Tag Archives: Blood

Blood test could lead to cystic fibrosis treatment tailored to each patient

Researchers at Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and colleagues, used a blood test and microarray

Study points to optimal blood pressure treatment for stroke patients

Aggressive treatment of hypertension in stroke patients could do more harm than good in the long term, according to a new study from researchers at the Universit

Scientists identify ‘youth factor’ in blood cells that speeds fracture repair

For a child, recovering from a broken bone is typically a short-lived, albeit painful, convalescence. But for older adults, it can be a protracted and potentiall

Powerful compounds that naturally lower blood pressure

These days, more people are making unhealthy lifestyle choices with regards to their diet and physical activity leading to a rise in the number of people suffering from conditio

Promising research shows blood vessel growth key to healthy fat tissue

New research led by York University’s Faculty of Health shows that inhibiting a protein within blood vessels stimulates new blood vessel growth, resulting

Could your blood type determine your heart attack risk? It seems so, in periods of “significant air pollution,” according to new research

Blood always tells — at least in how much you are vulnerable to a heart attack during periods of pollution. This was the conclusion made by a team of researchers from the

Spirulina: Could eating these bacteria reduce blood pressure?

According to a recent study, spirulina may help to reduce blood pressure. The researchers also identify the active compound that produces this benefit. Spirulina, which is availabl

Symptoms of high blood pressure: Myths, facts, and pregnancy

High blood pressure is called a “silent killer” because it rarely causes symptoms until it severely damages a person’s health. High blood pressure, or hypertensio

Diabetes: Are you over-monitoring your blood sugar?

Many people living with type 2 diabetes monitor their blood sugar levels on a daily basis, but does that really make a difference to health? A new study suggests that they may be o

High blood pressure (hypertension) during pregnancy

A woman can develop high blood pressure, or hypertension, at any point during pregnancy. High blood pressure is affecting more and more pregnant women. According to the Centers for

A new blood test could help diagnose Alzheimer’s

Doctors may find it hard to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease before the obvious symptoms set in, and many of the current tests for it are expensive and complicated. However, rese

Diabetes: Fasting before a blood test might actually be harmful

Before a blood cholesterol test, doctors typically advise that a person fast for several hours to get the most accurate results. However, a new study shows that in the case of peop

Home blood pressure assessments are more accurate than office checks

Doctors could improve the care of high blood pressure by relying more on home blood pressure (BP) checks and not so much on the less-accurate

Blood sugar chart: Target levels throughout the day

A blood sugar or blood glucose chart identifies ideal blood sugar levels throughout the day, including before and after meals. Doctors use blood sugar charts to set target goals an

New blood test can detect ovarian cancer in its early stages

Relatively few cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed in their early stages, so many people lose the opportunity for effective treatment. A newly developed blood test, however, coul

15 natural ways to lower your blood pressure

High blood pressure is a dangerous condition that can damage your heart. It affects one in three people in the US and 1 billion people worldwide (1, 2). If left uncontrolled, it ra

A cancer blood test based on DNA fragment size

A team of researchers from the U.K., Denmark, Poland, the Netherlands and Switzerland has developed a new way to test for cancer—by looking at the size of tumor

Hemophilia: Coagulation and how blood clots

Coagulation is the process of making blood clot. This is an important and complex process that enables the blood to plug and heal a wound. This is how the body stops any unwanted b