Tag Archives: blood

Diabetes symptoms: Four ‘common warning signs’ of high blood sugar – ‘It’s an epidemic’

Diabetes is a very common medical condition, and lots of people may be living their daily lives without even knowing they’re affected. Express.co.uk reveals the most common warning signs of diabetes, according to a doctor. Most diabetes patients have type 2 diabetes, which is where the body struggles to convert sugar into energy. The body… Read More »

AHA News: Salt Sensitivity May Increase Risk of High Blood Pressure

MONDAY, April 26, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — People who are salt-sensitive may have an increased risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a study that points to the need for better genetic testing for sodium sensitivity. Scientists already knew high salt sensitivity is more common among people with high blood pressure, which… Read More »

Researchers use machine learning to identify autism blood biomarkers

Using machine learning tools to analyze hundreds of proteins, UT Southwestern researchers have identified a group of biomarkers in blood that could lead to an earlier diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and, in turn, more effective therapies sooner. The identification of nine serum proteins that strongly predict ASD were reported in a… Read More »

Dried blood spots have clear advantages over mini tubes when it comes to lab analysis of home collected samples for HIV and syphilis testing

Blood samples taken at home and sent by post to labs to screen for HIV and syphilis are more likely to be successfully processed when the collection technique used is dried blood spots rather than mini tubes, investigators from the UK report in Sexually Transmitted Infections. Close to 95% of dried blood spot samples were… Read More »