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  • Stroke Risk Can Rise With Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure
    (25-May-2017)
    Infections, clotting disorders, history of high blood pressure puts women with preeclampsia in jeopardy, study says

  • Some Lead Poisoning Tests May Be Faulty
    (17-May-2017)
    But the majority of tests are unaffected, U.S. officials say

  • Iron Pills No Help for Certain Type of Heart Failure
    (16-May-2017)
    High-dose supplements failed to improve exercise capacity, study says

  • Health Tip: Ease Varicose Veins
    (28-Mar-2017)
    Here's how

  • Leg Pain When Walking: Talk to Your Doctor
    (24-Mar-2017)
    Physician says there are ways to ward off peripheral artery disease

  • Blood Test May Spot Lung Cancer's Return, Even Before Scans
    (20-Mar-2017)
    Small study finds the new technique beats CT and PET scans by around 6 months

  • Sickle Cell Trait Tied to Higher Kidney Failure Risk for Blacks
    (09-Mar-2017)
    Doctors should screen earlier for signs of trouble in people with this gene variant, researcher suggests

  • Gene Therapy: A Breakthrough for Sickle Cell Anemia?
    (01-Mar-2017)
    But treatment has only been given to one patient so far

  • Gene Therapy: A Breakthrough for Sickle Cell Anemia?
    (01-Mar-2017)
    But treatment has only been given to one patient so far

  • Study Tracks Bleeding Risk From Common Blood Thinners
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Research looked specifically at bleeds inside the skull and near the brain

  • Testosterone Therapy May Have Benefits, But Risks Too
    (21-Feb-2017)
    While trials show it boosts bone density and lowers anemia risk, heart risks also seen

  • Student-Athletes Don't Have to Be Hit By Injuries
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Equipment safety, emergency training and time for recovery are key to avoiding trouble, experts say

  • Sickle Cell Trait in Blacks Can Skew Diabetes Test Results
    (07-Feb-2017)
    Inaccurate reading may affect diagnosis and treatment of the blood sugar disease, study says

  • Blood Shortage Prompts Red Cross Call for Donations
    (06-Jan-2017)
    Says decline in donors seen over holidays

  • Ebola Can Linger in Lungs, Study Finds
    (05-Jan-2017)
    Discovery in one patient could advance understanding of deadly disease, doctors say

  • Could Anemia Cause Hearing Loss?
    (30-Dec-2016)
    Iron deficiency might keep ear cells from getting oxygen they need, study suggests

  • Researchers Develop Potential Oral Treatment for Hemophilia
    (29-Dec-2016)
    Currently, genetic bleeding disorder is treated with injections

  • Blood Banks Face Seasonal Shortages, New Screening Rules
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Rare complication of transfusions has led to beefed-up testing requirements

  • Gene Therapy Offers Hope to Some Hemophilia Patients
    (06-Dec-2016)
    Small, preliminary trial suggests it may free hemophilia B patients from transfusions

  • Another Step Closer to Artificial Blood
    (05-Dec-2016)
    Synthetic product could save lives on battlefield and in remote areas, but much more study is needed

  • New Drug Might Reduce Sickle Cell Pain Crises
    (05-Dec-2016)
    SelG1 cut episodes by 45 percent over a year in early research

  • U.S. Should Reinforce Blood Supply: Report
    (28-Nov-2016)
    New illnesses and financial pressures are potential threats, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Control a Bleeding Wound
    (09-Nov-2016)
    Steps to stop the flow

  • Air Pollution May Even Harm Blood Vessels of Healthy Young
    (25-Oct-2016)
    Utah study suggests elderly and ill aren't the only ones hurt by dirty air

  • Old Blood as Good as New for Transfusions, Study Finds
    (24-Oct-2016)
    Little difference seen in patient survival rates

  • Researchers Pinpoint More Genes Linked to Vitiligo
    (12-Oct-2016)
    Genetic clues to this autoimmune disease could lead to breakthroughs for related disorders, researchers say

  • Chronic Disease in Mom May Be Linked to Newborns' Heart Disease
    (11-Oct-2016)
    Risk highest among women born with heart defects or who developed type 2 diabetes, study suggests

  • Drug Trio Shows Major Promise Against Myeloma
    (06-Oct-2016)
    43 percent of study patients with the blood cancer had a complete response, researchers report

  • FDA Recommends All Blood Donations Be Tested for Zika
    (29-Aug-2016)
    Updated guidance provides further protection for U.S. blood supply

  • New Case of Local Zika Infection Reported in Florida
    (25-Aug-2016)
    Latest one in Palm Beach County brings state total to 43; scientists predict 400 cases by summer's end

  • Blood Test Might Someday Predict Your Stroke Risk
    (24-Aug-2016)
    People with high levels of certain 'biomarkers' had significantly higher odds for an attack, study found

  • Five More Cases of Local Zika Infection Reported in Florida
    (24-Aug-2016)
    State health department says one confirmed in Tampa Bay area

  • Possible Cases of Local Zika Transmission in Miami Beach
    (19-Aug-2016)
    If confirmed, a health advisory against travel to the city by pregnant women may follow, unidentified source says

  • CDC Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Miami Beach Due to Zika
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott says 5 cases of locally transmitted infection have occured in the tourist spot

  • Health Tip: Managing Anemia With Iron
    (18-Aug-2016)
    Things you can do

  • Anemia Boosts Stroke Death Risk, Study Finds
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Blood condition is common among older patients

  • Doctors Report Probable Zika Transmission Via Blood Transfusion
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Donor became ill after giving blood that was then used by 2 patients in Rio de Janeiro, physicians say

  • Sickle Cell Trait Not Linked to Early Death in Study
    (03-Aug-2016)
    However, black soldiers with the gene variant face higher risk of muscle deterioration during exercise

  • Sickle Cell Trait Not Linked to Early Death in Study
    (03-Aug-2016)
    However, black soldiers with the gene variant face higher risk of muscle deterioration during exercise

  • Roll Up Your Sleeves: Red Cross Says Blood Need 'Urgent'
    (26-Jul-2016)
    There's currently less than a 5-day supply, group says

  • Are Blood Transfusions From Younger or Female Donors Riskier?
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Study found lower survival rates among recipients, but didn't prove cause-and-effect

  • Donated Blood Won't Transmit Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease
    (27-Jun-2016)
    Swedish study of nearly 1.5 million patients finds no increased risk when blood came from affected people

  • Superior Results for Myeloma Drug That's Added Earlier in Treatment
    (06-Jun-2016)
    Response rate doubled for patients with this blood cancer, study finds

  • Health Tip: Identifying Varicose Veins
    (31-May-2016)
    Symptoms to watch for

  • 2 New Findings Offer Hope for Those With Severe Hemophilia
    (25-May-2016)
    One pinpoints when standard therapy works best, while the other uncovers the promise of a new drug

  • Drug Protects Lung Function in Kids With Sickle Cell: Study
    (18-May-2016)
    But many patients don't get hydroxyurea because of fears about 'theoretical' cancer risk, experts say

  • Drug Protects Lung Function in Kids With Sickle Cell: Study
    (18-May-2016)
    But many patients don't get hydroxyurea because of fears about 'theoretical' cancer risk, experts say

  • Is Daily Blood Thinner Needed for Irregular Heartbeat?
    (06-May-2016)
    Smartphone app may help some people with atrial fibrillation take drugs 'as needed,' study suggests

  • Restoring Blood Flow Beats Exercise for Poor Leg Circulation
    (05-May-2016)
    Opening vessels could prevent new scarring in muscles, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Donating Blood
    (02-May-2016)
    Be prepared

  • Health Tip: Managing Varicose Veins
    (26-Apr-2016)
    Take steps to improve leg circulation

  • Health Tip: Are Your Feet Getting Enough Blood?
    (14-Apr-2016)
    Swelling may mean circulation problems

  • FDA Approves Experimental Zika Test for Blood Donations
    (30-Mar-2016)
    But agency still asks those who've possibly been exposed to the virus to forgo giving blood right now

  • Review Finds Mixed Success With Hemophilia Treatment
    (16-Mar-2016)
    Researchers surprised by shortcomings in treatment of men with severe forms of the blood-clotting disorder

  • Review Finds Mixed Success With Hemophilia Treatment
    (16-Mar-2016)
    Researchers surprised by shortcomings in treatment of men with severe forms of the blood-clotting disorder

  • Idelvion Approved for Hemophilia B
    (07-Mar-2016)
    Replaces deficient clotting factor

  • Obama Asks Congress for $1.9 Billion to Battle Zika Virus
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Money would go toward mosquito-control programs, vaccine development and tests to better spot the virus

  • CDC Cites 14 Potential New Cases of Zika Transmitted By Sex
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Men who've recently traveled to endemic areas should abstain from sex or use a condom, agency says

  • Check Newborns of Women Who Visited Zika-Prone Areas for Infection: CDC
    (19-Feb-2016)
    Advisory is for babies of any woman who's been in such a locale within 2 weeks of delivery, CDC says

  • Finding Suggests Zika Virus Can Move From Mother to Child During Pregnancy
    (18-Feb-2016)
    Discovery adds to signs it might have caused thousands of Brazilian babies to be born with birth defect

  • FDA: Wait a Month to Donate Blood After Travel to Zika-Prone Areas
    (16-Feb-2016)
    Four weeks is long enough for the virus to pass out of the body, agency says

  • Anemia Drugs May Not Boost Kidney Patients' Well-Being: Study
    (15-Feb-2016)
    Review of 17 clinical trials finds no evidence that certain costly meds improve patients' quality of life

  • Neanderthal DNA May Play Role in Modern Human Health
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Genetic legacy can affect risk for nicotine addiction, depression, blood clots and stroke, research suggests

  • Preventable Ills Cause Nearly 8 Million Childhood Deaths Globally
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Diarrhea, respiratory infections are top killers, research shows

  • Blood Test Might Predict When Antibiotics Won't Help
    (20-Jan-2016)
    It's still in development, but doctors' office screening method could curb overprescribing, experts say

  • New Blood Test Could Detect Melanoma's Spread Earlier: Study
    (13-Jan-2016)
    Searching for tumor DNA located cancer's spread better than standard test, researchers say

  • Safe to Use Blood Thinner Before Major Cancer Surgery, Study Finds
    (29-Dec-2015)
    Results led Sloan Kettering to change pre-op practices

  • The Pill, Hormone Therapy Safe for Women Taking Blood Thinners: Study
    (22-Dec-2015)
    Finding may lay to rest the notion that hormonal treatments raise odds for recurrent clots, expert says

  • Reduced Blood Flow to Back of Brain Raises Recurrent Stroke Risk: Study
    (21-Dec-2015)
    Procedure to open blocked arteries may benefit these patients, research suggests

  • FDA Lifts 30-Year Ban on Blood Donations by Gay Men
    (21-Dec-2015)
    Studies from other countries show policy won't compromise blood supply, health officials say

  • Sickle Cell Drug Doesn't Relieve Pain Crises: Study
    (08-Dec-2015)
    International research finds prasugrel isn't effective at easing suffering

  • Vonvendi Approved to Control Bleeding Disorder
    (08-Dec-2015)
    Clotting factor sanctioned for von Willebrand disease

  • After Concussion Symptoms Fade, Slowed Blood Flow in Brain May Persist
    (30-Nov-2015)
    But preliminary study doesn't determine whether that is cause for concern, experts say

  • Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Also Slow Blood Flow
    (24-Nov-2015)
    Amyloid beta clumps may constrict blood flow, adding to neurological woes, animal studies suggest

  • Coagadex Approved for Rare Clotting Disorder
    (21-Oct-2015)
    First coagulation therapy sanctioned for Factor X deficiency

  • FDA Approves Drug to Reverse Blood Thinner's Effect
    (16-Oct-2015)
    Praxbind cleared for emergency use with Pradaxa when bleeding can't be controlled

  • Sensitive Blood Test May Help Rule Out Heart Attack
    (08-Oct-2015)
    Researchers say goal is to reduce hospital admissions, medical costs

  • Obesity Won't Affect Joint Surgery Safety, Study Finds
    (02-Oct-2015)
    Heavy patients needed fewer blood transfusions, did not have more complications

  • Later Umbilical Cord Clamping May Help Smallest Preemies
    (24-Sep-2015)
    Study found babies had better blood pressure, less need for transfusions with delayed clamping

  • Placing Large Catheter in Vein Under Collarbone Best, Study Finds
    (23-Sep-2015)
    Compared to neck or groin placement, it reduced chances of blood infections, clots among critically ill

  • Researchers Pinpoint Genes Linked to Height, Heart Disease
    (17-Sep-2015)
    Sequencing technology has enabled scientists to ID genetic source of some conditions

  • Research Spots Link Between Agent Orange, Blood Cancer in Vietnam Vets
    (03-Sep-2015)
    Exposed veterans have higher rates of precursor condition to multiple myeloma, study shows

  • Experimental Drug for Blood Cancer Shows Promise
    (26-Aug-2015)
    Researchers want to test daratumumab in a larger group of patients

  • Blood Test May One Day Predict Breast Cancer Relapse
    (26-Aug-2015)
    Circulating tumor DNA analysis spots stray cells months before scans detect recurrence, researchers say

  • Promacta Approval Expanded to Kids With Rare Blood Disorder
    (24-Aug-2015)
    Immune thrombocytopenic purpura involves low blood platelet counts

  • Health Tip: Know Your Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis
    (04-Aug-2015)
    Age and activity may be factors

  • Kids' Hemophilia Drugs a Big Part of State Medicaid Spending
    (31-Jul-2015)
    California-based study finds drugs for the blood disorder take up large share of budget

  • Drones Might Fly Blood Samples to Clinics, Study Finds
    (30-Jul-2015)
    Machines could be used for medical testing in remote areas

  • How Long Do Patients With Clots in the Lung Need Blood Thinners?
    (07-Jul-2015)
    New French study suggests that anti-clotting drugs may be needed for the very long term

  • Extreme Exercising Can Lead to Blood Poisoning, Study Reveals
    (19-Jun-2015)
    Expert says gradual training can help prevent problems

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Signs of Anemia
    (18-Jun-2015)
    You may feel weak and tired

  • Blood Test Could Reveal Your Viral History
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Study authors view new technology as a promising research tool

  • Blood Thinners OK for Cancers That Spread to Brain, Study Finds
    (02-Jun-2015)
    Treatment didn't cause significant increase in bleeding in head

  • Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping Might Boost Child Development
    (26-May-2015)
    Fine-motor and social skills slightly improved in boys, but no difference in IQ, researchers say

  • Researchers Report Progress in Making All Blood Types Universally Accepted
    (21-May-2015)
    Process isn't perfected, but looks promising, experts say

  • Researchers Hone in on Genes Linked to Serious Blood Infection
    (13-May-2015)
    Study findings could lead to new test to detect sepsis earlier

  • FDA Ready to Lift Ban on Blood Donations by Gay Men
    (12-May-2015)
    Studies from other countries show such donations wouldn't compromise blood supply, health officials say

  • Americans' Blood Triglyceride Levels Dropping: CDC
    (07-May-2015)
    About one-quarter have high levels of this heart-disease related blood fat, but experts say many people still at risk

  • Raplixa Approved to Control Surgical Bleeding
    (01-May-2015)
    Spray-dried product promotes clotting when other methods are 'ineffective or impractical'

  • Few Sickle Cell Patients Receiving Beneficial Drug, Study Finds
    (28-Apr-2015)
    Medication helps reduce painful episodes

  • Few Sickle Cell Patients Receiving Beneficial Drug, Study Finds
    (28-Apr-2015)
    Medication helps reduce painful episodes

  • Americans Get Too Many Tests Before Cataract Surgery, Study Finds
    (15-Apr-2015)
    Costs for unnecessary blood work, urine tests and EKGs add up

  • Pharmacists Key to Whether Patients Take Blood Thinners
    (14-Apr-2015)
    In study, almost 30 percent of people with atrial fibrillation didn't use Pradaxa as instructed

  • Older Donated Blood Safe for Heart Surgery Patients, Study Finds
    (08-Apr-2015)
    No difference in outcomes between use of fresher or older red cells, researchers report

  • Are Heart Surgery Patients Losing Too Much Blood to Tests?
    (07-Apr-2015)
    Experts recommend limiting frequency of tests, using conservation measures

  • In Rare Cases, Kids Can Get Food Allergies From Donated Blood
    (07-Apr-2015)
    But these 'transferred' reactions clear up within a few months, experts say

  • Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children
    (31-Mar-2015)
    Task force concludes there's too little information to recommend screening for deficiencies

  • Health Tip: Can't Donate Blood?
    (18-Mar-2015)
    Other ways you can help

  • Older Blood Just as Good for Transfusions
    (17-Mar-2015)
    Canadian study found no significant difference in outcomes when compared to fresh blood

  • Newer Blood Thinner May Improve Outcomes for Heart Attack Survivors
    (16-Mar-2015)
    Company-funded trial finds lower rates of heart attack, death with Brilinta versus placebo

  • Hospitalizations After Severe Blood Infections May Be Preventable
    (10-Mar-2015)
    Study suggests readmissions are often for diseases, conditions that can be treated after first discharge

  • Do Heart Surgery Patients Get Too Many Blood Tests?
    (02-Mar-2015)
    New research raises concerns about the risk of anemia and blood transfusions

  • FDA OKs New Varicose Vein Treatment
    (20-Feb-2015)
    It seals affected veins with adhesive agent, agency says

  • New Device Treats Superficial Varicose Veins
    (20-Feb-2015)
    Adhesive product cuts off blood supply in unsightly leg vessels

  • FDA OKs New Varicose Vein Treatment
    (20-Feb-2015)
    It seals affected veins with adhesive agent, agency says

  • Newer Blood Thinner Beats Heparin for Certain Heart Attacks
    (17-Feb-2015)
    Swedish study finds fondaparinux is effective, and reduces bleeding risk

  • Iron Supplements May Help Blood Donors Recover More Quickly
    (10-Feb-2015)
    Finding could allow people to donate again sooner to help keep blood supply adequate, expert says

  • Iron Supplements May Help Blood Donors Recover More Quickly
    (10-Feb-2015)
    Finding could allow people to donate again sooner to help keep blood supply adequate, expert says

  • Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk
    (27-Jan-2015)
    But study found overall rate was under 4 percent

  • FDA OKs New Anti-Clotting Drug for Heart Rhythm Disorder
    (09-Jan-2015)
    Savaysa works like warfarin but carries less bleeding risk

  • FDA to Lift Ban on Blood Donations by Gay Men
    (23-Dec-2014)
    Agency cites data from other countries showing such donations wouldn't compromise blood supply

  • System Approved to Remove Germs From Blood Platelets
    (19-Dec-2014)
    Lowers chances of infected donation

  • New System Targets Germs in Donated Blood Plasma
    (17-Dec-2014)
    Reduces risk of infected donation

  • Patients Given Less Blood During Surgery Do Fine, Study Reports
    (12-Dec-2014)
    Finding could lead to reduced risks for patients

  • Jakafi Approved for Chronic Bone Marrow Disease
    (04-Dec-2014)
    First drug sanctioned in U.S. for polycythemia vera

  • FDA Advisors Not Sold on Lifting Ban on Gay Men Giving Blood
    (03-Dec-2014)
    But American Red Cross, other groups urge easing restrictions due to better blood screening

  • Sickle Cell Anemia Treatment So Successful in Kids That Trial Is Halted
    (21-Nov-2014)
    Hydroxyurea pills worked as well as transfusions in reducing stroke risk, researchers report

  • Health Tip: Are You Able to Donate Blood?
    (11-Nov-2014)
    Typical eligibility requirements

  • New Treatment Approved for Rare Form of Hemophilia
    (24-Oct-2014)
    The bleeding disorder affects both males and females

