Avoiding Blood Clots with RA
Inflammation plays a central role in rheumatoid arthritis. That inflammation, or swelling, is what leads to joint damage and serious pain. Inflammation also plays a role in certain blood clotting disorders. So could rheumatoid arthritis patients be at risk of clotting disorders?
Gut Feeling About Cancer
In patients with celiac disease, the immune system attacks the patient's own body and causes damage to the lining of the gut. The disease has been linked to a higher risk of lymphoma, a type of blood cancer.
A Booster Shot for Leukemia
Bone marrow transplants are a possible treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, a type of blood cancer, when it cannot be controlled by chemotherapy.
A Connection Between Blood and the Brain?
Dementia is one of those tricky conditions that can be difficult to understand. There are likely many different factors contributing to dementia, and even something as seemingly unrelated as a blood disorder may be involved.
Industrial Pollution Not Just Dirty
Benzene is a chemical that’s used in the making of all sorts of products, ranging from plastics to detergents. It’s also a chemical that’s been linked to blood cancers.
Crime Story, Law and Order Actor Passes Away
He was a former officer who played an officer on TV. Dennis Farina, best known for his roles on Law & Order and Crime Story , has died. He was 69.
Blood Cancer Rx Trial Halted
The purpose of clinical trials is to study the safety and effectiveness of a medication. Sometimes, clinical trials involving humans find that a medication does not work and the study is stopped. This just happened in a trial looking at a blood cancer medication.
A Simpler Treatment for Blood Clots
Patients with blood clots may be able to cut the number of medications they have to take in half. While blood clots are usually treated with two medications, new research suggests that one treatment may be just as effective and safe in treating them.
Cancer Outcomes Tied to Your Genes
As screening tests and treatments for cancer have improved, patients are living longer. However, some patients don't respond to treatment as well as others.
Leukemia Survival Rates Have Soared
There have been numerous recent advances in cancer therapies and technologies. Some of them aim to cure cancer and others try to make lives better for those fighting the disease.