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Blood transfusion from female donors with history of pregnancy linked to increased mortality risk in men

Blood transfusion from female donors with history of pregnancy linked to increased mortality risk in men

Males who receive a blood transfusion from an ever-pregnant female donor have an increased mortality risk compared with those who receive a transfusion from a male donor or never-pregnant female.

Radiation exposure and cancer risk from CT screening: a risk-benefit analysis

After 10 years of low-dose CT screening in patients, 1.5 lung cancers and 2.4 major cancers per 10,000 people screened were induced by radiation.

FDA approves 'breakthrough therapy' for CLL

Gazyva is designed to bolster the immune system's ability to attack cancer cells.

Gleevec approved for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Imatinib belongs to a class of drugs called tyrosine kinase inhibitors and blocks proteins that promote development of cancer cells.

Ponatinib wins early approval for rare leukemias

The FDA has approved ponatinib to treat chronic myeloid leukemia and Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Bosutinib approved for chronic myelogenous leukemia

The FDA has approved bosutinib (Bosulif, Pfizer) for patients with chronic, accelerated or blast phase Philadelphia chromosome positive CML, who are resistant to or who cannot tolerate other therapies.

CT scans up leukemia, brain tumor risk in young

Children and young adults who had computer tomography (CT) scans of the head had a small but increased risk of later leukemia and brain cancer, data indicate.

AHA: Anemia may triple stroke mortality

Severe anemia a strong predictor of death after stroke, but even slight anemia increases the risk, data presented at the American Heart Association's 2012 International Stroke Conference indicates.

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Case Study: A subdural hematoma after a fall

Case Study: A subdural hematoma after a fall

A 65-year-old Hispanic man presents to the emergency department via EMS after an unwitnessed fall from a presumed standing height.

Is there an occupational cancer risk with flying?

Is there an occupational cancer risk with flying?

Has any research been conducted to determine whether the incidence of various types of skin cancer is greater in people who fly for a living compared with the general public?

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