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New warning after vax blood clot case

A Victorian man has been admitted to hospital with a rare blood clotting disorder just a few days after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine. Acting Chief Medical Officer Professor Michael Kidd confirmed the Therapeutic Goods Administration was urgently investigating the reported case after the man presented to Melbourne’s Box Hill Hospital on Good Friday with fever… Read More »

Dried blood spots have clear advantages over mini tubes when it comes to lab analysis of home collected samples for HIV and syphilis testing

Blood samples taken at home and sent by post to labs to screen for HIV and syphilis are more likely to be successfully processed when the collection technique used is dried blood spots rather than mini tubes, investigators from the UK report in Sexually Transmitted Infections. Close to 95% of dried blood spot samples were… Read More »

Can Mouthwash Raise Your Blood Pressure?

You’re probably aware that the bacteria in your gut play an integral role in your health, affecting everything from heart health to brain function. It’s not only gut bacteria that matter, however, as bacteria elsewhere on and in your body are also important, including those in your mouth. Unfortunately, people have long been advised by… Read More »

Nih high blood pressure diet

The researcher also will discuss new, user-friendly consumer materials that encourage more people to follow this heart-healthy diet. It focuses on reducing sodium and limits foods that are high in saturated fat—including fatty meats, full-fat dairy products, and tropical oils—as well as limiting sweets and sugar-sweetened beverages. The eating plan is aimed, in part, at… Read More »