Health

Blood donors needed as cold weather freezes U.S. supply

(HealthDay)—The U.S. blood supply is expected to drop to dangerously low levels as sub-zero weather in many parts of the country forces cancellation of crucial blood drives, American Red Cross officials warn.

Cardiology

Red cross issues urgent call for blood ahead of the holidays

(HealthDay)—There is an urgent need for blood and platelet donations in the United States because donations during September and October fell 21,000 units short of hospital needs, the American Red Cross says.

Health

Drunk driving laws don't match the research

Emergency physicians learn to be prepared for anything thrown at us in the clinical arena. Personal life is a different story. Last year a drunk driver with multiple prior offenses and no valid driver's license smashed a ...

Health

Blood donors needed after East Coast storm: Red Cross

(HealthDay)—Jonas, the massive snowstorm that hammered the East Coast, has led to a shortage of blood products and there is an emergency need for both blood and platelet donors, the American Red Cross said Tuesday.

Health

Drunk, distracted drivers are double dangers

An accident waiting to happen: that's what an intoxicated driver is whose attention is further distracted by anything from a text message to dashboard controls. Such distractions are just too much to handle safely, even for ...

Medications

US regulators to decide on 'female Viagra'

US regulators are expected to decide Tuesday whether to approve a drug nicknamed the "female Viagra," which would be the first pill on the market to raise women's sex drive.

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