Leukemia is a dreaded cancer of the blood or bone marrow. An individual suffering from this disease has abnormal production of blood cells called leucocytes (white blood cells). The DNA of immature blood cells (typically white blood cells) gets damaged and causes cells to grow and divide abnormally. Under normal circumstances, blood cells do their work and die, and are replaced by new blood cells which are produced in the bone marrow. In abnormal situations, blood cells do not die easily and get accumulated, occupying more and more space. Consequently, there is less space for healthy blood cells which brings » » » [Read more]
A new study has shown that delaying cutting the cord in a newborn baby is associated with better health for the baby because more blood (hemoglobin) passes from the mother to the baby as the cord is still attached.