  • Mutations Linked to Blood Cancers Rise With Age, Study Shows
    (22-Oct-2014)
    Still, these diseases occur in less than 0.1 percent of elderly Americans, researchers say

  • Blood Test Might Predict Speed of Recovery From Surgery: Study
    (24-Sep-2014)
    Activity of some white blood cells may provide clues to healing time

  • Varicose Vein Treatments All Work, but Aren't Quite Equal
    (24-Sep-2014)
    Study found minor differences between three therapies

  • Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says
    (18-Sep-2014)
    Those who are bereaved may be more likely to develop infections, researchers suggest

  • Scientists Studying Sickle Cell Trait
    (18-Sep-2014)
    Condition has killed 9 collegiate football players since 2000, researchers say

  • 'Biospleen' Suggests New Way to Treat Blood Infection
    (17-Sep-2014)
    But more research needed before blood-cleansing device is used on humans to treat sepsis

  • Health Tip: Know Your Risk for Anemia
    (16-Sep-2014)
    Low-iron diet may be to blame

  • Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe, Effective
    (16-Sep-2014)
    Analysis of studies shows almost all strategies have similar outcomes, Canadian researchers report

  • Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study
    (16-Sep-2014)
    It's as accurate as current methods, but can also confirm recovery, researchers contend

  • New Guidelines for Sickle Cell Disease
    (10-Sep-2014)
    Recommendations emphasize use of drug hydroxyurea and transfusion treatments

  • New Guidelines for Sickle Cell Disease
    (10-Sep-2014)
    Recommendations emphasize use of drug hydroxyurea and transfusion treatments

  • Study: Rare Blood Type May Slightly Raise Dementia Risk
    (10-Sep-2014)
    But lifestyle factors play a bigger role, experts say

  • New Guidelines for Sickle Cell Disease
    (10-Sep-2014)
    Recommendations emphasize use of drug hydroxyurea and transfusion treatments

  • Short Walks Can Offset Long Stretches of Sitting
    (09-Sep-2014)
    An hour of sitting can impact arteries in the legs, but even a 5-minute stroll helps, research shows

  • Health Tip: Take it Easy After Blood Donation
    (01-Sep-2014)
    And drink extra fluids

  • Blood Transfusions May Cut Risk of 'Silent' Stroke in Kids With Sickle Cell
    (20-Aug-2014)
    Study found children who got monthly infusions were less likely to suffer another attack

  • Blood Transfusions May Cut Risk of 'Silent' Stroke in Kids With Sickle Cell
    (20-Aug-2014)
    Study found children who got monthly infusions were less likely to suffer another attack

  • Could a Blood Test Predict Suicide Risk?
    (30-Jul-2014)
    Certain gene-based chemical changes seem to accompany suicidal behavior, study finds

  • Lift U.S. Ban on Blood Donations by Gay Men, Experts Say
    (25-Jul-2014)
    American Red Cross, other groups also urge easing restrictions due to better blood screening

  • Good Odds for Those Who Need Bone Marrow Donor, Study Finds
    (23-Jul-2014)
    Most blood cancer patients will find an acceptable match through bone marrow registry

  • Blood Test Might Help Predict Survival With Lou Gehrig's Disease
    (22-Jul-2014)
    Study findings may also help researchers test new ALS drugs, researchers suggest

  • American Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Donations
    (22-Jul-2014)
    'Emergency situation' could arise in weeks if shortages continue

  • Scientists Discover New Way to Make Human Platelets
    (21-Jul-2014)
    Findings could one day help meet increasing global demand for blood transfusions, researchers say

  • Health Tip: First Aid for a Bleeding Wound
    (11-Jul-2014)
    Apply pressure to stem the flow of blood

  • Anemia Treatments Don't Boost Recovery From Brain Injury, Study Finds
    (01-Jul-2014)
    Medication to boost red blood cells, more blood transfusions made no difference in outcomes

  • Anemia Treatments Don't Boost Recovery From Brain Injury, Study Finds
    (01-Jul-2014)
    Medication to boost red blood cells, more blood transfusions made no difference in outcomes

  • Less Toxic Transplant Treatment Offers Hope for Sickle Cell Patients
    (01-Jul-2014)
    Technique avoids ill effects related to long-term use of anti-rejection drugs, study says

  • Health Tip: Could I Develop Varicose Veins?
    (01-Jul-2014)
    Risk factors include advancing age

  • Health Tip: Having Poor Circulation in the Feet
    (13-Jun-2014)
    Foot cramps may be a warning sign

  • New Hemophilia Remedy Offers Potential for Fewer Injections
    (09-Jun-2014)
    And fewer episodes of bleeding

  • New Hemophilia Remedy Offers Potential for Fewer Injections
    (09-Jun-2014)
    And fewer episodes of bleeding

  • Many Childhood Leukemia Survivors Aren't Taking 'Maintenance' Meds: Study
    (06-Jun-2014)
    These drugs help stop acute lymphocytic leukemia from coming back, experts note

  • FDA OKs Test to Improve Blood Donor-Recipient Matching
    (22-May-2014)
    New method uses genetics and computer technology to determine most compatible red blood cells

  • Blood Infections Play Role in Up to Half of Hospital Deaths: Study
    (19-May-2014)
    Treating these dangerous conditions also uses up a fifth of hospital expenditures, researchers found

  • Urine Test May Help Spot Dangerous Blood Clots
    (19-May-2014)
    More accurate, less invasive than current screening, researchers contend

  • Could a Blood Test Predict Breast Cancer's Return?
    (15-May-2014)
    Study suggests routine sample might provide information critical to treatment

  • Zontivity Approved For People at High-Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
    (08-May-2014)
    Drug designed to reduce blood clots

  • Young Blood Boosts Brains of Old Mice
    (05-May-2014)
    The discovery might have implications for aging humans, study authors suggest

  • Taking Blood Thinners With Certain Painkillers May Raise Bleeding Risk
    (14-Apr-2014)
    People using warfarin or Xarelto should avoid aspirin, ibuprofen and other NSAIDs, study finds

  • More Doctors Than Consumers Favor Legalizing Medical Marijuana: Survey
    (02-Apr-2014)
    Cancer and blood specialists most likely to support drug's use for health problems

  • Aspirin May Not Protect Heart After Non-Cardiac Surgeries: Study
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Just as many heart attacks, more serious bleeding seen if patients took aspirin around time of operation

  • Long-Acting Clotting Agent Approved for Form of Hemophilia
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Alprolix requires less frequent injections

  • Gut Bacteria in Preemies Could Lead to Life-Threatening Infections
    (21-Mar-2014)
    Study looked for alternate sources of sepsis, a bloodstream infection sometimes linked to hospital care

  • Health Tip: After Donating Blood
    (12-Mar-2014)
    Take it easy

  • Warfarin Safe for Kidney Patients With Irregular Heartbeat: Study
    (04-Mar-2014)
    Use of the blood thinner may safely ease stroke risk linked to atrial fibrillation, Swedish research finds

  • Nearly 3 Million Americans Living With Hepatitis C
    (03-Mar-2014)
    Many aren't aware they carry the liver-destroying virus, experts say

  • Transfusions Risky During Certain Heart Procedures, Study Finds
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Angioplasty patients run the risk of heart attacks, strokes and death, researchers say

  • Blood Sample Might Predict MS Long Before Symptoms Start
    (21-Feb-2014)
    Preliminary research suggests potential for earlier diagnosis

  • Newsman Tom Brokaw Battling Blood Cancer
    (12-Feb-2014)
    Veteran TV journalist has multiple myeloma, which attacks white blood cells in bone marrow

  • Early Promise for a Blood Thinner Without the Bleeding Risk
    (05-Feb-2014)
    Animal study suggests an antibody might provide safer protection against clots

  • Body's Immune System Destroys Would-Be Cancer Cells Daily: Study
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Researchers tracked the quick elimination of mutant cells that can cause blood tumors

  • Health Tip: Need Extra Iron?
    (30-Jan-2014)
    Determine if you're at risk of a deficiency

  • Health Tip: Before You Donate Blood
    (24-Jan-2014)
    Prepare your body

  • No Proof That 'Blood-Type' Diets Work: Study
    (20-Jan-2014)
    Matching food choices to your blood type won't make you healthier, research suggests

  • Tretten Approved for Genetic Clotting Disorder
    (23-Dec-2013)
    Rare condition could be life threatening

  • Tretten Approved for Genetic Clotting Disorder
    (23-Dec-2013)
    Rare condition could be life threatening

  • Healthy Blood Flow Seen a Year After Face Transplants
    (04-Dec-2013)
    Study of three patients found 'excellent' circulation in transplanted tissue

  • Thousands of Dangerous Erection Cases Seen in ERs Each Year, Study Finds
    (29-Nov-2013)
    Researchers say men with sickle cell disease at greater risk for painful condition

  • FDA Approves New Treatment for Hepatitis C Infection
    (25-Nov-2013)
    Olysio may cut down on side effects while achieving good responses in patients, experts say

  • Studies Suggest Better Approaches to Staying Clot-Free
    (19-Nov-2013)
    One trial found gene tests help with standby med warfarin, another shows promise for newer drug

  • Transfusions During Hospital Transport May Help Trauma Patients Survive
    (18-Nov-2013)
    Study compared short-term survival in severely injured patients

  • Antidote Might Reverse Complication From Blood Thinner Pradaxa
    (18-Nov-2013)
    In early tests, new drug allowed blood to clot again with no apparent side effects

  • Stem Cell Transplants May Harm Recipient's Sex Life
    (24-Oct-2013)
    Doctors and patients need to talk more about this potential problem, researchers say

  • Lower Blood Sugar Levels May Aid Memory, Study Suggests
    (23-Oct-2013)
    Blood glucose levels on the higher end of the normal range linked to poorer results on memory test

  • Low Vitamin D Tied to Anemia Risk in Kids
    (22-Oct-2013)
    Large study also found racial differences in anemia, vitamin levels

  • Child's Chronic Illness Can Affect the Whole Family
    (21-Sep-2013)
    Care demands can create more stress than severity of illness, researchers say

  • Sickle Cell Drug Reduces Symptoms, Health Costs Alike, Study Finds
    (16-Sep-2013)
    More docs should include hydroxyurea in patients' treatment plans, researchers say

  • Sickle Cell Drug Reduces Symptoms, Health Costs Alike, Study Finds
    (16-Sep-2013)
    More docs should include hydroxyurea in patients' treatment plans, researchers say

  • Migraines Linked to Artery Networks in Brain
    (09-Aug-2013)
    Imaging showed sufferers had differences in the structure of their blood vessels

  • Could Hot Cocoa Improve Brainpower in Seniors?
    (07-Aug-2013)
    Small early study hints it might help, but author says it's too soon to recommend nightly cup

  • High Blood Sugar Levels Tied to Small Increases in Dementia Risk
    (07-Aug-2013)
    Elevated blood glucose may harm the brain, even in people without diabetes, researchers say

  • Anemia Might Raise Dementia Risk, Study Suggests
    (31-Jul-2013)
    Screening elderly for the blood condition makes sense, researcher says

  • Sickle Cell Anemia on Rise in Newborns Worldwide
    (16-Jul-2013)
    More than 400,000 cases annually expected by 2050, study shows

  • Sickle Cell Anemia on Rise in Newborns Worldwide
    (16-Jul-2013)
    More than 400,000 cases annually expected by 2050, study shows

  • Scientists Create Blood Vessels in Mice Using Human Stem Cells
    (15-Jul-2013)
    They say research could lead to advances in treatment of cardiovascular disease

  • Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donations
    (10-Jul-2013)
    Start of summer meant big dip in donor activity in June, group says

  • Home Treadmills May Help People With Poor Leg Circulation
    (02-Jul-2013)
    Doctors urged to recommend this activity to arterial disease patients who can't get to the gym

  • Pricey New Blood Thinner Might Be Safer for Leg Clots
    (01-Jul-2013)
    In trial, Eliquis worked as well as warfarin but with less risk of bleeding

  • Treatment Approved To Prevent Routine Bleeding in Hemophiliacs
    (27-Jun-2013)
    First of its kind remedy

  • Blood Transfusions May Mean Fewer Strokes in Kids With Sickle Cell Disease
    (24-Jun-2013)
    Study found the practice, first widely initiated in 1998, is reaping benefits for young patients

  • Blood Transfusions May Mean Fewer Strokes in Kids With Sickle Cell Disease
    (24-Jun-2013)
    Study found the practice, first widely initiated in 1998, is reaping benefits for young patients

  • Iron Supplements May Prevent Anemia During Pregnancy
    (21-Jun-2013)
    The benefits also include improved birth weights, analysis shows

  • Iron Supplements May Prevent Anemia During Pregnancy
    (21-Jun-2013)
    The benefits also include improved birth weights, analysis shows

  • Character Counts When It Comes to Organ, Blood Donations
    (19-Jun-2013)
    Patients prefer getting both from people with personality, behavior traits similar to their own, study finds

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Varicose Veins
    (12-Jun-2013)
    Avoid sitting or standing for extended periods

  • Blood Tests May Predict COPD Flare-Ups
    (11-Jun-2013)
    Signs of chronic inflammation in the blood linked to faster deterioration of lung function

  • Blacks With Certain Gene Need Lower Doses of Warfarin: Study
    (05-Jun-2013)
    More than 40 percent have the variation, which affects their response to the common blood thinner

  • Transfusions With Heart Surgery Might Raise Infection Risk
    (30-May-2013)
    Delicate balance exists between treating anemia, avoiding side effects from infusion of red blood cells, study says

  • Blood-Tracking Device Uses New Technology
    (29-May-2013)
    Memory chips help prevent release of unwanted products

  • CDC Guidelines Could Cut Bloodstream Infections From Dialysis
    (14-May-2013)
    Since 1993, hospitalization rates have increased 51 percent for these patients, researchers say

  • Heart-Healthy Lifestyle May Also Prevent Lethal Blood Clots
    (02-May-2013)
    Large U.S. study followed people nearly 5 years to gauge their risk

  • Kcentra Approved to Stop Severe Bleeding in Heart Patients
    (30-Apr-2013)
    Can be given faster than plasma

  • 'Off-the-Shelf' Artificial Blood Vessels Show Promise
    (24-Apr-2013)
    They might be helpful for kidney failure patients on dialysis, animal study suggests

  • 'Gut Reaction' May Predict Cardiovascular Risk
    (24-Apr-2013)
    Higher levels of stomach substance called TMAO linked to heart attack, stroke, study suggests

  • Blood Test May Catch Deadly Fungal Infection Quickly
    (24-Apr-2013)
    Test for Candida in bloodstream is not yet on market

  • Common Heart Meds May Boost Recovery From Non-Cardiac Surgeries
    (23-Apr-2013)
    Large study looked at possible protective effect of beta-blockers

  • New Strategy Helps Young Lymphoma Patients Avoid Radiation Treatment
    (10-Apr-2013)
    Approach resulted in high remission rates without the risks tied to radiotherapy, researchers say

  • Despite Big Progress, Many Kids Have High Lead Levels in Blood
    (04-Apr-2013)
    Mineral has been linked to learning and behavioral problems, CDC says

  • Health Tip: Slumping Iron?
    (03-Apr-2013)
    Learn the warning signs of iron deficiency anemia

  • Health Tip: Slumping Iron?
    (03-Apr-2013)
    Learn the warning signs of iron deficiency anemia

  • Study Pinpoints Women at Risk for Blood Clots From Pregnancy
    (02-Apr-2013)
    Factors include age, disease history and weight

  • Study Pinpoints Women at Risk for Blood Clots From Pregnancy
    (02-Apr-2013)
    Factors include age, disease history and weight

  • Scientists Report Clues to Flu Shot's Effectiveness
    (13-Mar-2013)
    When people fail to make enough white blood cells the vaccine is less protective, study finds

  • Blood Test Plus Targeted Care May Stop Heart Failure Before It Starts
    (12-Mar-2013)
    Coordination between primary care docs and cardiologists is key to prevention, study suggests

  • Stored Donor Blood May Have Shorter Shelf Life Than Thought
    (05-Mar-2013)
    After 3 weeks cells' ability to deliver oxygen fades, research suggests

  • Blood Thinners May Boost Survival for Prostate Cancer Patients: Study
    (21-Feb-2013)
    But it's too early to recommend anticoagulants for this purpose

  • Multiple Tests Needed to Spot Infections in Newborns: Study
    (20-Feb-2013)
    Some bacteria may avoid detection with standard exams, researchers contend

  • Ravicti Approved for Urea Cycle Disorders
    (01-Feb-2013)
    Conditions inhibit ammonia removal from the body

  • Extreme Cold Snap Brings Unexpected Health Risks
    (24-Jan-2013)
    Heart attacks, strokes and asthma flare-ups increase, expert warns

  • Blood Test Might Help Guide Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
    (23-Jan-2013)
    Preliminary results show promise for 'individualized' chemotherapy

  • Drug Approved for Inherited Blood Disorder
    (23-Jan-2013)
    Exjade removes excess iron, FDA says

  • Octaplas Approved for Blood-Clotting Disorders
    (17-Jan-2013)
    Made from treated human plasma

  • Which Hospital Patients Need Drugs to Prevent Gastrointestinal Bleeding?
    (10-Jan-2013)
    New scoring system helps doctors decide when to prescribe antacids

  • Blood Disorder Cases Tied to Prescription Painkiller Abuse
    (10-Jan-2013)
    Addicts crushed, dissolved and injected Opana ER pills, CDC says

  • Health Tip: When Varicose Veins Are a Problem
    (07-Jan-2013)
    Signs you should see your doctor

  • Sickle Cell Disease, Sickle Cell Trait Are Not the Same
    (28-Dec-2012)

  • Debate Heats Up Over Screening Athletes for Sickle Cell Trait
    (28-Dec-2012)
    NCAA mandates such a test, but medical group urges a different option

  • Sickle Cell Disease, Sickle Cell Trait Are Not the Same
    (28-Dec-2012)

  • Lifestyle Affects Outcome of Peripheral Artery Procedure: Study
    (26-Dec-2012)
    Taking aspirin, statins and not smoking helps people with blocked leg arteries avoid complications

  • Zinc Shows Promise Against Deadly Jellyfish Venom
    (12-Dec-2012)
    Study looked at Australian box jellyfish stings in mice

  • Blood Cancer Patients May Benefit From New Transplant Technique
    (12-Dec-2012)
    Cord-blood expansion method could speed recovery, researchers say

  • Gaps in Care Found for Sickle Cell Disease Patients
    (10-Dec-2012)
    More effort needed to ease transition to adulthood, researchers say

  • New Blood Thinner May Help Prevent Leg Clots, Study Finds
    (10-Dec-2012)
    Apixaban appears safer, easier to use than warfarin, but just as effective, researchers say

  • Gaps in Care Found for Sickle Cell Disease Patients
    (10-Dec-2012)
    More effort needed to ease transition to adulthood, researchers say

  • Loss of Key Blood Cell Gene Tied to Anemia, Animal Research Suggests
    (07-Nov-2012)
    Seniors, women of childbearing age and kids at greatest risk for the blood disorder, researchers say

  • Loss of Key Blood Cell Gene Tied to Anemia, Animal Research Suggests
    (07-Nov-2012)
    Seniors, women of childbearing age and kids at greatest risk for the blood disorder, researchers say

  • Standard Dose of Blood Thinner May Not Be Best for All Patients
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Early study found that clots might not be prevented in some, while others could face bleeding risk

  • Controversial Alternative Heart Treatment Shows Hint of Benefit
    (05-Nov-2012)
    But this is the first rigorous study of chelation therapy and more research is needed, experts say

  • Blood or Bone Marrow Better for Stem Cell Transplants?
    (17-Oct-2012)
    Study found no survival differences, but blood cells may be associated with more chronic side effects

  • Kids With Hemophilia Should Be Active, But Avoid Risky Sports: Study
    (09-Oct-2012)
    Non-contact activities safest, allowing children to enjoy exercise, experts say

