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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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Black Widow Spider Bite: Symptoms and Treatment

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Why do black widow spiders bite humans and what do their bites look like? Learn what to do if bitten and how to recognize the symptoms.

Protein C Deficiency: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

What is protein C deficiency and what are the causes? Learn how to look for symptoms, when to see a doctor, and the available treatments.

Researchers report high burden of infections acquired in hospitals in Europe

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

More than 2.5 million cases of healthcare-associated infections are estimated to occur in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) each year, according to a study published by...

In crafting new treatments for hemophilia, a 'less is more' approach

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Hematology researchers have found that blocking the role of a common protein may offer unexpected benefits for patients with the inherited bleeding disorder hemophilia A.

Ultraviolet air steriliser reduces sepsis and mortality in cardiac surgery patients

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

An ultraviolet air steriliser reduces sepsis and mortality in cardiac surgery patients, according to research presented at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2016.

Genome engineering paves the way for sickle cell cure

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Repairing the sickle cell mutation in stem cells holds promise for new treatment.

Methadone provides pain relief for kids with sickle cell

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Relieves pain more quickly, lasts longer than other drugs.Many children with sickle cell disease experience frequent and severe pain episodes, requiring emergency room visits or hospitalization.

Case study: Rare patients with sickle cell disease live nearly twice as long as national average

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Longevity Linked to Care Maintenance and Family Involvement.With a national median life expectancy of 42-47 years, people with sickle cell disease (SCD) face many challenges, including severe...

Cerebellum: What is its Function?

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

This article provides a brief summary of anatomy, purpose, and disorders of the cerebellum, also offering tips on preserving brain health.

Venous thromboembolism (VTE): New analysis shows maintained efficacy and safety of LIXIANA

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH (hereafter Daiichi Sankyo) has announced data from a new analysis of the phase 3 Hokusai-VTE study, which showed that a reduced dose of LIXIANA® (edoxaban, once-daily...

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.