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System Approved to Remove Germs From Blood Platelets

A new system designed to remove viruses, bacteria and other germs from donated blood platelets was approved Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Some Blood Types Might Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study

In what scientists say is a first, a new analysis suggests that some blood types place women at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Being Fit Keeps Blood Pressure in Check

Being in good shape seems to reduce your risk of high blood pressure, researchers report.
Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb

People around the world are living much longer than they did a few decades ago, a new study indicates.
New System Targets Germs in Donated Blood Plasma

A new system designed to eliminate germs in donated blood plasma and reduce the risk of transmitting a plasma-borne infection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
'Low-GI' Diet May Not Benefit Blood Sugar

Diets low in "glycemic index" are touted as a way to help prevent diabetes and heart disease. But a new study suggests that as long as people are eating healthily, they don't need to obsess over glycemic index.
Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors

Yoga has long been believed to improve overall health, but a growing body of evidence shows the ancient practice may also help the heart, a new review finds.
Timing of First Period Tied to Women's Later Heart Risk: Study

The timing of a woman's first period may be linked to her later risk of heart disease, British researchers report.
Obese Kids' Brains Show Stronger Response to Sugar: Study

The brains of obese children have a stronger response to sugar than those of kids with a healthy weight, a new study says.
Patients Given Less Blood During Surgery Do Fine, Study Reports

Heart disease patients who receive smaller amounts of blood during surgery do as well as those who get more blood, a new study finds.

 

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