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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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Eosinophilic asthma: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Eosinophilic asthma is a type of severe asthma. It is caused by high levels of certain white blood cells. We look at symptoms and treatments.



How to increase red blood cells: Foods to eat and lifestyle changes

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

A low red blood cell count can cause fatigue and weakness. One of the easiest ways to ensure a healthy red blood cell count is through a nutritious diet.



Why beetroot turns poop and pee red

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Beetroot is widely hailed for its healthful properties. But some people find their next restroom visit a colorful experience: red poop and pee await them.



How to stop bleeding: Eight effective home remedies

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about eight effective home remedies to stop bleeding, including tea, ice, and mouthwash. How can infection be prevented?



Hyperemia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

What is hyperemia? In this article, learn about the different types of hyperemia, including passive and active hyperemia. How can it be prevented?



MDS symptoms: What are the signs of pre-leukemia?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PDT

MDS, or myelodysplastic syndrome, refers to a group of blood cancers. In this article, learn about the symptoms and complications of this disease.



Scientists find potential mechanism for deadly, sepsis-induced secondary infection

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:00:00 PDT

In mice, an infection-induced condition known as sepsis may increase the risk of life-threatening secondary infection by preventing recruitment of infection-fighting cells to the skin, according to...



Advantages and disadvantages of donating blood

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the advantages and disadvantages of donating blood, including how it affects the body, how the process works, and preparation.



MDS prognosis: Outlook and life expectancy

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 06:00:00 PDT

MDS is a type of cancer where the bone marrow does not produce healthy cells. Learn about its prognosis, what factors affect it, and outlook.



The O positive (and O negative) blood type diet

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A diet has been created to provide health benefits for people with O blood types. Learn about the diet here. Does evidence exist to support its use?



Can height increase risk for blood clots in veins?

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The taller you are, the more likely you may be to develop blood clots in the veins, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics.



Can my HDL be too high?

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 06:00:00 PDT

When is high HDL cholesterol good, and is higher always better? Learn how to find the right balance along with some healthful ways to achieve high HDL.



Acute myeloid leukemia: Heart drugs may boost chemotherapy

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers find that drugs normally used to treat heart and blood vessel disease could also help to improve chemotherapy outcomes for patients with AML.



Donating plasma: What are the side effects and risks?

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Plasma is an important resource in healthcare, and plasma donation helps to save lives. Learn about plasma donation, what occurs, and the side effects.



Hematidrosis (blood sweat): Causes and treatments

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Hematidrosis is a very rare and unusual medical symptom of various conditions, where a person appears to sweat blood. Learn about the possible causes.



Splinter hemorrhages: Causes and treatment

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Splinter hemorrhages are a condition that affects the fingernails. In this article, learn about the causes of this condition and how it is treated.



Fasting before a blood test: What you need to know

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

For some kinds of blood tests, the patient may be required to fast beforehand. In this article, learn about fasting for blood tests.



Microcytic anemia: Symptoms, types, and treatment

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

What is microcytic anemia and what are the symptoms of microcytic anemia? Learn about the causes, treatment and how to prevent anemia in babies.



Posterior nosebleed: Causes and how to stop them

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is a posterior nosebleed and how can you stop a posterior nosebleed? What is the difference between a posterior and anterior nosebleed?



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?