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Common Heart Drug Repurposed to Treat Rare Cancer in Europe

A drug that's commonly used to treat high blood pressure is being repurposed for a rare tissue cancer in Europe. The medication, named propranolol, was recently granted Orphan Drug Designation by the European Commission (EC).

Common heart drug repurposed to treat rare cancer in Europe

(Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso) A drug that's commonly used to treat high blood pressure is being repurposed for a rare tissue cancer in Europe. The medication, named propranolol, was recently granted Orphan Drug Designation by the European Commission (EC).

Study finds high blood pressure onset in late life may protect against dementia

(Alzheimer's Association) New study results published online today in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association suggest that onset of high blood pressure later in life is associated with lower dementia risk after age 90, especially if hypertension is developed at age 80 or older.

5 signs you’re consuming too much salt

Whether you have high blood pressure or just switching to a healthier lifestyle, you are often told to cut back on your salt intake. But how do you know for sure whether you are having too little, too much, or … The post 5 signs you’re consuming too much salt appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.

Atrial fibrillation update: Yoga, dementia risk, poor sleep, kidney failure, high blood pressure

Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition, but it affects other areas of health as well. For example, it could contribute to the risk of dementia, poor sleep, kidney failure, and high blood pressure. The articles below discuss different...Show More Summary

The curious case of high blood pressure around the world

3 days agoNews : Daily Chart

ONE in eight deaths worldwide is due to high blood pressure. The condition is the main risk factor for heart and kidney disease, and it greatly increases the chances of a stroke. A new study published in the Lancet, a medical journal, shows how common it is—and challenges some received wisdoms.

Nigeria: Clean-burning stoves improve health for new mothers

(University of Chicago Medical Center) In a clinical trial in Nigeria that replaced biomass and kerosene cookstoves with clean-burning ethanol stoves, researchers were able to reduce by two-thirds the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease in pregnant women.

Nigeria: clean-burning stoves improve health for new mothers

In a clinical trial in Nigeria that replaced biomass and kerosene cookstoves with clean-burning ethanol stoves, researchers were able to reduce by two-thirds the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease in pregnant wom...

Women with high blood pressure are more likely to have this gender baby

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

There are a plethora of old wives tales that promise to predict whether or not you’ll conceive a male or female child, but science has long taught that a baby’s gender is completely up to chance. However, new research has suggested that there may be more factors at play when it comes to determining...

Why Did Her High Blood Pressure Turn Dangerously Low?

4 days agoHealth : Well

A vigorous 81-year-old began to feel lightheaded and nearly faint at random times, but she didn’t know why.

Easing old people's loneliness can help keep them healthy

Research shows older adults who feel lonely are at greater risk of memory loss, strokes, heart disease and high blood pressure.

STUDY: Pre-Eclampsia Linked to Eye Problems in Mom Later

Pre-eclampsia — the pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and potential organ damage — is linked to eye problems in the mother later in life, new research has found. Canadian researchers tracked more than a million women who delivered babies in Quebec between 1989 and 2013, of whom 64,350 were given a diagnosis of... Read More »

Alarming levels of hypertension found in the general public

(Oxford University Press USA) A new study finds that 50 percent of the Canadian public is unaware that they suffer from high blood pressure, with most of them unaware of their condition or unwilling to address and manage their high blood pressure.

Alcohol abuse increases risk of heart conditions as much as other risk factors

(American College of Cardiology) Alcohol abuse increases the risk of atrial fibrillation, heart attack and congestive heart failure as much as other well-established risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and obesity, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Diabetes and blood pressure medications may help treat cancer

Researchers found that combining a common drug for diabetes and a high blood pressure medication could possibly treat cancer. The researchers reported that this drug combination helped target specific cancer cells. One of the drugs is...Show More Summary

Pollution Can Give You High Blood Pressure

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Prolonged exposure to dirty air can lead to an increased risk of hypertension.

Kidney disease risk higher in postmenopausal women undergoing long-term estrogen treatment

Kidney disease risk increases in postmenopausal women undergoing long-term estrogen treatment. Estrogen is known to offer protective effects against high blood pressure, but as the estrogen levels decrease after menopause the benefits...Show More Summary

Blood pressure drops after medications risky for heart patients

Some interesting findings have revealed that premature death could occur in some people with high blood pressure who experience steep drops in pressure following drug therapy. This does not mean that people with high blood pressure should...Show More Summary

Sleep apnea tied to diabetes and hypertension during pregnancy

3 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who experience certain breathing problems during sleep may be more likely to develop complications like high blood pressure and diabetes, recent U.S. research suggests.

'I'm running out of medicine.' Paperwork backlog costs some their Medi-Cal coverage

Thaddeus Moncrief has gone for months without three medicines he takes to control his high blood pressure. He also stopped leaving his home in Lancaster because he’s running dangerously low on catheters he uses with his wheelchair. He’s afraid of having an accident in public. “Like yesterday I...

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