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Novel ultrasound drill for deep vein blood clots developed

Novel ultrasound drill for deep vein blood clots developed

A new surgical tool that uses low-frequency ultrasound to break down blood clots deep within the veins of the legs, without damaging the surrounding blood vessels, has been developed by US researchers.

Watch out for these - Factors that disqualify you from donating blood

Watch out for these - Factors that disqualify you from donating blood

Men can donate safely once in every three months while women can donate every four months.

#WorldBloodDonorDay: What can you do? Give blood. Give now. Give often.

#WorldBloodDonorDay: What can you do? Give blood. Give now. Give often.

This year, the World Health organisation (WHO) is emphasising on blood donation in emergencies. Becuase no-one knows when disaster will strike. But every disaster has victims, and many victims need blood. 

Vitamin A deficiency may up risk of tuberculosis

Vitamin A deficiency may up risk of tuberculosis

The study has found that people with low levels of vitamin A living with individuals sick with tuberculosis (TB) may be 10 times more likely to develop the disease than others with high levels of the nutrient.

World Blood Donor Day: Few things to keep in mind before donating blood

World Blood Donor Day: Few things to keep in mind before donating blood

Blood is an important resource, both for planned treatments and urgent interventions.

This is how nanoparticles get into blood and damage heart – Read

This is how nanoparticles get into blood and damage heart – Read

In experiments using harmless ultra-fine particles of gold, the scientists were able for the first time to track how such nanoparticles are breathed in, pass through the lungs and then gain access to the blood.

Despite shortage, 6 lakh litres of blood wasted in five years across India: Report

Despite shortage, 6 lakh litres of blood wasted in five years across India: Report

Lack of coordination between blood banks and hospitals has resulted in wastage of blood, including red blood cells and plasma as the life-saving components could not be used before their expiry date, says the report.

Blood donations in China rise by over 6 percent

Blood donations in China rise by over 6 percent

The report revealed that last year also saw continued drops in blood wastage and better blood quality due to to improved tests and quality control system.

Doctors find no pulse in baby operated for hole in heart – Read what happened next

Doctors find no pulse in baby operated for hole in heart – Read what happened next

Three-month-old Aaradhya Wagh from Dhule, who was born with a hole in heart, miraculously survived after his heart stopped beating for 45 minutes.

These signs reveal you might have a blood clot!

These signs reveal you might have a blood clot!

A blood clot, although not that harmful, can become dangerous if it breaks free and travels to your heart and lungs. 

Scientists develop new blood test to detect, locate cancer early

Scientists develop new blood test to detect, locate cancer early

Scientists have developed a new method of novel blood test which can easily detect the deadly disease cancer and also locate where the tumour is growing in the body.

Your blood test has the answer to how long will you live

Your blood test has the answer to how long will you live

The study, published in the journal Aging Cell on Friday, used biomarker data collected from 5,000 blood samples and analysed it against the donors` health developments over the subsequent eight years.

Scientists create artificial human blood from skin cells!

Scientists create artificial human blood from skin cells!

This brings them one step closer to actually making this miraculous discovery. 

This new colour-coding tool may help track blood stem cells causing cancer

This new colour-coding tool may help track blood stem cells causing cancer

 A new colour-coding tool has been developed by scientists that can help them track live blood stem cells clones that plays a role in blood disorders and cancers like leukemia.

Regular walking routine helps prevent heart disease

Regular walking routine helps prevent heart disease

 A recent study has found that keeping a regular walking regime can help combat fatal heart diseases.

Old blood as good as new for patient survival: Study

Old blood as good as new for patient survival: Study

Using the freshest blood for transfusion may not necessarily improve patients survival rates, Canadian researchers have found.

Know these amazing health benefits of mulberry!

Who doesn't like to eat this tiny and juicy fruit? 

Simple blood test may enhance diagnosis rate of severe liver disease

Using information collected in a liver biopsy study, researchers at Cardiff University have developed a method of determining the onset of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) through the analysis of lipids, metabolites and clinical markers in blood.

Moderate alcohol consumption may increase risk of atrial fibrillation

 Moderate alcohol consumption may change the structure of the heart in ways that increases the risk of atrial fibrillation leading to a stroke, a study suggests.

Eight dental fillings can up mercury levels in blood

Tooth decay is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases worldwide. Dental amalgam -- the fillings used for surface restorations consisting of a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and other metals -- may significantly increase mercury levels in the body, a study has found.