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First, knee surgery. Then, a blood clot. D.C. United’s Rob Vincent on comeback trail.

Based on the original timetable, D.C. United’s Rob Vincent should have been close to returning to active duty by now. The English midfielder underwent surgery March 22 to repair meniscus damage in his left knee, a routine procedure sidelining a player four to six weeks. Instead, he is facing another one to two months because […]

Your daily meat and eggs may be linked to increased clot formation

Experiencing a blood clot can be devastating, as it is one of the more common reasons for stroke and heart attacks to occur. According to a new study, the foods we eat contain a compound that causes bacteria in the … The post Your daily meat and eggs may be linked to increased clot formation appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.

Diet and gut bacteria linked with blood clots

By Will Boggs MD (Reuters Health) - Consuming too much choline, a nutrient sold in over-the-counter dietary supplements, can boost the risk for blood clots, researchers warn. Choline is found in a variety of foods including meat, eggs and milk. Show More Summary

Diet and gut bacteria linked with blood clots

(Reuters Health) - Consuming too much choline, a nutrient sold in over-the-counter dietary supplements, can boost the risk for blood clots, researchers warn.

Steroids May Be Risky Even in the Short Term

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Taking oral corticosteroids for only a month or less may increase the risk of blood clots, infections and broken bones.

Housecall: Planning ahead for safe travels

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Deep vein thrombosis: Prevention If vacation plans are in your future, plan ahead to stay safe on the way. Sitting for long stretches in a car or plane raises your risk for blood clots. Here's how to avoid them. Mediterranean diet: A heart-healthy eating plan If you're looking for a heart-healthy […]

Chris Bosh still thinks he'll play in the NBA again before retiring

Bosh missed the season with blood clot complications, but he isn’t ending his career yet. Chris Bosh believes his NBA career isn’t over yet. The two-time champion and 11-time All-Star sat out the entirety of the 2016-17 season when he wasn’t cleared by the Heat’s medical staff with ongoing complications with blood clotting. Show More Summary

Blood clot in the arm: Symptoms, causes, and home treatment

A blood clot, also referred to as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), is the result of activated clotting factors and components found in the blood stream. Blood clots can appear in the arm, but can also present elsewhere in the … The post Blood clot in the arm: Symptoms, causes, and home treatment appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.

Common drugs, uncommon risks? Higher rate of serious problems after short-term steroid use

(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) People taking corticosteroids for short-term relief were more likely to break a bone, have a potentially dangerous blood clot or develop sepsis in the months after treatment, compared with similar adults who didn't use the drugs, a new study finds. Show More Summary

microRNA may reduce stroke risk

(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) The molecule microRNA-210 stabilises deposits in the carotid artery and can prevent them from tearing. Thus, it may prevent dangerous blood clots from forming. This is what scientists headed by Prof. Show More Summary

Common Drugs, Uncommon Risks? Higher Rate of Serious Problems Seen in Adults Who Take Short-Term Steroids

People taking corticosteroids for short-term relief were more likely to break a bone, have a potentially dangerous blood clot or suffer a life-threatening bout of sepsis in the months after their treatment, compared with similar adults who didn't use the drugs, a new study finds.

Testosterone Therapy May Be Linked to Serious Blood Clots

Testosterone is important for men's health - find out why, and how medical research is continuing to make revelations about this sex hormone.

Woman's Fitbit saves her life after it detected a strange change in her heart rate

A Connecticut woman's life was saved after her Fitbit detected an alarming rise in her heart rate. She immediately went to the hospital where doctors told her she had a deadly blood clot in her lungs This is not the first reported time that the device has aided doctors. Show More Summary

How a Fitness Tracker Spotted a Woman's Life-Threatening Condition

A Connecticut woman is crediting her Fitbit with saving her life, after the device detected signs of life-threatening blood clots.

23andMe Proves You Can Play By The Rules And Still Be Innovative

It finally happened. Today, 23andMe received the first-ever authorization from the FDA to market genetic reports on an individual’s risk for certain diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and harmful blood clots. The approval follows a long-fought battle with regulators that almost put the Mountain View, California, company out of business. Show More Summary

Heat and exertion tied to heart attacks in healthy firefighters

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(Reuters Health) - Firefighters’ physical exertion and exposure to extreme heat may trigger the formation of blood clots and prevent blood vessels from relaxing – the recipe for a heart attack - a small experiment suggests.

Beating of Asylum Seeker in London Is Said to Be Hate Crime

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The 17-year-old was set upon by a mob of about 20 people and suffered a fractured skull and a blood clot in the brain. Five people have been charged.

Over 10,000 Canadian women per year can stop taking blood thinners for unexplained clots

(Ottawa Hospital Research Institute) A Canadian-led research group has developed and validated a rule that could let half of women with unexplained vein blood clots stop taking blood thinners for life. These findings were published in The BMJ.

6 arrested in vicious attack on teen asylum-seeker in London

Authorities are questioning 4 men, 2 women on charges of attempted murder in attack that left a Kurdish-Iranian hospitalized with a fractured skull and blood clot

Statins could prevent blood clots in the veins, evidence shows

New research into role statins play in lowering risk of venous thromboembolism suggest statins could “significantly reduce” the occurrence of blood clotting in certain parts of the body.

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