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French ‘rare blood’ drive seeks to woo diverse donors

Two years ago Laetitia Defoi suffered serious health complications from a blood transfusion gone wrong. The 31-year-old Frenchwoman has sickle cell anaemia and her blood, though B+, contains genetic material that makes it rare complicating the regular transfusions she requires to be able to walk. “My body rejected B+ blood because it didn’t exactly match […]

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Veterans who experienced sexual trauma are at higher risk for high blood pressure

Veterans who experienced sexual harassment and assault during military service, known as military sexual trauma, are at higher risk for high blood pressure, according to preliminary research presented today at the American Heart Association's Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2021. The meeting is the premier scientific exchange focused on recent advances in basic and clinical research on […]

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Blood lipoprotein levels linked to future risk of ALS

Some blood lipid biomarkers linked to cardiovascular disease risk are also associated with a lower risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) suggest the findings of a large epidemiology study published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. ALS is the commonest form of motor neuron disease—a progressive nervous system disease that destroys nerve […]

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Researchers explore the fate of dietary fructose in the body

In today's fast-paced world, the dependence on the widely available "fast" foods and beverages has risen. These foods are typically low in fiber and essential nutrients, and often consist of high amounts of added sugar. This shift in dietary trends, accompanied by a sedentary lifestyle, has been attributed to the rise in various metabolic disorders […]