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Young Blood Startup Ambrosia Halts Anti-Aging Treatments After FDA Warning

Hours after the Food and Drug Administration issued a forceful warning Tuesday about transfusions of young donor plasma, Ambrosia, a startup that has touted such treatments as anti-aging therapy, announced it had “ceased patient treatments.” The FDA’s statement, which cautioned that young plasma transfusions have “no proven clinical benefits” for certain conditions as advertised and are […]

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Young Blood Scam: FDA Warns Against Unproven Anti-Aging Transfusions

The Food and Drug Administration issued a forceful warning Tuesday that transfusions of young donor plasma, which have been marketed to fight aging and a variety of diseases, are not only unproven ― they could be harmful. You’ve probably seen the headlines about the alleged “young blood” miracle treatments where for-profit medical startups charge thousands […]


High Blood Pressure and Cold Remedies: Which Are Safe?

Are over-the-counter cold remedies safe for people who have high blood pressure? Answer From Sheldon G. Sheps, M.D. Over-the-counter cold remedies aren't off-limits if you have high blood pressure, but it's important to make careful choices. Among over-the-counter cold remedies, decongestants cause the most concern for people who have high blood pressure. Decongestants relieve nasal […]

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He Hawks Young Blood As A New Miracle Treatment. All That's Missing Is Proof.

Jesse Karmazin, the 34-year-old founder of the startup Ambrosia, had a pitch journalists couldn’t resist: For a fee, he could help his clients combat aging and its related ills with infusions of blood plasma from the young. Teen donors, vampiric undertones, a serious-sounding study, an $ 8,000-per-person price tag and rumors that venture capitalist Peter […]