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What Is Sickle Cell Anemia?
Medicine / Disease

The sickle-shaped red blood cells tend to get stuck in narrow blood vessels, blocking the flow of blood. Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disease. That means you are born with it and it lasts a lifetime. Sickle cell anemia affects the red blood cells. Normal red blood cells are smooth and round l continue reading this fact

Malaria and Sickle Cell Anemia
Medicine / Germs, Viruses, Microbes

Sickle cell anemia is a genetic disorder in which the red blood cells collapse into a 'sickle' shape and cannot carry oxygen very well. They also tend to get stuck in narrow blood vessels, causing pa continue reading this fact

What Is a Bruise?
Medicine / Human Body

A bruise is a deposit of blood under the skin. It flows from tiny capillaries that break when you bump your shin on the furniture or take the batter's pop fly in the eye. The injury starts out looking continue reading this fact

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