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Use of beta-blockers to treat high blood pressure in people with HIV associated with poorer cardiovascular outcomes

Beta-blockers for first-line treatment high blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of heart disease among people with HIV, according to research published in Hypertension. Investigators from the US Department of Veterans Affairs examined cardiovascular outcomes among approximately 8000 HIV-positive individuals with hypertension (high blood pressure) over seven years of follow-up. One in eight… Read More »

Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine wins renewed backing from U.S. experts after probe into rare blood clots

After officials halted Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout in its tracks last week, U.S. vaccine advisers agreed on Friday that vaccinations should resume. Going forward, the shot will carry a warning about rare and severe blood clots, they said. Of the nearly 8 million doses administered, officials identified 15 cases of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia (TTS), CDC vaccine advisers said Friday. Three vaccine recipients who developed TTS have died. All… 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 »

Recommendd diet for blood type o

Additionally, D’Adamo says that eggplant and potatoes should be avoided because they can bring on arthritis in type Os and that corn can affect insulin production and lead to obesity and diabetes for this blood type. Thus, what is commonly considered a transfusion complication was, in type O, a very useful defensive benefit. These associations… Read More »