  • Kids With Hemophilia Should Be Active, But Avoid Risky Sports: Study
    (09-Oct-2012)
    Non-contact activities safest, allowing children to enjoy exercise, experts say

  • Fresh Blood as Good as Older Blood for Preemie Transfusions: Study
    (08-Oct-2012)
    Finding backs current blood bank policies, researchers note

  • Severe Anemia Linked to Higher Death Risk After Heart Surgery
    (04-Oct-2012)
    Condition should be treated before elective procedures if possible, researcher says

  • Early Humans Commonly Consumed Meat, Researchers Say
    (03-Oct-2012)
    Lesions on skull fragment indicate that meat was regular part of diet more than a million years ago

  • 'Half-Match' Marrow Transplants Help Some With Sickle Cell
    (21-Sep-2012)
    Small study suggests potential new option one day in treatment of the blood disease

  • 'Half-Match' Marrow Transplants Help Some With Sickle Cell
    (21-Sep-2012)
    Small study suggests potential new option one day in treatment of the blood disease

  • Cholesterol Screenings Up, But Certain Groups Still Lag: CDC
    (06-Sep-2012)
    Younger, less-educated adults and Hispanics not as likely to get blood levels tested

  • Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Anemia?
    (05-Sep-2012)
    Make sure your diet includes iron, vitamins and minerals

  • Even 'High-Normal' Blood Sugar Tied to Brain Shrinkage
    (04-Sep-2012)
    Scans show memory, thinking regions shrank in those at high end of 'normal' range; more study needed

  • New Drug Approved for Lack of Certain White Blood Cells
    (30-Aug-2012)
    A condition affecting some chemotherapy patients

  • Solving the Medical Mystery of Cold Feet
    (17-Aug-2012)
    Scientists find more puzzle pieces to explain circulatory condition known as Raynaud's disease

  • Study Uses Stem Cells to Boost Red Blood Cell Production
    (07-Aug-2012)
    New method could dramatically increase transfusion blood supply, researchers say

  • Scientists Say Blood Test May Help Predict Alzheimer's
    (18-Jul-2012)
    High blood levels of a substance linked to cell death, inflammation seemed to indicate higher risk

  • Guidelines Issued for New Blood Thinner Brilinta
    (16-Jul-2012)
    Drug should be considered for treating unstable angina along with older drugs, experts say

  • HIV Drug May Prevent Bone Marrow Transplant Complication
    (11-Jul-2012)
    The drug, maraviroc, protects against graft-versus-host disease in the liver and gut

  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome Linked to Abnormal Stem Cells
    (05-Jul-2012)
    Bone marrow cells must be wiped out to improve cure rates, researchers say

  • 300,000 People in U.S. Living With Chagas Disease: Report
    (05-Jul-2012)
    Although usually spread by parasite, mother-infant transmission seen

  • No Health Risk When Jehovah's Witnesses Refuse Blood: Study
    (02-Jul-2012)
    Heart-surgery survival similar between 'Witnesses' and transfused patients

  • No Health Risk When Jehovah's Witnesses Refuse Blood: Study
    (02-Jul-2012)
    Heart-surgery survival similar between 'Witnesses' and transfused patients

  • U.S. Blood Supply at Dangerously Low Levels: Red Cross
    (26-Jun-2012)
    Donations fell by 50,000 in June, experts note

  • Quick-Reversal Method May Be at Hand for New Blood Thinner
    (20-Jun-2012)
    Drugs like apixaban have advantages, but bleeding risk requires rapid antidote, researchers say

  • Many Suffer Leg, Lung Clots While Hospitalized: CDC
    (07-Jun-2012)
    Risk of potentially deadly blockages rises with age; prevention efforts urged

  • 'Rediscovered' Lymphoma Drug Helps Double Survival: Study
    (04-Jun-2012)
    Patients who got bendamustine plus another med also had fewer side effects

  • FDA Panel Votes Against New Use for Blood Thinner Xarelto
    (24-May-2012)
    Agency advisers say there's not enough data in company trials on benefit for high-risk patients

  • Aspirin May Prevent Recurrence of Deep Vein Blood Clots
    (23-May-2012)
    But results of one small trial do not change clinical practice, expert says

  • New Blood Thinner May Lower Chances of Clots in High-Risk Heart Patients: FDA
    (21-May-2012)
    Agency's advisory panel to vote on whether Xarelto should be approved for treating acute coronary syndrome

  • Test Baby Boomers for Hepatitis C, Says CDC
    (18-May-2012)
    Undetected disease can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, agency notes

  • Evolution May Explain 'Runner's High,' Study Says
    (09-May-2012)
    Brain reward center boost seems to spur humans, dogs to run long distances

  • Angioplasty May Be Risky for Those With Poor Leg Circulation
    (09-May-2012)
    Procedure to open heart arteries linked to raised death rate in people with peripheral artery disease

  • New Drug Shows Promise for Myeloma Patients
    (09-May-2012)
    Studies found lenalidomide lengthened time disease did not worsen, but risk of second cancers was doubled

  • Irregular Heartbeat Poses Greater Stroke Risk for Women Than Men
    (08-May-2012)
    Study found that the higher odds remained even when women took blood thinner

  • Researchers Rejuvenate Blood-Forming Stem Cells in Mice
    (03-May-2012)
    Scientists hope to apply findings to human aging in future

  • Researchers Rejuvenate Blood-Forming Stem Cells in Mice
    (03-May-2012)
    Scientists hope to apply findings to human aging in future

  • Aspirin as Effective as Warfarin for Heart Failure: Study
    (02-May-2012)
    Doctors, patients may opt for cheaper, over-the-counter aspirin, researchers say

  • 'Iceman' Mummy Yields Oldest Human Blood Cells
    (02-May-2012)
    Examination of the 5,000-year-old cells suggests wound did not kill 'Otzi' instantly

  • Being Bullied Tied to Anxiety, Depression in Special-Needs Kids
    (30-Apr-2012)
    More than chronic conditions themselves, maltreatment by peers led to mental distress in small study

  • Certain Birth Control Pills May Carry Higher Blood Clot Risk: FDA
    (10-Apr-2012)
    Products such as Yaz or Yasmin, containing drospirenone, will get new labels, agency says

  • Infection Might Raise Blood Clot Risk for Older Adults: Study
    (05-Apr-2012)
    These clots often start in the legs but can also affect the heart, lung or brain, researchers say

  • Infection Might Raise Blood Clot Risk for Older Adults: Study
    (05-Apr-2012)
    These clots often start in the legs but can also affect the heart, lung or brain, researchers say

  • Tighter Recommendations Issued for Blood Cell Transfusions
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Study found patients do just as well with lower thresholds for red blood cells

  • Omontys Approved for Anemic People With Kidney Disease
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Drug designed to stimulate production of red blood cells

  • Tighter Recommendations Issued for Blood Cell Transfusions
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Study found patients do just as well with lower thresholds for red blood cells

  • Clot-buster Drug Injection Might Help Some Heart Attack Patients
    (26-Mar-2012)
    Study found that it saved more cardiac muscle than clot extraction technique

  • Varicose Veins Keep Some in Long Pants All Year
    (18-Mar-2012)
    An expert discusses risk factors and treatments

  • One Antibiotic Appears to Ease Severe E. Coli Infection
    (13-Mar-2012)
    Small study looked at bacteria that caused German outbreak

  • Sickle Cell Blood Test Might Predict Severity of Disease
    (02-Mar-2012)
    Study suggests it could be used to guide treatment for individual patients

  • Sickle Cell Blood Test Might Predict Severity of Disease
    (02-Mar-2012)
    Study suggests it could be used to guide treatment for individual patients

  • New Drug May Help Fight Rare Bone Marrow Disorder
    (29-Feb-2012)
    Jakafi won't cure myelofibrosis, but it improves quality of life, studies find

  • Circulatory Disorder Not Studied Enough in Women, Experts Say
    (15-Feb-2012)
    Gender-specific research on peripheral artery disease may help prevent strokes, heart attacks

  • Lead, Cadmium Levels in Blood Linked to Reduced Fertility
    (14-Feb-2012)
    Avoiding exposure to cigarettes, lead-based paints may improve odds of conceiving, study suggests

  • New Scoring Method May Help Predict Stroke Outcome
    (06-Feb-2012)
    Study reveals quick way to identify those who will respond well to clot-buster alteplase

  • Could a Blood Test Help Spot Depression?
    (03-Feb-2012)
    Small study suggests 'biomarker' levels might help support a diagnosis, but more research needed

  • Aspirin, Warfarin Fare Equally for Heart Failure Patients
    (03-Feb-2012)
    Each of these anti-clotting drugs had similar effectiveness in preventing deaths, study found

  • Anemia May Boost Death Risk After Stroke
    (02-Feb-2012)
    Study of men finds the blood disorder affects survival rates up to a year later

  • Efforts to Reduce Stroke in Kids With Sickle Cell Working: Study
    (02-Feb-2012)
    Ultrasound screening, regular blood transfusions have helped reduce strokes in those with the blood disorder

  • Anemia May Boost Death Risk After Stroke
    (02-Feb-2012)
    Study of men finds the blood disorder affects survival rates up to a year later

  • New Anti-Clotting Drug May Cut Brain Bleeding Risk: Study
    (02-Feb-2012)
    People with abnormal heartbeat taking Xarelto were less likely to bleed out than warfarin patients

  • Efforts to Reduce Stroke in Kids With Sickle Cell Working: Study
    (02-Feb-2012)
    Ultrasound screening, regular blood transfusions have helped reduce strokes in those with the blood disorder

  • Experimental Drug Might Beat Aspirin in Preventing Repeat Strokes: Study
    (01-Feb-2012)
    It's not yet FDA-approved, but apixaban cut clot risk caused by abnormal heartbeat

  • Repeat Scans Urged for Head Injury When Blood Thinners Involved
    (19-Jan-2012)
    Italian study confirms recommendation for 2 CT scans 24 hours apart to detect bleeding in brain

  • Narrowed Artery Condition Often Goes Undiagnosed: Study
    (19-Jan-2012)
    Fibrous tissue disorder raises risks for high blood pressure, stroke and aneurysm

  • Experimental Blood Thinner Given Before Surgery Shows Benefit
    (17-Jan-2012)
    Cangrelor has potential to reduce clot risk with low bleeding problems in heart patients, study finds

  • Joint Replacement Patients Face Blood Clot Risk in Hospital
    (17-Jan-2012)
    Knee surgery associated with twice the risk compared to hip procedure, evidence review found

  • Surgeons Offer Advice on Avoiding Varicose Veins
    (13-Jan-2012)
    Tips include maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, elevating legs when resting

  • Adding Lovenox Didn't Reduce Blood Clot Death Risk in Study
    (28-Dec-2011)
    Blood thinner along with compression stockings didn't lower risk in acutely ill patients

  • Hepatitis B Vaccine Recommended for Adults With Diabetes
    (22-Dec-2011)
    Shared blood glucose monitors, finger-stick devices pose infection risk, experts warn

  • Screening Alone Not Enough to Prevent Sudden Death in College Athletes
    (20-Dec-2011)
    Testing of all athletes, not just Division I players, and safe training methods required, researchers say

  • Screening Alone Not Enough to Prevent Sudden Death in College Athletes
    (20-Dec-2011)
    Testing of all athletes, not just Division I players, and safe training methods required, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Risk Factors for Varicose Veins
    (20-Dec-2011)
    Why you may be more likely to get them

  • Low Iron Levels May Increase Blood Clot Risk
    (15-Dec-2011)
    Researchers say next step is determining if treating iron deficiency wards off dangerous clots

  • Low Iron Levels May Increase Blood Clot Risk
    (15-Dec-2011)
    Researchers say next step is determining if treating iron deficiency wards off dangerous clots

  • Study Finds Fewer Blood Transfusions Needed After Hip Surgeries
    (14-Dec-2011)
    Not doing it had little effect on recovery, death risk among elderly patients

  • Health Tip: Help Protect Against Blood Clots
    (13-Dec-2011)
    Things you can do

  • Cancer Outpatients at Greater Risk for Blood Clots
    (13-Dec-2011)
    In large study, only one-quarter of patients developed clots in hospital

  • Low-Dose Aspirin After Lung Clot Could Prevent Recurrence
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Study shows benefit for patients who've already finished with stronger blood thinners

  • FDA Panel Cites Clot Risk From Contraceptive Patch
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Advisory group recommends Ortho Evra remain available, but with warning on label

  • Gene Therapy a Boon for 6 Hemophilia Patients
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Severity of the bleeding condition was reduced for men with type B disorder, study finds

  • Adult Sickle Cell Drug May Benefit Kids, Too
    (12-Dec-2011)
    It was well-tolerated by children younger than 4, study finds

  • Gene Therapy a Boon for 6 Hemophilia Patients
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Severity of the bleeding condition was reduced for men with type B disorder, study finds

  • Adult Sickle Cell Drug May Benefit Kids, Too
    (12-Dec-2011)
    It was well-tolerated by children younger than 4, study finds

  • FDA Panels to Weigh Safety of Newer Forms of the 'Pill'
    (07-Dec-2011)
    They will consider new warning labels about increased risk of blood clots linked to contraceptives

  • Sickle Cell Disease Tied to 'Silent Strokes' in Children
    (02-Dec-2011)
    Anemia and high blood pressure together or alone increased the risk in study of young patients

  • Sickle Cell Disease Tied to 'Silent Strokes' in Children
    (02-Dec-2011)
    Anemia and high blood pressure together or alone increased the risk in study of young patients

  • Self-Monitoring of Blood Thinner May Halve Clot Risk
    (01-Dec-2011)
    But newer drugs may replace warfarin and the need for frequent blood tests, experts say

  • More Aggressive Chemo May Help Younger Lymphoma Patients: Study
    (25-Nov-2011)
    High-dose combination therapy boosts disease-free survival but raises side-effect risk

  • Newer Blood Thinner May Pose Danger to Trauma Patients
    (23-Nov-2011)
    Pradaxa has caused severe bleeding problems that can't be reversed, trauma surgeon says

  • Blood Type May Be Associated With Stroke Risk: Study
    (16-Nov-2011)
    Researchers say type AB raised chance of attack by 26%, but there's no proof of cause-and-effect

  • Jakafi Approved for Rare Bone-Marrow Disease
    (16-Nov-2011)
    First drug in U.S. sanctioned for myelofibrosis

  • Sepsis Plus Heart Rhythm Disorder Linked to Stroke, Death
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Hospital patients with severe blood infections and new atrial fibrillation found at higher risk

  • Warfarin May Need Less Monitoring for Some
    (14-Nov-2011)
    12-week intervals likely OK for those with stable doses of blood thinner, study finds

  • Blood Thinner Xarelto Shows Promise for Heart Patients
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Study found it cut odds of death and heart attack, but bleeding risk needs monitoring, experts say

  • FDA Approves First Umbilical Cord Blood Product
    (11-Nov-2011)
    Hemacord stem cell product sanctioned for certain blood cancers and related disorders

  • Maternal Blood Test Might Spot Birth Defects More Safely
    (09-Nov-2011)
    Researchers take steps toward noninvasive screening for fetal abnormalities

  • Xarelto Approved to Prevent Stroke in People With Abnormal Heartbeat
    (04-Nov-2011)
    Atrial fibrillation affects more than 2 million Americans

  • Using Drug for Prevention Might Help in Hard-to-Treat Hemophilia
    (02-Nov-2011)
    For some patients, using medicine to stave off, not just treat bleeds, could decrease joint damage

  • Using Drug for Prevention Might Help in Hard-to-Treat Hemophilia
    (02-Nov-2011)
    For some patients, using medicine to stave off, not just treat bleeds, could decrease joint damage

  • 'Mini' Stem Cell Transplant May Help Seniors With Blood Cancer
    (01-Nov-2011)
    One-third of study patients over 60 had improved overall 5-year survival, researchers report

  • Ferriprox Approved to Treat 'Iron Overload'
    (14-Oct-2011)
    A potential problem among people who get frequent blood transfusions

  • Blood Infection Costliest U.S. Hospital Condition: Report
    (07-Oct-2011)
    Septicemia treatment totaled $15.4 billion in 2009, agency says

  • Anemia Could Add to Surgical Risks
    (06-Oct-2011)
    Likelihood of complications, death higher for patients with this blood disorder, study says

  • Anemia Could Add to Surgical Risks
    (06-Oct-2011)
    Likelihood of complications, death higher for patients with this blood disorder, study says

  • Scientists Spot New Clues to HIV-Linked Dementia
    (06-Oct-2011)
    Distinct types of the virus hide out in cerebrospinal fluid, research shows

  • Soliris Approval Expanded to Include Rare Blood Disorder
    (23-Sep-2011)
    Drug first approved in 2007

  • Two Varicose Veins Treatments Equally Effective
    (19-Sep-2011)
    Laser procedure was linked to better cosmetic outcome and blood flow, study found

  • Two Varicose Veins Treatments Equally Effective
    (19-Sep-2011)
    Laser procedure was linked to better cosmetic outcome and blood flow, study found

  • Family of Four Has Its Genome Sequenced
    (16-Sep-2011)
    Father's blood-clotting mutation prompts genetic testing, then genetic sequencing

  • Babies Born With Heart Disease Often Harmed by Gut Bacteria
    (01-Sep-2011)
    Toxins that get into blood can affect organ function in these vulnerable children, study finds

  • Heart Disease May Pose Problems in Orthopedic Surgery Patients
    (01-Sep-2011)
    Risk of clotting or bleeding complications higher among this group, study says

  • Scientists Use Stem Cells for Blood 'Self-Transfusion'
    (01-Sep-2011)
    Though preliminary, process might help those too ill to donate blood before needing a transfusion

  • New Blood Thinner May Outperform Warfarin for Irregular Heartbeat
    (29-Aug-2011)
    People with atrial fibrillation fared a bit better when taking experimental drug apixaban, study found

  • C-Sections Linked to Doubled Risk for Blood Clots
    (26-Aug-2011)
    Steps should be taken to prevent and monitor for clots in women at risk, experts say

  • Central Catheters May Raise Risk of Blood Clots After Surgery
    (16-Aug-2011)
    Researchers urge improved efforts to prevent deep vein thrombosis

  • Health Tip: Prevent Bleeding While Taking a Blood Thinner
    (11-Aug-2011)
    Suggestions to protect yourself

  • Regular Exercise Helps Keep Leg Arteries Clear
    (09-Aug-2011)
    Those who are active throughout their life at lower risk for peripheral arterial disease: study

  • Many Heart Patients Anemic After Too Many Blood Tests in Hospital
    (08-Aug-2011)
    Researchers warn this could translate into worse outcomes

  • Life-Threatening Leg Clots Run in Families, Study Shows
    (08-Aug-2011)
    Risk can be 50 times higher if two or more siblings have venous thromboembolism, researchers say

  • U.S. 'Stroke Belt' May Also Be 'Sepsis Belt'
    (04-Aug-2011)
    Highest rates of the bacterial blood infection occur in Southeast states, where strokes most common, researcher says

  • More Neurology Residents Using Clot-Busting Drug for Stroke
    (04-Aug-2011)
    Up to 94% say they are comfortable using the drug tPA, compared to 73% in 2000, study finds

  • Growing Up Near Livestock Tied to Blood Cancers
    (28-Jul-2011)
    Risk was three times higher for people raised on a poultry farm, New Zealand study finds

  • Blood Stored Too Long May Threaten Patient Safety
    (21-Jul-2011)
    Better storage methods might prevent dangerous breakdown of red blood cells, researchers say

  • FDA Urges Reduced Doses for Anemia Drugs
    (24-Jun-2011)
    Can increase risk of cardiovascular problems in patients with kidney disease, agency says

