Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bless You: Hay fever and asthma affect more people, and earlier

The unpopular guests are already here. Hazel, alder and elm tree pollen sweep in over us during the early spring months, with birch pollen following in May. Then grass follows in June-July before mugwort pollen closes the ...

Medical research

Using statistics to prevent the loss of blood donors

The Sanquin blood bank gathers data on every donation. Around 720,000 donations are made every year. "That generates a mountain of highly valuable data," says Leiden Ph.D. candidate Marieke Vinkenoog.

Health

Yemen national blood bank faces threat of closure

Yemen's national blood bank faces a complete shutdown within a week after a medical aid charity ended its two-year support, the facility's director said on Thursday, warning that the closure could exacerbate the existing ...

Health

Doctors 'prescribe' fresh produce with help from food banks

The idea is simple: Load fresh fruits and vegetables into a refrigerator truck and drive it to a health clinic, then have a doctor write a "prescription" for food to improve the diets of low-income people with diabetes and ...

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