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2006-07-13 14:45:47

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Taking a diuretic or 'water pill' for heart failure or to lower blood pressure seems to more than triple the risk of suffering recurrent bouts of gout, according to a new report. Gout is caused by deposition of urate crystals in joints, often the big toe joint.

2006-05-19 11:20:00

Diuretics and beta-blockers, used to treat hypertension, are associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new findings indicate.

2006-05-02 07:21:12

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cheap diuretics are the best first step in treating high blood pressure to prevent heart failure, U.S. researchers reported on Monday. Their study, published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, supports a 2002 U.S.

2006-05-01 17:06:15

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cheap diuretics are the best first step in treating high blood pressure to prevent heart failure, U.S. researchers reported on Monday. Their study, published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, supports a 2002 U.S.

2006-03-14 09:55:00

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Medications used to combat high blood pressure appear to be linked to a lower incidence of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published on Monday.

2006-03-14 09:00:00

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Medications used to combat high blood pressure appear to be linked to a lower incidence of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published on Monday.

2006-03-12 16:05:43

By Deena Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Filtering the blood works better than diuretic drugs to remove excess fluid in patients admitted to the hospital for heart failure, researchers said on Sunday. Heart failure is the most common cause of hospitalization in the United States, said Dr.

2005-10-04 14:42:57

Two inexpensive but widely overlooked drugs may help many patients who continue to have high blood pressure despite taking standard blood pressure medications, according to research by Indiana University School of Medicine scientists.

2005-09-08 13:42:59

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kidney damage is a constant danger for people with diabetes, especially when their blood pressure is high.

2005-07-21 18:00:10

As the population ages, a growing number of people become more vulnerable to extreme summer heat. In 2003, a heat wave was blamed for 14,800 deaths in France. The July issue of the Harvard Health Letter offers tips for the elderly to beat this summer's heat.


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