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Drug for UBC student’s rare blood disorder covered in other provinces

There are growing calls for the B.C. government to fund a drug that could save a young university student’s life, and which is already covered in other parts of Canada. Shantee Anaquod suffers from atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, a rare autoimmune

New blood test could see personalised prostate cancer treatment

The Institute of Cancer Research says blood tests for cancer promise to be truly revolutionary, as they are cheap and simple to use. Photograph: Elaine Thompson/AP A new three-in-one blood test could pave the way to precision-personalised treatment for advanced prostate

Blood pressure rising globally including in India: Report

IANS | Jan 11, 2017, 05.10 PM IST The rate of elevated systolic blood pressure (SBP) has increased substantially across the globe between 1990 and 2015, researchers report, warning that the situation has put more people at an increased heart attack