What are the long term heart risks of high blood pressure in young people?

Researchers in China evaluated the future cardiovascular risk of high blood pressure in young people. High blood pressure is a well-recognized risk factor for cardiovascular problems such as heart attack or stroke in later life. Reducing raised blood pressure through healthy lifestyle improvements (such as increasing exercise, losing weight or stopping smoking) and antihypertensive medication […]


The Magical Science of Period Blood

Here at Intimina, one of our goals is to encourage people to change the relationship they have with their periods.  While menstruation can come with some unpleasant side effects, it’s also a potent time to turn in and practice period alchemy so that you can develop a deeper appreciation for your monthly gift.  Alchemy not […]

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Chimerix starts Phase II/III trial of heparin-derived blood cancer drug in Covid-19

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses A company developing a drug derived from the blood thinner heparin for a form of leukemia is planning to test it in patients with Covid-19 due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-clotting properties. Durham, North Carolina-based Chimerix said […]

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Thrive’s blood test for cancer screening doubles detection rate from standard testing in new study

A test designed for early detection of cancers from a blood sample was able to more than double the number of cancers picked up through screening, including seven cancers that currently do not have any standard-of-care screening methods, according to a new study. The study, sponsored by Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Thrive Earlier Detection and carried out […]

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Alexion to start Phase III study of blood disorder drug in Covid-19 respiratory disease

A biotech company that markets drugs for rare blood disorders plans to bring its most recently approved product into a Phase III clinical trial for Covid-19. Boston-based Alexion Pharmaceuticals said Monday that it would start a global Phase III study of Ultomiris (ravulizumab-cwvz) in adults with Covid-19 who are hospitalized with severe pneumonia or acute […]

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‘Donald Trump Has Blood On His Hands’: NYC Official Lashes Out After Mom’s Death

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer says President Donald Trump has “blood on his hands” after he lost his mother to the COVID-19 coronavirus infection. Arlene Stringer-Cuevas, a teacher who served on the New York City Council in the 1970s, died Friday at the age of 86. In a CNN interview, Stringer eulogized his “extraordinary” mother […]