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A Florida man, posed as a doctor, said that he could cure diabetes and other diseases by injecting blood to patients • Good Medical

A Florida man was arrested last week after an undercover operation revealed that he pretended to be a doctor and that he was offering cures for various health problems, provided that patients pay fees for their services. According to the… Continue Reading →

He gave blood every week for 60 years and saved the lives of 2.4 million babies. • Good Medical

Harrison, nicknamed "the man with the gold arm", has been giving blood almost every week for 60 years. After all these donations, this 81-year-old Australian "retired" on Friday. The occasion marked the end of a monumental chapter. According to the… Continue Reading →

What scientists advise to eat based on your blood type • brightside.me

It is actually quite easy to know your blood type. You only need 3 test tubes containing 3 different reagents containing 3 different antibodies: A, B and Rh. And a blood sample, of course. Pour blood into each test tube… Continue Reading →

Diet drugs could stop mosquito blood sucking behavior, study finds

Scientists have discovered that female mosquitoes, which transmit microbes kill millions of people every year, lose interest in human blood if your appetite is removed with chemicals. The study, which is still in its infancy, was published in the journal… Continue Reading →

12,000 Chinese blood treatments contaminated with HIV • Good Medical

As the Chinese Lunar New Year is announced, the ruling Communist Party faces another major scandal in the health sector. One of the state-run pharmaceutical companies discovered that the HIV virus was present in about 12,000 doses of immunoglobulin treatment,… Continue Reading →

Control of Crucial Blood Pressure After Stroke

A new study reveals that the intensive lowering of blood pressure is safe for patients treated with clot medications after a stroke. Bleeding is a major potential side effect of anticoagulant medications. However, the use of extreme hypotension to reduce… Continue Reading →

Sanofi blood disorders medication gets FDA approval

(Good Medical) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Wednesday the approval of Sanofi SA's drug for the treatment of a rare disorder of blood clotting in adults, combined with standard treatments. This condition, known as thrombotic thrombocytopenic… Continue Reading →

High Blood Pressure High Risk of Stroke in Young Adults

Strokes do not differentiate by age. According to a new study, they strike when the factors are correct – and these factors can be found as frequently in younger adults with stroke as in older people. Stroke is more common… Continue Reading →

The first child in the UK has access to an innovative cancer therapy, in which white blood cells are genetically engineered to hunt and destroy tumor cells. • bbc.com

Legend Yuvan, 11, with his parents, Vinay and Sapna An 11-year-old became the first NHS patient to receive therapy using the body's own cells to fight cancer. Yuvan Thakkar, who is suffering from a form of leukemia, received personalized treatment… Continue Reading →

Nearly half of American adults have heart disease or blood vessels

A new report estimates that nearly half of all US adults have some form of heart disease or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone largely due to recent guidelines that have increased the number of people with hypertension. The American… Continue Reading →

Nearly half of American adults have heart disease or blood vessels

New report estimates that nearly half of all US adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone mainly because of recent guidelines that have increased the number of people suffering from hypertension. The American Heart… Continue Reading →

Lowering blood pressure could reduce the risk factor for dementia

Previous studies had suggested that high blood pressure could be a risk factor for dementia and mild cognitive impairment, prompting US researchers to consider whether a drop in pressure could reduce this risk in the context of extensive randomized trial… Continue Reading →

What if you were your own blood donor for surgery?

TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) – Patients who have undergone cardiac surgery could get better results if they had their own "recycled" blood and were returned to them during the procedure, according to a preliminary study. The study is… Continue Reading →

Lowering blood pressure may reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment, a precursor to dementia – CNN • Good Medical

Previous studies had suggested that high blood pressure could be a risk factor for dementia and mild cognitive impairment, prompting US researchers to consider whether a drop in pressure could reduce this risk in the context of extensive randomized trial… Continue Reading →

This is the first reason people are afraid to donate blood. (Hint: that's not what you think.)

Anne Saker Cincinnati Enquirer Posted at 3:21 pm EST on 28 Jan 2019 A recent study by psychologists from Ohio University revealed the main reason people fear giving their blood. These are not needles, pain or even the sight of… Continue Reading →

Control your blood pressure to reduce memory loss

A new trial concludes that strict control of your blood pressure will not necessarily save you from a full dementia. But this could reduce the risk of mild declines in thinking and memory, a condition known as mild cognitive impairment… Continue Reading →

Lowering blood pressure could reduce the risk of memory problems, study finds

A new study discovers that a decrease in blood pressure could reduce the risk of developing a brain disorder that can lead to Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. One in three American adults high blood pressure and only… Continue Reading →

Blood pressure research offers the first hope to prevent dementia

Break news e-mails Receive news reports and special reports. The news and the stories that matter are delivered on weekday mornings. REGISTER January 28, 2019, 9:14 PM GMT By Shamard Charles, M.D. Drastic lowering of blood pressure can help to… Continue Reading →

New blood test for pancreatic cancer allows early detection

The use of a new blood test for pancreatic cancer, coupled with the current blood test, could improve early detection and help screen people at high risk for the deadly disease, say the researchers. The combined approach detects 70% of… Continue Reading →

The FDA warns of a current shortage of drugs for the treatment of high blood pressure due to recalls

"Valsartan products are in short supply and we know that other types of products may be in the near future," said Dr. Scott Gottlieb, FDA Commissioner, and Dr. Janet Woodcock, FDA's Director of Public Health. evaluation and research of drugs…. Continue Reading →

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