At its annual gala and silent auction last Saturday the Puget Sound Blood Center highlighted patients who have benefited from the work done by the center’s staff and researchers.
Ask experts to predict the future of cancer screening, and you’ll get a range of answers. But all would agree that we need better ways to detect cancers early in the course of disease, and these new tools should improve on the benefits of screening while limiting the harms.
The FDA recently hit the American Red Cross with a nearly $10 million fine for safety violations, lax oversight and faulty testing of its blood services. The fine is just the latest of more than a dozen the Red Cross has racked up in the last decade.
Teens and young adults with cancer talk about their experiences with the disease – from treatments and hair loss, to dealing with school, friends and family.
The longer a woman has a breast implant, the more likely she is to have complications and need to have the implants removed or replaced, the FDA says.
All had recently travelled to Germany, where the outbreak began. “Any person with recent travel to Germany with signs or symptoms of STEC infection or HUS, should seek medical care and let the medical provider know about the outbreak of STEC infections in Germany and the importance of being tested,” the CDC warns.
May Eastside Science Café: The Modern Legacy of Ancient Viruses May 9, 2011 – 7 p.m. – Wilde Rover In the past century, we’ve seen outbreaks of new viruses such as HIV, SARS and several flu strains, but what about the viruses that came before them? These ancient, extinct viruses (“paleoviruses”) affect modern humans, too. [...]
“This is a disease that’s becoming easier to treat,” says Dr. William Bensinger, director of the Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. “Patients are living longer—several years longer—and the prospects for new drugs and treatments are improving.”
Women with implants may have a very small, but increased risk of developing anaplastic large cell lymphoma. If a woman with breast implants has no symptoms, FDA does not recommend doing anything additional. Women should continue monitoring their implants and obtaining regular breast screening evaluations, the agency said. FDA does not recommend removing the implants.
Blood thinner pills require you to make lifestyle changes, such as taking them at the same time each day and making sure you don’t injure yourself.