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Another Gene Therapy Breakthrough Against Hemophilia December 10, 2017

What to Do If Someone's Bleeding Badly December 08, 2017

New Hemophilia Treatment Stems Bleeding Episodes November 16, 2017

Creepy Creatures Can Be Medical Marvels, Too October 22, 2017

How modern medicine uses leeches, snakes, maggots and more to save lives

Newer Blood Thinners May Not Bring Higher Bleeding Risk October 18, 2017

Risk is similar to warfarin, study reports

Is Blood Donated by Mothers Less Safe for Men? October 17, 2017

Death rate after transfusion was highest if donor had ever been pregnant, study suggests

Health Tip: Recognizing Sepsis October 13, 2017

The body's severe reaction to infection

3 Factors That Could Raise Your Risk of Bloodstream Infection October 11, 2017

Obesity appears to be the biggest threat

FDA Approves Test to Screen Donated Blood for Zika October 06, 2017

Though the virus is mainly spread by mosquitoes, it can be transmitted through blood transfusions

Health Tip: Giving Blood October 04, 2017

Types of donation explained

Blood Thinners Can Come With Dangerous Side Effects October 03, 2017

Newer class of drugs can interact with multiple medications, researchers report

Is Older Blood OK to Use in a Transfusion? September 27, 2017

Ability to use less fresh blood could help ease shortages

Frequent Blood Donations Safe for Some, But Not All September 21, 2017

In certain donors, iron deficiency might need to be addressed long term, study finds

Drone Sets New Record for Transporting Blood Samples September 20, 2017

It could soon become the best delivery system in remote areas, researcher says

Traces of Tattoo May Reach the Lymph Nodes September 13, 2017

If you're getting tattooed, find out what's in the ink the artist is using, researcher advises

Nurses Learn How to Get Patients to Say 'Yes' to Blood Thinners August 17, 2017

Online training aims to make sure those hospitalized get treatment to prevent dangerous blood clots

10 Factors to Predict Bleeding Risk in Stroke Survivors August 02, 2017

New method may aid doctors in assessing harms, benefits of anti-clotting drugs

FDA Approves New Drug for Sickle Cell Disease July 07, 2017

Helps reduce painful, and sometimes life-threatening, complications of the inherited blood disorder

Blood Shortage Prompts Call for Donations July 06, 2017

American Red Cross says declines seen in summer leading to dangerously low supply

Catheters Often to Blame for Blood Infections After Dialysis June 30, 2017

Study included almost all outpatient dialysis centers in the United States

U.S. Hospitals Still Prescribe Too Many Antibiotics: Study June 15, 2017

1 in 5 patients experiences side effects from the drugs, which often aren't necessary

It's Snakes to the Rescue for Heart Patients June 08, 2017

Venom from one slithery serpent might be source of a better blood thinner, early research suggests

Stroke Risk Can Rise With Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure May 25, 2017

Infections, clotting disorders, history of high blood pressure puts women with preeclampsia in jeopardy, study says

Some Lead Poisoning Tests May Be Faulty May 17, 2017

But the majority of tests are unaffected, U.S. officials say

Leg Pain When Walking: Talk to Your Doctor March 24, 2017

Physician says there are ways to ward off peripheral artery disease

Blood Test May Spot Lung Cancer's Return, Even Before Scans March 20, 2017

Small study finds the new technique beats CT and PET scans by around 6 months

Study Tracks Bleeding Risk From Common Blood Thinners February 28, 2017

Research looked specifically at bleeds inside the skull and near the brain

Blood Shortage Prompts Red Cross Call for Donations January 06, 2017

Says decline in donors seen over holidays

Ebola Can Linger in Lungs, Study Finds January 05, 2017

Discovery in one patient could advance understanding of deadly disease, doctors say

Blood Banks Face Seasonal Shortages, New Screening Rules December 23, 2016

Rare complication of transfusions has led to beefed-up testing requirements

Another Step Closer to Artificial Blood December 05, 2016

Synthetic product could save lives on battlefield and in remote areas, but much more study is needed

U.S. Should Reinforce Blood Supply: Report November 28, 2016

New illnesses and financial pressures are potential threats, researchers say

Health Tip: Control a Bleeding Wound November 09, 2016

Steps to stop the flow

Air Pollution May Even Harm Blood Vessels of Healthy Young October 25, 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 October 24, 2016

Little difference seen in patient survival rates

Drug Trio Shows Major Promise Against Myeloma October 06, 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 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