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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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What Does It Feel Like to Have High Blood Sugar Levels?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Learn about what it feels like to have high blood sugar levels and the symptoms that they cause. This article also looks at treatment and prevention.



Respiratory Acidosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Respiratory acidosis develops when air exhaled out of the lungs does not adequately exchange the carbon dioxide formed in the body for the inhaled oxygen.



First long-acting haemophilia treatments approved for use on the NHS across the UK

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Swedish Orphan Biovitrum Ltd, Cambridge UK, has announced that Elocta® (efmoroctocog alfa), the first recombinant human factor VIII Fc-fusion protein with an extended half-life for the...



7 Natural Diuretics to Eat and Drink

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Diuretics are a useful treatment for high blood pressure and other conditions. Learn about seven natural diuretics and their considerations here.



How Does Alcohol Affect My Blood Sugar Levels?

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

It's common to have alcohol with a meal or with friends, but how can it affect blood sugar levels? This article gives information for people with diabetes.



Belgian scientists discover missing link in septic shock

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at VIB and Ghent University have discovered an important mechanism of sepsis, an overreaction of the body's immune system to an infection.



New sensor technology could speed up blood test analysis

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the University of York have developed a new sensor that is capable of detecting multiple proteins and enzymes in a small volume of blood, which could significantly speed up...



How to Lower Your Blood Pressure: 6 Easy Ways

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

There are a number of steps, including both lifestyle measures and drugs doctors can provide, that can help to lower blood pressure. Learn about six here.



What is a Telangiectasia and Should I Be Worried?

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Telangiectasias are small, broken, or widened blood vessels found near the surface of the skin. Learn about their causes, diagnosis, and treatment.



Should you feed a cold and starve a fever? Study investigates

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers find that food intake can have a positive or negative impact on infections, depending on whether the infection is bacterial or viral.



Scientists discover link between bacteria and supposedly non-infectious diseases

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A group of scientists have found that a single molecule from a bacterial cell wall component can lead to the unusual behaviour of 100 million clotting molecules in blood, which may be a major...



Scientists discover how breast cancers use white blood cells to avoid immune defences and promote growth

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Finding could lead to development of a new breast cancer treatment that prevents key protein on tumour cells from binding to immune cellsScientists funded by Breast Cancer Now have...



Hypertension: Releasing the pressure at its source

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers eyeing first new anti-hypertensive drug treatment strategy in more than 15 years.



Nasal sprays not effective in reducing duration, frequency of nosebleeds caused by blood vessel disorder

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Two studies appearing in JAMA examine the effectiveness of nasal sprays to reduce the frequency and duration of nosebleeds caused by hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), an inherited...



Biobank storage time affects blood test results

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

The amount of time a blood sample used for medical research has been stored at a biobank may affect the test results as much as the blood sample provider's age.



Liver cancer risk influenced by blood selenium levels

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

People who have low levels of the trace mineral selenium in their blood may be up to 10 times more likely to develop liver cancer, a new study finds.



Sepsis deaths fell dramatically after hospital implemented simple steps

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Hospital cuts sepsis deaths by 40 percent after introducing relatively simple steps such as increased ward nurse training and a special observation chart.



Blood test to spot new breast cancer subtype delays progression for twice as long

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 02:00:00 PDT

A blood test that detects when the most common form of breast cancer has become resistant to treatment could double the average time it takes for the disease to progress, from around two and a half...



Major step towards Alzheimer's blood test

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A research team, led by Cardiff University, has made a significant step towards the development of a simple blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease.



Simple measures cut sepsis deaths nearly in half

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Sepsis, commonly called blood poisoning, is a common affliction that can affect people of all ages.



A rapid and effective antidote for anticoagulant bleeds

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A specially designed antidote to reverse acute, potentially life-threatening anticoagulant-related bleeding worked quickly, and was well-tolerated according to interim results of the ongoing...



Temporal Arteritis: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Learn all about temporal arteritis, a condition where the temporal arteries are inflamed. This article looks at the symptoms, causes, and treatment.



Study may explain why people with type O blood more likely to die of cholera

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

People with blood type O often get more severely ill from cholera than people of other blood types. New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis may explain why.



Barcodes show the blood family tree

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

By assigning a barcode to stem cells, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have made it possible to monitor large blood cell populations as well as individual blood cells, and study the changes...



"Reversible" blood thinner may cut bleeding risk

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

In an academic-industrial collaboration, researchers have developed an antibody that blocks the formation of blood clots without triggering bleeding, a serious risk associated with current blood...