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Study Says Blood Plasma Reduces Risk of Severe Covid-19 if Given Early

Study Says Blood Plasma Reduces Risk of Severe Covid-19 if Given Early

Study Says Blood Plasma Reduces Risk of Severe Covid-19 if Given Early Study Says Blood Plasma Reduces Risk of Severe Covid-19 if Given Early It will be difficult “to find and diagnose them within that vanishingly small window,” said Dr. Ilan Schwartz, an infectious disease physician at the University of Alberta who wasn’t involved in the study. “The study looks …

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A Better Way to Take Blood Pressure?

A Better Way to Take Blood Pressure?

A Better Way to Take Blood Pressure? A Better Way to Take Blood Pressure? Doctors usually take a blood pressure reading in only one arm, but a new study in Hypertension suggests they should be checking both. The difference between the two readings may be a marker of increased risk for cardiovascular disease — and death. Researchers combined data in …

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Trial of High-Dose Blood Thinners in I.C.U. Patients Is Halted

Trial of High-Dose Blood Thinners in I.C.U. Patients Is Halted

Trial of High-Dose Blood Thinners in I.C.U. Patients Is Halted Trial of High-Dose Blood Thinners in I.C.U. Patients Is Halted A major trial of high-dose blood thinners in critically ill hospitalized Covid-19 patients is being temporarily halted because there appears to be no benefit to the treatment and there may be some harm, the trial’s leaders announced Tuesday. The independent …

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Should You Bank Your Baby’s Cord Blood?

Should You Bank Your Baby’s Cord Blood?

Should You Bank Your Baby’s Cord Blood? Should You Bank Your Baby’s Cord Blood? The trial did suggest that the therapy might be safe. But it was not designed to determine whether it worked, said Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg, a pediatric hematologist-oncologist at Duke University Medical Center and president of the Cord Blood Association, who led the trial. Dr. Kurtzberg has …

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U.K. to Ease Rules on Blood Donations by Gay and Bisexual Men

U.K. to Ease Rules on Blood Donations by Gay and Bisexual Men

U.K. to Ease Rules on Blood Donations by Gay and Bisexual Men U.K. to Ease Rules on Blood Donations by Gay and Bisexual Men Britain announced on Monday that it would loosen restrictions on blood donation by gay and bisexual men beginning next year, a shift in policy called “landmark” by the government and hailed by activists who have long …

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Could a Blood Test Show if a Covid-19 Vaccine Works?

Could a Blood Test Show if a Covid-19 Vaccine Works?

Could a Blood Test Show if a Covid-19 Vaccine Works? Could a Blood Test Show if a Covid-19 Vaccine Works? A new study in monkeys suggests that a blood test could predict the effectiveness of a Covid-19 vaccine — and perhaps speed up the clinical trials needed to get a working vaccine to billions of people around the world. The study, …

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Social Isolation Tied to High Blood Pressure in Women

Social Isolation Tied to High Blood Pressure in Women

Social Isolation Tied to High Blood Pressure in Women Social Isolation Tied to High Blood Pressure in Women Women who are socially isolated have an increased risk for high blood pressure, researchers report. But men, not so much. Scientists used data on 28,238 Canadian men and women aged 45 to 85 who are participating in a large continuing study on …

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Spontaneous Nosebleeds Tied to High Blood Pressure

Spontaneous Nosebleeds Tied to High Blood Pressure

Spontaneous Nosebleeds Tied to High Blood Pressure Spontaneous Nosebleeds Tied to High Blood Pressure High blood pressure may increase your risk for nosebleeds, a new study reports. Korean researchers studied 35,749 people, average age 52, with hypertension, and matched them to a control group of 35,749 with normal blood pressure. They tracked spontaneous nosebleeds in each group — that is, …

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The New Apple Watch Measures Your Blood Oxygen. Now What?

The New Apple Watch Measures Your Blood Oxygen. Now What?

The New Apple Watch Measures Your Blood Oxygen. Now What? The New Apple Watch Measures Your Blood Oxygen. Now What? The new Apple Watch can be summed up in two words: blood oxygen. The ability to measure your blood’s oxygen saturation — an overall indicator of wellness — is the most significant new feature in the Apple Watch Series 6, …

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Up on the Roof, Flesh and Blood Dancers Move and Connect

Up on the Roof, Flesh and Blood Dancers Move and Connect

Up on the Roof, Flesh and Blood Dancers Move and Connect Up on the Roof, Flesh and Blood Dancers Move and Connect The dancer Chelsea Ainsworth stood before a small outdoor audience on Friday night, about to perform live for the first time in 25 weeks. Beneath her tap shoe-clad feet was a plywood stage that she and her husband, …

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