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FDA Recommends All Blood Donations Be Tested for Zika August 29, 2016

Updated guidance provides further protection for U.S. blood supply

New Case of Local Zika Infection Reported in Florida August 25, 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 August 24, 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 August 24, 2016

State health department says one confirmed in Tampa Bay area

CDC Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Miami Beach Due to Zika August 19, 2016

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says 5 cases of locally transmitted infection have occured in the tourist spot

Possible Cases of Local Zika Transmission in Miami Beach August 19, 2016

If confirmed, a health advisory against travel to the city by pregnant women may follow, unidentified source says

Doctors Report Probable Zika Transmission Via Blood Transfusion August 17, 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 August 03, 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' July 26, 2016

There's currently less than a 5-day supply, group says

Are Blood Transfusions From Younger or Female Donors Riskier? July 11, 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 June 27, 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 June 06, 2016

Response rate doubled for patients with this blood cancer, study finds

Drug Protects Lung Function in Kids With Sickle Cell: Study May 18, 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? May 06, 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 May 05, 2016

Opening vessels could prevent new scarring in muscles, researchers say

Health Tip: Donating Blood May 02, 2016

Be prepared

Health Tip: Are Your Feet Getting Enough Blood? April 14, 2016

Swelling may mean circulation problems

FDA Approves Experimental Zika Test for Blood Donations March 30, 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 March 16, 2016

Researchers surprised by shortcomings in treatment of men with severe forms of the blood-clotting disorder

Idelvion Approved for Hemophilia B March 07, 2016

Replaces deficient clotting factor

CDC Cites 14 Potential New Cases of Zika Transmitted By Sex February 23, 2016

Men who've recently traveled to endemic areas should abstain from sex or use a condom, agency says

Obama Asks Congress for $1.9 Billion to Battle Zika Virus February 23, 2016

Money would go toward mosquito-control programs, vaccine development and tests to better spot the virus

Check Newborns of Women Who Visited Zika-Prone Areas for Infection: CDC February 19, 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 February 18, 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 February 16, 2016

Four weeks is long enough for the virus to pass out of the body, agency says

Neanderthal DNA May Play Role in Modern Human Health February 11, 2016

Genetic legacy can affect risk for nicotine addiction, depression, blood clots and stroke, research suggests

Blood Test Might Predict When Antibiotics Won't Help January 20, 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 January 13, 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 December 29, 2015

Results led Sloan Kettering to change pre-op practices

The Pill, Hormone Therapy Safe for Women Taking Blood Thinners: Study December 22, 2015

Finding may lay to rest the notion that hormonal treatments raise odds for recurrent clots, expert says

FDA Lifts 30-Year Ban on Blood Donations by Gay Men December 21, 2015

Studies from other countries show policy won't compromise blood supply, health officials say

Reduced Blood Flow to Back of Brain Raises Recurrent Stroke Risk: Study December 21, 2015

Procedure to open blocked arteries may benefit these patients, research suggests

Vonvendi Approved to Control Bleeding Disorder December 08, 2015

Clotting factor sanctioned for von Willebrand disease

After Concussion Symptoms Fade, Slowed Blood Flow in Brain May Persist November 30, 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 November 24, 2015

Amyloid beta clumps may constrict blood flow, adding to neurological woes, animal studies suggest

Coagadex Approved for Rare Clotting Disorder October 21, 2015

First coagulation therapy sanctioned for Factor X deficiency

FDA Approves Drug to Reverse Blood Thinner's Effect October 16, 2015

Praxbind cleared for emergency use with Pradaxa when bleeding can't be controlled

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

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