Tag Archives: Blood

High blood pressure: Best meat to include in your diet if you want to lower your reading

High blood pressure, medically known as hypertension, can lead to all sorts of health conditions. For one, it can lead to a heart attack or, two, it could result in a stroke. Kidney failure, heart failure and vascular dementia are also associated risks. Fortunately, one tasty and versatile piece of meat has been shown to… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: New blood test will help spot early signs of brain cancer

We’re getting more and more clever at spotting cancers early, way before they cause symptoms. We can do this by picking up traces of the chemicals shed from tumours in the bloodstream. Every cancer is different and each has a unique fingerprint. We can search for those fingerprints and we’re getting pretty good at tracking… Read More »

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 »