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Red Cross: Severe Shortage of Type O Blood
Health & Wellness  (tags: blood, donations, donors, platelets )

- 34 days ago -
The American Red Cross has a severe shortage of type O blood and urges type O donors - as well as eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types - to give now to ensure lifesaving patient care isn't impacted.
Red Cross in 'Critical' Need of Blood Donations Due to Harsh Winter and Flu Season
Health & Wellness  (tags: blood, donations, giving )

- 504 days ago -
Please roll up your sleeves. The Red Cross won't take my blood anymore, but I'm sure plenty of Care2 folks out there can spare a pint!
Blood Test to Detect 8 Cancers Early Gives Promising Results
Health & Wellness  (tags: cancer, blood tests, detcting cancer, Promising Results, liquid biopsy tests. tumors, blood )

- 514 days ago -
Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look for DNA and other things that tumors shed into blood, to try to find cancer before it spreads, when chances of cure are best.
For-Profit Medical Companies Are Making Tons of Money Taking Poor People's Blood
Health & Wellness  (tags: poverty, greed, blood, bodily fluids, corporations )

- 551 days ago -
Donors hope to get $30 a pop for their plasma, but sometimes they aren't even paid what they're promised.
Cups of Black Tea Can Lower Your Blood Pressure
Health & Wellness  (tags: Cups of, black, tea, can, lower, your, blood, pressure )

- 2700 days ago -
Those who suffer from high blood pressure may want to reach for another cup of tea, after a new study found that people who drank three cups a day lowered their levels by an average of two to three points.
Tear Drops May Rival Blood Drops in Testing Blood Sugar for Diabetes
Health & Wellness  (tags: diabetes, blood, tears, AlternativeMed, children, disease, ethics, health, healthcare, humans, illness, interesting, medicine, news, protection, research, safety, science, study )

- 2770 days ago -
Scientists are reporting development and successful laboratory testing of an electrochemical sensor device that has the potential to measure blood sugar levels from tears instead of blood -- an advance that could save the world's 350 million diabetes patie
Bubbles 'Could Deliver Stroke Drugs Directly to the Brain'
Health & Wellness  (tags: brain, stroke, microbubbles, blood, ultrasound )

- 3140 days ago -
Some years ago, scientists discovered by chance that 'microbubbles' of air in the blood made ultrasound images clearer and brighter.
Scientists Turn Skin Into Blood
Health & Wellness  (tags: Blood, skin, cells, human )

- 3141 days ago -
It may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but scientists now believe they can transform human skin cells into blood cells. That means getting a blood transfusion as part of surgery or to treat cancer could be as simple as borrowing a patch of skin ..
Test That Predicts Prostate Cancer
Health & Wellness  (tags: cancer, prostate, disease, men, urine, blood )

- 3169 days ago -
The breakthrough raises the prospect of millions being screened for the disease in the same way as women are for breast cancer. An accurate test for prostate cancer is the 'holy grail' of research into the disease - but has eluded scientists.
Cleaning Infected Blood
Health & Wellness  (tags: healthcare, research, blood )

- 3405 days ago -
Biologists develope machine to remove viruses from blood.
Cancer Drug 'Fuels Tumour Growth' - Britain
Health & Wellness  (tags: uk, britain, scientists, research, cancerm drugs, tumour, blood )

- 3739 days ago -
A type of drug designed to stunt tumour growth has actually been found to fuel cancer if given at too low a dose. UK scientists were investigating a kind of drug called an anti-angiogenesis, still under development, which hampers the growth of tumour bloo
US Row Over China-Made Blood Drug
Health & Wellness  (tags: Blood, Drugs, China )

- 4071 days ago -
Chinese officials have rejected claims by US authorities that Chinese imports are to blame for deaths among users of the blood-thinning drug heparin.
Sickle Cell 'Causes Daily Pain' - USA
Health & Wellness  (tags: usa, sickle cell, disease, blood, virginia, health, pain )

- 4161 days ago -
Daily pain from sickle cell disease may be far more common - and severe - than previously thought, research suggests. Virginia Commonwealth University researchers asked 232 sickle cell patients to keep diaries.
Deadly New Form of MRSA Emerges - USA
Health & Wellness  (tags: usa, world, san francisco, MRSA, pneumonia, health, blood, blood poisoning, bacteria )

- 4171 days ago -
A deadly strain of the superbug MRSA which can lead to a flesh-eating form of pneumonia has emerged. Research suggests it may be more prevalent among the gay community - the gay San Francisco district of Castro appears to have been hardest hit.
New Test to Help People Live to 100!!!
Health & Wellness  (tags: australia, world, diet, blood, dna, breakthough, prevention, treatment, research, diet, disease, live longer, alternative medicine, doctors, science )

- 4369 days ago -
A world-first, CSIRO-developed blood test which has the potential to help people live to 100 is now available to the public. "As we age, our bodies produce poorer copies of DNA,"...

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