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Blood Type May Be Associated with Stroke Risk

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Researchers say type AB raised chance of attack by 26%, but there's no proof of cause-and-effect

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- People with certain blood types may be at heightened risk for stroke, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed data on nearly 62,000 women taking part in the Nurses' Health Study and about 28,000 men from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. Participants were tracked for 20 to 26 years.

Over that time, both men and women with blood type AB had a 26 percent...

Researchers say type AB raised chance of attack by 26%, but there's no proof of cause-and-effect

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- People with certain blood types may be at heightened risk for stroke, a new study...

Blood Type May Affect Survival After Heart Bypass

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MONDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) --How well you fare after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery may depend on your blood type, a new study finds.

Patients with AB blood type are 20 percent less likely to die after heart bypass surgery than those with A, B or O blood types, Duke University Medical Center researchers found.

Nearly half the population has type O blood and may be at greater risk for bleeding and blood transfusions after surgery, the researchers said.

The findings from...

FDA Approves Soliris for Rare Pediatric Blood Disorder

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FDA approves Soliris for rare pediatric blood disorder
Orphan drug receives second approval for rare disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Soliris (eculizumab) to treat patients with atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS), a rare and chronic blood disease that can lead to kidney (renal) failure and is...

Blood Disorders (and Oral Health)

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Blood DisordersNeutropeniaPolycythemia VeraAnemiasHemophiliaPlatelet DisordersNeutropenia
Oral Effects
People with neutropenia have low levels of white blood cells called neutrophils. These cells are the first line of defense against bacterial infections. Neutropenia can be caused by medicines that interfere with how these cells are made by the bone marrow. Some drugs used for cancer treatment can cause neutropenia. Radiation treatment also can cause it. Some diseases can cause...Blood...