Tag Archives: Blood

Anti-vaxxers ‘have blood on their hands,’ says UK health secretary

His comments came days after a study by UNICEF, the United Nations’ children’s agency,found that measles deaths were up globally by 22% in 2017, and complacency and fear of vaccines were among the factors leading to less vaccinations. Speaking the same day on BBC Radio 4’s Today program, Hancock said the UK needed to “consider… Read More »

Aktiia’s Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitor is Accurate for Months

It doesn’t need recalibrating often. The Aktiia optical blood pressure monitor was tested in six healthy volunteers and agreed with a traditional inflating-cuff blood pressure monitor (Omron M6) two months after the initial calibration. The Blood Pressure Monitor was accurate to within 1 ± 7 mmHg, which satisfied the 5±8 mmHg guidelines set by the AAMI… Read More »

A 30 minute walk may reduce blood pressure by as much as medication

A morning walk can help lower blood pressureErik Isakson/Getty By New Scientist Staff and Press Association Just 30 minutes of exercise every morning may be as effective as medication at lowering blood pressure for the rest of the day. A study found that a short burst of treadmill walking each morning had long-lasting effects, and there were further… Read More »