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Health Headlines - September 24 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm Thalassemias Thalassemias is the name for the group of genetic blood diseases which vary widely in severity. As frightening as thalassemias can be, the outlook is encouraging. In the past 20 years, new therapies have greatly improved the quality of life and life expectancy in kids who are diagnosed with this disease. What Is Thalass ... Read on »
I came across this question when ... by Odysseys of George Patient Expert Posted Mon 16 Nov 2009 10:03pm I came across this question when I was browsing the Malaysian Diving Community forum, thus decided to write a little about it. I have to justify that I am not an expert in the field of haematology but just an aid to my fellow divers and bloggers. The red blood cell is a component of the blood. These specialised cells are like flattened di ... Read on »
Allogeneic stem cell transplantation for sickle cell by Mark Levin Posted Fri 15 Apr 2011 1:56pm Allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) is a potentially curative treatment option for selected individuals with sickle cell disease or thalassemia major.In practice, only children are candidates before they accumulate too much end organ damage to be transplant candidates.There have not and are not likely to be randomized s ... Read on »
ADULT VERSUS EMBRYONIC TREATMENTS – A WOMAN KNOWS THESE THINGS by David Granovsky Posted Fri 07 May 2010 12:00am Another great article that proves the benefits of adult stem cells and the limitations of embryonic stem cell research for treatments.  It goes pretty heavily into the politico-religious issues which I tend to avoid…preferring to focus on the incontrovertible scientific data…but what’s even more amazing is that this was written, unbel ... Read on »
Fertility Clinic Surat by blossomivfindia Posted Wed 25 Dec 2013 7:00am Over the past decade, the concept of IVF has gained popularity at a swift pace in India. Factors such as delayed pregnancies, altered lifestyle, and changing preferences are the key reasons due to which the problem of infertility in the country is increasing at an alarming rate. It is the dream of most of the couples to have their own children ... Read on »
Support Groups – Self Help is the Best Help by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 18 Nov 2008 12:13am 1 Comment Any serious illness causes considerable personal distress and anguish. To add insult to injury, you often feel isolated and cut off from the rest of the world, since most 'normal' people cannot understand what you are going through. While your doctor can provide you with the medical care you need, you often need emotional support as well, which ... Read on »
PGD and Chromosomal Abnormalities. by blossomivfindia Posted Sat 27 Apr 2013 7:52am Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) refers to genetic profiling of embryos prior to implantation into the uterus, and sometimes even of oocytes prior to fertilization. Procedural implantation of PGD is considered another way to Pre implantation Genetic Testing check for problems in a baby before it is born. Pre implantation genetic diagnosis ( ... Read on »
DUKE CORD BLOOD STUDY TARGETS AUTISM by David Granovsky Posted Tue 24 Jun 2014 2:02pm It’s about time! Duke cord blood study targets autism Jun. 17, 2014 @ 11:48 AM Wes Platt DURHAM — “Doctors have used umbilical cord blood stem cells to treat diseases ranging from acute lymphoblastic leukemia, thalassemia major and sickle cell. Now a partnership between ViaCord and Duke University Medical Center hopes to learn whether an […] Read on »
Thalassemia by pathologystudent Posted Fri 31 Jul 2009 11:55am Next stop along our journey through the hereditary hemolytic anemias is a group of disorders called the thalassemias. Remember when we talked about sickle cell anemia? That disorder is part of a larger group of disorders called hemoglobinopathies, in which there is a qualitative abnormality in hemoglobin. Thalassemias are similar, in that the ... Read on »
Thalassemia and Sickle Cell Disease by P.Allen Jones Posted Fri 07 Aug 2009 12:07pm Picture this, you have Sickle Cell Disease (a disease of the red blood cell) and you marry a man who is diagnosed (at age 44) with Beta Thalassemia (also a disease of the red blood cell). Now you think to yourself; why didn’t this man know he had a blood disease?Often people who have Thalassemia don’t know they have it. Sometimes they’re told, “You ... Read on »