  • FDA Urges Reduced Doses for Anemia Drugs
    (24-Jun-2011)
    Can increase risk of cardiovascular problems in patients with kidney disease, agency says

  • Study May Dispel Worries About High Levels of Folic Acid
    (10-Jun-2011)
    Even if vitamin B12 levels are low, expert says, folate won't exacerbate problems

  • Health Tip: Pregnancy Requires More Iron
    (07-Jun-2011)
    Expecting women may be at risk for anemia

  • Joint Replacement Risks Rise at Less Experienced Hospitals
    (07-Jun-2011)
    Study finds greater likelihood of clots, death when few operations are done

  • Researchers Find Cousin of Hepatitis C Virus in Dogs
    (23-May-2011)
    Might lead to better understanding and treatment of human version of the disease

  • Unnecessary Blood Tests Plunge After Cost Reminders: Study
    (17-May-2011)
    Weekly reports to surgical staff on phlebotomy charges had desired effect, researchers say

  • Scan Technology Tied to Overtreatment of Clots in Lungs
    (09-May-2011)
    Anti-clotting drugs may cause harm in patients with low risk from embolism, researchers say

  • Tall, Obese Men More Prone to Leg Clots: Study
    (28-Apr-2011)
    Added height and weight upped risk for women, but not as much, researchers say

  • New Hepatitis C Drugs Close to Gaining FDA Approval
    (28-Apr-2011)
    Agency panel gives unanimous support to telaprevir, boceprevir as treatments for liver-damaging disease

  • Pet Dogs May Be Exposed to High Levels of Flame Retardants
    (27-Apr-2011)
    PBDEs higher in canine blood than humans; food processing may play role, study suggests

  • Novel Hepatitis C Drug Holds Promise: FDA
    (27-Apr-2011)
    Could be boon for patients with the liver-damaging disease

  • Health Tip: Health Conditions May Cause Paleness
    (25-Apr-2011)
    Here's what may be to blame

  • Health Tip: Don't Take Fainting Lightly
    (25-Apr-2011)
    When to make an emergency visit to the doctor

  • Newer 'Pill' Linked to Higher Risk of Blood Clots
    (22-Apr-2011)
    But overall risk of drospirenone-containing contraceptives remains small, experts say

  • Experimental Test May Warn of Premature Births
    (20-Apr-2011)
    It identifies proteins in blood, but it's not foolproof

  • Off-Label Use of Clotting Drug Soars, Report Finds
    (19-Apr-2011)
    Stanford researchers question use of expensive drug for other medical treatments despite risk

  • Off-Label Use of Clotting Drug Soars, Report Finds
    (19-Apr-2011)
    Stanford researchers question use of expensive drug for other medical treatments despite risk

  • Blood Test May Help Predict Spread of Melanoma
    (15-Apr-2011)
    Researchers believe biomarkers elevate as skin cancer spreads

  • Brisk Walk Can Boost Blood Flow to the Brain: Report
    (12-Apr-2011)
    Older women benefited from aerobic activity, 30-50 minutes, 3-4 times per week, small study found

  • Risks of Estrogen Hormone Therapy Seen to Fade After Treatment Ends
    (05-Apr-2011)
    Increased odds of stroke, blood clots dissipate, as do most benefits, researchers find

  • Health Tip: If You Have a Bleeding Disorder
    (04-Apr-2011)
    The condition can be especially dangerous for women

  • Blood Test Holds Hope for Spotting Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers
    (04-Apr-2011)
    Small study identified disease 83% of the time, but more research needed, experts say

  • Poor Eating Habits May Lead to Anemia in Older Women
    (25-Mar-2011)
    Study finds that as nutrient intake declines, risk rises

  • Severe Blood Clots Should be Treated Aggressively: Heart Docs
    (21-Mar-2011)
    Heart association releases new guidelines on worst-case deep vein thrombosis, complications

  • Study Questions Tests Used to Spot Heart Risks in Kidney Patients
    (15-Mar-2011)
    Value of commonly used 'biomarkers' lack conclusive evidence, researchers say

  • Health Tip: What's Behind Iron Deficiency
    (04-Mar-2011)
    Here are some common risk factors

  • Health Tip: What's Behind Iron Deficiency
    (04-Mar-2011)
    Here are some common risk factors

  • Dramatic Drop in Blood Infections Among ICU Patients: CDC
    (01-Mar-2011)
    But number of cases still too high in other health care settings, agency adds

  • Stress Hormone Linked to PTSD Symptoms in Women
    (23-Feb-2011)
    Finding may lead to new ways to diagnose, treat disorder, researchers say

  • High Triglyceride Levels Linked to Increased Stroke Risk: Study
    (22-Feb-2011)
    Researchers suggest this blood fat should become part of prevention guidelines

  • People With Bowel Disease at Higher Risk of Blood Clot in Lungs, Legs
    (22-Feb-2011)
    Study finds they're twice as likely to develop the dangerous mass as those without IBD

  • Clots in Coronary Stents More Likely in Early Morning
    (21-Feb-2011)
    Experts suggest that changing medication dosing times may have protective effect

  • Corifact Approved for Genetic Bleeding Disorder
    (18-Feb-2011)
    Made from donated plasma

  • New Guidelines OK Pradaxa Blood Thinner as Option for Irregular Heartbeat
    (14-Feb-2011)
    Updated recommendation is for atrial fibrillation patients not suited for warfarin

  • Lead Exposure May Raise Blood Pressure in Pregnancy
    (08-Feb-2011)
    Even low levels had a strong effect, researchers find

  • Scientists Discover Rare Vascular Disease
    (02-Feb-2011)
    DNA analysis identifies ACDC, where calcification occurs in arteries of legs, feet

  • Wild Hogs in Texas Pose Infection Risk to Humans
    (28-Jan-2011)
    Use caution when handling wild game, officials urge

  • Health Tip: Possible Complications of Hemophilia
    (27-Jan-2011)
    The blood disorder can lead to additional problems

  • Spotting Gene Variants May Boost Hepatitis C Treatment
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Research zeroes in on patients with protection from drug-induced anemia

  • Health Tip: Kick Up Your Feet
    (19-Jan-2011)
    To help prevent varicose veins

  • Stents Show Promise in Treating Brain Blockages
    (18-Jan-2011)
    For certain stroke patients, experimental stenting opened clogged artery, study finds

  • Progress Reported in Predicting Alzheimer's
    (18-Jan-2011)
    Scientists say two methods hold promise for research, but no cure in sight

  • Immune Disorders May Raise Blood Clot Risk in Hospitalized Patients
    (10-Jan-2011)
    Those with conditions such as lupus appear more vulnerable, study suggests

  • Scientists Aim for Test That Spots Single Cancer Cell in Blood Sample
    (04-Jan-2011)
    Such a tool might someday replace conventional biopsy, experts speculate

  • Health Tip: Are Varicose Veins Dangerous?
    (27-Dec-2010)
    Sometimes there can be complications

  • New Anti-Clotting Drug May Work Better After Hip Replacement
    (22-Dec-2010)
    In clinical trial, apixaban was linked to fewer blood clots than commonly used older drug

  • Sickle Cell May Be Hidden Danger to Young Athletes
    (17-Dec-2010)
    Two young football players have died this year from condition known as exertional sickling

  • Naturally High Hemoglobin Levels May Not Threaten Kidney Patients
    (16-Dec-2010)
    No need to lower them in people with chronic kidney disease, study finds

  • Blood Cancer Advances May Improve Survival
    (06-Dec-2010)
    Drugs seem to benefit patients with multiple myeloma, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, researchers say

  • Gene Therapy Corrected Rare Bleeding Disorder: Study
    (06-Dec-2010)
    But one of 10 boys developed leukemia, possibly from treatment, researchers say

  • New Blood Thinner May Help Fight Dangerous Leg Clots
    (06-Dec-2010)
    Rivaroxaban appears safe, effective, study finds, although it will cost more than standard drugs

  • Health Tip: Recognizing a Bleeding Disorder
    (02-Dec-2010)
    Common warning signs of abnormal bleeding

  • Study Finds Big Strides Made in Treating Leukemia, Lymphoma in Past Decade
    (24-Nov-2010)
    Deaths, complications have plummeted among patients, researchers find

  • Higher Plavix Dose Won't Boost Outcomes After Stent Placement: Study
    (16-Nov-2010)
    Some patients still face clot risk after the artery-opening procedure, researchers explain

  • Low Vitamin D Linked to Deterioration in Certain Leukemia Patients
    (12-Nov-2010)
    Adequate levels were linked to longer survival, researchers report

  • High Cholesterol in Middle Age May Not Raise Dementia Risk for Women
    (11-Nov-2010)
    Small Swedish study refutes conventional wisdom, but some experts skeptical

  • Gene Mutations Seem to Make a Leukemia More Deadly
    (10-Nov-2010)
    Study found patients with acute myeloid leukemia who had the variant were more likely to die quickly

  • Scientists Say They've Made Blood From Skin
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Discovery could benefit surgical, cancer, anemia patients, researchers say

  • Uniform Methods Urged for Grading Hospital Report Cards
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Inconsistent surveillance practices threaten validity of rankings, researchers say

  • Scientists Say They've Made Blood From Skin
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Discovery could benefit surgical, cancer, anemia patients, researchers say

  • Hemophilia Drug Used Off-Label Raises Clot Risk
    (04-Nov-2010)
    Those without blood disorder who were given it were twice as likely to have trouble, review found

  • Hemophilia Drug Used Off-Label Raises Clot Risk
    (04-Nov-2010)
    Those without blood disorder who were given it were twice as likely to have trouble, review found

  • Use Anemia Drugs for Cancer Patients With Caution, Experts Say
    (26-Oct-2010)
    New guidelines issued for drugs that reduce transfusion risk

  • Some With Once-Deadly Leukemia Can Take a Break From Gleevec
    (20-Oct-2010)
    Small minority of CML patients went off the drug for 2 years with no sign of recurrence

  • Home Monitoring of Blood-Thinner Use Appears Effective
    (20-Oct-2010)
    Home tests show promise for patients taking warfarin, study finds

  • FDA Advisers Back Anemia Drugs for Kidney Patients
    (19-Oct-2010)
    More research needed on optimum dose, despite stroke risk posed by drugs, panel members say

  • Heart Surgery Patients Do Fine With Fewer Blood Transfusions: Study
    (12-Oct-2010)
    But transfusion rates vary widely around the nation, a second study finds

  • Health Tip: Feed Your Toddler Enough Iron
    (07-Oct-2010)
    How to offer sufficient iron in the diet

  • Most Americans Unfamiliar With Sepsis, Survey Finds
    (30-Sep-2010)
    The bacterial infection can lead to organ failure, death

  • Atypical Antipsychotics Linked to Blood Clot Risk in Study
    (22-Sep-2010)
    Absolute risk is small, but greater for new users, elderly, researchers find

  • Blood Thinner OK for Superficial Leg Clots: Study
    (22-Sep-2010)
    But experts question its cost-effectiveness

  • Researchers Identify Markers for Aplastic Anemia Risk
    (21-Sep-2010)
    Shorter 'caps' on chromosomes prior to treatment predict higher odds of relapse, death, researchers find

  • Study IDs Risk Factors for Blood Clots After Hip Surgery
    (21-Sep-2010)
    Presence of other diseases may play role, but not age or gender, researchers find

  • Researchers Identify Markers for Aplastic Anemia Risk
    (21-Sep-2010)
    Shorter 'caps' on chromosomes prior to treatment predict higher odds of relapse, death, researchers find

  • Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Bone Marrow Disorder
    (15-Sep-2010)
    Patients with myelofibrosis experienced some relief from symptoms, inflammation, ongoing study found

  • Anemia Drugs Could Pose Threat to Some Kidney Patients
    (15-Sep-2010)
    Study finds 'poor responders' to meds like Aranesp at higher risk for heart trouble, death

  • Gene Rx May Fight Severe Blood Disorder
    (15-Sep-2010)
    But far more research is needed to know whether treatment is safe and effective, researcher cautions

  • Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Bone Marrow Disorder
    (15-Sep-2010)
    Patients with myelofibrosis experienced some relief from symptoms, inflammation, ongoing study found

  • Distrust of Hospitals May Deter Black Blood Donors: Study
    (10-Sep-2010)
    Finding may explain why blacks less likely than whites to give blood

  • Sickle Cell Kids at Greater Risk of 'Swine Flu' Complications
    (03-Sep-2010)
    Findings highlight need to vaccinate against H1N1, seasonal flu, researchers say

  • Overactive Blood Platelets May Play Role in Lupus
    (01-Sep-2010)
    Study suggests anti-clotting drug Plavix might help treat disease

  • Stent Implantation Linked to Blood Clot Risk in Black Patients
    (30-Aug-2010)
    Race was strongest predictor of clotting after one month, study found

  • Widely Used Plastics Chemical Linked to Testosterone Boost
    (26-Aug-2010)
    Greater exposure to BPA associated with slight rise in hormone levels in men, researchers say

  • HIV in Blood Different Than in Semen, Scientists Say
    (19-Aug-2010)
    More study needed to determine if finding plays a role in transmission

  • Specific Type of Blood Clot Filter Linked to Complications
    (09-Aug-2010)
    Bard Recovery and Bard G2 filters may fracture with time; doctor, patient awareness urged, report states

  • New Drug Studied for Hard-to-Treat Vascular Condition
    (04-Aug-2010)
    Clinical trials suggest icatibant safe, effective against life-threatening swelling of hereditary angioedema

  • Experts Support FDA Panel's Backing of New Blood Thinner
    (30-Jul-2010)
    Brilinta, which got nod from agency advisors Wednesday, would be welcome option, docs say

  • Generic Lovenox Approved for Deep Vein Thrombosis
    (23-Jul-2010)
    A condition that could cause deadly blood clots

  • Screening for Sepsis Could Save Lives, Researchers Say
    (20-Jul-2010)
    Emergency surgery, co-existing illness, age over 60 linked to deadly blood infection, study found

  • Patient's 'Lost' Blood Can Be Reused in Trauma Surgery
    (20-Jul-2010)
    Process safer, cheaper than using donated blood, study authors say

  • Cholesterol Screening Rates Too Low in Young U.S. Adults: CDC
    (19-Jul-2010)
    About half get tested, while up to one-quarter have high 'bad' levels, research shows

  • Association Found Between Alzheimer's and Anemia
    (14-Jul-2010)
    Cause for link uncertain, more study needed, researchers say

  • Association Found Between Alzheimer's and Anemia
    (14-Jul-2010)
    Cause for link uncertain, more study needed, researchers say

  • Rare Blood Vessel Disease Could Have New Treatment Option
    (14-Jul-2010)
    Rituximab could be first new therapy in 40 years against specific forms of vasculitis, researchers say

  • Blood Test May One Day Predict Menopause, Researchers Say
    (28-Jun-2010)
    Level of hormone is predictor, but more studies needed to verify it works

  • Research Sheds Light on Increased Blood Clot Risk
    (24-Jun-2010)
    Seven genes seem to have big impact on how platelets clump together, study suggests

  • Blacks Seem More Vulnerable to Deadly Blood Infection
    (22-Jun-2010)
    Study suggests higher rates of diabetes, kidney disease might explain why sepsis hits them harder

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Anemia
    (18-Jun-2010)
    Some types may be avoidable

  • Drug That Stops Bleeding Could Save Lives
    (15-Jun-2010)
    Giving TXA to trauma victims could prevent 100,000 deaths worldwide each year, study suggests

  • U.S. Panel Upholds Ban on Gay Men as Blood Donors
    (14-Jun-2010)
    Experts cite small but potential danger to the blood supply, but urge more research

  • Contaminated Cocaine Can Cause Flesh to Rot
    (01-Jun-2010)
    Report finds veterinary medicine in drug may cause outer layer of skin to die

  • Health Tip: When Your Blood Clots Excessively
    (28-May-2010)
    Dangerous consequences may include heart attack, stroke or a lung clot

  • Common Diabetes Drug Linked to Vitamin B-12 Deficiency
    (21-May-2010)
    Type 2 patients taking metformin should get levels tested regularly, study suggests

  • Tibetans' Genes Help Them Thrive at High Altitudes
    (13-May-2010)
    Researchers isolate unique DNA that help residents cope with lower-oxygen environment

  • Sickle Cell Disease Tied to Cognitive Difficulties
    (11-May-2010)
    Lowered blood oxygen levels may be to blame, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Spot the Signs of Deep Venous Thrombosis
    (07-May-2010)
    A blood clot that usually forms in the leg

  • Tumor Cells in Blood Affect Breast Cancer Survival
    (07-May-2010)
    In metastatic disease, more circulating cells means higher risk of death, study finds

  • Anemia Drugs Hold Dangers for Kidney Patients
    (06-May-2010)
    Study finds increased risks for potential deadly complications

  • New Parasite Screening Test Approved
    (03-May-2010)
    For donated blood, tissue and organs

  • Parent Error Common When Medicating Chronically Ill Kids
    (03-May-2010)
    Even well-educated parents need more help with lifesaving drug regimens, study finds

  • Anemia Harder to Treat in Black Children With Kidney Disease
    (27-Apr-2010)
    Treatment tailored to reflect race may be needed, researchers suggest

  • Anemia Harder to Treat in Black Children With Kidney Disease
    (27-Apr-2010)
    Treatment tailored to reflect race may be needed, researchers suggest

  • Earlier Detection of Breast Cancer May Be Possible
    (20-Apr-2010)
    Blood test could indicate presence of disease long before diagnosis, study says

  • Prostate Cancer Patients at Higher Risk of Blood Clots
    (14-Apr-2010)
    Dangers were greatest for those on hormone therapy, study found

  • Compression Device May Outperform Meds After Hip Surgery
    (08-Apr-2010)
    Leg pump looks as effective as blood thinner, study finds

  • Sickle Cell Disease Patients Seek Acute Pain Care Repeatedly
    (06-Apr-2010)
    Researchers find frequent returns to hospital for treatment, at higher rates than expected

  • Sickle Cell Disease Patients Seek Acute Pain Care Repeatedly
    (06-Apr-2010)
    Researchers find frequent returns to hospital for treatment, at higher rates than expected

  • Asclera Approved to Treat Varicose Veins
    (31-Mar-2010)
    Improves appearance of swollen or twisted blood vessels

  • In Pregnancy, Leg Clots More Likely on Left Side
    (30-Mar-2010)
    Doctors should be alert for this common condition, researchers say

  • Bone Marrow Cancer Patients May Benefit From Drug Combo
    (29-Mar-2010)
    Small study had successful results in myelodysplastic syndrome patients

  • DNA Test May Cut Hospitalizations Caused by Blood Thinner
    (16-Mar-2010)
    Determining sensitivity can prevent bleeding, clotting problems, study shows

  • Aspirin Alone Works Best to Prevent Clots a Year After Stenting
    (15-Mar-2010)
    Adding Plavix didn't boost outcomes after 12 months, new study finds

  • Freezing, Medicating Away a Dangerous Irregular Heart Rhythm
    (15-Mar-2010)
    New studies suggest promising new ways to ease atrial fibrillation

  • Vaccination, Prevention Is Beating Back Hepatitis
    (10-Mar-2010)
    Programs seem to be making progress against these viruses, research suggests

  • HIV Hides Out in Bone Marrow Cells
    (08-Mar-2010)
    Another secret stash of the virus makes it that much harder to eliminate, scientists say

  • For Some on Dialysis, Anemia Drugs Pose Risks
    (02-Mar-2010)
    But experts say not using them would lower people's quality of life

  • Study Questions Value of Test for Peripheral Artery Disease
    (02-Mar-2010)
    Ankle-brachial index, and resulting aspirin therapy, may not be needed for healthier patients

  • Current Blood Thinners Face Tough Competition
    (26-Feb-2010)
    Studies provide more evidence that newcomers hold mettle against warfarin, aspirin

