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Zero gravity made some astronauts’ blood flow backwards

By Clare Wilson Zero gravity made some astronauts on the International Space Station experience reversed blood flow.NASA Being in zero gravity can have strange effects on the body – now it’s emerged that it can make people’s blood flow backwards. The changes to circulation caused two astronauts to develop small blood clots, which could have… Read More »

High blood pressure: Include these foods in your diet to lower your reading

High blood pressure happens when the force of blood pushing against your artery walls is consistently too high and your heart has to work harder to pump blood around your body. If you have high blood pressure, your arteries lose their stretchiness and become stiff or narrow, and this narrowing makes it easier for fatty… Read More »

FDA Approves Reblozyl (luspatercept-aamt) for the Treatment of Anemia in Adults With Beta Thalassemia Who Require Regular Red Blood Cell Transfusions

FDA Approves Reblozyl (luspatercept-aamt) for the Treatment of Anemia in Adults With Beta Thalassemia Who Require Regular Red Blood Cell Transfusions Print this page SUMMIT, N.J. & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) and Acceleron Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: XLRN) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Reblozyl (luspatercept-aamt) for the… Read More »

Here’s What Happens to Your Blood After You Donate It

Blood is separated into three components plenoy m/Shutterstock “Most whole blood donations are separated into transfusable components: red cells, platelets, and plasma,” says Dr. Young. Technicians use centrifuges to spin the blood at high speeds and separate the three components. “The testing and processing steps take approximately three days to complete,” says Dr. Young. Each… Read More »

Thousands of strokes and heart attacks could be prevented by switching blood pressure pill

Thousands of strokes and heart attacks could be ­prevented if patients switched blood pressure pills. Health records for five million with high blood ­pressure revealed the most popular pills, ACE inhibitors, were less ­effective than an alternative and caused more side effects. The study in The Lancet ­estimates that changing to thiazide diuretics would prevent… Read More »