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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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Porphyria cutanea tarda: What you need to know

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Porphyria cutanea tarda is a genetic condition affecting the skin and nervous system. Learn about the causes, symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and treatment.

Homocystinuria: Causes, symptoms, and tests

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is homocystinuria? In this article, learn about the causes of this condition and who it affects, the symptoms, and how it is diagnosed and treated.

What is a thrombus? Causes and types

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is a thrombus? In this article, we explore the different types of thrombus, their causes and symptoms, and how they are diagnosed and treated.

Type 2 diabetes statistics: Facts and trends

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Learn the facts behind type 2 diabetes: how prevalent it is, why it's a serious condition, how it affects different ethnicities, and more.

Blood screening tests could predict Alzheimer's disease

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Blood screening tests to detect levels of an Alzheimer's disease marker in the blood may help to predict disease risk and even work to prevent it.

Scientists make breakthrough in reversing treatment resistance in blood cancer patients

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from the University of Southampton have identified why some people may become resistant to monoclonal antibodies, a common type of immunotherapy used in lymphoma treatment.

CAR T-cell therapy for leukemia leads to remissions in clinical trial

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center showed about 70 percent of patients with the most common adult leukemia had their tumors shrink or disappear following an experimental chimeric...

Mitral valve prolapse: What you need to know

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Mitral valve prolapse is a condition where a valve in the heart stops working normally. Learn what causes it, how it is diagnosed, and how it is treated.

Porphyria: Types, causes, and management

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Porphyria is a group of metabolic disorders. In this article, learn about the different types of porphyria, their causes, and how they can be managed.

The top 10 foods high in iron

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

There are many ways to meet your daily iron requirements without eating the same foods all the time; here we explore some of the options.

Hypermagnesemia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, find out about the blood condition hypermagnesemia, the possible causes and symptoms of this condition, and how it is treated.

Disruptive technology for the treatment of hemophilia

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New therapy decreases incidence of bleeding by nearly 90 percent.An international team of hematologists including Guy Young, MD, of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has found that in patients...

Viagra may reduce blood clots after stent surgery

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research suggests stents coated with sildenafil may have a much lower chance of causing blood clotting or artery narrowing than other stents.

FDA approves new treatment for sickle cell disease

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

First approval for this rare blood disorder in nearly 20 years.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Endari (L-glutamine oral powder) for patients age five years and older with...

Rhabdomyolysis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Rhabdomyolysis is when skeletal muscle tissue deteriorates. This may cause kidney failure. In this article, learn how to diagnose and treat rhabdomyolysis.

Quick test finds signs of sepsis in a single drop of blood

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new portable device can quickly find markers of deadly, unpredictable sepsis infection from a single drop of blood.

Pheochromocytoma: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is pheochromocytoma and what is the adrenal gland? In this article, learn about the causes of pheochromocytoma and its potential complications.

MCH levels in blood tests: What do they mean?

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is MCH and what is a CBC blood test? Learn about the causes of low and high MCH levels, treatments for an MCH level imbalance, and outlook.

Hemothorax: Causes, treatment, and outlook

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is hemothorax and what are the causes? Learn about the symptoms of hemothorax, how it may be diagnosed, and the risk factors and complications.

Why is blood red?

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Ring-shaped chemical structures with metal irons produce color. The iron in our red blood cells makes them red, while magnesium makes plant leaves green.

Orthostatic hypotension: Causes, symptoms, and prevention

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Find out about the drop in blood pressure that causes orthostatic hypotension, including how and why it occurs. Learn the symptoms and how to manage them.

The gene behind follicular lymphoma

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

EPFL scientists have discovered an important gene whose loss lies behind follicular lymphoma, an incurable cancer.

Imprecise iron supplementation can spur increase in Salmonella

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

One would think that too much iron is too much iron - whether it is ingested from particular foods or stored in the body genetically - and that pathogens such as Salmonella would grow identically in...

New antibody uses one-two punch to potentially treat blood cancers

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have developed a two-pronged approach to blood cancer treatment: 1) attacking cancer cells directly and/or 2) driving them from the nurturing bone marrow environment into the peripheral...

Ischemic stroke: Causes, symptoms, and risk factors

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

An ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot or plaque buildup. Strokes have several signs that can alert someone to the need for emergency care.