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New blood pressure guideline may help save 3 million from heart attacks and strokes

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How to make healthy choices in your pregnancy

How to make healthy choices in your pregnancy

You’re having a baby! Now what? When you’re about to be a new mom, it can feel like there’s a lot to do and learn....
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Why this common blood pressure drug may increase skin cancer risk

In a recent study, Danish researchers found that one of the most common drugs for high blood pressure is linked to increased risk of...

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7 things that make your blood pressure reading falsely high

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A better way to treat high blood pressure

A strategy that examines a patient's overall heart disease and stroke risk to determine blood pressure treatment—rather than blood pressure levels alone—is more effective...
Common high blood pressure drugs may help treat serious mental illness

Common high blood pressure drugs may help treat serious mental illness

In a large new study led by UCL, researchers found drugs commonly used to combat physical health diseases, such as high blood pressure, could...

New pill could release insulin in the stomach and replace injections for people with...

An MIT-led research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin. It could potentially replace the injections...

New tool could predict prostate cancer with unmatched accuracy

In a new study, Mount Sinai and USC researchers have developed a novel machine-learning tool that distinguishes between low- and high-risk prostate cancer with...

It may be possible to reverse the heart damage caused by aging

New research, which has been published today in the EMBO Journal, could suggest a new way of preventing heart failure in older patients. Heart failure...

Keto diets and heart health: What’s the risk?

Touted by celebrities as a quick way to lose substantial weight, the ketogenic diet might seem counterintuitive to good heart health. After all, it’s a...

HPV may increase heart disease and stroke risk

Infection with high-risk strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which have been linked to cancer, might increase the risk of heart and blood vessel...

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