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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

New finding could unmask blood doping in athletes

A Duke University research team has found a way to help sporting officials detect whether an athlete’s blood has been doped by an infusion of their own stored blood. While tests have been developed to detect two of the three most common methods of dramatically boosting the oxygen-carrying capacity of a competitor’s blood, so-called “autologous”

Simple blood and saliva tests could help prevent heart attacks

Simple blood and saliva tests that cost just £40 could help prevent heart attacks, scientists say Major study proves that scientists can identify people at risk of a heart attack  Scientists found DNA testing can be used to spot those with increased risk Currently more than 190,000 people suffer a heart attack in the UK each year

What’s a dangerous level of blood pressure in pregnancy?

High blood pressure rates could nearly double in women of childbearing age if the latest guidelines are used, according to a new study. But researchers say more investigation is needed to see if those lower blood pressure targets in pregnant women are safe—or effective. The study, published Sept. 10 in the journal Hypertension, set out

Simple new blood test reveals your body’s precise internal clock to guide treatments, improve health

The first simple blood test to identify your body’s precise internal time clock as compared to the external time has been developed by Northwestern Medicine scientists. The test, TimeSignature—which requires only two blood draws—can tell physicians and researchers the time in your body despite the time in the external world. For instance, even if it’s

Children with food insecurity at risk for high blood pressure

Kids with food insecurity, meaning they lack good access to nutritional foods, were more likely to have high blood pressure than kids with secure access to food, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Joint Hypertension 2018 Scientific Sessions. “High blood pressure—even in childhood—matters,” said study author Andrew Michael South, M.D., assistant