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Eat this daily to lower your blood pressure

We always hear doctors talk about the importance keeping our blood pressure at a healthy level, but you may have wondered why exactly. Basically, blood pressure is the amount of force the blood exerts as it is transported through your body’s network of blood vessels, which includes arteries, veins, and capillaries. High blood pressure is […]

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The importance of blood tests for Alzheimer’s: Two neurologists explain the recent findings

A blood test to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease moved closer to reality this week after new findings were announced at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on July 29, 2020. The test showed extremely high accuracy—around 90% – for detecting chemicals in the blood that are specific for Alzheimer’s. Those who treat patients with Alzheimer’s say that […]

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Scientists get closer to blood test for Alzheimer’s disease

Fox Business Flash top headlines for July 28 Fox Business Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com. An experimental blood test was highly accurate at distinguishing people with Alzheimer’s disease from those without it in several studies, boosting hopes that there soon may be a simple way to help diagnose this […]

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A blood test for Alzheimer’s? Markers for tau take us a step closer

A simple blood test for Alzheimer’s would be a great advance for individuals with—and at risk for—the disease, families, doctors and researchers. At the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2020, scientists reported results of multiple studies on advances in blood “tests” for abnormal versions of the tau protein, one of which may be able to […]

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Teens can donate blood, but may need iron supplements after

(HealthDay)—Teens who donate blood are at significant risk for long-term iron deficiency, a new study warns. The concern comes as 16- to 18-year-olds have emerged as one of the fastest-growing groups of blood donors nationwide. But this study of nearly 31,000 teens who gave blood more than once between 2016 and 2018 found that roughly […]

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Dangerous blood clots pose a perplexing coronavirus threat

First came a high fever, drenching sweats and muscle aches. Then, almost a month later, a weird numbness that spread down the right side of her body. Darlene Gildersleeve thought she had recovered from COVID-19. Doctors said she just needed rest. And for several days, no one suspected her worsening symptoms were related—until a May […]

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Prostate cancer ‘fingerprint’ detected in blood sample

Scientists at UCL have invented a new test to identify the earliest genetic changes of prostate cancer in blood: a process which could allow doctors to see if cancers have spread, monitor tumour behaviour and enable better treatment selection. In the study, published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers at UCL Cancer Institute used […]