Tag Archives: blood

Type 2 diabetes: Six foods to be wary of at Christmas to keep your blood sugar in check

Type 2 diabetes is often caused by excess body fat which is brought on by poor diet and exercise. It’s a condition that causes the level of sugar, also known as glucose, in the blood to become too high. If it’s left untreated, a number of complications can occur, including eye problems, heart attack and… Read More »

Man coughs up ‘perfect’ blood clot

Earlier this week the New England Journal of Medicine tweeted a photo of what looked like a beautiful piece of bright red coral to their 545,000 followers. But it wasn’t a piece of coral, or even something doctors had removed themselves — it was an intact, perfectly formed blood clot cast that a patient had… Read More »

Can a blood test detect cancer? Scientists use nanoparticles of gold for new early warning method

A blood test can detect cancer within just 10 minutes, scientists have found, raising hopes that hard-to-spot diseases could be picked up early when treatment is most effective. Currently, doctors use symptoms and a range of tests and biopsies to determine if cancer is present, a process that can sometimes take months. The new method… Read More »

I Almost Died of a Blood Clot at Age 38

Monday Courtesy Jill SchildhouseThree years ago while I was at work, I was hit suddenly by a blinding pain exploding in my groin. One minute I was on an afternoon conference call in my cubicle, and the next I shot up from my desk, hung up the phone mid-sentence, grabbed my purse, and hobbled out… Read More »