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A genetic analysis of COVID-19 patients suggests that blood type might influence whether someone develops severe disease. Scientists who compared the genes of thousands of patients in Europe found that those who had Type A blood were more likely to have severe disease while those with Type O were less likely.
Regional blood bank Vitalant – serving Inland Northwest hospitals and facilities across 40 states – on Monday began testing all blood donations for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Donors will be able to see online positive or negative test results after about two weeks.
Blood and other biological specimens from COVID-19 patients treated in Seattle area hospitals are helping scientists build a massive “biobank” to examine the virus’s long-term impacts on the human body.
First came a high fever, drenching sweats and muscle aches. Then, almost a month later, a weird numbness that spread down the right side of her body.
Plasma donated from people recovered from COVID-19 is being used to treat those who are still suffering from the virus, in an effort to see if antibodies can help provide a treatment.
The more we learn about vaping and e-cigarettes, the more dangerous it is. E-cig users inhale a liquid that’s been treated up to 400 degrees. Talk about hot – that’s really hot.
I used Preparation H twice yesterday and once today. I noticed a headache yesterday and attributed it to a lack of sleep. When I applied the ointment today, my headache returned.
U.S. regulators Monday pulled back a decision that allowed scores of coronavirus blood tests to hit the market without first providing proof that they worked.
For the first time, a blood test has been shown to help detect many types of cancer in a study of thousands of people with no history or symptoms of the disease.
Brian Dennehy, the burly actor who started in films as a macho heavy and later in his career won plaudits for his stage work in plays by William Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov, Eugene O’Neill and Arthur Miller, has died. He was 81.
More than 70 companies have signed up to sell so-called antibody tests in recent weeks, according to U.S. regulators. Governments around the world hope that the rapid tests, which typically use a finger-prick of blood on a test strip, could soon ease public restrictions by identifying people who have previously had the virus and have developed some immunity to it.
Blood donors in Spokane have responded en masse to the blood shortages.
Tiffany Pinckney remembers the fear when COVID-19 stole her breath. So when she recovered, the New York City mother became one of the country’s first survivors to donate her blood to help treat other seriously ill patients.
The need for regional blood donations is at a critical level, with some blood types down to less than a two-day supply, says Vitalant, formerly Inland Northwest Blood Center. Federal and state officials are emphasizing that blood donations are safe as long as a person has had no COVID-19 symptoms or contact with a person who may have it.
Everyone talks about blood pressure as if it were a fixed number. I take mine every morning after breakfast and keep a running daily, 30-day and 90-day average.
Buddy is a very good boy. He’s gentle, sweet-natured and obedient. He also saves lives. Buddy is a canine blood donor who belongs to Claressa Salsbury, lead veterinarian technician for internal medicine at the Pet Emergency Clinic in Spokane.
What makes Impossible burgers possible? An engineered ingredient that makes the veggie patty look bloody – and one of many new concoctions food regulators expect to see more of in the coming years.
Rambo lumbers to the finish line in the flaccid fifth installment, which is a Frankenstein’s monster of badly photocopied references to the previous movies, limply strung together with the laziest of screenplays.
The tentative multibillion-dollar settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma would raise money to help clean up the opioid mess by … selling more OxyContin.
Facebook is teaming up with Vitalant, formerly the Inland Northwest Blood Center, to connect it with potential blood donors in the Northwest. The feature just went live in Washington, Idaho and several other states and will roll out nationwide in September.