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Traces of Tattoo May Reach the Lymph Nodes: 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: Online training aims to make sure those hospitalized get treatment to prevent dangerous blood clots
Engineered Skin Cells Control Type 2 Diabetes in Mice: Study: 'Therapeutic skin grafts' might someday treat multiple diseases, researchers say
Medical Reality Catches Up to Science Fiction: Scientists unveil their Star Trek-like 'tricorder' to track human health
10 Factors to Predict Bleeding Risk in Stroke Survivors: New method may aid doctors in assessing harms, benefits of anti-clotting drugs
FDA Approves New Drug for Sickle Cell Disease: Helps reduce painful, and sometimes life-threatening, complications of the inherited blood disorder
Blood Shortage Prompts Call for Donations: American Red Cross says declines seen in summer leading to dangerously low supply
Catheters Often to Blame for Blood Infections After Dialysis: Study included almost all outpatient dialysis centers in the United States
U.S. Hospitals Still Prescribe Too Many Antibiotics: Study: 1 in 5 patients experiences side effects from the drugs, which often aren't necessary
It's Snakes to the Rescue for Heart Patients: 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: Infections, clotting disorders, history of high blood pressure puts women with preeclampsia in jeopardy, study says
Some Lead Poisoning Tests May Be Faulty: But the majority of tests are unaffected, U.S. officials say
Iron Pills No Help for Certain Type of Heart Failure: High-dose supplements failed to improve exercise capacity, study says
Leg Pain When Walking: Talk to Your Doctor: Physician says there are ways to ward off peripheral artery disease
Blood Test May Spot Lung Cancer's Return, Even Before Scans: Small study finds the new technique beats CT and PET scans by around 6 months
Sickle Cell Trait Tied to Higher Kidney Failure Risk for Blacks: Doctors should screen earlier for signs of trouble in people with this gene variant, researcher suggests
Gene Therapy: A Breakthrough for Sickle Cell Anemia?: But treatment has only been given to one patient so far
Study Tracks Bleeding Risk From Common Blood Thinners: Research looked specifically at bleeds inside the skull and near the brain
Testosterone Therapy May Have Benefits, But Risks Too: While trials show it boosts bone density and lowers anemia risk, heart risks also seen
Student-Athletes Don't Have to Be Hit By Injuries: Equipment safety, emergency training and time for recovery are key to avoiding trouble, experts say
Sickle Cell Trait in Blacks Can Skew Diabetes Test Results: Inaccurate reading may affect diagnosis and treatment of the blood sugar disease, study says
Blood Shortage Prompts Red Cross Call for Donations: Says decline in donors seen over holidays
Ebola Can Linger in Lungs, Study Finds: Discovery in one patient could advance understanding of deadly disease, doctors say
Could Anemia Cause Hearing Loss?: Iron deficiency might keep ear cells from getting oxygen they need, study suggests
Researchers Develop Potential Oral Treatment for Hemophilia: Currently, genetic bleeding disorder is treated with injections