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Leukemia

Leukemia (American English) or leukaemia (British English; Greek leukos λευκός, "white"; aima αίμα, "blood") is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal increase of blood cells, usually leukocytes (white blood cells). Leukemia is a broad term covering a spectrum of diseases. In turn, it is part of the even broader group of diseases called hematological neoplasms. Read More

Articles About Leukemia

Fresh radioactive leak detected in Japan's Fukushima plant after Typhoon Wipha
Worker Dies at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

By IBTimes AU

The crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant in Japan has claimed its first death. But it wasn't due to radiation-related reasons. A worker involved in the plant's excavation work died after getting buried in a mudslide on Friday. (Mar 30)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, EARTHQUAKE, TSUNAMI

Singer Miley Cyrus performs during KIIS FM's Jingle Ball concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles
From Hashtag to Reality: Miley Makes Wish Come True for Leukemia Patient Lulu Martinez [VIDEO/PHOTO]

By IBTimes AU

Lulu Martinez, a young woman from central Minnesota who is battling leukemia for the second time, had her dream come true to meet her favourite singer Miley Cyrus finally. The wish for Lulu came true on Monday night at the Miley Cyrus concert at Xcel Energy Center in Minnesota. (Mar 12)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER

Ian Somerhalder
Ian Somerhalder: 'Vampire Diaries' Actor to be the Celebrity Monarch at the 20th Annual Mystic Krewe of Mardi Paws Dog Parade on March 9

By IBTimes AU

Heartthrob actor Ian Somerhalder recently enjoyed the 2014 Mardi Gras in New Orleans and he will be coming back for more to show his love for animals, particularly dogs, with the 20th annual Mystic Krewe of Mardi Paws dog parade on Sunday, March 9. (Mar 05)

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Cellphones
Cellphones Safe, Do Not Cause Cancer: Study

By IBTimes IN

Cellphones do not cause any adverse health effects to the user, a new study says. (Feb 13)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, ADDICTION, SUPREME COURT, CANCER

A woman talks on her mobile phone as the rain begins to fall in New York November 26, 2013.
British Study Disproves Myth of Cellphones Causing Cancer

By IBTimes AU

The popular belief that frequent cellphone use can cause cancer has been proven false. According to a British comprehensive study, cellphones do not increase the risk of leukemia or cancer. Society has a long-time fear of radiofrequency fields from m... (Feb 12)

MORE TOPICS: CANCER, TELECOMS

Radiation detected in urine of Fukushima residents raise concerns over inhabitation
Fukushima Toll: US Sailors Who First Responded to Disaster Complain of Radiation Related Sicknesses, To File Federal Class Action Lawsuit

By IBTimes AU

They were the very first who responded to the call for help when the Fukushima nuclear power plant got hit by a massive tsunami on March 2011. But never did the sailors aboard USS Ronald Reagan thought that they too would become victims of the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. (Jan 14)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, STORM, LAWYER, LAWSUIT, CANCER, U.S. NAVY

Top Twitter Hashtag Trends of the Year: Check out the Most Popular Tweets of 2013 [WATCH]

By IBTimes AU

Twitter, the popular microblogging Web site, has just released its top Twitter hashtag trends of the year. Check out the most popular tweets of 2013 including the Boston Marathon bombings (#BostonMarathon), 5-year-old leukemia survivor Miles Scott... (Dec 19)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, NEW YORK, HOLLYWOOD, SUPER BOWL

Supposedly Already Cured, 2 Men Infected Again of HIV AIDS Virus

By IBTimes AU

Two men from Boston who were already supposedly cured from the dreaded HIV AIDS virus after undergoing bone marrow transplants have been infected again by the same virus. (Dec 08)

MORE TOPICS: AIDS, INFECTION, LYMPHOMA

Thousands of Australians Dying from Superbugs, Experts Fear High Risk of Infection

By IBTimes AU

Australians are dying from superbugs or antibiotic resistant bacteria due to overuse of antibiotics. The risk of infection may make it difficult for doctors to perform hip replacements or treat leukemia in the coming years. (Nov 19)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, ANTIBIOTIC, INFECTION

‘Batkid’ Praised By Previous Batman Actors: Christian Bale, Ben Affleck

By IBTimes AU

San Francisco’s local superhero Batkid touched the lives of millions across the globe. His charming moves on the street as Batman’s little avatar caught the eye of celebrities and politicians. Ben Affleck and Christian Bale praised the little superhero for his efforts. (Nov 18)

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