  • Two Sepsis Treatments Look Equally Effective
    (23-Feb-2010)
    Study attempts to settle ongoing debate

  • Hospital-Acquired Sepsis, Pneumonia a 'Growing Menace'
    (23-Feb-2010)
    With nearly 50,000 killed a year, better infection control is needed, researchers say

  • Tests to Measure Safety of Anti-Clotting Drugs of Limited Value
    (23-Feb-2010)
    Can't predict which patients are at risk for excessive bleeding during surgery, study finds

  • Health Tip: Risk Factors for Deep Vein Thrombosis
    (23-Feb-2010)
    Things that may spur clot formation

  • Low-Dose Platelet Transfusions Deemed Safe
    (17-Feb-2010)
    Study finds no bleeding risk in practice that could stretch limited supplies

  • FDA Tightens Controls on Anemia Drugs
    (16-Feb-2010)
    Procrit, similar medicines have been tied to strokes, tumor progression in cancer patients, agency says

  • FDA Tightens Controls on Anemia Drugs
    (16-Feb-2010)
    Procrit, similar medicines have been tied to strokes, tumor progression in cancer patients, agency says

  • Health Tip: Risk Factors for Varicose Veins
    (16-Feb-2010)
    People who tend to have bulging blood vessels

  • Inflammatory Bowel Ups Risk for Blood Clots
    (09-Feb-2010)
    Doctors should consider preventive measures, study suggests

  • Analysis Examines Ultrasound Use for Blood Clots
    (02-Feb-2010)
    Review suggested one scan is usually enough, but editorial begs to differ

  • Analysis Examines Ultrasound Use for Blood Clots
    (02-Feb-2010)
    Review suggested one scan is usually enough, but editorial begs to differ

  • Aging of Blood Stem Cells May Be Reversible
    (27-Jan-2010)
    Older mice 'rejuvenated' when treated with blood factors from younger mice, researchers found

  • Vitamin D May Lower Colon Cancer Risk
    (22-Jan-2010)
    The higher the level in blood tests, the less likely the disease, study finds

  • Adding Fish Oil to IV May Speed Sepsis Recovery
    (19-Jan-2010)
    Omega-3 fatty acids in the solution reduce inflammation, researchers note

  • Statins Show Promise Against Sickle Cell
    (19-Jan-2010)
    The cholesterol drugs might reduce risk of infection, researchers find

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent a Blood Clot
    (15-Jan-2010)
    Don't sit or stand in the same position for too long

  • New Anti-Clotting Drug Outperforms Plavix
    (14-Jan-2010)
    Trial shows Brilinta boosts patient outcomes with no added bleeding risk

  • Health Tip: What Can Cause Postmenopausal Bleeding?
    (30-Dec-2009)
    Symptoms that should be evaluated by a doctor

  • Synthetic Platelets Put the Brakes on Blood Loss
    (16-Dec-2009)
    In animals, they cut bleeding time in half, but use in humans is still far off

  • Blood Thinner Combos Risky for Heart Attack Patients
    (11-Dec-2009)
    Bleeding risk highest for those taking both warfarin and clopidogrel, study finds

  • New Additive Aids Blood Platelet Storage
    (10-Dec-2009)
    InterSol approved for keeping platelets up to 5 days

  • AIDS Drugs Don't Need Routine Lab Monitoring
    (09-Dec-2009)
    Finding is good news for first-line treatment in Africa, researchers say

  • Bone Marrow Transplants May Cure Sickle Cell in Adults
    (09-Dec-2009)
    Previously, only children could get transplants because adults were thought to be too sick to handle the procedure

  • Bone Marrow Transplants May Cure Sickle Cell in Adults
    (09-Dec-2009)
    Previously, only children could get transplants because adults were thought to be too sick to handle the procedure

  • Many Dialysis Patients Get Wrong Blood Thinners for Angioplasty
    (08-Dec-2009)
    Some docs not following FDA directive urging against use of Lovenox, Integrilin, study shows

  • New Blood Thinner Could Replace Warfarin to Fight Venous Clots
    (07-Dec-2009)
    Dabigatran equals older anti-clotting drug, with fewer hassles, study finds

  • Swine Flu Can Batter Kids With Sickle Cell
    (07-Dec-2009)
    Children with the disease should be vaccinated along with other high-risk groups, researchers say

  • Blood Clot Threat After Surgery Worse Than Thought
    (04-Dec-2009)
    Risk continues for 12 weeks and includes minimally invasive procedures, study finds

  • Newer Blood Thinners May Outperform Old Standbys
    (18-Nov-2009)
    Studies found warfarin, Plavix bested by latest anti-clotting alternatives

  • Heartburn Drugs Can Thwart Popular Blood Thinner
    (17-Nov-2009)
    Combination can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, U.S. officials say

  • Alternative to Warfarin May Cut Risk of Bleeding
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Dabigatran etexilate does well in trial of atrial fibrillation patients

  • Anemia Drugs May Cause Deadly Blood Clots
    (10-Nov-2009)
    Study raises more concerns about common treatment for chemo patients

  • No Gender Gap Found for Clot-Busting Drug
    (09-Nov-2009)
    Plavix helped men and women almost equally, study finds

  • Will New Anemia Drug Top Current Treatments?
    (04-Nov-2009)
    Designed for a rare condition, it might have a wider application, experts say

  • Anemia Drug May Raise Stroke Risk in Kidney Patients
    (02-Nov-2009)
    Use of Aranesp should be reserved for the most seriously ill, experts say

  • Virulent Strain of MRSA Resists Treatment
    (02-Nov-2009)
    Type that causes bloodstream infections can be quickly fatal, study finds

  • Traveling While on Dialysis Could Be Risky
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Chances of infection, anemia and more go up, study finds

  • Severe Swine Flu Could Lead to Blood Clots in Lungs: Study
    (14-Oct-2009)
    Researchers say CT scans may be needed to spot the risk

  • Fresh Blood Boosts Survival in Trauma Patients
    (02-Oct-2009)
    Death risk rises when transfused blood is more than 28 days old, study finds

  • U.S. Health Officials Announce New Heparin Formula
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Potency of blood thinner is cut as FDA alerts doctors to the safety change

  • Health Tip: Preventing Varicose Veins
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Here's what you can do

  • Improved Screening for Jaundice Can Protect Newborns
    (28-Sep-2009)
    Universal testing would help prevent severe cases that can lead to brain damage, study finds

  • Blood Thinner May Cause Skin Lesions
    (28-Sep-2009)
    Though mostly harmless, heparin-induced reaction could be serious, study finds

  • Autoimmune Disorder Linked to Stroke, Heart Attack in Women
    (28-Sep-2009)
    Smoking, birth control pills raise risk higher, research finds

  • Leukemia Drug in High Dose Helps Survival
    (23-Sep-2009)
    Two trials find daunorubicin benefits certain subsets of patients

  • Treating Childhood Leukemia With Fewer Side Effects
    (10-Sep-2009)
    Dutch researchers skip radiation treatments, some chemo but add corticosteroid

  • Blood Thinner May Prevent Chemo-Related Clots
    (01-Sep-2009)
    Daily injection cut risk in half for Italian study patients

  • Ankle Circulation Could Warn of Future Strokes
    (28-Aug-2009)
    Quick test may detect peripheral artery disease, research shows

  • Steady Improvements Seen for Young Blood Cancer Patients
    (27-Aug-2009)
    Survival has significantly increased, research shows

  • Blood Flow Mismatch Seen in Pancreatic Cancers
    (26-Aug-2009)
    Findings may help explain why many patients respond poorly to chemo and radiation

  • Treatment May Limit Graft-Versus-Host Disease
    (19-Aug-2009)
    Problem in stem-cell transplants is common when donor, recipient are not related

  • Some Birth Control Pills Safer Than Others
    (14-Aug-2009)
    European studies find types of hormones used raise or lower clot risk

  • Stem Cell Advance May Further Disease Research
    (11-Aug-2009)
    Uses for newly engineered white blood cells could include drug testing, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Anemia Caused by Iron Deficiency
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Factors that may be responsible

  • Blood Type May Boost Pancreatic Cancer Risk
    (03-Aug-2009)
    New findings are consistent with previous research

  • Blood Transfusions Not Linked to Long-Term Problems
    (31-Jul-2009)
    No evidence that cancer cells or other health conditions are spread, study finds

  • Viagra Trial for Sickle Cell Lung Problems Halted
    (28-Jul-2009)
    Safety concern from side effects prompts action by U.S. government

  • Gene Mutation Could Be Key to Rare Blood Vessel Disease
    (22-Jul-2009)
    Finding may lead to new treatments, researcher says

  • Vein Condition May Mask Serious Clot Disorder
    (20-Jul-2009)
    Superficial vein thrombosis linked to deep vein thrombosis, study says

  • Genes Linked to Cholesterol in Cells Are Identified
    (07-Jul-2009)
    Discovery could lead to new treatment targets, researchers say

  • Travelers Face Greater Risk of Leg Clots
    (06-Jul-2009)
    Review finds danger up to three times higher for this serious condition

  • New Drug Could Work Against Leukemia
    (02-Jul-2009)
    Researchers see promise for treatment of AML and other cancers

  • For Kids With Leukemia, Radiation May Be Safe to Skip
    (24-Jun-2009)
    Today's chemotherapy regimen often is enough, study finds

  • New Anticoagulant Pill Works Well in Trial
    (17-Jun-2009)
    Lower doses safe and effective after heart attack and stroke

  • Strides Made in Hemophilia Research
    (16-Jun-2009)
    Successful blood-clotting in lab could pave way for human trials, researchers say

  • No Benefit in Testing for Genes Linked to Leg Clots
    (16-Jun-2009)
    Taking precautions best way to avoid deep vein thrombosis, report says

  • Strides Made in Hemophilia Research
    (16-Jun-2009)
    Successful blood-clotting in lab could pave way for human trials, researchers say

  • Heavy Periods May Be Due to a Clotting Disorder
    (05-Jun-2009)
    Women and doctors should watch for signs of excessive blood loss, experts say

  • Researchers Detect Blood-Clotting Mechanism
    (04-Jun-2009)
    Finding could help those with potentially deadly conditions

  • Women Who Run May Benefit From Extra Folic Acid
    (31-May-2009)
    In athletes who stop menstruating, supplements boost vascular function, study finds

  • Value of Taking Aspirin to Cut Heart Risk Varies
    (29-May-2009)
    For those with no history of heart disease, risks may outweigh benefits, research suggests

  • Compression Stockings Offer Little Benefit After Stroke
    (28-May-2009)
    Risk of blood clots not affected by their use, new research shows

  • Drug Combo Keeps Kidney Artery-Vein Grafts Viable
    (20-May-2009)
    Aspirin plus anti-clotting therapy boosts dialysis patients' quality of life, study says

  • Urine Test Predicts Vein Clot Risk
    (05-May-2009)
    Those with elevated albumin levels were more likely to get DVT, pulmonary embolisms

  • Anemia Drugs May Raise Death Risk in Cancer Patients
    (01-May-2009)
    Latest findings support recent label warnings for Procrit, Aranesp, experts say

  • Topical Treatment May Ease Erectile Dysfunction
    (27-Apr-2009)
    In rat study, application of nanoparticles restored potency

  • Health Tip: Blood Tests During Pregnancy
    (23-Apr-2009)
    What your doctor is screening for

  • Device Thwarts Attacks on Transplanted Pancreatic Cells
    (23-Apr-2009)
    Could reduce need for immunosuppressants in treatment of type 1 diabetes

  • Screening Lowers Stroke Risk for Sickle Cell Kids
    (13-Apr-2009)
    But access to the tests is limited for children living far from centers, experts say

  • Screening Lowers Stroke Risk for Sickle Cell Kids
    (13-Apr-2009)
    But access to the tests is limited for children living far from centers, experts say

  • Grapefruit-Heavy Diet Helped Spur Dangerous Clot
    (03-Apr-2009)
    The fruit, combined with contraceptive pill and a genetic mutation, almost cost woman her leg, doctors say

  • Drug Improves Survival in Mice With Brain Tumors
    (02-Apr-2009)
    Cediranib reduces tissue swelling better than steroids, team says

  • Statin Might Help Fight Blood Clots in Veins
    (30-Mar-2009)
    Cholesterol-lowering Crestor cut risk by 43 percent, study found

  • Statin Might Help Fight Blood Clots in Veins
    (30-Mar-2009)
    Cholesterol-lowering Crestor cut risk by 43%, study found

  • Family History Plays Key Role in Blood Clot Risk
    (23-Mar-2009)
    Study finds odds more than doubled, especially if kin was diagnosed at young age

  • High Blood Fat Levels Common in Americans
    (23-Mar-2009)
    And those fats, called triglycerides, may contribute to heart risk, study says

  • Family History Plays Key Role in Blood Clot Risk
    (23-Mar-2009)
    Study finds odds more than doubled, especially if kin was diagnosed at young age

  • Genetics Should Decide Warfarin Dose, Study Reiterates
    (20-Mar-2009)
    What works for some people might be dangerous for others

  • FDA Panel Backs New Anti-Clotting Drug
    (20-Mar-2009)
    Rivaroxaban could replace heparin after hip- or knee-replacement surgery

  • Dialysis Via Fistulas May Help Young or Old
    (13-Mar-2009)
    Technique is underutilized in the U.S., expert says

  • Scientists ID Biomarkers for Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (12-Mar-2009)
    Blood samples from women had higher levels of 2 proteins before they developed disease

  • Migraines in Pregnancy Boost Vascular Risks
    (11-Mar-2009)
    Headaches should be seen as indicator of other problems, expert says

  • Study Links Blood Type and Pancreatic Cancer
    (10-Mar-2009)
    Findings shed light on gene serving as marker for others involved in tumor development

  • Weekend Admission May Be Riskier for GI Bleeding
    (02-Mar-2009)
    Studies find higher death rates, longer hospital stays and greater costs

  • Scientists Gain Insight Into Blood Cancer's Progression
    (20-Feb-2009)
    Findings for chronic myeloid leukemia may have wider implications, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Living With Sickle Cell Disease
    (20-Feb-2009)
    Help prevent a crisis

  • Salt Boosts Blood Pressure in High-Risk Patients
    (16-Feb-2009)
    Metabolic syndrome may enhance sodium's effect on the body, study suggests

  • Even Mismatched Cord Blood Can Help Kids
    (13-Feb-2009)
    More patients, especially ethnic and racial minorities, could get transplants, study finds

  • New Anti-Clotting Treatment Urged for Cancer Patients
    (13-Feb-2009)
    Warfarin failed to reduce catheter-related clots, study finds

  • 1st Drug From Genetically Altered Animals Approved
    (09-Feb-2009)
    ATryn sanctioned for rare genetic blood disorder

  • Needed: Blood Donations
    (06-Feb-2009)
    Supplies tend to run dangerously short this time of year

  • Dialysis Patients Do Better at Higher Altitudes
    (04-Feb-2009)
    Researchers say finding may one day lead to better treatment for those living near sea level

  • Preeclampsia in Pregnancy Boosts Future Health Risks
    (30-Jan-2009)
    Moms may face chance of hypertension, diabetes and blood clots, study says

  • Birthmark or Blood Vessel Problem?
    (29-Jan-2009)
    Genetics might offer early clues, finds a study in fish

  • Kidney Function Test May Not Be Cost-Effective
    (29-Jan-2009)
    Blood screen can lead to more false positives, additional work-ups

  • Plavix Plus Heartburn Drugs May Hike Heart Risk
    (28-Jan-2009)
    Combination might interfere with Plavix's anticlotting ability, experts say

  • Intensive Insulin Therapy Reduces Mortality in Sick Kids
    (27-Jan-2009)
    Lowering blood glucose levels also cut time in ICU, study finds

  • What to Do If You Have Unsightly Veins
    (24-Jan-2009)
    Women can take steps to control pain and appearance of varicose veins, expert says

  • Severe Obstetric Complications on the Increase
    (21-Jan-2009)
    More Caesarean deliveries a possible cause, study suggests

  • MRI Scans Reveal Post-Heart Attack Bleeding
    (20-Jan-2009)
    Images could offer doctors a better assessment of patient's condition, chances of recovery

  • Study Weighs Cost, Benefit of Gene Tests Before Warfarin Rx
    (20-Jan-2009)
    The screens resulted in better patient outcomes but at high price, researchers say

  • Sepsis Therapy in Preemies Fails to Boost Survival
    (16-Jan-2009)
    Study suggests future treatments should focus on wider view of antibacterial defenses

  • Riastap Approved for Rare Blood Disorder
    (16-Jan-2009)
    Congenital fibrinogen deficiency can cause uncontrolled bleeding

  • Walking Is Good for Blocked Leg Arteries
    (15-Jan-2009)
    Study shows value of exercise in treating peripheral arterial disease

  • Bed Bugs, Nearly Eradicated, Make a Comeback
    (14-Jan-2009)
    Study finds blood-sucking critters' resistance to insecticides increasing in urban areas

  • Hard-to-Treat Leukemia Cell Subtype Identified
    (14-Jan-2009)
    Discovery suggests new treatments for aggressive form of childhood disease, study says

  • Doctors Re-Examine Blood Thinners to Prevent Strokes
    (11-Jan-2009)
    They're effective, but must be used with caution, experts say

  • Genes Seem to Affect Tissues Differently
    (23-Dec-2008)
    Finding may help unravel how diseases form

  • Experts Say Blood Sugar Guidelines Remain Effective
    (18-Dec-2008)
    Despite conflicting studies, diabetes groups say good glycemic control still best course

  • Anemia Rates Down for U.S. Women and Children
    (08-Dec-2008)
    But they remain disproportionately high for minority women, study finds

  • Scientists ID Protein Aiding Breast Cancer Spread
    (08-Dec-2008)
    Called Menainv, research suggests it's a promising candidate as marker for metastasis

  • Anemia Rates Down for U.S. Women and Children
    (08-Dec-2008)
    But they remain disproportionately high for minority women, study finds

  • Gene Behind Childhood Anemias Found
    (04-Dec-2008)
    Finding could usher in new treatments for sickle cell disease and thalassemia

  • Higher Chemo Drug Dose Prolongs Lives of Leukemia Patients
    (04-Dec-2008)
    Side effects similar to those seen with standard dose of daunorubicin, study shows

  • Gene Behind Childhood Anemias Found
    (04-Dec-2008)
    Finding could usher in new treatments for sickle cell disease and thalassemia

  • Health Tip: Are You Anemic?
    (03-Dec-2008)
    Here are possible warning signs

  • Health Tip: Are You Anemic?
    (03-Dec-2008)
    Here are possible warning signs

  • Report Confirms Source of Contaminated Heparin
    (03-Dec-2008)
    A man-made chemical was added to the blood thinner imported from China

  • Another Study Warns of Risk From Cardiac Surgery Drug
    (02-Dec-2008)
    Patients given Trasylol have a higher death risk, data review finds

  • Transfusing Anemic Cancer Patients Boosts Clot Risk
    (28-Nov-2008)
    But the danger is about the same as using drugs for treatment, study suggests

  • Transfusing Anemic Cancer Patients Boosts Clot Risk
    (28-Nov-2008)
    But the danger is about the same as using drugs for treatment, study suggests

  • 'Fresh' Transfusions Improve Odds for Cancer Patients After Surgery
    (24-Nov-2008)
    But only if the blood was less than nine days old, study found

  • Promacta Approved for Rare Blood Disorder
    (24-Nov-2008)
    Affects about 60,000 people in United States

  • China Documents First Case of Tick-Borne Disease Spread
    (18-Nov-2008)
    Human-to-human transfer caused by contact with blood, respiratory secretion

  • Cancer Drug Ups Risk of Clots in Veins
    (18-Nov-2008)
    Those on Avastin faced 33% increased risk of dangerous side effect

  • Blood Sugar Control Helps Diabetics Preserve Sight
    (14-Nov-2008)
    Close monitoring means type 1 patients can avoid retinopathy, study suggests

  • Unique Bone Marrow Transplant Said to Cure Sickle Cell
    (14-Nov-2008)
    Technique is safe and effective, say Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh reseachers

  • Flu Shots Lower Risk of Blood Clots
    (11-Nov-2008)
    Study found getting one reduced chances by 26%

  • Flu Shots Lower Risk of Blood Clots
    (11-Nov-2008)
    Study found getting one reduced chances by 26%

  • Statins Lower Blood Marker for Prostate Cancer
    (30-Oct-2008)
    But it's not clear if the cholesterol-lowering drugs protect against the disease

  • Key Blood Test Protein May Not Cause Heart Disease
    (29-Oct-2008)
    CRP may only reflect existing cardiovascular trouble, study finds

  • Statins Lower Risk of Clots in Cancer Patients
    (27-Oct-2008)
    Study found those who took them were less likely to get venous thromboembolism

  • Women Smokers Prone to Dangerous Blood Vessel Condition
    (15-Oct-2008)
    Risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm is 8 times higher than in nonsmokers, study says

  • Warfarin Underused in Atrial Fibrillation Patients
    (14-Oct-2008)
    Study says blood thinner not prescribed often enough, but notes it's hard to manage

  • Little-Known Fat Can Be a Heartbreaker
    (10-Oct-2008)
    Elevated lipoprotein (a) levels boost cardiovascular disease risk for some

  • Kogenate FS Prevents Joint Damage in Young Hemophiliacs
    (10-Oct-2008)
    Hemophilia A affects about 15,000 in the U.S.

