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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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HIV: Early signs and symptoms

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Do the signs of HIV differ for men and women and what happens after the early stage? How is HIV transmitted and when are people contagious?

What increases the chance of getting HIV?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

How is HIV spread and what are the risk factors for contracting HIV? Which groups are at the highest risk of HIV and who should be tested?

Cholesterol test: Uses, what to expect, results

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

What are the risks of cholesterol and who should have a test? Learn about what to expect with the test, what the results mean, and treatment options.

Blood study insight could help improve stem cell therapy success

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers have pinpointed a key enzyme that is vital for the production of fresh blood cells in the body.

Plant-made hemophilia therapy shows promise, Penn study finds

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

People with hemophilia require regular infusions of clotting factor to prevent them from experiencing uncontrolled bleeding.

Sickle Cell Disease: Overview, Symptoms, and Causes

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

What does sickle cell disease do to the body and what are the possible complications? How is it diagnosed and what treatment options are available?

Sickle cell trait may confound blood sugar readings among African-Americans

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study in JAMA provides evidence that hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), a common blood biomarker used to measure blood sugar over time, may not perform as accurately among African-Americans with sickle...

NIH scientists illuminate role of staph toxins in bacterial sepsis

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Staphylococcus epidermidis bacteria are a significant health concern for hospitalized infants, children and anyone with implanted medical devices.

Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

What is seronegative rheumatoid arthritis? What is rheumatoid factor? Learn about what tests may be used and if diet can help to manage symptoms.

Researchers discover BRCA1 gene is key for blood forming stem cells

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Researchers at from the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that the BRCA1 gene is required for the survival of blood forming stem cells, which could explain why patients with...

Young people with haemophilia risking major bleeds due to lack of social support

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Almost one in five young people with haemophilia in England and Wales are increasing the risk of major bleeds by not taking adequate treatment.

Sepsis trumps CMS's four medical conditions tracked for readmission rates

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Sepsis accounts for considerably more hospital readmissions and associated costs than any of the four medical conditions tracked by the federal government to measure quality of care and guide...

Could statins help to reduce blood clots in veins?

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PST

A research review suggests that statins - commonly used for reducing cholesterol to prevent cardiovascular disease - may also prevent blood clots in veins.

Acute Coronary Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn about different types of acute coronary syndrome and associated risk factors. How is it diagnosed and are there lifestyle changes that can help?

Statins could halt vein blood clots, research suggests

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Statins could hold the key to eradicating one of the most preventable causes of hospital deaths after researchers uncovered a new role for the cholesterol-lowering pill.

First patients enrolled in 24 month real-world study evaluating effectiveness of Elocta®

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) (Sobi™) announced that the first patients have been enrolled in the A-SURE study (NCT02976753).

Can delayed umbilical cord clamping reduce infant anemia at age 8,12 months?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

A delay of three minutes or more in umbilical cord clamping after birth reduced the prevalence of anemia in infants at 8 and 12 months of age in a randomized clinical trial in Nepal, according to a...

Bloodstream infections: Most common type of health care-associated infections in children

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A study published by The Lancet Infectious Diseases establishes the prevalence and type of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in children in Europe and describes risk factors for infection in...

Inhibition of EZH2 might be new therapy of multiple myeloma

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

In a study published in the scientific journal Oncotarget, researchers from Uppsala University show how the protein EZH2 affects the development of multiple myeloma, and that inhibition of EZH2...

Neurons modulate the growth of blood vessels

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

A team of researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) shake at the foundations of a dogma of cell biology.

High White Blood Cell Count: What are the Causes?

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Learn about the different types of white blood cells, their responsibilities, what a high level can indicate, and other imbalances of white blood cells.

Catheter safeguards at hospitals reduce infections and save money, study shows

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

U.S. hospitals are reducing bloodstream infections related to catheters by implementing rigorous safeguards that also save millions of healthcare dollars each year, according to research led by...

Transfusions of 'old' blood may harm some patients

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

The oldest blood available for transfusions releases large and potentially harmful amounts of iron into patients' bloodstreams, a new study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center...

Blood protein may serve as marker of concussion severity

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PST

Study suggests blood level of brain protein tau may serve as a marker of concussion severity and help doctors assess athletes' readiness to return to play.

Hitherto unknown risk factor for arteriosclerosis identified

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Following a blood infection, the first class of antibodies produced by the immune system are IgM antibodies.