Tag Archives: Blood

Abbott device helps in cutting blood sugar in type 2 diabetics: study

(Reuters) – Insulin-dependent patients with type 2 diabetes saw a significant drop in their blood sugar levels after wearing Abbott Laboratories Inc’s continuous glucose monitoring system for three months compared with those who use routine fingerstick testing, researchers said on Saturday. The study, which was presented at the American Diabetes Association meeting in San Francisco,… Read More »

Blood Pressure And Dementia

A crucial factor in maintaining a healthy brain is controlling your blood pressure. Large studies have shown that cardiovascular events and mortality rates were reduced by 25% in people who were intensively treated to keep their systolic blood pressure at less than 120. In other words you should attempt to keep your blood pressure as… Read More »

Medical News Today: IBD: Blood test could help predict severity, improve treatment

Researchers have developed a new test that can predict the severity of inflammatory bowel disease. The test will help allow for more personalized treatment plans in the future. A new test might soon help doctors predict the course of IBD. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the term that doctors use to describe chronic inflammation of… Read More »

Older adults with blood cancers: How they fare

Although the majority of patients who have blood cancers are older adults, they make up only a small percentage of participants in the clinical trials that lead to new therapies. That’s because the standard research methods used in oncology (cancer medicine) are not ideal for identifying certain vulnerabilities linked to aging, such as having multiple… Read More »