Tag Archives: blood

“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 »

Nutrients in Potatoes Can Help Reduce Risk of High Blood Pressure

Researchers examined the impact of increased dietary potassium from baked/boiled potatoes and baked French fries as opposed to a potassium supplement on blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease risk factors in comparison to a ‘typical American’ control diet (lower potassium intake) among 30 pre-hypertensive to hypertensive individuals.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCEDOI: 10.3390/nu13051610 Results revealed that including baked/boiled… Read More »

Canada’s blood supply stays healthy during the pandemic due to fewer surgeries, loyal donors

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Health Canada Canadian Blood Services operates as a national inventory and donated blood can be used anywhere in the country, no matter where it is collected Author of the article: Zeenya Shah Publishing date: Apr 06, 2021  •  1 day ago  •  3 minute read  •  6 Comments Canadian Blood Services has… 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 »