Tag Archives: Blood

New blood test could be used to help millions infected with TB

Protein power The research team set out to create their blood-based test by identifying a signature set of biomarkers in patients’ blood that consistently indicated a high likelihood of ATB, then developing an easily deployable assay that could detect that signature. They first measured the levels of 47 different blood proteins in about 400 samples… Read More »

Type 2 diabetes: The best bread to eat to lower blood sugar

Type 2 diabetes means a person’s pancreas does not produce enough insulin to control blood sugar levels. Although the condition tends to go undetected in the early stages, uncontrolled blood sugar levels over time can pose life-threatening health risks such as heart disease and stroke. Fortunately, by making simple everyday tweaks, people can stave off… Read More »

High blood pressure: Choosing this oil when cooking could lower your reading

High blood pressure affects one in four adults in the UK, according to government figures, but many people with the condition don’t know they have it. This is because symptoms are rarely noticeable. The best way to find out if you have high blood pressure is to have your reading regularly checked, either by your… Read More »