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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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Spotting vs. period: How to tell the difference

Wed, 24 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article learn what the difference is between spotting and period, what the common causes of spotting may be, and when a doctor should be consulted.

Raised blood platelet levels 'strong predictor' of cancer

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Having a high blood platelet count is a strong predictor of cancer and should be urgently investigated to save lives, according to a large-scale study.

What does a yellow bruise on the breast mean?

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A bruise on the breast may not be cause for concern, but what causes them and when should a doctor be consulted? What other skin changes can occur?

Natural resistance to malaria linked to variation in human red blood cell receptors

Fri, 19 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Researchers have discovered that protection from the most severe form of malaria is linked with natural variation in human red blood cell genes.

How can diabetes affect the feet?

Thu, 18 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

High blood sugar levels can affect many areas of the body. In this article, we look at the symptoms and treatments for diabetic foot problems.

History of diabetes: Past treatments and new discoveries

Wed, 17 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the early science around diabetes, the mass production of insulin, modern day treatment, and ongoing research into diabetes.

Assay of clotting ability accurately predicts need for transfusion in trauma patients

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

By combining a conventional laboratory measurement of blood clotting time (known as the International Normalized Ratio or INR) with a new test of blood clot strength, based upon thrombelastography...

Diabetes and life expectancy: What effect does type 2 diabetes have?

Tue, 16 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

What is the life expectancy of people with type 2 diabetes and what are the risk factors? Learn about what causes diabetes to shorten life expectancy.

Fasting blood sugar: Normal levels and testing

Tue, 16 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What are fasting blood sugar levels? Learn how to keep fasting blood sugar healthy and what the symptoms of unhealthy fasting blood sugar may be.

Type 2 diabetes: Symptoms, early signs, and complications

Mon, 15 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes but what is it? Learn about how it is diagnosed, how it can be treated, and what the outlook may be.

Researchers find key molecule that could lead to new therapies for anemia

Mon, 15 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Researchers find key molecule that could lead to new therapies for anemia and other iron disorders."Without iron, life itself wouldn't be feasible," says Barry Paw, MD, PhD.

Why do I have high blood sugar levels in the morning?

Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article learn about the dawn phenomenon and the Somogyi effect. How are they diagnosed? What complications may arise from high blood sugar levels?

Delaying blood thinning treatment may raise dementia risk

Fri, 12 May 2017 13:00:00 PDT

Patients with atrial fibrillation should begin anticoagulation treatment as quickly as possible, suggests new study, as delays may increase dementia risk.

How to make informed decisions from diabetes commercials

Fri, 12 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What do the best diabetes commercials have in common? Learn the key things to look out for to make informed choices about medications and medical supplies.

New test more effective at predicting survival in blood cancer patients

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Technology that can detect the length of small DNA structures in cancer cells could hold the key to predicting the outcome of patients with two different types of blood cancer.

New defence mechanism against bacteria discovered

Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers in dermatology at Lund University in Sweden believe they have cracked the mystery of why we are able to quickly prevent an infection from spreading uncontrollably in the body during...

Foods to avoid with high cholesterol

Sun, 07 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Too much cholesterol in the arteries can block blood flow, leading to serious issues. Learn about cholesterol, fats, and cholesterol-friendly foods.

'Outstanding' results announced from new blood cancer study

Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have described new results of a blood cancer study as 'outstanding' in tackling previously untreatable forms of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).

Blood group may affect heart attack risk

Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that people with a non-O blood type - A, B, and AB - may be at greater risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular events.

Scientists create leukaemia online tool to aid global search for cure

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Finding a cure for a rare type of blood cancer could be accelerated by a new virtual platform that allows researchers easy access to data from patient samples generated by laboratories around the...

Home blood glucose test: How to test for diabetes at home

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Learn how a test for diabetes can be performed at home and how to interpret test results. Which blood glucose monitor should people choose?

Low-cost drug reduces death due to bleeding in women with post-partum haemorrhage

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Tranexamic acid - an inexpensive and widely available drug - could reduce maternal deaths among women with severe bleeding after child birth, according to a global trial of 20,000 women in 21...

Drug-resistant bacteria in patients' urine or stools raise risk of drug-resistant sepsis

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

People who have recently been found to have drug-resistant bacteria in their urine or stool samples have a greatly increased risk of developing a bloodstream infection that is also resistant to...

High blood pressure: Sodium may not be the culprit

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Over recent years, salt has been labelled as a hypertension-causing monster. A new study asks whether this accusation might be somewhat overblown.

Six home remedies for hemorrhoids

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Hemorrhoids are common among adults, but which home remedies are recommended to help alleviate symptoms. Can lifestyle changes help?