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Sensitive Blood Test May Help Rule Out Heart Attack October 08, 2015

Researchers say goal is to reduce hospital admissions, medical costs

Obesity Won't Affect Joint Surgery Safety, Study Finds October 02, 2015

Heavy patients needed fewer blood transfusions, did not have more complications

Later Umbilical Cord Clamping May Help Smallest Preemies September 24, 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 September 23, 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 September 17, 2015

Sequencing technology has enabled scientists to ID genetic source of some conditions

Research Spots Link Between Agent Orange, Blood Cancer in Vietnam Vets September 03, 2015

Exposed veterans have higher rates of precursor condition to multiple myeloma, study shows

Experimental Drug for Blood Cancer Shows Promise August 26, 2015

Researchers want to test daratumumab in a larger group of patients

Blood Test May One Day Predict Breast Cancer Relapse August 26, 2015

Circulating tumor DNA analysis spots stray cells months before scans detect recurrence, researchers say

Promacta Approval Expanded to Kids With Rare Blood Disorder August 24, 2015

Immune thrombocytopenic purpura involves low blood platelet counts

Drones Might Fly Blood Samples to Clinics, Study Finds July 30, 2015

Machines could be used for medical testing in remote areas

How Long Do Patients With Clots in the Lung Need Blood Thinners? July 07, 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 June 19, 2015

Expert says gradual training can help prevent problems

Blood Test Could Reveal Your Viral History June 04, 2015

Study authors view new technology as a promising research tool

Blood Thinners OK for Cancers That Spread to Brain, Study Finds June 02, 2015

Treatment didn't cause significant increase in bleeding in head

Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping Might Boost Child Development May 26, 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 May 21, 2015

Process isn't perfected, but looks promising, experts say

Researchers Hone in on Genes Linked to Serious Blood Infection May 13, 2015

Study findings could lead to new test to detect sepsis earlier

FDA Ready to Lift Ban on Blood Donations by Gay Men May 12, 2015

Studies from other countries show such donations wouldn't compromise blood supply, health officials say

Americans' Blood Triglyceride Levels Dropping: CDC May 07, 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 May 01, 2015

Spray-dried product promotes clotting when other methods are 'ineffective or impractical'

Americans Get Too Many Tests Before Cataract Surgery, Study Finds April 15, 2015

Costs for unnecessary blood work, urine tests and EKGs add up

Pharmacists Key to Whether Patients Take Blood Thinners April 14, 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 April 08, 2015

No difference in outcomes between use of fresher or older red cells, researchers report

In Rare Cases, Kids Can Get Food Allergies From Donated Blood April 07, 2015

But these 'transferred' reactions clear up within a few months, experts say

Are Heart Surgery Patients Losing Too Much Blood to Tests? April 07, 2015

Experts recommend limiting frequency of tests, using conservation measures

Health Tip: Can't Donate Blood? March 18, 2015

Other ways you can help

Older Blood Just as Good for Transfusions March 17, 2015

Canadian study found no significant difference in outcomes when compared to fresh blood

Newer Blood Thinner May Improve Outcomes for Heart Attack Survivors March 16, 2015

Company-funded trial finds lower rates of heart attack, death with Brilinta versus placebo

Hospitalizations After Severe Blood Infections May Be Preventable March 10, 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? March 02, 2015

New research raises concerns about the risk of anemia and blood transfusions

FDA OKs New Varicose Vein Treatment February 20, 2015

It seals affected veins with adhesive agent, agency says

Newer Blood Thinner Beats Heparin for Certain Heart Attacks February 17, 2015

Swedish study finds fondaparinux is effective, and reduces bleeding risk

Iron Supplements May Help Blood Donors Recover More Quickly February 10, 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 January 27, 2015

But study found overall rate was under 4 percent

FDA OKs New Anti-Clotting Drug for Heart Rhythm Disorder January 09, 2015

Savaysa works like warfarin but carries less bleeding risk

System Approved to Remove Germs From Blood Platelets December 19, 2014

Lowers chances of infected donation

New System Targets Germs in Donated Blood Plasma December 17, 2014

Reduces risk of infected donation

Patients Given Less Blood During Surgery Do Fine, Study Reports December 12, 2014

Finding could lead to reduced risks for patients

Jakafi Approved for Chronic Bone Marrow Disease December 04, 2014

First drug sanctioned in U.S. for polycythemia vera

FDA Advisors Not Sold on Lifting Ban on Gay Men Giving Blood December 03, 2014

But American Red Cross, other groups urge easing restrictions due to better blood screening

Health Tip: Are You Able to Donate Blood? November 11, 2014

Typical eligibility requirements

Mutations Linked to Blood Cancers Rise With Age, Study Shows October 22, 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 September 24, 2014

Activity of some white blood cells may provide clues to healing time

Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says September 18, 2014

Those who are bereaved may be more likely to develop infections, researchers suggest

'Biospleen' Suggests New Way to Treat Blood Infection September 17, 2014

But more research needed before blood-cleansing device is used on humans to treat sepsis

Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe, Effective September 16, 2014

Analysis of studies shows almost all strategies have similar outcomes, Canadian researchers report

Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study September 16, 2014

It's as accurate as current methods, but can also confirm recovery, researchers contend

Study: Rare Blood Type May Slightly Raise Dementia Risk September 10, 2014

But lifestyle factors play a bigger role, experts say

New Guidelines for Sickle Cell Disease September 10, 2014

Recommendations emphasize use of drug hydroxyurea and transfusion treatments

Short Walks Can Offset Long Stretches of Sitting September 09, 2014

An hour of sitting can impact arteries in the legs, but even a 5-minute stroll helps, research shows