The most common medical procedure performed for patients hospitalized in the US in 2011 was a blood transfusion.
Specifically, 12 percent of hospital patients who underwent some procedure had a blood transfusion.
Sleep deprivation can now be revealed from an analysis of blood samples. Research shows that circulating fats and acids drop in people who are not getting enough sleep. Why have test? So employers can see if someone is "fit for work."
As part of its bid to tackle Ebola, the World Health Organization (WHO) is considering a potential Ebola treatment that involves using the blood of people who have recovered from an infection to treat those still fighting the virus.
The blood cells in adult crayfish can form neurons, according to a new paper. The research supports the theory of trans-differentiation, in which cells of one type contribute to tissues that originate from a different part of an animal's body.
Athletes and Hollywood celebrities (like Kobe Bryant, Angelina Jolie, Courtney Love and Tiger Woods) are increasingly turning to platelet-rich plasma (or PRP) therapy to improve their health and turn back the clock. What is this new craze?
The blood disorder β-thalassemia is caused by a mutation in the HBB gene, which results in a severe hemoglobin deficiency. Researchers have successfully corrected the mutation in human induced stem cells.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have undertaken a review of the drug Pradaxa. The Agency concludes that there is a lower risk for stroke and death, but a higher risk for GI bleeding compared to warfarin.
A few years ago, a young Brazilian woman working and studying in Italy left the country to return to Brazil, so that she could care for her father who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Before she left, she met a woman who told her about alkaline diets.
A small gene that is embedded in a larger gene plays a role in promoting acute myeloid leukemia, according to a new study. The research also identified a drug that inhibits expression of the smaller gene.
Out on the front lines of the battle against drug resistant microorganisms aka “super-bugs” are physicians and other health-care workers.
Their uniform, the clothing that they wear, is their armor — their defense against deadly pathogens.
Halloween is coming up shortly, but sometimes a store can take things just a little too far. The Norwegian bargain store, Europris, had to withdraw a range of gory "body parts" from its stock after a public outcry.