Tag Archives: Blood

Taking oral drugs daily may protect cancer patients from deadly blood clots

People with cancer have an increased risk of developing blood clots, with roughly one in five experiencing venous thromboembolism (VTE) — either a blood clot in a deep vein or a condition in which one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked by a blood clot. Taking oral drugs daily can be an effective treatment for nearly 10 million ... Read More »

New, more accurate blood test developed for peanut allergies

British scientists have developed a much more reliable blood test for diagnosing peanut allergies, which leads the way for a better method of diagnosing them. Peanuts are the most common reason of fatal food-induced anaphylaxis, or severe allergic reaction, and allergy cases among children have risen sharply in recent years. Britain’s Food Standards Agency estimates up to one in 55 ... Read More »

New blood test may help you measure your cardiovascular health

Researchers have found a new blood test that could provide a clue as to why some patients are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease risk after suffering a heart attack. “Our findings provide exciting clues as to why some patients are at higher risk after heart attack and how we might address this with new treatments in the future,” ... Read More »

Hope for early detection: New cancer blood test may find 8 kinds of tumours

A new blood test for cancer has shown promise toward detecting eight different kinds of tumours before they have spread elsewhere in the body, offering hope of early detection, researchers said Thursday. Further study is needed before the test — called CancerSEEK — can be made widely available for its projected cost of about $500, said the report in the ... Read More »

High Blood Pressure Diet: Here’s How to Tackle Hypertension with the Help of Ayurveda

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is one of the biggest health concerns in the world with close to 7.5 million deaths associated with the lifestyle ailment all across the globe. According to the official WHO data, high blood pressure causes close to 12.8% of total deaths in the world. It is also one of the primary reasons behind some ... Read More »

70 Per Cent of Home Blood Pressure Monitors are Inaccurate: Study

70 per cent of digital blood pressure monitors used at homes are “unacceptably inaccurate”, and could cause serious implications for people who rely on them, said researchers in a recent study. The study found that these digital devices weren’t accurate within five mmHg, when compared to the mercury reading of the sphygmomanometer (used by medical practitioners) leading to flaws in ... Read More »

‘Good’ Fat May Keep Your Blood Sugar Stable

                  A team of Australian scientists has shown that brown fat — a special type of fat that burns energy to produce heat — may also help to keep blood sugar stable in adults. “Brown fat takes up so much glucose that we wondered whether brown fat could affect the concentration of ... Read More »

Home Remedies for Low Blood Pressure

While you may have heard of hypertension or high blood pressure, suffering from low blood pressure can be as dangerous as well. An optimal blood pressure reading is less than 120mm Hg and above 80 mm Hg.  The first number indicates the systolic pressure or the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats and fills with them with blood. ... Read More »

Could Eating Lower Your Blood Pressure? This Study Finds Out

You’ve heard this before. A bowl of yogurt is good for you. First off, let’s nto foegt that yogurt is made with milk which is packed with protein and other nutrients like calcium, vitamin b12 and potassium. Yogurt has an added advantage as it contains probiotics. Probiotics are living organisms or more commonly know as the good bacteria that are ... Read More »

Popular Smartphone App Fails to Measure Blood Pressure: Study

A popular smartphone app that claims to measure blood pressure is highly inaccurate and may mislead users about their health, said a US study Wednesday. Known as Instant Blood Pressure, the app has been downloaded more than 100,000 times and is still operational, though it is no longer available for purchase, said the study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins ... Read More »