Oncology & Cancer

A link found between mutated DNA and a rare blood condition

Acquired aplastic anemia (AA) is a rare blood disorder that causes the individual to have suppressed levels of hematopoietic stem progenitor cells, which ultimately mature into various types of blood cells. In many individuals ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hydroxyurea may reverse sickle cell-related heart abnormalities

Heart abnormalities are common complications of sickle cell anemia (SCA) that can contribute to severe disease symptoms and even death. A study published today in the journal Blood Advances is the first to find that hydroxyurea ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Understanding sickle cell disease

Sickle cell disease, which is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders, affects approximately 100,000 people in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Health

Changing diets mean more Americans are anemic now

(HealthDay)—Growing numbers of Americans aren't getting enough iron in their diets most likely due to changes in farming practices and a shift away from red meat, researchers report.

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