Blood disorder

Gene therapy for blood disorder may be effective

Gene therapy for patients with a severe form of the blood disorder beta-thalassemia could be safe and effective as well as end the need for transfusions, results from the clinical trials show.

Apr 19, 2018, 16:12 PM IST

Thalassemia is preventive, we need more awareness: Jackie Shroff

While the 61-year-old actor, believes cinema can be a great tool to promote awareness about thalassemia, what ultimately matters is the support of the health ministry. 

Apr 18, 2018, 21:43 PM IST

World Thalassemia Day 2017: Know the position of the disorder in India

India, considered to be the capital of thalassaemia, sees some 10,000 children born with the condition every year.

May 08, 2017, 09:38 AM IST

Single dose of this drug could improve memory

Methylene blue is used to treat methemoglobinemia, a blood disorder in which oxygen is unable to release effectively to body tissues, and as a surgical stain.

Jun 28, 2016, 15:45 PM IST

Blood cancer develops from prior blood disorder

 Researchers have discovered how an incurable type of blood cancer develops from an often symptomless prior blood disorder.

Oct 18, 2015, 15:12 PM IST

Marital status can impact leukemia patients' survival

Social factors such as marital status, insurance status, and income may affect the chances of survival in young patients with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

Sep 14, 2015, 14:20 PM IST

Survey to find out whether youths have sickle cell anaemia

A survey would be carried of all youths upto marriageable age from Adivasi community to find out whether they are suffering from sickle cell anaemia, a hereditary blood disorder to counsel them not to marry people suffering from the same disorder, Union Tribal Affairs department secretary Hrishikesh Panda said on Saturday.

Apr 19, 2015, 00:14 AM IST

New heritable genetic cause of acute leukemia risk found

A newly-discovered, heritable genetic cause of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), namely mutation of the gene ETV6, has recently been described by the researchers.

Mar 26, 2015, 15:54 PM IST

Indian, Brazilian experts' method to treat thalassemia

Indian and Brazilian experts have devised a method to estimate iron build-up in thalassemia patients, which will aid in better management of the blood disorder.

Mar 01, 2015, 14:49 PM IST

Indian scientists craft portable diagnostic kit for sickle cell anemia

In a significant step towards improving the treatment of sickle cell anemia (SCA), scientists in India are developing a portable and affordable diagnostic kit, a lab-on-a-chip, that could be used by untrained health workers.

Jul 23, 2014, 13:58 PM IST

World Haemophilia Day: Lack of awareness about the disease still persists

Sageer Ahmad, a tailor by profession, got to know about haemophilia when his year-old son hurt himself and started bleeding profusely. But Ahmad still didn`t learn his lesson. His second son born after a gap of three years was also detected with the blood disorder.

Apr 17, 2014, 09:41 AM IST

World Thalassemia Day: More couples going for pre-marital test

Anshu Gupta, a school teacher, ensured her fiance got himself tested for thalassemia before tying the knot so that their children don`t suffer from the hereditary blood disorder. Doctors say many couples are now coming forward to undergo pre-marital thalassemia test.

May 08, 2013, 14:50 PM IST

His sister`s keeper -- Brother`s blood is boon of life: The Times of India

Senthil Kumar and Sarojini were shattered when their 18-month-old daughter, Thamirabharani, was diagnosed with thalassaemia.

Sep 17, 2009, 09:26 AM IST