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Zika biomarkers in blood could lead to prenatal screening for birth defects

The highest risk of birth defects is from Zika virus infection during the first and second trimester, USC researcher says USC researchers have identified biomarkers associated with severe birth defects in babies born to women infected with the Zika virus. The discovery could lead to screening tests and a better understanding about how the infection… Read More »

Vaccine May Cut Blood Clot Risk After Strokes

An experimental vaccine may serve as an alternative to oral blood thinners in helping to reduce the risk of clotting and subsequent strokes for people who previously suffered an ischemic stroke (those caused by a blood clot), according to new findings published in Hypertension, a journal of the American Heart Association, reports a press release… Read More »

Aspirin May Be a Good Option to Prevent Blood Clots After Knee Surgery

Image Surgeons often prescribe expensive anticoagulant drugs after knee surgery to prevent blood clots, but a new study has found that plain aspirin can work just as well. Blood clots are not common after knee surgery, but the consequences can be serious and even fatal. There are a number of prescription blood thinners, including the… Read More »