is better for iron-deficiency anemia

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Although current treatments for iron-deficiency anemia can be effective, they commonly fail because pediatric patients do not complete the treatment and might experience adverse effects related to...

Precision therapy enasidenib effective in treating deadly form of leukemia

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Some patients with relapsed or treatment-resistant acute myeloid leukemia, a form of blood cancer for which there are few treatments, may achieve remission with an experimental targeted therapy...

Snake venom could lead to safer blood clot prevention

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that a protein in the venom of the Tropidolaemus wagleri snake may lead to a safer antiplatelet medication.

New pediatric protocol reduces missed sepsis diagnoses by 76 percent

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An electronic sepsis alert using a combination of vital signs, risk factors and physician judgment to identify children in a pediatric emergency department with severe sepsis reduced missed diagnoses...

Type of natural sugar may prevent arteries from clogging

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Not all sugar is bad. Researchers find that a type of natural sugar called trehalose reduces the buildup of plaque inside the arteries.

Acute heart failure: What you need to know

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 04:00:00 PDT

In this article learn about acute heart failure. We look at the causes, symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and the treatments available.

Spotting vs. period: How to tell the difference

Wed, 24 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article learn what the difference is between spotting and period, what the common causes of spotting may be, and when a doctor should be consulted.

Raised blood platelet levels 'strong predictor' of cancer

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Having a high blood platelet count is a strong predictor of cancer and should be urgently investigated to save lives, according to a large-scale study.

What does a yellow bruise on the breast mean?

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A bruise on the breast may not be cause for concern, but what causes them and when should a doctor be consulted? What other skin changes can occur?

Natural resistance to malaria linked to variation in human red blood cell receptors

Fri, 19 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Researchers have discovered that protection from the most severe form of malaria is linked with natural variation in human red blood cell genes.

How can diabetes affect the feet?

Thu, 18 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

High blood sugar levels can affect many areas of the body. In this article, we look at the symptoms and treatments for diabetic foot problems.

History of diabetes: Past treatments and new discoveries

Wed, 17 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the early science around diabetes, the mass production of insulin, modern day treatment, and ongoing research into diabetes.

Assay of clotting ability accurately predicts need for transfusion in trauma patients

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

By combining a conventional laboratory measurement of blood clotting time (known as the International Normalized Ratio or INR) with a new test of blood clot strength, based upon thrombelastography...

Diabetes and life expectancy: What effect does type 2 diabetes have?

Tue, 16 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

What is the life expectancy of people with type 2 diabetes and what are the risk factors? Learn about what causes diabetes to shorten life expectancy.

Fasting blood sugar: Normal levels and testing

Tue, 16 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What are fasting blood sugar levels? Learn how to keep fasting blood sugar healthy and what the symptoms of unhealthy fasting blood sugar may be.

Type 2 diabetes: Symptoms, early signs, and complications

Mon, 15 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes but what is it? Learn about how it is diagnosed, how it can be treated, and what the outlook may be.

Researchers find key molecule that could lead to new therapies for anemia

Mon, 15 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Researchers find key molecule that could lead to new therapies for anemia and other iron disorders."Without iron, life itself wouldn't be feasible," says Barry Paw, MD, PhD.