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Blood Thinning Drug May Be Safer Option Against Recurrent Stroke

Print this page THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 — Taking the blood thinner Pletal (cilostazol) with either aspirin or clopidogrel (best known as Plavix) lowers stroke patients’ risk of a subsequent stroke better than taking aspirin or clopidogrel alone, a new study finds. The Japanese study was funded by Pletal’s maker, Otsuka Pharmaceutical, and tracked outcomes… Read More »

SickKids study finds blood tests alone may be effective strategy for detecting cancer relapse in certain patients

For most cancer patients, medical tests and examinations don’t end with the completion of therapy, even if their cancer has gone into remission. They will be due for several follow-up appointments, which can include blood tests, imaging tests and other exams as part of a surveillance protocol to detect possible relapse. One of the regular… Read More »

Can Cold Weather Cause High BP? The Link Between Winters and Blood Pressure Explained

Hypertension (Photo Credits: Pexels) In most parts of India, where pleasant weather is fleeting, winter is a welcome change. While you are having a great time huddling together and sipping on warm beverages, your body is struggling to maintain homeostasis, especially since winter comes with its share of health problems. And we aren’t just talking… Read More »