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Leaving its mark: How frailty impacts the blood

Globally, human society is aging. A side-effect of this is that age-related disorders, such as frailty, are becoming increasingly common. Frailty includes not only physical disabilities, but also a decline in cognitive function and an increase in various social problems. The prevalence of this disorder among those aged 65 and over is estimated at 120 […]

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Presence of blood clot associated with rapid aortic aneurysm growth

The presence of a blood clot on the wall of the aorta in people with abdominal aortic aneurysms is associated with more rapid, potentially dangerous growth in the aneurysm, according to a major study published in the journal Radiology. Researchers said the findings could help identify which patients need more aggressive treatment and more frequent […]

Health Problems

Home remedies: high blood pressure and cold remedies

Over-the-counter cold remedies aren’t off-limits if you have high blood pressure, but it’s important to make careful choices. Among over-the-counter cold remedies, decongestants cause the most concern for people who have high blood pressure. Decongestants relieve nasal stuffiness by narrowing blood vessels and reducing swelling in the nose. This narrowing can affect other blood vessels […]

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Targeting stem cells that drive aggressive blood cancer

Peter Mac scientists have found a way to target acute myeloid leukemia (AML) at its source—a discovery that could yield a more effective treatment for this aggressive and often incurable blood cancer. Prof Mark Dawson and Dr. Laura MacPherson led the international research team, in collaboration with researchers in Europe and Australia including at the […]