Tag: blood

Varicose veins unlikely to develop into blood clots

Similar to leaky pipes, veins, as they return blood to the heart, sometimes fail to close completely. They stretch out and subsequently leak near the surface of the skin, creating spider or varicose veins that may cause discomfort. Dr. Tanya Flohr, a vascular surgeon at Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute, said the majority of

Discovery of blood vessel system in bones

A network of very fine blood vessels that connects bone marrow directly with the blood supply of the periosteum that was previously overlooked has now been discovered by Dr. Anika Grüneboom, a young researcher who is now working at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen. She made this groundbreaking discovery while working on her doctoral thesis at Universität Duisburg-Essen

What if you were your own blood donor for surgery?

(HealthDay)—Heart surgery patients may fare better if they have their own blood “recycled” and given back to them during the procedure, a preliminary study suggests. The study focused on so-called “intraoperative autologous” blood donation—where patients have some blood removed at the start of surgery for their own use. The goal is to avoid transfusions of

Drinking bone broth like Gwyneth Paltrow could lower blood pressure

Drinking trendy bone broth like Gwyneth Paltrow could ‘lower blood pressure, prevent heart disease and protect against type 2 diabetes’ Cooking pig bones releases proteins that block enzymes linked to hypertension Also degrades hormones that drive high blood pressure and diabetes’ onset Researchers recommend people drink bone broth ‘habitually’  e-mail 72 View comments Drinking bone

Calling All Blood Donors …

MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 — The holidays, winter weather and the flu season have all prompted a blood shortage, the American Red Cross warns. The organization said Monday it had about 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations than needed over Christmas and New Year’s. People nationwide, especially those with type O blood, are urged to

Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donations

MONDAY, Jan 14, 2019 — The holidays, winter weather, and the flu season have all prompted a blood shortage, the American Red Cross warns. The organization said today it had about 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations than needed during Christmas and New Year’s. People nationwide, especially those with type O blood, are urged to

OCT Imaging Needle Can Detect Blood Vessels in Neurosurgery

THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 — A miniaturized optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging needle can detect blood vessels intraoperatively in the human brain in vivo, according to a study published online Dec. 19 in Science Advances. Hari Ramakonar, M.B.B.S., from Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Nedlands, Australia, and colleagues developed an imaging needle that is able

Researchers study abnormal blood glucose levels of discharged patients

Credit: CC0 Public Domain University of Minnesota Medical School researchers decided to delve into an area where little data currently exists. They wanted to know what happens after these patients with abnormal blood glucose measurements are discharged? Are uncontrolled blood glucose levels associated with worse outcomes after patients are discharged from the hospital? Surprisingly, despite

Here’s How High Blood Pressure Can Affect Your Eyes

High blood pressure can do critical damage to your heart. But it affects other parts of the body, too, including the eyes. Believe it or not, when you don’t take care of your heart, you may be causing harm elsewhere, too. Here’s how blood pressure can affect your eyes. High blood pressure can cause eye

What hookah smoking can do to your blood vessels

More and more people are giving up smoking, and they are sensible to do so. Cigarette smoking is “the leading preventable cause of death in the United States,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with cigarettes causing over 480,000 yearly deaths. However, as the use of regular cigarettes is declining, more