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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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How long does a blood transfusion last?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about blood transfusions. How long does a blood transfusion take to work and when would you need a blood transfusion?



Vitamin C may stop leukemia from progressing

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

New research finds that high-dose vitamin C can genetically 'reprogram' leukemic cells to mature and die normally, instead of replicating to cause cancer.



Azotemia: Symptoms, types, and treatment

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is azotemia and what are the different types of azotemia? Learn about the causes, how azotemia is diagnosed, and how it is treated.



Iron poisoning: What you need to know

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Iron poisoning is a medical emergency and can be especially dangerous in children. What causes it, what are the symptoms, and how is it treated?



Drug hope for acute myeloid leukaemia

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new drug that strips cancer cells of their "immortality" could help to treat patients suffering from one of the most aggressive forms of leukaemia.



What is Kussmaul breathing?

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Learn about Kussmaul breathing and what causes it. What are the symptoms of Kussmaul breathing, how is it diagnosed and how is it treated?



Iron infusion: Uses, benefits, and what to expect

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Who needs an iron infusion and what should be expected during an iron infusion? What happens after the infusion, and what are the benefits and risks?



Clues about immune resolution identified in blood

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

New profiling procedure identifies immunoresolvents in coagulated human blood.Stopping a wound from bleeding is essential for human health.



Agranulocytosis: Types, causes, and symptoms

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Agranulocytosis is a condition characterized by a lack of a type of essential white blood cell. Learn about the symptoms and treatments for this condition.



FDA approves first treatment for certain types of poor-prognosis acute myeloid leukemia

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Vyxeos for the treatment of adults with two types of acute myeloid leukemia (AML): newly diagnosed therapy-related AML (t-AML) or AML with...



Common allergy drugs may prevent blood clots

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research in mice suggests that common allergy drugs may offer a bleeding risk-free alternative to existing anti-clotting medication.



Leukemia breakthrough: Blood molecule key to treating AML

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Heme, a chemical structure found in hemoglobin, is key to treating acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive form of blood cancer, researchers have discovered.



FDA approves new targeted treatment for relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Idhifa (enasidenib) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who have a specific genetic...



Computer models provide new understanding of sickle cell disease

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Computer models developed by Brown University mathematicians show new details of what happens inside a red blood cell affected by sickle cell disease.



Cryoglobulinemia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the protein in the blood called cryoglobulin and what causes cryoglobulinemia. How is it diagnosed and treated?



Cell mechanism discovery could lead to 'fundamental' change in leukemia treatment

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have identified a new cell mechanism that could lead to a fundamental change in the diagnosis and treatment of leukaemia.



Superior vena cava syndrome: Symptoms, treatment, and outlook

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about superior vena cava syndrome. What is it, what are the causes, and how is this cardiovascular problem diagnosed?



South African child in HIV remission without drugs

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A South African child has been in sustained remission of HIV for 8.5 years without therapy, after receiving early treatment in infancy, scientists report.



Compartment syndrome: Anatomy, causes, and treatment

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Learn about compartment syndrome. What is the anatomy of compartment syndrome, what are the causes, what are the symptoms and how is it diagnosed?



Porphyria cutanea tarda: What you need to know

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Porphyria cutanea tarda is a genetic condition affecting the skin and nervous system. Learn about the causes, symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and treatment.



Homocystinuria: Causes, symptoms, and tests

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is homocystinuria? In this article, learn about the causes of this condition and who it affects, the symptoms, and how it is diagnosed and treated.



What is a thrombus? Causes and types

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is a thrombus? In this article, we explore the different types of thrombus, their causes and symptoms, and how they are diagnosed and treated.



Type 2 diabetes statistics: Facts and trends

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Learn the facts behind type 2 diabetes: how prevalent it is, why it's a serious condition, how it affects different ethnicities, and more.



Blood screening tests could predict Alzheimer's disease

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Blood screening tests to detect levels of an Alzheimer's disease marker in the blood may help to predict disease risk and even work to prevent it.



Scientists make breakthrough in reversing treatment resistance in blood cancer patients

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from the University of Southampton have identified why some people may become resistant to monoclonal antibodies, a common type of immunotherapy used in lymphoma treatment.