Awareness, treatment and control rates of high blood pressure in Asian countries and regions. (NA indicates data not available.) Credit: Hypertension The reality of treating high blood pressure in the world’s most populated continent is trickier these days, experts say. After guidelines recently lowered the threshold for high blood pressure, about half of adults living […]Continue Reading ...
May 22, 2018 The blood of schizophrenia patients features genetic material from more types of microorganisms than that of people without the debilitating mental illness, research at Oregon State University has found. What’s not known is whether that’s a cause or effect of the severe, chronic condition that strikes about one person in 100. “It’s […]Continue Reading ...
May 18, 2018 A new study shows that a kind of E. coli most associated with “travelers’ diarrhea” and children in underdeveloped areas of the world causes more severe disease in people with blood type A. The bacteria release a protein that latches onto intestinal cells in people with blood type A, but not blood […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDMay 17, 2018 A species of lizards has been found to have bright green blood. Researchers in their study published this Tuesday said that this finding could provide understanding in illnesses such as malaria and jaundice. The study was published in Science Advances. Prehensile Tailed Skinks (Corucia zebrata), Image Credit: Yury […]Continue Reading ...
May 17, 2018 Pancreatic cancer is expected to become the second deadliest cancer in the United States by 2030. It is tough to cure because it is usually not discovered until it has reached an advanced stage. But a new diagnostic test developed by researchers at UC San Diego shows promise for detecting the disease […]Continue Reading ...
May 16, 2018 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Retacrit (epoetin alfa-epbx) as a biosimilar to Epogen/Procrit (epoetin alfa) for the treatment of anemia caused by chronic kidney disease, chemotherapy, or use of zidovudine in patients with HIV infection. Retacrit is also approved for use before and after surgery to reduce the chance […]Continue Reading ...
May 15, 2018 Nightingale Health, the Finnish innovator of an internationally recognized blood biomarker testing technology, today announced further steps towards widespread expansion and development of its services. In addition to its established CE marked blood biomarker service, Nightingale will be offering metabolomics analysis of urine, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and umbilical cord blood samples. These […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Sympathetic nerve activity to skeletal muscle blood vessels—a function of the nervous system that helps regulate blood pressure—increases during physiological and mental stress in people with chronic anxiety, a new study finds. Over time, this response may increase the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease, although the study did […]Continue Reading ...
May 17, 2018 A new study by researchers from the University of Chicago Medicine shows that bacterial signals are crucial to the development of a precursor condition to leukemia, which can be induced by disrupting the intestinal barrier or by introducing a bacterial infection. More than 15 percent of people over the age of 60 […]Continue Reading ...
May 18, 2018 Researchers have developed a database that could reduce complications and save lives for blood transfusion recipients. Credit: alexbart/Shutterstock.com In addition to the commonly known A, B, AB and O blood types, hundreds of blood group antigens exist on red blood cells that differ between individuals. These particles can activate the body’s […]Continue Reading ...
May 16, 2018 If the blood of a pregnant woman is rhesus-negative (Rh-negative) and the blood of the fetus is rhesus-positive (Rh-positive), the woman may develop antibodies, which can cause severe harm to subsequent children in particular. In order to prevent this effect called sensitization, all Rh-negative pregnant women in Germany currently receive a prophylaxis. […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 — Mum’s the word the next time you have your blood pressure checked. Talking while the cuff is on can boost your blood pressure reading. So can a full bladder or crossing your legs, the American Heart Association (AHA) says. “These simple things can make a difference in whether or not […]Continue Reading ...
May 15, 2018 An interview with Dr Robert Cramb, conducted by Alina Shrourou, BSc. Please give an overview of Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS). FCS is a rare syndrome. There are a number of potential causes, but the most common is associated with a lack of an enzyme (protein) called lipoprotein lipase. This protein helps release […]Continue Reading ...
May 14, 2018 Children who were exposed to higher levels of air pollution during the third trimester of their mother’s pregnancy had a higher risk of elevated blood pressure in childhood, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension. Fine particulate matter of 2.5 microns or less (PM2.5) is a form of […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: University College London Traditional methods of testing for high-blood pressure are no longer adequate and risk missing vital health signs, which can lead to premature death, a study co-led by UCL has found. The research, the largest ever cohort study of its kind, published in the New England Journal for Medicine, assessed 63,000 doctors’ […]Continue Reading ...
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