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Cord Blood, Cord Tissue and Placenta Tissue: What Are the Differences?

Not that long ago, when a woman gave birth to a baby, the umbilical cord and placenta were treated as medical waste and discarded. Now, thanks to scientists’ research, new moms can bank their child’s cord blood, cord tissue and placenta tissue in order to use them to treat serious health conditions in the future,… Read More »

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High blood pressure drugs to be offered to thousands more

New guidelines on diagnosing high blood pressure could mean thousands more people benefiting from treatment in England and Wales. Health bosses say offering blood-pressure-lowering drugs to more people with stage-1 hypertension would help to cut heart attacks and strokes. In total, about 450,000 men and 270,000 women could now qualify for the drugs. But some… Read More »

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