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What is metabolic acidosis: Causes, symptoms, treatments

Metabolic acidosis is a condition where the blood is overly acidic with a pH of 7.3 or below. Metabolic acidosis can come on quickly, over 24 hours, and be deadly if not treated immediately. Metabolic acidosis can also be a chronic condition that lasts months. This article was medically reviewed […]
What is metabolic acidosis: Causes, symptoms, treatments
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How to get rid of blood clots and reduce your future risk

To get rid of blood clots, you’ll likely need a combination of medication and lifestyle changes. Blood clots are usually treated with blood thinners, but in rare cases, you may need a surgical removal of the clot. You can reduce your risk of blood clots by improving circulation and keeping […]
How to get rid of blood clots and reduce your future risk
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What causes blood clots? Know your risks for DVT and PE

When blood clots are caused by an injury, they plug the vessel to stop the bleeding and protect your body. However, when blood clots aren’t caused by an injury and form in a deep vein, they may lead to a dangerous blockage that prevents adequate blood flow. Deep vein thrombosis […]
What causes blood clots? Know your risks for DVT and PE
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How much skin, blood, and saliva humans produce in a lifetime

The human body can replace 20 million cells in just a few seconds, which means over a lifetime, your body produces a lot of hair, blood, saliva, and skin. Our bodies shed a whole layer of outer skin every two to four weeks. Your liver can regenerate itself – sort […]
How much skin, blood, and saliva humans produce in a lifetime
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Facebook just expanded its blood-donation tool to the entire US

Facebook expanded its blood donation tool to the entire US on Tuesday. The company had previously been testing it in five cities. The tool is also active in four other countries, Business Insider previously reported. Local experts in India previously told Business Insider that, in their view, the tool was […]
Facebook just expanded its blood-donation tool to the entire US
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Why you’re a mosquito magnet

If you’ve ever felt that mosquitoes specifically target you more than your friends, you could be right. Female mosquitoes – which are the ones that drink blood – are attracted to some humans more than others. They hunt by both sight and smell, and love smelly soaps, perfumes, and other […]
Why you’re a mosquito magnet
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A controversial startup that charges $8,000 to fill your veins with young blood and halted operations after a health authority warning now says it’s back up and running

A controversial blood-transfusion startup called Ambrosia was offering to fill a person’s veins with the blood of young people for $US8,000, despite little to no hard evidence that the procedure has any benefits. On the heels of a warning from federal regulators in February, Ambrosia said on its website that […]
A controversial startup that charges $8,000 to fill your veins with young blood and halted operations after a health authority warning now says it’s back up and running
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10 reasons why you keep getting nosebleeds, according to an expert

About 60% of people have at least one nosebleed in their lifetime, according to the University of California, Los Angeles. Anything that dries out your nose, including winter weather and nasal sprays, can cause it to bleed. Here are 10 common causes of nosebleeds, according to a rhinologist. Most of […]
10 reasons why you keep getting nosebleeds, according to an expert