Learn about the myelogenous leukemia which is a cancer of the white blood cells. in this medical report.
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Susan Sharma: This is insidermedicinein60 from Toronto. It is unusual to have the words "leukemia" and "excellent prognosis" in the same sentence, but that is what professional hockey player Jason Blake heard over the weekend. He was diagnosed with a chronic myelogenous leukemia, a cancer of the white blood cells. Many patients with CML receive treatment with a pill called Gleevec. From London, It's not just West Nile virus that we have to worry about catching from mosquitos. A British man is in a coma following getting triple E, or Eastern Equine Encephalitis. This condition is caused by a virus that is carried by mosquitos. The virus, which can cause brain infection in horses, infects only a handful of humans in the US each year. From North Carolina, while it has long been held that the appendix was a vestige of days gone past, the pinky-sized organ may have a use after all. Researchers from Duke University hypothesize that the organ may serve to re-populate the intestine with bacteria that aid the body in digestion and prevent overgrowth of the colon by more sinister bacteria. And finally, back to London, in a study of over 8,000 British civil servants, researchers have noted a link between negative personal relationships and risk for heart attack. Those who characterized primary relationships as negative were 34% more likely to have a heart attack at some time over a 12 year period. For Insidermedicinein60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.