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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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Drug-resistant bacteria in patients' urine or stools raise risk of drug-resistant sepsis

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

People who have recently been found to have drug-resistant bacteria in their urine or stool samples have a greatly increased risk of developing a bloodstream infection that is also resistant to...

High blood pressure: Sodium may not be the culprit

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Over recent years, salt has been labelled as a hypertension-causing monster. A new study asks whether this accusation might be somewhat overblown.

Six home remedies for hemorrhoids

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Hemorrhoids are common among adults, but which home remedies are recommended to help alleviate symptoms. Can lifestyle changes help?

Study identifies a distinct type of common gastrointestinal bleeding

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A unique bleeding syndrome associated with cirrhosis and portal hypertension has been identified by researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Wake Forest University Medical...

Protein in umbilical cord blood may restore the aging brain

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A protein identified in human umbilical cord blood has been shown to rejuvenate and revitalize the learning and memory ability of older mice.

Lung cancer: Blood test may lead to earlier, personalized treatment

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have created a blood test that they say can identify genetic mutations linked to non-small cell lung cancer with high accuracy.

Time-lapse video reveals cells essential for 'birth' of blood stem cells

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study examines origin of blood stem cells during development and offers clues for making "donor blood" in the laboratory for therapeutic use.

Researchers discover link between streptococcal infections and blood type

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Infectious disease scientists at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI) have found that people with a common blood group could be more susceptible to Streptococcal infections.

Potassium as important as sodium for healthy blood pressure

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

High sodium intake is known to impact blood pressure. A recent review demonstrates that potassium intake may also be important in reducing hypertension.

How stress controls hemoglobin levels in blood

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered a new mechanism through which our genes express the oxygen-carrying molecule hemoglobin.

Why do firefighters have an increased risk of heart attacks?

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Firefighters have an increased risk of dying from cardiovascular events. A study investigates why this might be the case and how it might be tackled.

Research addresses the threat of Zika virus to the US blood supply

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Investigators have shown that certain screening methods that detect the genetic material of Zika virus can be used to ensure that donated blood supplies remain free of the virus.

Major breakthrough in the manufacture of red blood cells

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Researchers have generated the first immortalised cell lines which allow more efficient manufacture of red blood cells.

Surprising new role for lungs: Making blood

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Using video microscopy in the living mouse lung, UC San Francisco scientists have revealed that the lungs play a previously unrecognized role in blood production.

Physician judgment as good as complex protocol for sepsis finds seven-country collaboration

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In a feat of medical and scientific coordination, doctors across 138 hospitals in seven countries shared treatment protocols and harmonized data collection of three clinical trials resulting in the...

Shortage of drug to treat low blood pressure from septic shock associated with increased deaths

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Patients with septic shock admitted to hospitals affected by the 2011 shortage of the drug norepinephrine had a higher risk of in-hospital death, according to a study published online by JAMA.

Fast and accurate paper test determines blood type in seconds

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have created a fast, accurate, and versatile paper-based blood test that could be performed without the need for specialized equipment - providing a more cost-effective strategy for...

Home HIV test kits: Uses, what to expect, and benefits

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What types of home HIV test kits are available? How effective are they, what do they cost, and where can they be acquired from? Who should use the tests?

Sickle cell gene linked to elevated risk of developing kidney failure

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research indicates that being born with one copy of the sickle gene puts an individual at elevated risk for developing kidney failure requiring dialysis.

Sudden drops in blood pressure may increase risk of dementia

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study finds a link between experiencing rapid drops in blood pressure in middle age and the risk of dementia 20 years later.

Acute HIV infection: Symptoms, diagnosis, and management

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

How is acute HIV infection diagnosed, what are the causes, and what is the outlook? How can an acute HIV infection be managed and can it be prevented?

Study reveals link between hypertension and brain changes in rats

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

New research investigates the changes in brain activity and arterial blood flow that occur with the onset of hypertension in rats.

Researchers identify biomarker that predicts death in sepsis patients

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Duke scientists have discovered a biomarker of the runaway immune response to infection called sepsis that could improve early diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment to save lives.

Autoimmune disease: Could modified red blood cells lead to new treatments?

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Loading red blood cells with disease-specific antigens could be a way to treat autoimmune diseases like MS and type 1 diabetes, mouse study finds.

Western blot and ELISA tests for HIV: What to expect

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What are the Western blot and ELISA test, what are they used for, and who has them? How can a person prepare for the tests and what do the results mean?