  • Simpler Test May Be Best for Diagnosing Blood Clots in Leg
    (07-Oct-2008)
    Compression ultrasound similar to more expensive whole-leg color ultrasound, study finds

  • Health Tip: Meeting Criteria for Blood Donation
    (30-Sep-2008)
    They include your health history

  • Anemia Drugs Linked to Stroke Study Deaths: FDA
    (26-Sep-2008)
    Procrit, Aranesp already bear warning labels due to cancer concerns, experts note

  • Researchers ID Ovarian Cancer Biomarker
    (23-Sep-2008)
    Finding could advance new drugs targeting blood cells surrounding tumors, study says

  • Simple Blood Test Could Spot Alzheimer's Risk
    (19-Sep-2008)
    Levels of amyloid beta peptide increase before, decrease after disease presents, study says

  • Calcium Supplements Cut Blood Lead Levels During Pregnancy
    (18-Sep-2008)
    Low-cost therapy reduces threat of transfer from mother's bones to fetus or nursing infant

  • Immune System Biomarkers May Predict Early Lung Cancer
    (15-Sep-2008)
    Method could prove effective in identifying other common types of disease, study says

  • Migraine Sufferers Face Greater Blood Clot Risk
    (15-Sep-2008)
    But condition doesn't hasten hardening of arteries, researchers say

  • Broad Screening of Blood Clots May Find Cancers Earlier
    (12-Sep-2008)
    Analysis suggests CT scan could boost detection 21% in those with unexplained masses

  • Broad Screening of Blood Clots May Find Cancers Earlier
    (12-Sep-2008)
    Analysis suggests CT scan could boost detection 21% in those with unexplained masses

  • Imaging Shows Why Injured Brains 'Work Harder'
    (11-Sep-2008)
    Tool highlighting increased blood flow could become standard measure of rehab, study says

  • Tight Blood Sugar Control Helps Diabetics Long-Term
    (10-Sep-2008)
    A period of strict management with drugs has effects that last long after therapy ends, study finds

  • Health Tip: Warning Signs of a Bleeding Disorder
    (29-Aug-2008)
    See your doctor if you have symptoms

  • Most Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Take Inadequate Blood Thinner Dose
    (28-Aug-2008)
    Warfarin could cut stroke risk by 67%, but patients and doctors say drug is hard to manage

  • Combination Therapy Helps to Combat Myeloma
    (27-Aug-2008)
    Adding Velcade to standard drug therapy prolonged survival, study finds

  • Findings Challenge Tight Glucose Control for Critically Ill Patients
    (26-Aug-2008)
    Analysis of 29 previous studies found no significant difference in hospital death rates

  • For Rare Blood Disorder, Pumping Iron Is the Cure
    (25-Aug-2008)
    Doctors say bloodletting is the best available option for people with hemochromatosis

  • Finding May Allow Some Women to Stop Blood Thinners
    (25-Aug-2008)
    It details risk factors for recurrent blood clots

  • Smokers More Likely to Bleed After Throat Surgery
    (22-Aug-2008)
    Understanding link may help doctors better counsel patients before operations

  • Bone Marrow Treatment Approved for Rare Bleeding Disorder
    (22-Aug-2008)
    Stimulates marrow to compensate for low platelet count

  • Compression Stockings Often Incorrectly Used
    (20-Aug-2008)
    29% of patients had problems with size of devices used to prevent deep vein clots, study finds

  • Compression Stockings Often Incorrectly Used
    (20-Aug-2008)
    29% of patients had problems with size of devices used to prevent deep vein clots, study finds

  • Health Tip: Who's Prone to Iron Deficiency?
    (19-Aug-2008)
    Menstruating women to blood donors, among others

  • Mathematical Model Helps Predict Cancer Tumor Size
    (19-Aug-2008)
    Calculations were close to what was actually seen in clinical practice, Stanford team says

  • A Hope: Contaminant-Free Synthetic Heparin
    (18-Aug-2008)
    Team of chemists makes blood thinner in lab, but hopes for large-scale production

  • New Test Diagnoses Anemia in Chronic Disease
    (05-Aug-2008)
    Tool detects concentration of active hepcidin in the blood, researchers say

  • New Test Diagnoses Anemia in Chronic Disease
    (05-Aug-2008)
    Tool detects concentration of active hepcidin in the blood, researchers say

  • Immune System Protein Predicts Toxic Shock Survival
    (01-Aug-2008)
    Finding may enable investigators to screen lower risk patients from trials of new therapies

  • Researchers Test New Source for Blood Platelets
    (31-Jul-2008)
    Japanese study in mice generates viable particles from embryonic stem cell lines

  • Varicose, Spider Veins May Be Inevitable for Some
    (20-Jul-2008)
    It may seem just cosmetic, but condition can lead to more serious problems, doctor warns

  • Incidence of Mantle Cell Lymphoma on Rise
    (18-Jul-2008)
    Aggressive form of non-Hodgkin disease puts older men chiefly at risk, study finds

  • A Better Blood Test for Heart Risk?
    (18-Jul-2008)
    Tracking 2 proteins might be more precise than cholesterol readings, experts say

  • Poor Blood Sugar Control After Heart Surgery Impacts Outcomes
    (14-Jul-2008)
    Even patients without diabetes face 4-fold increase in death, major complications

  • Thalidomide Continues to Show Benefits Against Myeloma
    (09-Jul-2008)
    The once-notorious drug aiding certain patients with the blood cancer

  • Low Iron Levels Cut Cancer Risk in Men With PAD
    (08-Jul-2008)
    Those who had phlebotomy were 37% less likely to develop disease

  • A Blood Marker Could Spot Diabetes Risk
    (08-Jul-2008)
    Higher levels of fetuin-A were linked to later disease development, study found

  • Oral Drug Helps Prevent Clotting After Hip Replacement
    (25-Jun-2008)
    Daily dose of rivaroxaban cut risk of venous thromboembolism, study finds

  • New Anti-Clotting Pill Works Well in Trials
    (25-Jun-2008)
    It's easier to use and produces fewer blood clots, studies find

  • One Gene May Be Key to Myeloma
    (23-Jun-2008)
    The discovery holds promise as a treatment target for this diverse disease, experts say

  • Symptoms Plus Blood Test Boost Ovarian Cancer Detection
    (23-Jun-2008)
    The combo uncovered 80% of early-stage tumors, researchers say

  • Blood Substitute Found Safe in Large Phase III Trial
    (20-Jun-2008)
    It worked best in those under 80, could ease expected worldwide shortfall of supplies

  • Low Blood Sodium Predicts Mortality in PAH Patients
    (20-Jun-2008)
    Routine measurement could be a vital indicator for treating narrowing of lung arteries

  • Sickle Cell Drug Underused by Physicians
    (20-Jun-2008)
    Review of data on hydroxyurea shows it works, but long-term effects are unknown

  • Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Anemia
    (19-Jun-2008)
    Women are more likely than men to become anemic

  • Pancreatic Cancer Biomarkers Found
    (13-Jun-2008)
    Blood test for 5 proteins could detect disease sooner, when it's more treatable

  • Formula Puts Doctor, Patient Glucose Readings on Same Page
    (07-Jun-2008)
    Math converts two systems into better measurement, study says

  • Stretching Exercises May Protect Against Preeclampsia
    (06-Jun-2008)
    Findings apply to women inactive before pregnancy or previous history of condition

  • Scientists ID Gene Regulating Blood Glucose Levels
    (06-Jun-2008)
    Copies of variant don't boost type 2 diabetes risk but could suggest its causes

  • Anemia Drugs May Speed Tumor Growth in Some Cancer Patients
    (02-Jun-2008)
    Widely prescribed blood-boosters might stimulate malignant cells, hasten death, study says

  • Anemia Drugs May Speed Tumor Growth in Some Cancer Patients
    (02-Jun-2008)
    Widely prescribed blood-boosters might stimulate malignant cells, hasten death, study says

  • Researchers Develop Stem Line With Sickle Cell Mutation
    (29-May-2008)
    Technique could allow scientists to more quickly screen models for drugs to treat diseases

  • Patch Form of HRT Poses Less Clotting Risks Than Pill Does
    (23-May-2008)
    Analysis finds pill more than doubles risk while patch only increases it slightly

  • Lung Trouble Associated With Sickle Cell in Kids
    (22-May-2008)
    Decline in function needs to be addressed more aggressively, study says

  • Sorafenib Shows Promise for Heart-Lung Disease
    (20-May-2008)
    Cancer drug interferes with abnormal cell growth seen in pulmonary hypertension

  • Teen Blood Donors More Prone to Complications
    (20-May-2008)
    Fainting, bruising could keep this important donor pool from giving again, experts warn

  • Blood Test Helps Docs Assess Breast Cancer Treatment
    (16-May-2008)
    New tool could allow physicians to determine much sooner if therapy is working

  • New Therapy Kills Human Leukemia Cells in Mice
    (16-May-2008)
    Technique expands natural killer cells in cord blood more than 30-fold

  • Blood-Thinner No Help for Dialysis Treatment
    (13-May-2008)
    Plavix didn't improve results for patients who underwent circulatory procedure

  • Air Pollution Linked to Blood Clots in Legs
    (12-May-2008)
    Study suggests dirty air may be even more dangerous than previously thought

  • New Class of Drugs Might Treat Many Conditions
    (09-May-2008)
    Vaptans ease painful periods, glaucoma, depression and many other diseases, researchers say

  • Several Therapies Show Promise for Vascular Depression
    (07-May-2008)
    Found in patients over 60, condition associated with loss of blood supply to the brain

  • Anti-Clotting Drug as Good as Aspirin at Stopping Second Stroke
    (05-May-2008)
    Cilostazol also resulted in fewer brain bleeds than aspirin, study finds

  • New Targets Found That Stop Tumor Growth
    (02-May-2008)
    Blocking blood vessel formation has already worked against breast, colon cancers

  • Mouse Skin Cells Reprogrammed to Act Like Embryonic Stem Cells
    (30-Apr-2008)
    New cells were coaxed into becoming three kinds of cardiac cells

  • Viscosity Enhancers Curb Bleeding Complications
    (29-Apr-2008)
    Loss of 40% or more of blood can be life-threatening

  • Pituitary Hormone May Boost Women's Heart Risk
    (29-Apr-2008)
    Thyrotropin levels increasing even within normal range associated with dangers

  • Infection, Cardiac Woes Send Heart Failure Patients to the Hospital
    (28-Apr-2008)
    Pneumonia, arrhythmias, poor blood flow blamed for almost 2 of every 3 admissions

  • Experimental Blood Substitutes Unsafe, Study Finds
    (28-Apr-2008)
    FDA delay in acting on heart hazards might have put some in jeopardy, researchers say

  • Health Tip: If You Have to Take Iron Supplements
    (23-Apr-2008)
    Suggestions to make the medicine go down

  • Cutting Phosphate May Protect Kidney Patients From Heart Trouble
    (23-Apr-2008)
    High levels are major source of cardiovascular death risk in those with chronic disease

  • Gene Variant Boosts Risk for Stress-Related Ischemia
    (22-Apr-2008)
    Patients 3 times more likely to suffer dangerous spike in blood flow to heart, study finds

  • Donor Dogs Give the Gift of Life
    (18-Apr-2008)
    Four-legged heroes -- cats, too -- are maintaining the veterinary blood supply

  • Mice Can Sense Oxygen Through Their Skin
    (17-Apr-2008)
    Finding hints of new treatments for anemia, other diseases that affect red blood cells

  • Health Tip: Donating Blood
    (14-Apr-2008)
    Here's what to expect

  • Detecting, Diagnosing Breast Cancers
    (14-Apr-2008)
    Studies evaluate importance of imaging devices in prognosis, treatment of disease

  • Tight Backpack Straps Cut Blood to Shoulders, Arms
    (07-Apr-2008)
    Carrying 26 pounds for just 10 minutes can lead to fatigue, loss of motor skills

  • One-Third of Dementia Cases Laid to Small Blood Vessel Damage
    (06-Apr-2008)
    Findings back control of hypertension, diabetes that may contribute to cumulative effects

  • Anemia Triples Risk of Local Recurrence in Breast Cancer Patients
    (03-Apr-2008)
    No differences seen in overall survival, metastasis when chemo triggered low red blood cell count

  • Small Brain Lesions More Common Than Thought in Those Over 60
    (31-Mar-2008)
    High blood pressure, smoking, genetics determine where they occur

  • Biomarker May Signal HIV Progression
    (28-Mar-2008)
    Increase in specific white blood cells could warn doctors early to change treatments

  • A Bone Marrow Disease With a Brighter Prognosis
    (23-Mar-2008)
    New drugs, transplantation helping people with aplastic anemia live longer, fuller lives

  • FDA Identifies Contaminant in Blood-Thinning Drug
    (19-Mar-2008)
    Chemically altered form of natural compound found in heparin samples

  • Transfusions of 'Older' Blood Don't Work as Well
    (19-Mar-2008)
    Mortality, complication rates higher than with freshly stored units, study finds

  • New Foam Treatment for Varicose Veins
    (18-Mar-2008)
    Study says it passed safety tests and is relatively painless

  • Umbilical Cord Blood Injections Aid Aging Brains
    (17-Mar-2008)
    Rat study shows treatment reduced neuroinflammation affecting memory

  • Study Finds Potential Cause of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    (17-Mar-2008)
    Data could lead to new drugs to check vascular proliferation that is hallmark of eye disease

  • FDA Panel Supports Anemia Drugs for Cancer Patients
    (13-Mar-2008)
    But adds strong caveats on their use for some undergoing chemo

  • Radioimmunotherapy After Chemo Safe for Common Lymphoma
    (13-Mar-2008)
    Combo treatment improved overall survival rates in follicular non-Hodgkin lymphoma

  • Continuous Doctor Care Key to Childhood Screenings
    (10-Mar-2008)
    Infants at lower risk for environmental, biological diseases if same physician is used

  • Blood Stem Cells Originate in the Placenta
    (07-Mar-2008)
    Finding may help scientists recreate this microenvironment for disease treatments

  • Constant High Blood Sugar Disables Insulin 'Off' Switch
    (06-Mar-2008)
    Researchers say mouse study reversing that pattern offers hope of new diabetes treatments

  • Genetic Test Predicts Response to Warfarin
    (05-Mar-2008)
    Using it could save money and lives, expert says

  • Baxter Recalls Rest of Heparin Products
    (29-Feb-2008)
    Investigation into allergic reactions, deaths related to blood thinner continues

  • Biomarkers for Mood May Alter Psychiatric Treatments
    (28-Feb-2008)
    Study finds blood can used to diagnose severity of bipolar illness

  • Two Drugs Found Equal in Treatment of Septic Shock
    (27-Feb-2008)
    But vasopressin might be slightly better than norepinephrine in less severe cases

  • Research May Yield New Weapons Against Sepsis
    (27-Feb-2008)
    The severe blood infection kills more than 33,000 Americans per year, experts say

  • Anemia Drugs for Cancer Patients Increase Death Risk
    (26-Feb-2008)
    Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents also boost risk of blood clots, study says

  • Blood Clots in Legs, Lungs Predispose Patients to Repeat Episodes
    (25-Feb-2008)
    They're at risk for new blockages within 3 years, study finds

  • Hemophilia Treatment Approved
    (21-Feb-2008)
    Xyntha supplements affected blood factor

  • Researchers Make Stem Cells That Secrete Insulin
    (20-Feb-2008)
    Mouse study suggests it could help control diabetes in humans

  • Mix-Up Behind FDA's Failure to Inspect China Blood-Thinner Plant
    (18-Feb-2008)
    Agency error means facility linked to fatal lots of injected heparin was ignored, officials say

  • Transplanted Liver Lining Cells May Cure Hemophilia
    (14-Feb-2008)
    Experiments in mice may lead to new treatments for the disease, study suggests

  • Transplanted Liver Lining Cells May Cure Hemophilia
    (14-Feb-2008)
    Experiments in mice may lead to new treatments for the disease, study suggests

  • Vaccine Could Cut Bouts With Stomach Flu
    (12-Feb-2008)
    Controlling quickly mutating noroviruses might mean yearly changes in formula

  • Manufacturer Halts Production of Blood Thinner Heparin
    (11-Feb-2008)
    Drug linked to hundreds of allergic reactions and possibly 4 deaths, FDA says

  • First 90 Days After Stopping Plavix Most Dangerous
    (05-Feb-2008)
    Study finds highest risk of adverse events for heart patients is in early period

  • Sorafenib Slows Growth of Some Leukemias
    (01-Feb-2008)
    Drug shows potential for patients with specific gene mutations, researchers find

  • Docs Should Tell All About Cord Blood Banks
    (31-Jan-2008)
    New guidelines say differences between nonprofit, for-profit banks should be explained

  • Hospital Patients' Blood Clot Risk High
    (31-Jan-2008)
    But international study finds many aren't getting preventive treatments

  • Anti-Clotting Drug Helps Infants With Heart Ills
    (29-Jan-2008)
    Study shows use for small doses of Plavix in children under 2

  • Clot-Busting Drug Offers New Approach to DVT
    (29-Jan-2008)
    Injecting directly into clots prevents recurrence and painful side effects, small trial finds

  • Illness Presents Diabetics With Special Challenges
    (20-Jan-2008)
    Managing medications when sick can keep complications at arm's length, group advises

  • FDA Warns Clot Risk Higher in Birth Control Patch Than Pill
    (19-Jan-2008)
    Agency is updating Ortho Evra's labeling to reflect results of new study

  • Genetically Engineered Clotting Solution Approved
    (18-Jan-2008)
    To limit bleeding after surgery

  • Study Gets Closer to Origins of Leukemia
    (17-Jan-2008)
    Targeting a mutated cell might bring better treatments, researchers say

  • Sealant Helps Stem Bleeding During Surgery
    (16-Jan-2008)
    Helps blood clot when applied to small vessels

  • Sickle Cell Patients in More Pain Than Thought
    (16-Jan-2008)
    Many are struggling at home almost every day

  • 14 New Blood-Typing Tests Approved
    (11-Jan-2008)
    To help ensure safe transfusions

  • FDA Reports New Risks Posed by Anemia Drugs
    (03-Jan-2008)
    ESAs can spur faster cancer growth and earlier death, agency says

