Tag Archives: blood

Hypertension is killing pregnant mothers. Blood pressure monitoring can help. [PODCAST]

“Hypertensive disorders with onset during pregnancies are among the leading causes of maternal and infant mortality and morbidity in the U.S. and can have far-reaching consequences for the long-term health of the mother and child. In Dr. Jerome Adams’ recent Call to Action to recognize and address hypertension control as a public health priority, the… Read More »

Blood test to spot long Covid could be ready within SIX MONTHS

Blood test to spot long Covid could be ready within SIX MONTHS: Scientists find patients left battling fatigue and other lasting symptoms have unusual pattern of antibodies Cells that attack the immune system could be linked to long-Covid sufferers A simple blood test could be ready in six months to diagnose the condition Scientists warn… Read More »

“Blood test finds 50 types of cancer” – we’ve been down this path before

Shoddy, incomplete, fawning news coverage of screening tests is one of the most clearly established problems in health news coverage – something HealthNewsReview.org has revealed countless times over the past 15 years. A public relations news release 22 days ago – from “a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early” – touted study… Read More »

The Latest: Blood shortage forces New England surgery delay

BOSTON — Some New England hospitals are delaying or rescheduling surgeries because of a shortage of blood donations during the pandemic. “We haven’t seen anything like this in about 30 or 40 years at least,” Dr. Vishesh Chhibber, director of transfusion medicine at UMass Memorial Health, told the Boston Globe. Periodic, localized blood shortages are… Read More »