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2014-07-03 11:58:33

The JAMA Network Journals Bottom Line: Women with long-term high blood pressure (hypertension) appear to be at an increased risk for the skin condition psoriasis, and long-term use of beta (β)-blocker medication to treat hypertension may also increase the risk of psoriasis. Author: Shaowei Wu, M.D., Ph.D., of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, and colleagues. Background: Psoriasis is an immune-related chronic disease that affects about 3 percent of the U.S. population. The...

2014-05-27 12:32:51

DUBLIN, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/mkpzcg/global_glaucoma) has announced the addition of the "Global Glaucoma Therapeutics Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Glaucoma is a disease of the eye in which fluid pressure within the eye increases. If left untreated the patient may lose vision and even become blind. The exact etiology of optic nerve damage due to glaucoma is...

2014-05-19 12:46:46

European Society of Cardiology TOPCAT fails to meet primary endpoint but post-hoc analysis shows benefit in patients from Americas Clinicians have been urged to consider using spironolactone in their patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) after a post-hoc analysis of the TOPCAT trial showed benefit in patients from the Americas. The research was presented today at the Heart Failure Congress 2014 in Athens, Greece. The Congress is the main annual meeting...

2014-04-14 12:31:23

Considerable Opportunity Exists for Therapies Offering Reductions in Mortality and Hospitalization Rates, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that Servier's ivabradine (procoralan) is set to become the clinical gold-standard in the treatment of chronic heart failure (CHF). Already available in Europe, where it has enjoyed moderate use in CHF and stable angina patients, ivabradine's sound clinical...

2014-03-18 23:31:52

The Continuing Education Company CME conference for Primary Care Physicians February 3-7, 2014 highlighted the latest JNC 8 hypertension guidelines for family and internal medicine physicians and other allied health professionals. Palm Coast, Florida (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 The Hypertension update lecture at a recent continuing medical education (CME) conference for primary care physicians and other allied health professionals highlighted the recent JNC 8 guidelines. Continuing Education...

That Angry Outburst May Lead To Heart Attack or Stroke
2014-03-04 10:02:56

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is known that bouts of anger can raise a person’s stress level and continued stress can lead to other health-related issues such as heart attack and stroke. But a new look at several studies has led researchers to the determination that anger itself can cause stroke or heart attack within a few hours of an outburst. Dr Murray Mittleman, of Harvard School of Public Health, and colleagues found that people who lose their temper...

2014-02-16 23:01:56

Transparency Market Research Report Added "Anti-Hypertensive Drugs Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2019" to its database. Browse Full Report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/anti-hypertensive-drugs.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) February 16, 2014 Hypertension is a chronic medical condition in which the arterial blood pressure is elevated to an undesired level. Also referred to as arterial hypertension or high blood...

2013-11-19 12:26:58

Giving beta-blocker medication to patients with heart disease undergoing noncardiac surgery appears to be associated with a lower risk of death and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) 30 days after surgery in patients with heart failure (HF) or a recent myocardial infarction (MI, heart attack), according to a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. The effect of beta-blockers on the cardiac risk of noncardiac surgery has been controversial, with...

2013-11-06 11:10:38

Discovery raises prospects for new therapies Some of the most commonly prescribed drugs for the treatment of heart failure are beta-blockers and nitrates, which help to relax blood vessels and decrease the heart's workload. The drugs were thought to produce those effects through distinct molecular pathways, but according to a new study led by scientists at Temple University School of Medicine, both types of drugs may help the failing heart by counteracting the effects of an enzyme known as...

2013-10-17 16:43:26

A Johns Hopkins-led analysis of data previously gathered on more than 3,000 elderly Americans strongly suggests that taking certain blood pressure medications to control blood pressure may reduce the risk of dementia due to Alzheimer's disease (AD). In a report published in a recent edition of the journal Neurology, a team of researchers found that people over the age of 75 with normal cognition who used diuretics, angiotensin-1 receptor blockers (ARBs) and angiotensin-converting enzyme...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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