  • FDA Reports New Risks Posed by Anemia Drugs
    (03-Jan-2008)
    ESAs can spur faster cancer growth and earlier death, agency says

  • Voluven Helps Minimize Surgical Blood Loss
    (27-Dec-2007)
    A 'blood volume expander'

  • Microchip Spots Stray Tumor Cells in the Bloodstream
    (19-Dec-2007)
    Device might aid in the detection and monitoring of cancer, developers say

  • CT Scans Catch More Clots in Lungs
    (18-Dec-2007)
    Study finds newer method slightly more effective than traditional lung scans

  • Researchers Find Great Granddaddy of All Blood Cells
    (13-Dec-2007)
    Discovery could yield targeted treatments for leukemia, bone marrow transplants

  • Possible Cure for Rare Lymphoma Reported
    (10-Dec-2007)
    Other blood cancer treatment advances announced at hematology meeting

  • Unrelated Cord Blood Helps Infants With Metabolic Disorders
    (10-Dec-2007)
    It's a viable option with lower risk of complications, study finds

  • Blood Markers Might Predict Clotting Risk With HRT
    (08-Dec-2007)
    Postmenopausal women with high levels of D-dimer face greatest chance of trouble

  • New Kind of Stem Cells Reverse Sickle Cell Anemia
    (06-Dec-2007)
    Mouse study proves these stem cells could treat diseases, though dangers remain

  • Drug May Help Reverse Clotting Deficiency
    (28-Nov-2007)
    Eltrombopag might also aid patients with hepatitis liver disease, study finds

  • FDA Issues New Warnings for Anemia Drugs
    (08-Nov-2007)
    ESAs can increase cancer growth, cause stroke and heart attacks, revised label warns

  • FDA Issues New Warnings for Anemia Drugs
    (08-Nov-2007)
    ESAs can increase cancer growth, cause stroke and heart attacks, revised label warns

  • Diesel Exhaust Increases Clot Formation
    (07-Nov-2007)
    2 hours after exposure to fumes, volunteers' blood platelets thickened, study found

  • Blood-Incompatible Heart Transplants Safe for Infants
    (05-Nov-2007)
    Study data shows mortality could be reduced 20% for those awaiting new organ

  • Blood Pressure Tougher to Tame in Winter
    (05-Nov-2007)
    Frigid temperatures may help keep vessels constricted, experts say

  • Female Blood Donor Concern May Be Unfounded
    (24-Oct-2007)
    No link between women's plasma, rare lung condition, study finds

  • Simpler Anemia Treatment May Help Kidney Patients
    (19-Oct-2007)
    Newer drug is given just once per month, experts say

  • Blood Test Might Spot Alzheimer's Early
    (15-Oct-2007)
    18 proteins ID at-risk patients years before clinical diagnosis, scientists say

  • Studies Probe Weaknesses in Donated Blood
    (09-Oct-2007)
    It's never as good as the body's own at delivering oxygen to tissue, researchers say

  • Inflammatory Substance May Boost Eye Trouble
    (08-Oct-2007)
    C-reactive protein raises odds of age-related macular degeneration, experts say

  • Thalidomide Improves Outcomes for Older Myeloma Patients
    (05-Oct-2007)
    Adding the drug to standard chemo boosted survival, study found

  • Toxic Shock Drug Might Aid Trauma Victims
    (27-Sep-2007)
    Norepinephrine added to fluids protects against blood loss, study finds

  • Fecal Blood Tests Effective at Spotting Colon Cancer
    (25-Sep-2007)
    But they are underused, experts say

  • Mother's Blood Could Offer Insights Into Fetal Health
    (21-Sep-2007)
    Non-invasive test for fetal RNA offers possible advance over invasive tests

  • Gene Test Could Boost Myeloma Treatment
    (20-Sep-2007)
    Certain DNA influences who'll respond best to therapy, scientists say

  • Genetic Test Approved for Sensitivity to Blood Thinner
    (18-Sep-2007)
    Some people who take Coumadin at higher risk of bleeding

  • New Test Screens for Bacteria in Blood Platelets
    (18-Sep-2007)
    Should benefit patients in need of transfusions

  • Falling Platelet Counts May Signal HIV-Linked Dementia
    (13-Sep-2007)
    Study finds a strong correlation, with risk doubling as blood cells decline

  • New Drug No Substitute for Standard Blood-Clot Therapy
    (12-Sep-2007)
    Idraparinux effective, but research found higher rates of bleeding with long-term use

  • Lowering Blood Protein Won't Help Kidney Patients
    (11-Sep-2007)
    Homocysteine may be a marker, not a cause, of renal trouble, study suggests

  • Researchers Find Better Way to Deliver Blood Thinner
    (07-Sep-2007)
    New gene-linked formula should stop trial-and-error warfarin dosing

  • Controversial Anemia Drug Doesn't Cut Need for Transfusions
    (05-Sep-2007)
    But it may reduce mortality rates among trauma patients, study finds

  • Controversial Anemia Drug Doesn't Cut Need for Transfusions
    (05-Sep-2007)
    But it may reduce mortality rates among trauma patients, study finds

  • Health Tip: Risk Factors for Varicose Veins
    (29-Aug-2007)
    Who's most likely to develop them

  • Blood Clotting Protein Helps Stem Surgical Bleeding
    (28-Aug-2007)
    Evithrom derived from human blood plasma

  • When 'Good' Cholesterol Goes Bad
    (22-Aug-2007)
    HDL analysis uncovers a dark side, but also a new way it fights heart disease

  • Scientists Probe Sepsis' Deadly Secrets
    (17-Aug-2007)
    Inflammatory condition is 10th leading killer in United States, experts say

  • FDA Updates Prescription Guidelines for Blood Thinner
    (16-Aug-2007)
    Gene variations dictate how quickly a patient metabolizes warfarin, officials say

  • Direct-to-Consumer Drug Ads Booming Despite Criticisms
    (15-Aug-2007)
    Experts suggest a shutdown on such pitches to the public

  • Natural Protein May Be Lymphoma's 'Bodyguard'
    (01-Aug-2007)
    Blocking Galectin 1 could be new means of fighting cancer, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Before You Use a Blood Thinner
    (17-Jul-2007)
    Tell your doctor about your other meds

  • Hospitalized Patients at High Risk of Vein Clots
    (13-Jul-2007)
    But only half get clot-preventing treatments, researchers say

  • Blood Test Warns of Dangerous 'Deep Belly' Fat
    (12-Jul-2007)
    This type of fat around organs boosts health risks, researchers say

  • Many Men Getting Unnecessary Prostate Cancer Blood Tests
    (09-Jul-2007)
    Patients are often either too young or too old to benefit from PSA screening, study finds

  • Key Factors Spur Hepatitis C Treatment Success
    (06-Jul-2007)
    They include interferon drug type, viral strain, and even race, study finds

  • Health Tip: Having Blood Drawn?
    (27-Jun-2007)
    Here's what you can expect

  • Needlestick Injuries Common Among Surgery Students
    (27-Jun-2007)
    Incidents that could pass on HIV, hepatitis often go unreported, study finds

  • Blood Protein Could Predict ICU Patients' Death Risk
    (26-Jun-2007)
    'Protein C' is a marker of inflammation and organ dysfunction, researchers say

  • Home Blood Sugar Monitoring Questioned
    (26-Jun-2007)
    For many patients with type 2 diabetes it may not help with glucose control, study finds

  • New Devices Shine a Light on Blood Sugar Control
    (23-Jun-2007)
    The high-tech tools could be an alternative to needle-based tests

  • Study Tests Blood Stem Cells to Boost Immune System
    (20-Jun-2007)
    Effort could one day help patients who've undergone chemotherapy, bone marrow transplants

  • Bone Marrow May Give Rise to Blood Cancers
    (15-Jun-2007)
    The birthplace of blood cells could be a source of malignancy, research suggests

  • Abnormal Red Blood Cell Count Spells Trouble in Surgery
    (12-Jun-2007)
    Too high or too low levels up risk of post-op death for older men, study says

  • Blood Clot Screening Program Is Expanded
    (09-Jun-2007)
    Group updates free exams targeting early identification of disabling blockages

  • Umbilical Cord Beats Marrow for Leukemia Transplants
    (08-Jun-2007)
    Patients get equal survival benefit, even with less-than-perfect match, study finds

  • New Biomarkers Classify Outcomes of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers
    (07-Jun-2007)
    Protein patterns in tumors, blood serum predictive of who would fare better, studies find

  • Heart Disease Marker May Predict Prostate Cancer's Course
    (01-Jun-2007)
    Patients with higher levels of C-reactive protein fared worse, study found

  • Blood Marker Could Point to Alzheimer's Risk
    (29-May-2007)
    High levels of inflammatory protein doubled odds for the disease, study found

  • Spike in PSA Blood Level Points to Prostate Cancer's Aggressiveness
    (29-May-2007)
    Trends over time indicate need for stronger treatments, study shows

  • Actress Lainie Kazan Turns the Spotlight on DVTs
    (24-May-2007)
    Life-threatening leg blood clot struck her in her mid-30s

  • Experts Outline Use of Bisphosphonates Against Myeloma
    (23-May-2007)
    New guidelines are meant to aid doctors treating the bone marrow cancer

  • Study Suggests Cure for Hepatitis C
    (21-May-2007)
    Drug treatment eliminated presence of the virus in the blood

  • Enzyme Puts Brakes on Racing Heartbeat: Study
    (14-May-2007)
    Finding may lead to better drug treatments for common heart ailments

  • FDA Panel Urges Stronger Warnings for Anemia Drugs
    (10-May-2007)
    Prescribing medications in higher doses poses dangers, research has suggested

  • Diesel Exhaust Impairs Blood Flow to Marrow
    (04-May-2007)
    Elderly most affected by exposure to the pollutant, researchers say

  • Higher White Blood Cell Count May Boost Death Risk
    (04-May-2007)
    45-year study shows a link, especially with heart disease

  • New Drug Could Help Fight Bleeding Strokes
    (03-May-2007)
    It's one element of new American Heart Association guidelines

  • Severe Low Blood Sugar Won't Harm Brain
    (02-May-2007)
    Type 1 diabetics shouldn't worry about past hypoglycemic episodes, study suggests

  • New Treatment for Bleeding Disorder Approved
    (30-Apr-2007)
    For people having surgery

  • Better Prostate Cancer Test May Be Near
    (26-Apr-2007)
    Blood protein outperforms standard PSA in spotting aggressive tumors, study finds

  • Sopranos Star Tackles Health Role
    (23-Apr-2007)
    Aida Turturro hits the road to educate people about diabetes

  • Natural Blood Molecule Blocks HIV
    (19-Apr-2007)
    Discovery could lead to a whole new class of AIDS drugs

  • Health Tip: Not Everyone Eligible to Donate Blood
    (18-Apr-2007)
    Even the healthy

  • Many Kids in ICU Don't Need Transfusions
    (18-Apr-2007)
    Finding could reduce unnecessary procedures and risks to children, experts say

  • Glucose Triggers Brain Damage After Hypoglycemic Coma: Study
    (13-Apr-2007)
    Work with rats shows damage happened in effort to normalize blood sugar levels

  • Myeloma Drug Works Better at Lower Dose
    (06-Apr-2007)
    Survival improved so much that U.S. trial was stopped early

  • Enzyme Discovery Could Greatly Expand Blood Supply
    (02-Apr-2007)
    Molecules can convert A and B blood types to universal O

  • Gene Insights Could Boost Blood Supply
    (22-Mar-2007)
    Extending the life span of platelets may stretch product storage time, experts say

  • Study Compares Stem Cell Transplants for Myeloma
    (14-Mar-2007)
    For younger patients, a transplant from a compatible donor boosts survival

  • Blood: The Gift That Keeps on Giving
    (11-Mar-2007)
    But donations always lag behind the need, experts say

  • FDA Tightens Warnings on Anemia Drugs
    (09-Mar-2007)
    Higher-than-recommended doses can be fatal to kidney, cancer patients

  • Folate-Rich 'Super Tomato' Could Cut Birth Defects
    (07-Mar-2007)
    Gene technology could be used in rice, other staples in developing world

  • Blood Test Could Spot Panic Disorder
    (07-Mar-2007)
    The condition triggers specific genetic changes in white blood cells

  • Gene Variant Keeps Blood Triglyceride Levels Low
    (26-Feb-2007)
    And it's much more common in whites than blacks, research shows

  • Blood Test Spots Severe Enlarged Prostate
    (14-Feb-2007)
    It correctly detected the condition 90% of the time, study found

  • Blood-Letting Treatment Might Help Some Heart Patients
    (13-Feb-2007)
    It appears to reduce harmful iron stores, especially for younger people

  • Trial Looks at Timing of Anti-Clotting Drugs for Heart Attack Patients
    (13-Feb-2007)
    Findings lean toward using them later, not sooner

  • Blood Test Index May Help Liver Patients Avoid Biopsy
    (12-Feb-2007)
    It's far more accurate at spotting fibrosis than current screens, researchers say

  • Alphanate Approved for Clotting Disorder
    (02-Feb-2007)
    For people with von Willebrand disease who require surgery

  • Health Tip: Donating Bone Marrow
    (01-Feb-2007)
    It can save someone's life

  • Health Tip: Understanding Raynaud's Disease
    (26-Jan-2007)
    Blood supply to the extremities temporarily reduced

  • Test May Help Guide Blood Cancer Treatment
    (25-Jan-2007)
    Screen spots cases of chronic lymphocytic leukemia most vulnerable to drug

  • New Drug Fights Deadly Fungal Infections
    (24-Jan-2007)
    Noxafil recently gained FDA approval and is already in widespread use

  • Blood Test Distinguishes Mononucleosis, Tonsillitis
    (17-Jan-2007)
    It's an accurate, cheaper alternative to standard screens, experts say

  • Kidney Ailment Linked to Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease
    (11-Jan-2007)
    Screening test could help prevent surgery and amputations, study says

  • Higher Folate Levels May Lower Alzheimer's Risk: Study
    (09-Jan-2007)
    Association, while modest, is linked to lower levels of amino acid homocysteine in blood

  • Brain Bleeds From Blood Thinner on the Rise
    (08-Jan-2007)
    Doctors need to weigh the risk of stroke vs. bleeding before prescribing warfarin

  • Uric Acid Blood Check a Marker for Dementia
    (02-Jan-2007)
    Simple test spots cognitive decline, researchers say

  • Scientists Find Way to Remove Prion Infectivity From Animal Blood
    (22-Dec-2006)
    Research with rodents may help stem spread of mad cow-like disease in humans

  • Nicotine Can Boost Blood Vessel Growth
    (15-Dec-2006)
    But its potential as helpful drug doesn't make smoking any better for you, experts say

  • FDA Strengthens Warning on Heart Surgery Drug
    (15-Dec-2006)
    Cardiovascular, kidney risks mean Trasylol should only be used in special circumstances

  • Researchers Uncover Process Leading to Arterial Plaque Rupture
    (13-Dec-2006)
    Findings may be key to alternative therapies to prevent strokes, heart attacks

  • 3-Drug Regimen Is New Tool in Leukemia Fight
    (11-Dec-2006)
    Study finds therapy produces significant gains against blood, bone marrow cancers

  • Drug-Coated Stents Don't Boost Death Risk, U.S. Advisers Say
    (08-Dec-2006)
    But the devices may be the cause of blood clots, FDA panel notes

  • Blood Levels of Uric Acid Predict Hypertension in Blacks
    (01-Dec-2006)
    Finding points to possible test, treatments, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Blood-Thinning Drugs May Have Side Effects
    (29-Nov-2006)
    Tell your doctor if you bleed too easily

  • Health Tip: Who Needs Aspirin?
    (28-Nov-2006)
    People who may benefit from a daily dose

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Leukemia
    (23-Nov-2006)
    Signs that you should see a doctor

  • Brain's Oxygen Supply Key to Alzheimer's Risk
    (20-Nov-2006)
    Poor blood flow increases plaque buildup, mouse study finds

  • Health Tip: Thrombus vs. Embolus
    (16-Nov-2006)
    An explanation of different blood clots

  • Reversing Anemia Can Threaten Kidney Patients
    (16-Nov-2006)
    FDA to review use of blood-boosting drugs after worrisome findings from two trials

  • Blood Transfusions Won't Help All Heart Patients
    (15-Nov-2006)
    Procedure can harm those with low levels of a blood marker, researchers say

  • Anticoagulant-Antidote Pairing Passes 1st Human Safety Test
    (13-Nov-2006)
    Medication system could prove a significant advance for heart-disease patients

  • 3 Million Worldwide Die From High Blood Sugar
    (10-Nov-2006)
    Risk kicks in before glucose reaches diabetic levels, experts note

  • Health Tip: Get Enough Iron
    (07-Nov-2006)
    And help prevent anemia

  • New Drug May Expand Treatment for Hepatitic C
    (31-Oct-2006)
    Eltrombopag allows patients greater tolerance for common medications, researchers say

  • Blood Test Gauges Clot Recurrence Risk
    (25-Oct-2006)
    Some patients with deep vein thrombosis need longer drug therapy, study shows

  • High Blood Sugar Increases Risk of Blood Clots After Surgery
    (16-Oct-2006)
    Study finds a sixfold higher threat of pulmonary embolism after hip or knee replacements

  • Gum Disease Can Trigger Host of Problems
    (14-Oct-2006)
    Left untreated, it can contribute to ills ranging from diabetes to heart trouble

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Gangrene
    (13-Oct-2006)
    When body tissue dies

  • Genetic Research Offers Hope Against Sickle Cell Disease
    (12-Oct-2006)
    Despite some progress, much work remains in fight against blood disorder

  • Drug Reverses Deadly Angioplasty Complication
    (11-Oct-2006)
    Calcium channel-blocker nicardipine undid no-flow in arteries, study finds

  • Gel Could Offer Instant Bleeding Control
    (10-Oct-2006)
    A new compound may make surgery safer, hamster study suggests

  • Catheters, Other Devices Raise Infection Risk
    (29-Sep-2006)
    But new technologies may help safeguard patients, researchers say

  • 'Silent Killer' Helps Treat Lung Condition
    (22-Sep-2006)
    Carbon monoxide plays Jekyll and Hyde, destroying cells blocking blood flow

  • Program for Jehovah's Witness Patients Reduces Overall Blood Use
    (20-Sep-2006)
    Transfusion-free procedure for liver transplants also cuts costs, study finds

  • FDA Updates Warning on Contraceptive Patch
    (20-Sep-2006)
    Risk of blood clots in legs, lungs prompts label change for Ortho Evra patch

  • Blood Test Helps Spot Good Cancer Drugs
    (15-Sep-2006)
    Counting a type of cell allows researchers to gauge effectiveness

  • Older Version of Anti-Clotting Drug Effective
    (22-Aug-2006)
    Works as well as sophisticated, more expensive type of heparin, study says

  • Health Tip: Hemophiliacs, Be Cautious
    (17-Aug-2006)
    Protect yourself from injury

  • Health Tip: Hemophiliacs, Be Cautious
    (17-Aug-2006)
    Protect yourself from injury

  • Blacks, Hispanics Hospitalized More Often for Diabetes, Heart Disease
    (15-Aug-2006)
    Many cases could have been prevented through better outpatient care, U.S. group finds

  • Heart Drug May Help Reopen Arteries After Stroke
    (15-Aug-2006)
    Small study says low-dose argatroban used with intravenous rtPA may improve outcomes

  • Alternative Test Uncovers Hidden Risks for Kidney, Cardiovascular Disease
    (14-Aug-2006)
    Patients with high cystatin C protein levels were 50% more likely to die, study says

  • Health Tip: What's a Pulmonary Embolism?
    (11-Aug-2006)
    A dangerous blood clot that travels to the lungs

