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AstraZeneca vaccine side effects: Blood clot risk appears to be ‘age related’ – Professor

The UK’s vaccination rates are the envy of the world, with more than 31 million people now jabbed with a first dose. The situation is far less rosy in the EU with countries hamstrung by supply shortages. Supplies that have made it into countries remain largely unused thanks to fears over blood clots. Germany has… Read More »

Dried blood spots have clear advantages over mini tubes when it comes to lab analysis of home collected samples for HIV and syphilis testing

Blood samples taken at home and sent by post to labs to screen for HIV and syphilis are more likely to be successfully processed when the collection technique used is dried blood spots rather than mini tubes, investigators from the UK report in Sexually Transmitted Infections. Close to 95% of dried blood spot samples were… Read More »

Blood diet high pressure

Fiddling with diet to control cholesterol makes perfect sense. After all, some of the cholesterol that ends up in arteries starts out in food. Changing your diet to control blood pressure doesn’t seem quite so straightforward. Yet food can have a direct and sometimes dramatic effect on blood pressure. Salt certainly plays a role. But… Read More »

Low blood pressure an anti-stroke diet

Diets high in trans fats are also associated with high cholesterol and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. And your stroke risk could drop by 11 percent for every additional gm of vegetables you eat too indicates a study published in the journal Stroke. How can I eat more healthily? Instead, low-fat and no-fat milk, yogurt… Read More »