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Changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease detectable in blood samples

Changes associated with Alzheimer's disease detectable in blood samples 1

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers have discovered changes in blood samples associated with Alzheimer’s disease. A new international study examined disease-discordant twin pairs: one sibling who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and one who was cognitively healthy. The researchers used the latest genome-wide methods to find out whether the twins’ blood …

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    More aggressive blood pressure control benefits brains of older adults

    More aggressive blood pressure control benefits brains of older adults 2

    A major UConn School of Medicine study published in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation shows that more aggressively controlling daily blood pressure in older adults can improve brain health. It’s been estimated that approximately two-thirds of people over the age of 75 may have damaged small blood vessels …

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      Blood test raises hopes of tackling ‘silent killer’

      Blood test raises hopes of tackling 'silent killer' 3

      Credit: CC0 Public Domain It is the ‘silent killer’ that claimed the life of Albert Einstein and affects 1% of men over the age of 65, but researchers at the University of Dundee believe they may be able to reduce the number of fatalities caused by abdominal aortic aneurysms. Aneurysms …

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        Blood test could help to accelerate brain cancer diagnosis

        Blood test could help to accelerate brain cancer diagnosis 4

        Credit: CC0 Public Domain A blood test which could help to accelerate the diagnosis of brain cancer has been developed in research led at the University of Strathclyde. The patented technology uses infrared light to produce a “bio-signature” of a blood sample and applies artificial intelligence to check for the …

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          Hydroxychloroquine blood levels predict retinopathy risk in lupus

          Hydroxychloroquine blood levels predict retinopathy risk in lupus 6

          (HealthDay)—Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) blood levels are useful in predicting retinopathy among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), according to a study published online Sept. 18 in Arthritis & Rheumatology. Michelle Petri, M.D., from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, and colleagues assessed the risk for HCQ retinopathy by …

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            Diabetes advances poised to help manage blood sugar after meals

            Diabetes advances poised to help manage blood sugar after meals 7

            Credit: CC0 Public Domain Mealtimes can become a difficult experience for individuals with diabetes. After a meal, blood sugar levels may soar as the food digests or unexpectedly plummet if an insulin dose was more than the meal required. The Endocrine Society convened a panel of diabetes experts to examine …

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              Factors predict low BMD in pediatric blood cancer survivors

              Factors predict low BMD in pediatric blood cancer survivors 8

              Low bone mineral density (BMD) is common in childhood leukemia and lymphoma survivors, according to a study published online Sept. 19 in Cancer. Hadley M. Bloomhardt, M.D., from the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, and colleagues estimated the frequency of reduced BMD detected by off-therapy surveillance with …

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                Parkinson’s disease is also present in the blood

                Parkinson's disease is also present in the blood 9

                Immunohistochemistry for alpha-synuclein showing positive staining (brown) of an intraneural Lewy-body in the Substantia nigra in Parkinson’s disease. Credit: Wikipedia The behaviour of immune cells in the blood is so different in patients with Parkinson’s disease that it advocates for a new type of supplementary medicine, which can regulate the …

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                  Ibrutinib linked to high blood pressure and other heart problems

                  Ibrutinib linked to high blood pressure and other heart problems 10

                  Over half of people prescribed the targeted blood cancer-fighting drug ibrutinib developed new or worsened high blood pressure within six months of starting the medication, according to a new study published online today in Blood. The analysis is also the first to tie ibrutinib-related hypertension to a heightened risk of …

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