Month: January 2011
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Despite concerns about infection and control in the home environment, a study published last year in The Archives of Internal Medicine found that patients “with end-stage kidney disease who have dialysis at home fare just as well as their counterparts who do hemodialysis,” traditionally performed at a dialysis center.
In July, the F.D.A. decided to revoke approval of Avastin, also called bevacizumab, because the F.D.A. said follow up studies had found the drug was not effective and had dangerous side effects.
If you’ve been putting off giving a pint or two because you think you aren’t “qualified,” it’s as easy as checking with your doctor. Also, the staff at the blood centers will review your medical history.
The Oxford study found that people who had higher vitamin B12 levels were six times less likely to experience brain shrinkage compared with those who had lower levels of the vitamin in their blood. None of the people in the study had vitamin B12 deficiency. The study was conducted over five years and published in the journal of Neurology.