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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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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.



High Bilirubin Levels: Symptoms and Tests

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Bilirubin is produced when red blood cells break down. Learn about tests to measure bilirubin and what happens to the body when bilirubin levels are high.



Structure of kidney failure patients' blood clots may increase their risk of early death

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Dialysis patients may have altered blood clots that increase their risk of dying prematurely, according to a study appearing in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).



Anemia and hearing loss: Is there a link?

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PST

Evidence is mounting of a relationship between iron deficiency anemia and hearing loss. New research takes a fresh look and bolsters the connection.



New blood test for prion disease looks promising

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 07:00:00 PST

A new biochemical test that detects prions in blood shows promise for early, pre-symptom diagnosis of vCJD and improving safety of blood supply.



Congenital herpes virus tied to common childhood cancer

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 07:00:00 PST

Children who develop acute lymphoblastic leukemia are over three times more likely to have tested positive for cytomegalovirus at birth, a new study shows.



Brain shrinkage in multiple sclerosis associated with leaked protein in blood

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A leak of a protein called haemoglobin from damaged red blood cells may be associated with brain shrinkage in multiple sclerosis.



Blood pressure medication paves the way for approaches to managing Barrett's syndrome

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

New ways of using mechanisms behind certain blood pressure medications may in the future spare some patient groups both discomfort and lifelong concern over cancer of the esophagus.



New biomarker is higher in suicide attempters and associated with stress response

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Researchers at Lund and Malmö universities in Sweden have measured a biomarker in cell-free blood plasma which can be linked to an overactive stress system in suicidal individuals.



Study shows blood products unaffected by drone trips

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Drone travel can reduce time, resources required for transporting blood products.



New data shed light on potential advantages of pacritinib for patients with myelofibrosis

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Pacritinib, currently on hold by the FDA, appears to be more effective in reducing spleen volume; twice-daily dose improves symptoms - this analysis comes from data before the clinical hold.



Advances in multiple myeloma, lymphoma and other hematologic malignancies presented at ASH

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers from University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine presented significant new research findings in multiple myeloma, lymphoma and...



Psychosocial risk factors are associated with high readmission rates, longer hospital stays

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

A new study shows that psychosocial risk factors that impact a person's ability to cope with chronic stress are associated with significantly higher readmission rates and longer hospital stays...



After gene therapy, hemophilia B patients maintain near-normal levels of clotting factor

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers are reporting the highest and most sustained levels to date of the essential blood-clotting factor IX in patients with the inherited bleeding disorder hemophilia B.



Dabigatran superior to warfarin when anticoagulation is resumed after bleeding

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

In the first analysis of how to treat patients on anticoagulants who suffer a major bleeding event, a clinical practice that routinely gives doctors pause, while also evaluating a new drug...



Erythroblastosis Fetalis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Erythroblastosis fetalis is a potentially fatal condition. Learn about the signs and symptoms, causes, and treatments with this article.



Testosterone treatment may cause blood clots

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:00:00 PST

The number of men seeking testosterone replacement therapy has soared in recent decades. New research looks at some of the potential harms.