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Promising drug dissolves blood clots

Saint Petersburg - A promising new development drug lowers the risk of strokes by dissolving away blood clots (thrombolysis) in a targeted manner.

Seek, locate, destroy — Nanotech cleans up blood clots

Melbourne - Scientists have used nanoparticles to eliminate blood clots in the form of a field kit to be carried by medics on reaching the scene of a suspected heart attack or stroke case.

Potential new drug may bring hope for Alzheimer's sufferers

New York - Experiments conducted by researchers at Sidney Strickland’s Laboratory of Neurobiology and Genetics at Rockefeller University have discovered a compound which may stop the progression of Alzheimer’s.

Graphene can now clean up blood

Blood clots on medical devices, the sort used in surgery, can be reduced by using a graphene-based material. The material is light and it can be coated with a blood absorbing chemical.

Chemo drug linked to blood clots in arteries and veins

The U.S. FDA is investigating an increasing frequency of serious and life-threatening blood clots and severe narrowing of blood vessels (arteries and veins) of patients taking the chemotherapy drug Iclusig.

Combined pills in PCOS could lead to venous thromboembolism

Recent findings have discovered that women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who are taking combined oral contraceptives have a 2-fold risk of blood clots compared with women without the disorder who take contraceptives

Tall And Obese Men At Risk For Blood Clots

A recent Norwegian study concludes the dangers that tall men who are obese face in having a greater risk for developing blood clots. The tall men included in the study were almost 6 feet or taller.

Yaz birth control pill may carry higher risk of blood clots

When the birth control Yaz came out a few years ago in 2006 ads appeared in movie theaters. What wasn't known then was that taking that and other oral contraceptives that contained drospirenone may put a woman at a higher risk of blood clots.

Op-Ed: Does Red Bull really give you wings?

A study on the world's most popular energy drink showed that drinking just one 250-ml sugar-free can of the caffeinated energy drink may increase the "stickiness" of the blood and raise the risk of blood clots forming.

Office workers most in danger for fatal blood clots

Office workers who spend long hours at their desks are more at risk for fatal blood clots than passengers on long flights according to study. Dont forget to get up and move around throughout the day guys and gals!

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