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Creepy Creatures Can Be Medical Marvels, Too: How modern medicine uses leeches, snakes, maggots and more to save lives
Newer Blood Thinners May Not Bring Higher Bleeding Risk: Risk is similar to warfarin, study reports
Is Blood Donated by Mothers Less Safe for Men?: Death rate after transfusion was highest if donor had ever been pregnant, study suggests
3 Factors That Could Raise Your Risk of Bloodstream Infection: Obesity appears to be the biggest threat
FDA Approves Test to Screen Donated Blood for Zika: Though the virus is mainly spread by mosquitoes, it can be transmitted through blood transfusions
Blood Thinners Can Come With Dangerous Side Effects: Newer class of drugs can interact with multiple medications, researchers report
Is Older Blood OK to Use in a Transfusion?: Ability to use less fresh blood could help ease shortages
Frequent Blood Donations Safe for Some, But Not All: In certain donors, iron deficiency might need to be addressed long term, study finds
Weight-Loss Surgery May Leave Some Anemic: It's a common problem, but one easily solved with long-term follow-up
Drone Sets New Record for Transporting Blood Samples: It could soon become the best delivery system in remote areas, researcher says
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