Tag Archives: Blood

You Need Vitamin D to Live. How Could This Woman Survive With None in Her Blood?

In 1992, a 33-year-old Lebanese woman had just immigrated to Canada and went to see a doctor. She was hunched over, and had limited mobility in her lower back, neck, shoulders and hips. Her doctor, Raymond Lewkonia at the University of Calgary, diagnosed her with ankylosing spondylitis, a medical condition that causes vertebrae in her… Read More »

Can a Nap a Day Keep Blood Pressure at Bay?

Catching a quick nap midday may be a simple, no-cost way to lower your blood pressure, according to researchers from the Asklepieion General Hospital in Voula, Greece.1 The research, presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session, suggests midday sleep could be as effective at slashing blood pressure levels as other lifestyle… Read More »

Lab-grown blood vessels given to people who need dialysis

A bioengineered blood vesselR.D. Kirkton et al., Science Translational Medicine (2019 By Donna Lu Human blood vessels grown in the lab have successfully been added to people’s own circulatory systems. The blood vessels are grown from the recipient’s own tissue and could be used in the future to replace arteries damaged by heart disease. Heather Prichard… Read More »