Does heroin destroy the white blood cells or damage bone marrow?

Answer On One Hand: Heroin is DamagingHeroin (diacetylmorphine) is a semi-synthetic opioid used medically as a pain killer and as a recreational drug to induce euphoria. Habitual heroin users face an arra... Read More »

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Can prednisone destroy white blood cells?

On One Hand: Prednisone Destroys White Blood CellsPrednisone is a corticosteroid--a synthetic hormone that mimics the function of natural cortisol, which maintains the body's salt/water balance, re... Read More »

Does blood type matter when donating white blood cells?

On One Hand: Standard GuidelinesDonated white blood cell products may contain small amounts of red blood cells. According to FDA guidelines, if a blood product contains more than 2 mL (milliliters)... Read More »

How long does it take for white blood cells to get back to normal levels after a cold or virus?

On One Hand: Cells Die QuicklyWhite blood cells such as lymphocytes, eosinophils and macrophages increase when the human immune system detects an invading virus or bacteria. Once the invader is gon... Read More »

Can white blood cells fight herpes?

On One Hand: There Is No CureAccording to, as of 2010, there is no cure for herpes. Although it is the job of white blood cells to fight infection and disease, the human immune system is... Read More »