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physician-scientist, author, editor
Sep 16, 2018 5 tweets 5 min read
When low-dose aspirin is not only a bust, but is associated with higher all-cause mortality, #cancer, and more bleeding in healthy elderly…
3 @NEJM papers of a randomized trial of >19,000 people by @JohnMcNeil6 @ASPREE_aus and colleagues The results on lack of any cardiovascular benefit but increase in bleeding… @NEJM
Jun 18, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
Trying the micro-needle blood draw (my 1st experience w/ this)
It was a truly painless, efficient way to collect 100 ul of blood
Just push the green button; it took 2 minutes to get the red light to go on (= full sample) According to the company @7sbio, the sample is sufficient for whole genome sequencing and 6-7 lab tests (not CBC or electrolytes). I have not seen any published data. This is one of at least 4 companies w/ micro- needle (so small you can't see them) blood draws.