New Genetic Signature for Leukemia
So what’s a genetic signature you ask? Basically it’s a set of genes in a cell that are involved in how disease starts, grows and spreads. This is hugely complicated and exciting science.
Heart Risk Tied to Blood Type
New research indicates that a person's blood type appears to influence coronary heart disease risk. Individuals with type A and B are at a higher risk, while those with rarer type AB are at the greatest risk.
Rare Leukemia Rx Approved
Marqibo ( vincristine sulfate liposome injection) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with a rare type of leukemia called Philadelphia chromosome negative ( Ph -) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
Blood Sugar May Matter for Non-Diabetics
Even without diabetes, low blood sugar levels can lead to some serious risks and health problems. Researchers recently set out to see what these risks were.
Young People with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Since targeted therapies known as tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) have been in use, the outlook for people diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia has improved dramatically. Unfortunately, this trend isn't true for all patients.
Childhood Leukemia and Fertility Rx
Roughly one percent of the 4 million children born in the U.S. every year are conceived through in vitro fertilization ( IVF ). According to the CDC, just over 47,000 IVF children were born in 2010.
Antidepressants & Facelift Surgery
Past research suggested that antidepressants might factor into a bleeding risk after surgery. Facelift surgery appeared to be exempt after a recent evaluation.
It's Normal Aging - Not Cancer
Our cells are constantly changing, just like we are. These include mutations that occur over a lifetime, all of which are part of normal aging. Add in a few more mutations, though, and you've got cancer.
Leukemia and Workplace Chemicals
Benzene is a chemical that's used in a number of industrial processes. People who are exposed to this chemical in the workplace may have increased cancer risks.
Blood Problem Linked to Transplant Loss
Kidney transplants can save the lives of children with kidney failure. But not all children's bodies accept the new kidneys. After transplant surgery, the goal for doctors is to keep the new organ in good running order.