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Coping with Lupus: Fact #19 – Common lupus blood disorders – anemia, thrombocytopenia and more by Lupus Adventurer Posted Sat 19 May 2012 2:59pm Coping with Lupus: Blood disorders such as anemia (too few red blood cells) are common in lupus, and can greatly affect the health of lupus patients.  A few blood related (hematological) conditions really matter in lupus.  Blood related issues are usually treated by hematologists, the specialists who know the most about helping patients with ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: Imerslund-Grӓsbeck syndrome by nih.gov Posted Thu 17 Apr 2014 11:07am On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed April 2014 What is Imerslund-Grӓsbeck syndrome? Imerslund-Grӓsbeck syndrome is a condition caused by lo ... Read on »
Green tea extract 'eradica ... by John R. Posted Wed 22 Aug 2012 8:45am Green tea extract 'eradicates cancer tumours' A very preliminary study in laboratory glassware only Powerful new anti-cancer drugs based on green tea could soon be developed after scientists found an extract from the beverage could make almost half of tumours vanish.  The University of Strathclyde team made 40 per cent of human skin can ... Read on »
H for Halva, H for Health and H for Hooray (Χαλβά) by Maria Verivaki Patient Expert Posted Sun 06 Mar 2011 7:12pm Throughout the many instances of bad luck in my life, I have been extremely lucky. Nine years ago, I was pregnant with my second child, who was two months away from being born. On the Friday before a day like this one, I was supposed to go to work in the evening to teach English at a frontistirio. On that particular day, because I already ... Read on »
Epigenetics: Can we  alter ... by John R. Posted Wed 16 Oct 2013 9:07am Epigenetics: Can we  alter  genes? A useful summary of a school of thought below but most of the supposed epigenetic effects have fairly obvious alternative explanations.  The children of the Dutch famine survivors may have been disadvantaged in a number of ways -- such as a damaged hormonal environment in utero etc. Towards the end of ... Read on »
Childhood Cancer Facts by Kathy S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 10:10am Childhood cancers are the #1 disease killer of children — more than asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and pediatric AIDS combined. One in every 330 children will develop cancer before the age of 19. The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) federal budget was $4.6 billion. Of that, breast cancer received 12%, prostate cancer received 7%, and ... Read on »
The Devastating Effects Of Sickle Cell Anemia by quiact Posted Wed 01 Apr 2009 3:02pm Sickle Cell Anemia (SCA) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder, which means that one is born missing a chromosome, which is what shares DNA with another. And SCA causes chronic hemolytic anemia, which unlike anemia itself, actually destroys the red blood cells within a SCA patient, and not simply is depleted of such cells as is the case with a ... Read on »
Oxandrin and other androgens for Fanconi anemia by Mark Levin Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 7:01pm Androgen steroids are male hormones that can stimulate the production of red blood cells (the cells which carry oxygen in the blood) and platelets (cells that help blood clot) and oxandrin is a more recenty approved androgen. Approximately half of FA patients respond well to androgens (male hormones), which stimulate the production of red blood ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: iron-refractory iron deficiency anemia by nih.gov Posted Tue 15 Jul 2014 1:51pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed July 2014 What is iron-refractory iron deficiency anemia? Iron-refractory iron deficiency anemia is one of ... Read on »
Childhood: From Diagnosis to 10 by Tosin Ola Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 9:27am When I was four, I was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia. It was in Nigeria, way back in the 80's, and my mom was told by the doctors that I wouldn't live past childhood. I'm the firstborn child, long awaited for five years and deeply celebrated by my family for coming into this world. There is no way in hell, my mom thought, that the child that ... Read on »