Tag Archives: Blood

Could Eating Lower Your Blood Pressure? This Study Finds Out

You’ve heard this before. A bowl of yogurt is good for you. First off, let’s nto foegt that yogurt is made with milk which is packed with protein and other nutrients like calcium, vitamin b12 and potassium. Yogurt has an added advantage as it contains probiotics. Probiotics are living organisms or more commonly know as the good bacteria that are ... Read More »

Popular Smartphone App Fails to Measure Blood Pressure: Study

A popular smartphone app that claims to measure blood pressure is highly inaccurate and may mislead users about their health, said a US study Wednesday. Known as Instant Blood Pressure, the app has been downloaded more than 100,000 times and is still operational, though it is no longer available for purchase, said the study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins ... Read More »

Finger Prick Blood Test May Help Detect Cancer

In the new technique, nanotechnology is used to determine whether a specific target nucleic acid sequence exists within a mixture. (Representational Image) Washington:   A simple finger prick blood test may be used to diagnose cancer, say scientists who have developed a new technology to detect disease biomarkers in the form of nucleic acids, the building blocks of all living organisms. ... Read More »

Routine Blood Test May Detect Alzheimer’s: Study

                  A routine blood test that uses a neuroprotective protein as a biomarker may effectively diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, a new study has found. Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) in Israel and Harvard University in US have proposed a new biomarker for cognitive ageing and Alzheimer’s disease: activity-dependent neuroprotective protein (ADNP), the ... Read More »