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ACE Inhibitors Could Reduce Radiotherapy Damage To Heart and Lungs
2013-04-21 08:11:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Damage to the heart and lungs caused by treating tumors in a person´s chest area can be limited through the use of drug typically used to treat cardiovascular disease, a team of Dutch researchers claim in a new study. Dr. Sonja Van der Veen of the University Medical Centre, Groningen (UMCG), and colleagues intended to find out whether or not angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors could help prevent a condition known...

Egg Whites Found To Lower Blood Pressure
2013-04-10 12:24:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Once derided as an unhealthy indulgence, the reputation of the “incredible edible egg” has been on the rebound in recent years with the release of numerous studies showing its health benefits. One of those studies, presented at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in New Orleans, showed that a component of egg whites can actually lower blood pressure. "Our research suggests...

2012-01-12 21:02:24

Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital have published the first detailed figures showing the risk of using the prescription drug Rasilez in combination with certain other blood pressure-lowering medications. The pharmaceutical company Novartis terminated a large, international clinical trial of the drug last month after finding an increased incidence after 18-24 months of non-fatal strokes, renal complications, high levels of potassium in the blood and low blood pressure. As a result,...

2009-07-23 13:05:17

A class of medication used to treat high blood pressure may protect older adults against memory decline, U.S. researchers said. High blood pressure is an important risk factor for Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia, lead author Dr. Kaycee Sink of Wake Forest University School of Medicine says in a statement. Our study found that all blood pressure medications may not be equal when it comes to reducing the risk of dementia in patients with hypertension. The researchers analyzed data...

2008-08-06 15:00:43

Critics of antibiotics and other prescription drugs might change their mind when they learn what "old age" was in days gone by. Prior to the industrial revolution and the start of the modern medical era, average life expectancy remained static for thousands of years at around 30 years, says pharmacist, doctor, researcher and author Shaun Holt. Human health treatments rapidly improved during the 1800s and, by 1907, the average lifespan in the United States was 47 years. Now, the average life...

2005-10-17 13:35:00

NEW YORK -- In patients experiencing an episode of highly elevated blood pressure, also known as acute hypertensive crisis, without organ damage, antianxiety treatment effectively lowers blood pressure (BP) and may be considered as a first step in therapy, researchers from Israel suggest in a report in the American Journal of Hypertension. Many patients who have hypertension that is normally controlled with medication may have an episode of highly elevated blood pressure "sometimes...

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