Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have discovered that the infiltration of white blood cells into an expectant mother's blood vessels may explain high blood pressure in pregnancy.
People whose blood pressure doesn't drop significantly overnight tend to have more cardiovascular problems.
A study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association ( JAMA ) on 16 December 2008 has found that those with type 2 diabetes who had a diet high in low-glycemic foods such as nuts, beans and lentils had greater improvement in glycemic control and risk factors for coronary heart disease than those on a diet with an emphasis on high-cereal fibre.
Blood collection professionals will be recognized in communities worldwide September 13-19, 2009, as part of the 5th Annual Blood Collectors Week, sponsored jointly by Fenwal, Inc. and AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks). During the week, blood centers across the country will host celebrations, often with local government officials, to recognize their staffs and donors.
Mediware Information Systems, Inc. announced today that the Blood Bank of Alaska is the latest major blood center to license LifeTrak®, the company's 510(k) cleared blood donor management software. Using LifeTrak, the blood center plans to integrate core software systems, launch an additional mobile unit and increase the number of advanced collection machines, to help the center to more efficiently collect more blood products.
New York Blood Center (NYBC) and its divisions in Manhattan, Long Island, Hudson Valley, Brooklyn/Staten Island, and New Jersey call upon the community to please donate blood, in recognition of National Blood Donor Month, and to help save lives.
Memorial Blood Centers is pleased to have been selected as the blood supplier for the new Maple Grove Hospital serving the northwest metro communities.
Biomatrica Inc., the leader in room temperature biological sample stabilization, today announced the release of DNAgard® Blood and DNAstable® Blood.