Tag Archives: Blood

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Future Heart Risks

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 — Pregnancy-related high blood pressure puts women at higher risk of heart disease later on, new research suggests. In the study, researchers analyzed an average of seven years of follow-up data on more than 220,000 women in the United Kingdom. Those who had gestational high blood pressure or preeclampsia in at… Read More »

Chemo-Loaded Nanoparticles Piggyback on Red Blood Cells to Treat Lung Cancer

Scientists at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have developed a technique to deliver chemotherapy to the lungs using red blood cells. The method involves binding chemotherapy-loaded nanoparticles to red blood cells, which are then injected into the bloodstream. Once the red blood cells reach the lungs they have to squeeze through the small capillaries and the resulting… 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 »

Low Blood Oxygen Increases Risk of Early Death Manifold in Children

Children (Photo Credits: Pixabay) Sydney, Nov 3: Low blood oxygen is more common in sick children than previously thought, and increases their risk of premature death by eight times compared to those with normal blood oxygen, new research has found. The study, published in Lancet’s EclinicalMedicine journal, shows that low blood oxygen is common not only… Read More »

US airports have hired EBOLA screeners to test blood samples from travelers

US airports have hired EBOLA screeners to test blood samples from travelers coming to the US from countries plagued by the deadly virus Several agencies in the Washington, DC and Las Angeles, California areas recently put out quiet job postings for Ebola screeners  A representative of the Northern Virginia Emergency Medical Services Council confirmed that… Read More »