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2147 Articles Matching "blood"

Aphasia: A Disruption In Communication

Jul 15, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Ever heard of aphasia? Most people who are familiar with the term associate it with stroke (i.e., brain damage caused by disrupted blood flow to the brain). But aphasia, an impairment of language, is not always caused by stroke. Really, a variety of brain conditions, including neurodegenerative dis......
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FDA joins 22 countries' recall of common heart drug

Jul 14, 2018 , CNN Health
A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure was announced by the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday, a week after 22 other countries recalled it because the drug contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk....
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Study: High Blood Pressure Threatens Aging Brain

Jul 14, 2018 , WebMD
Older people with high systolic blood pressure readings (the top number) had higher risks of having blood vessel blockages in the brain and tangles linked to Alzheimer's disease, researchers found in a study that tracked more than 1,300 people until they...
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New Guidelines Mean Almost 800,000 More U.S. Kids Have High Blood Pressure

Jul 14, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: New Guidelines Mean Almost 800,000 More U.S. Kids Have High Blood PressureCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/13/2018 12:00:00...
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This Startup Is Developing Finger-Prick Blood Tests, But Don't Call It Theranos 2

Jul 14, 2018 , Forbes
Sight Diagnostics believes it can succeed where Theranos failed, developing rapid finger-prick blood tests, but its approach is nothing like that of the failed Silicon Valley startup chronicled in the bestselling book Bad...
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Creating A Safety Plan For Patients Who End Up In Hospital For Suicide Attempt Can Have ‘Phenomenal’ Results

Jul 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The small step has proven to be simple yet effective at a time when patients are at their most vulnerable for another attempt. In other public health news: high blood pressure, diets, positive people, mysterious attacks, anti-aging drugs, and more....
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XaTek Inc. Raises $9.1 million To Advance ClotChip, A Hand-Held Device To Quickly Gauge Blood's Clotting Ability

Jul 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
XaTek Inc., a Cleveland-based company developing a portable sensing system that can quickly assess the clotting ability of a person’s blood, recently raised $9.1 million in Series A capital to further advance and test the device, called ClotChip. The round of funding from a syndicate of private inv......
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Under New Guidelines, More Kids Have Hypertension

Jul 13, 2018 , WebMD
New hypertension guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2017 lowered the threshold for a diagnosis of high blood pressure in those under 19 years of age, and that means 795,000 more children are now classified as having the condition than...
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High Blood Pressure Threatens Aging Brain, Study Says

Jul 13, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: High Blood Pressure Threatens Aging Brain, Study SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/12/2018 12:00:00...
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Study: High Blood Pressure Threatens Aging Brain

Jul 13, 2018 , WebMD
Older people with high systolic blood pressure readings (the top number) had higher risks of having blood vessel blockages in the brain and tangles linked to Alzheimer's disease, researchers found in a study that tracked more than 1,300 people until they...
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FDA Adds Stronger Warnings to Fluoroquinolones

Jul 12, 2018 , WebMD
The FDA is adding new warnings to fluoroquinolones, a class of powerful antibiotics that have been found to cause dangerous drops in blood sugar as memory problems and...
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Lovenox vs. Xarelto

Jul 12, 2018 , RxList
Lovenox (enoxaparin sodium) and Xarelto (rivaroxaban) are blood thinners (anticoagulants) used to prevent blood clots that are sometimes called deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which can lead to blood clots in the...
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Plavix vs. Coumadin

Jul 12, 2018 , RxList
Lovenox (enoxaparin sodium) and Coumadin (warfarin) are blood thinners (anticoagulants) used to prevent blood clots and to reduce or prevent the chance of developing heart attacks (myocardial infarctions), strokes, and venous and other blood clots (deep venous thrombosis [DVTs], pulmonary emboli and thrombi produced with atrial...
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Blood Flow In The Heart Revealed In A Flash

Jul 12, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers at Linköping University have for the first time been able to use information from computer tomography images to simulate the heart function of an individual patient. Some of the modelling methods they use have been developed in the motor industry. Computer tomography systems, also known......
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After 18 deaths, Ireland changes cervical cancer screenings

Jul 12, 2018 , CNN Health
Irene Teap was still bleeding. It had been 18 weeks since she had given birth to her youngest son, Oscar, but the blood kept coming....
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3 of 4 Black Americans Have High Blood Pressure by 55

Jul 12, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: 3 of 4 Black Americans Have High Blood Pressure by 55Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/11/2018 12:00:00...
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CMS Administrator Seema Verma presses for remote monitoring of patients

Jul 12, 2018 , Mobile Health News
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is promoting the idea of paying home health agencies for monitoring patients remotely. Remote monitoring enables the collection of patients’ health data, such as vital signs, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood oxygen levels, heart rate and electrocardiogram...
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Blood pressure linked to lesions, signs of Alzheimer's in autopsied brains

Jul 12, 2018 , CNN Health
Older people with higher-than-average blood pressure have more markers of brain disease than their average-pressure peers, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology. In particular, the researchers saw increased signs of brain infarcts, or areas of dead tissue caused by a block in the blood supply to the brain, when looking at postmortem tissue under a microscope....
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3 of 4 Black Americans Have Hypertension by 55

Jul 12, 2018 , WebMD
Three-quarters of black men and women in the United States have high blood pressure by age 55, a much higher rate than for white people, according to a new...
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Plavix vs. Eliquis

Jul 12, 2018 , RxList
Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate) and Eliquis (apixaban) are anticoagulants (blood thinners) that inhibit aspects of blood clotting and are used to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial...
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