  • Spotting Kidney Disease Helps Heart Patients
    (07-Aug-2006)
    Experts urge blood, urine tests for those with cardiovascular trouble

  • Kidney Membrane Keeps Blood Proteins Out of Urine
    (04-Aug-2006)
    Findings in mice may help doctors develop a treatment to avoid organ failure

  • Blood Clot Threads Are Nature's Most Stretchable: Study
    (03-Aug-2006)
    Fibrin fibers could be pulled more than four times their length before they broke

  • New Test Identifies Blood Clot Risk
    (25-Jul-2006)
    Could help spot people in need of blood-thinning therapy, study says

  • Ultrasound Detects Rh-Disease Complication in Womb
    (13-Jul-2006)
    It negates the need for repeated amniocentesis, study finds

  • New Markers Won't Help Docs Assess Heart Risks
    (10-Jul-2006)
    Blood levels of C-reactive protein, other markers, add little to known risk factors, study shows

  • Research Points to Alzheimer's Blood Test
    (06-Jul-2006)
    When effective drugs arrive, early detection will be key, experts say

  • Older Transfused Blood May Raise Risks After Surgery
    (22-Jun-2006)
    Units near the 42-day storage limit could boost heart patients' chances of death, study finds

  • Geography Key to Hodgkin's Disease Outcomes
    (12-Jun-2006)
    European patients fare worse than those in U.S., study finds

  • Health Tip: DVT Can be a Complication of Surgery
    (08-Jun-2006)
    When blood clot develops in deep vein

  • Gene Technology Spots Burkitt's Lymphoma
    (07-Jun-2006)
    Until now, it's often been confused with another blood cancer

  • New Computer Scan Superior at Spotting Lung Clots
    (31-May-2006)
    But a doctor's judgment is still a vital resource, study finds

  • Health Tip: Iron Buildup Can Damage Organs
    (30-May-2006)
    Symptoms of hemochromatosis include fatigue and joint pain

  • Airline Cabin Conditions Not Linked to Blood Clots
    (16-May-2006)
    But risks for long-distance travelers are real, study authors say

  • Health Tip: Sickle Cell Disease
    (09-May-2006)
    Blood disorder can damage organs

  • Stents Boost Walking Ability for Patients With Blocked Leg Arteries
    (03-May-2006)
    Peripheral arterial disease can lead to amputation in worst cases

  • New Treatment for Bone-Marrow Disorders
    (03-May-2006)
    Some with MDS need frequent blood transfusions

  • New Method Gauges Blood Needed for Bypass Surgery
    (02-May-2006)
    It's a means of preserving this precious resource

  • Blood Clots From Heart Associated With Dementia
    (28-Apr-2006)
    British study finds a high incidence of cerebral emboli in such cases

  • Blood Test Predicts Brain Injury Outcome
    (27-Apr-2006)
    Low magnesium points to worse prognosis, researchers find

  • Hemoglobin Solution Could Limit Brain Injury
    (26-Apr-2006)
    Studies with pigs suggest it stems secondary damage

  • Health Tip: Donating Blood
    (26-Apr-2006)
    Suggestions for before, during and after

  • Blood Protein Spots ICU Patients at Risk
    (24-Apr-2006)
    C-reactive protein pinpoints those most vulnerable to infection, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Preventing Low Blood Sugar
    (24-Apr-2006)
    It can occur in non-diabetics

  • Tests Predict Long-Term Kidney Risk
    (12-Apr-2006)
    Blood, urine screens can spot the dangers decades early

  • Blocking Carbon Monoxide Could Stem Bleeding
    (06-Apr-2006)
    Rat study may open door to better trauma victim care

  • New Technique Treats Pelvic Pain in Men and Women
    (31-Mar-2006)
    Use of foam solution seems to prevent recurrence of disorder, researchers report

  • Infections May Trigger Dangerous Blood Clots
    (30-Mar-2006)
    Respiratory, urinary tract problems linked to deep vein thrombosis, study suggests

  • Human-to-Human 'Mad Cow'-Like Infection Possible
    (27-Mar-2006)
    Mouse studies suggest blood transfusions, surgeries could transmit disease

  • A Better Blood Test for Heart Disease?
    (13-Mar-2006)
    The screen spots cells body uses for self-repair, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Learn the Signs of Anemia
    (10-Mar-2006)
    They include fatigue and skin paleness

  • Experts Debate Thalidomide's Promise Against Myeloma
    (10-Mar-2006)
    Two studies show a benefit, but offer conflicting results on patient survival

  • Common Test May Spot Sickle-Cell Complications
    (10-Mar-2006)
    High enzyme levels indicate greater risks, study says

  • Common Test May Spot Sickle-Cell Complications
    (10-Mar-2006)
    High enzyme levels indicate greater risks, study says

  • Studies Highlight Problems With Anti-Clotting Drug
    (09-Mar-2006)
    Warfarin is tough to prescribe and use, doctors say

  • Thalidomide Gives Boost to Myeloma Therapy
    (08-Mar-2006)
    Once-maligned drug is proving a friend to those fighting blood cancer

  • Blood Protein Could Signal Lung Disease Risk
    (01-Mar-2006)
    CRP, commonly used to spot heart disease, may have another role, experts say

  • Weakened Immune System May Cause Crohn's Disease
    (23-Feb-2006)
    Finding runs counter to conventional wisdom, and researchers found Viagra helped

  • Antifungal Treatment Wins FDA Approval
    (21-Feb-2006)
    Eraxis fights deadly blood infections common at hospitals

  • Blood Test Could Speed Bioterror Care
    (17-Feb-2006)
    Agent-specific gene patterns arise soon after exposure, scientists say

  • Blood Test Predicts Death Risk In Patients With Shortness of Breath
    (13-Feb-2006)
    A key protein shows how likely patients are to die within one year, study shows

  • High Blood Acid Raises Death Risk in Critically Ill
    (10-Feb-2006)
    Doctors need to watch this condition carefully, study finds

  • Self-Monitoring of Blood Drug Helps Patients
    (02-Feb-2006)
    Fewer problems, lower death rate, researchers found

  • Safety Program Cuts HIV-Tainted Blood Donations in S. Africa
    (31-Jan-2006)
    Project included education efforts, closing clinics in high-risk areas

  • Scientists Spot Mad Cow Protein's 'Good Side'
    (30-Jan-2006)
    It's essential to the creation of new blood cells, research shows

  • Hepatitis B Shot Shields Newborns
    (27-Jan-2006)
    It protects them if mom carries the virus, studies show

  • Statins May Prevent Sepsis in Heart Patients
    (25-Jan-2006)
    Risk of deadly reaction to infection was reduced by cholesterol drugs, study says

  • Belly Laughs Make Hearts Happy
    (17-Jan-2006)
    Mirth gives big boost to cardiac blood flow, study finds

  • Polymer Aids in Blood Clotting
    (11-Jan-2006)
    Finding could lead to new treatment for diseases like hemophilia, study says

  • Polymer Aids in Blood Clotting
    (11-Jan-2006)
    Finding could lead to new treatment for diseases like hemophilia, study says

  • New Treatment Sanctioned for Bone Marrow Disorder
    (29-Dec-2005)
    But similar drug known to cause birth defects

  • Liver Cancer, Hepatitis C Connection Gets Clearer
    (07-Dec-2005)
    Research may explain how the virus encourages malignancy

  • Blood Test Helps Docs Spot Problem Drinkers
    (21-Nov-2005)
    The screen could reduce costs for treating chronic illnesses, study finds

  • Protein Test Points to Early Lung Cancer
    (21-Nov-2005)
    Spotting the disease in its first stages is crucial, experts say

  • U.S. Heart Patients May Get Too Many Blood Transfusions
    (15-Nov-2005)
    Many of these potentially risky procedures may be unnecessary, researchers contend

  • Prolonged Bottle-feeding Linked to Iron Deficiency
    (07-Nov-2005)
    This can lead to anemia and learning problems, researchers caution

  • Anemia May Raise Elderly Death Risk
    (26-Oct-2005)
    Treating the common condition could extend lives, researchers say

  • Anti-Aging Hormone Linked to Blood Calcium Regulation
    (20-Oct-2005)
    Lack of klotho may explain osteoporosis and other conditions of aging, study suggests

  • Hep B Booster Shot Unnecessary: Study
    (14-Oct-2005)
    Body's immune system still vigilant 10 years after vaccination

  • Booze Thins the Blood
    (14-Oct-2005)
    Alcohol's effect can be both good and bad, study finds

  • Patient Blood Bank Will Spur Ovarian Cancer Research
    (12-Oct-2005)
    The goal: an early detection test for malignancy's return

  • Stem Cell Subtype Aids Lung Patients
    (05-Oct-2005)
    The greater the number, the higher the survival rate, study finds

  • Health Tip: Nosebleeds Common in Winter
    (05-Oct-2005)
    Add a vaporizer to help

  • Marrow Transplant Technique May Help Blood Cancer Patients
    (28-Sep-2005)
    In small study, new approach rendered the procedure much less toxic

  • Sepsis Drug Fails to Help Patients at Low Risk of Death
    (28-Sep-2005)
    Clinical trial halted early due to lack of benefit, researchers report

  • Blood Test Helps Spot Epileptic Seizure
    (16-Sep-2005)
    It relies on prolactin, a seizure-linked hormone

  • 'Legs For Life' Program Targets Poor Blood Flow
    (01-Sep-2005)
    Many Americans have peripheral artery disease but do not know it, experts say

  • fant Iron Deficiency
    (23-Aug-2005)
    It's three times more effective than current test, study says

  • fant Iron Deficiency
    (23-Aug-2005)
    It's three times more effective than current test, study says

  • Anemia Raises Heart Failure Risks
    (16-Aug-2005)
    Improving hemoglobin levels could save lives, study suggests

  • Brain Protein Influences Weight Gain
    (16-Aug-2005)
    Drugs modeled on SH2-B may help fight diabetes, obesity, experts say

  • New Clotting Drug Fails in Trial
    (01-Aug-2005)
    Heparinase I study stopped early due to side effects

  • Ibuprofen Before Gum Surgery Raises Bleeding
    (19-Jul-2005)
    Study suggests patients should halt use of the drug before procedure

  • People Not Heeding Vitamin E Warnings
    (19-Jul-2005)
    Many taking high daily doses despite evidence it may be harmful

  • Genes Take Some Blame for Poor Cholesterol
    (11-Jul-2005)
    Twins study finds similar responses from high-fat diets

  • Piercing Staph Bug's 'Golden Armor'
    (11-Jul-2005)
    Better understanding of this lethal bacterium points to weakness

  • Lack of Amino Acid Spurs Deadly Sickle Cell Complication
    (05-JUL-2005)
    Finding could pave way for drugs that reduce pulmonary hypertension, study says

  • Thalidomide Helps Combat Multiple Myeloma
    (29-JUN-2005)
    Once-banned drug aids dexamethasone to improve stem cell therapy, study says

  • Science Making Headway Against Hepatitis B
    (29-JUN-2005)
    Two studies point to best therapies for specific patients

  • Pre-Surgery Plane Travel Raises Clot Risk
    (16-JUN-2005)
    Long flights boost odds 30 times, study finds

  • Drug Extends Survival for Multiple Myeloma Patients
    (15-JUN-2005)
    In study, 80 percent of participants were alive one year later

  • Alcohol May Cut Lymphoma Risk
    (08-JUN-2005)
    But finding should not encourage people to drink, experts say

  • Protein Measures Prostate Cancer's Severity
    (07-JUN-2005)
    A blood test could help doctors decide for or against surgery

  • Gene May Affect Blood-Clot Drug's Effects
    (01-JUN-2005)
    Testing could one day help doctors prescribe the best dose, study says

  • Blood Breakthrough Might Improve Cancer Care
    (27-MAY-2005)
    Safe method of increasing tissues' oxygen supply may bring many benefits

  • Study Questions Daily Aspirin's Overall Benefit
    (19-MAY-2005)
    Some doubt this statistical reassessment, however

  • New Kidney Test Can Predict Heart Risk
    (18-MAY-2005)
    Study suggests it's a better predictor than current screen

  • Fancy Blood Tests Won't Predict Lung Clot Risk
    (17-MAY-2005)
    Simple patient factors, such as age and sex, tell the story on recurrence

  • Antidepressants Linked to Increased Bleeding
    (16-MAY-2005)
    Researchers say risk is almost doubled with SSRIs

  • Health Tip: Getting Blood Tests
    (05-MAY-2005)
    Suggestions to quell your fears

  • Blood Samples Reveal Abnormalities in Autistic Children
    (05-MAY-2005)
    Findings might lead to tests for earlier diagnoses, researchers say

  • New Scanners Catch Blood Clots in Lungs
    (27-APR-2005)
    Fast-spinning computerized tomography devices do the job, study finds

  • Iron Overload Strikes All Races
    (27-APR-2005)
    Disease thought to affect mostly whites also found in Asians, Pacific Islanders

  • Screening for Iron Disorder Urged
    (26-APR-2005)
    Study found workplace testing didn't create anxiety

  • Knocking Out Leukemia With a One-Two Punch
    (20-APR-2005)
    Scientists say they've found a new treatment target for CML

  • New Leukemia Drug Overcomes Gleevec Resistance
    (19-APR-2005)
    A study finds 90 percent of resistant CML patients responding to AMN107

  • Report: Set Federal Standards for Cord Blood Banks
    (14-APR-2005)
    Stored umbilical cord blood an increasingly useful source of stem cells

  • Report: Set Federal Standards for Cord Blood Banks
    (14-APR-2005)
    Stored umbilical cord blood an increasingly useful source of stem cells

  • Heart Transplants in Babies Not Limited by Blood Type
    (08-APR-2005)
    Those under age 1 will accept organs that aren't a match, researchers say

  • Anemia Drug May Not Increase Cancer Survival
    (06-Apr-2005)
    Erythropoietin can improve blood health in patients, however

  • Study Questions Ibuprofen Ban Before Surgery
    (05-APR-2005)
    The drug's effects on clotting may be too brief to matter

  • Scientists Spot New Cholesterol-Lowering Target
    (01-APR-2005)
    Mice without a key protein cut their "bad" cholesterol in half

  • Aspirin as Good as Warfarin for Some Stroke Prevention
    (30-MAR-2005)
    It's easier to use and equally effective against blocked brain arteries

  • Web-Based Cancer Research Reaps Reward
    (29-MAR-2005)
    Online appeal to patients helps ID bone marrow cancer gene

  • Genes Help Predict Sickle Cell Stroke Risk
    (21-MAR-2005)
    It's a big improvement on current tests, researchers say

  • Genes Help Predict Sickle Cell Stroke Risk
    (21-MAR-2005)
    It's a big improvement on current tests, researchers say

  • New Clues to Cause of Iron Disorder
    (16-MAR-2005)
    Dysfunction of one protein may lead to hemochromatosis, researchers find

  • Common Virus Can Be Tragic for Moms-To-Be
    (13-MAR-2005)
    Parvovirus B19 is harmless to all but the fetus, but few moms are warned

  • Blood Sodium Levels Affect Heart Failure Survival
    (07-MAR-2005)
    Doctors should pay closer attention to this key factor, study finds

  • Hemophilia Drug Fights Most Lethal Form of Stroke
    (23-FEB-2005)
    It's the first agent to prove effective against hemorrhagic attack, experts say

  • Young Blood Rejuvenates Old Muscles
    (17-FEB-2005)
    Mouse study suggests it's blood, not muscle, hindering repair in the aged

  • Health Tip: Avoid Varicose Veins
    (14-FEB-2005)
    Suggestions to prevent them

  • Bioartificial Kidney Promising in Early Trials
    (11-FEB-2005)
    It mimics human kidney more closely than conventional dialysis

  • Thalidomide-like Drug Benefits Some With Blood Disorder
    (09-FEB-2005)
    Reduces need for transfusions for those with myelodysplastic syndromes, study says

  • Cancer Patients Run Higher Risk of Blood Clots
    (08-FEB-2005)
    New study identifies those most likely to suffer problems

  • New Anti-Clotting Drug Shows Mixed Results
    (08-FEB-2005)
    Exanta strong at stroke prevention, but shows some liver toxicity

  • Special Scan Detects Blood Clots in Legs
    (25-JAN-2005)
    Using CT venography with standard scan finds 20% more clots in legs, lungs, study finds

  • Procedure Helps Couple Avoid Having Baby With Rh Disease
    (19-JAN-2005)
    Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis skirts danger of blood imcompatibility condition

  • Iron Deficiency Sends Cells Into Tailspin
    (13-JAN-2005)
    Forces them to conserve energy by reducing activity of 80 key genes, researchers find

  • Blood in Short Supply During Holidays
    (24-DEC-2004)
    December slowest month with greatest need, experts say

  • How Blood Platelets Speed Cancer's Spread
    (15-DEC-2004)
    Study describes two ways they help tumors travel to bone

  • Umbilical Cord Blood Could Treat Leukemia
    (24-NOV-2004)
    It's a viable option for patients waiting for transplant

  • Tackling Anemia in Diabetics
    (11-NOV-2004)
    Study looks at whether that cuts cardiovascular risks

  • Scientists Find Key to Iron Disorders
    (28-OCT-2004)
    Discovery might help treat anemia, hemochromatosis

  • Scientists Find Key to Iron Disorders
    (28-OCT-2004)
    Discovery might help treat anemia, hemochromatosis

  • MRI Spots Vessel Trouble
    (26-OCT-2004)
    Provides guidance, improves treatment of low-flow vascular malformations

  • Fresh Blood Isn't Always Best for Little Heart Patients
    (13-OCT-2004)
    Stored blood products produce better results during bypass surgery, study says

  • Caution Urged on Transfusions in Some Heart Patients
    (05-OCT-2004)
    Finding of higher death rate among those with anemia, study suggests

  • Caution Urged on Transfusions in Some Heart Patients
    (05-OCT-2004)
    Finding of higher death rate among those with anemia, study suggests

  • Watchful Eye on Drug Side Effects Pays Off
    (29-SEP-2004)
    Rare Eprex-linked anemia caught early and then stemmed

  • New Drug Treatments Offer Hope to Leukemia Patients
    (28-SEP-2004)
    'Targeted' therapies prevent cells from reproducing uncontrollably

  • Drug Cuts Stroke Risk During Bypass Surgery
    (16-SEP-2004)
    Dangers reduced by 47 percent in these patients, study says

  • Ginseng Paradox Explained
    (10-SEP-2004)
    Study finds it both promotes, limits blood vessel growth

  • Health Tip: Make Sure You Get Enough B12
    (31-AUG-2004)
    It will help keep you healthy

  • Catching Clots in Legs
    (31-AUG-2004)
    Free 'Legs for Life' screenings begin in September

  • Glucose Levels in Critically Ill Patients Can Be Critical
    (20-AUG-2004)
    Control of blood sugar benefits patients in intensive care, researchers say

  • 'Hot' Tonsillectomy Boosts Risk of Postoperative Bleeding
    (20-AUG-2004)
    Yet U.S. doctors don't see this as a significant problem

  • Health Tip: When Good Veins Go Bad
    (20-AUG-2004)
    Consider sclerotherapy

  • Tomato Juice May Cut Clotting in Diabetics
    (18-AUG-2004)
    Study found juice thinned blood of those with type 2 version of the disease

  • Blood, Tissue Donations Getting Safer
    (18-AUG-2004)
    New technologies screen for viruses such as HIV and hepatitis C

  • Compression Stockings Keep DVT Complications at Bay
    (16-AUG-2004)
    Study found those who used them significantly reduced risk of problems

  • Statin Drug Helps Kids Who Inherit High Cholesterol
    (20-JUL-2004)
    It reduces arterial wall thickness and blood fat levels

  • Old Drug Learns New Tricks
    (09-JUL-2004)
    Anemia medication altered to treat many other disorders