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'Miracle' Young Blood Infusion Treatments Unproven, Potentially Harmful: FDA

Print this page TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 — They’re often called “vampire” treatments, in which people undergo infusions of a young donor’s blood plasma to treat everything from aging to Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis. But these expensive “fountain of youth” therapies are unproven and potentially unsafe, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Tuesday.… Read More »

Can Young Adults Never Diagnosed With Hypertension Face an Increased Risk of Other Diseases?

Previous studies have linked high blood pressure and dementia risk. But a new study published in Neurology suggests that young adults with blood pressure (BP) levels above normal but not enough to be considered hypertensive are at an increased risk for brain shrinkage, which can lead to a decline in cognitive function and possibly dementia,… Read More »

Woman shares cervical cancer story to warn others told they're too young for free pap smear

Heather Ryan, who lives in Ireland, was unable to receive the free pap smear because she was not yet 25 at the time. (iStock) When Heather Ryan noticed irregularities with her body — such as bleeding in between her menstrual cycles and after sex — she decided to take a trip to her general practitioner. At… Read More »