Folks took part in a 5k walk and run for a rare blood cancer Saturday in Bangor. Multiple Myeloma is an incurable cancer of the plasma cell, an important cell of the immune system that produces and releases antibodies to fight infections. It's the second
The influenza vaccine is being studied by researchers with the goal of making it more effective for older adults. Influenza kills about 36,000 people per year and hospitalizes 200,000. Researchers say the influenza vaccine works in only 30 to 40 percen
A world-wide study involving University of Sydney researchers has concluded that a costly and controversial treatment for neonatal sepsis is ineffective. Neonatal sepsis - a leading cause of infant death - is a blood infection in newborn babies.
If you have recurring bleeding gums or bluish/reddish spots on your body, do get it checked. A low platelet count could be one of the causes. Today is Platelet Day, aimed at increasing awareness about these life-saving cells that facilitate blood clotting
In an advance toward a much-needed early diagnostic test for Alzheimer's disease (AD), scientists have discovered that older women destined to develop AD have high blood levels of a protein linked to pregnancy years before showing symptoms.