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Blood test can diagnose fetal genetic disorders early in pregnancy

Genetic disorders can be detected early in pregnancyNEIL BROMHALL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY By Sam Wong A new test allows doctors to diagnose genetic disorders in fetuses early in pregnancy by sequencing small amounts of fetal DNA in the mother’s blood. Non-invasive prenatal tests are already available for chromosome disorders such as Down’s syndrome. Two years ago,… Read More »

High blood pressure: Add THIS type of mushroom to your diet to lower blood pressure

High blood pressure, otherwise known as hypertension, affects more than a quarter of adults in the UK. The condition can lead to serious health complications if left untreated, increasing the risk of having heart attacks and strokes. If your blood pressure is too high, it’s vital to lower it in order to prevent complications from… Read More »