Diuretics may be a better choice for first-line treatment of high blood pressure. A study found that people on ACE inhibitors had more side effects and worse outcomes than people on diuretics. Researchers say more studies are needed before they make major changes to prescription guidelines. A new multinational observational
TORONTO — Cats may have nine lives, but owning a dog may extend yours, a Toronto researcher says. A study released Tuesday suggests dog owners live longer than their canine-less counterparts, experiencing nearly a one-third lower risk of dying from heart problems. Caroline Kramer, an endocrinologist at Mount Sinai Hospital,
Torrent Pharmaceuticals is expanding a recall of blood-pressure medication possibly tainted with a cancer-causing chemical. The expansion is the fifth by Torrent involving widely used losartan potassium tablets sold nationwide. Regulators first moved to pull heart drugs with potentially deadly contaminants from store shelves last year. The contaminant behind the
If you take blood pressure medicine, you’ll want to double-check your bottle. Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has expanded its recall of losartan potassium and losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets. Tests found trace amounts of a potentially cancer-causing impurity called N-methylnitrosobutyric acid in some of these drugs. The company is recalling 36 additional lots,
There’s no end in sight for one of the largest prescription drug recalls in recent memory. The US Food and Drug Administration is continuing an investigation and recall of a class of drugs used by millions that began last summer, yet there’s still “more to find,” an agency director says.
Bananas are the most popular fruit in the United States. You might be already eating a lot of bananas or you might be someone who is looking for reasons to increase your fruit intake. In any both cases, you need to know these five major banana benefits. 1. Control Blood
What is the story behind avocados? Are they really that good for you or is it all hype? Should you overcome your reluctance to eat something pale green? If you love avocados, you know they are luscious fruits with a smooth creamy texture. You also know that avocados seem to
High blood pressure is a common medical condition. Depending on the level of your blood pressure, you may need to take medication to get it under control. Once high blood pressure (HBP) is under control with medication, you can try using lifestyle techniques to lower your blood pressure and reduce
More and more people are suffering from high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Dubbed as “the silent killer,” this dangerous condition often has no symptoms. Hypertension affects one in three American adults and only a portion of those who have been diagnosed are able to maintain their blood pressure. People who
Pomegranate can help prevent complications linked to obesity, according to a study published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice.A team of researchers in Iran and Australia conducted the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to determine the effect of pomegranate extract on plasma inflammatory and oxidative stress biomarkers, as well
The condition called hypertension (high blood pressure) is prevalent in the U.S. and other developed countries. It doesn’t have any obvious symptoms, but this doesn’t make it any less dangerous. If you have hypertension, you must monitor your blood pressure closely to limit the damage your arteries. One way to
Blue maize may help in attenuating the symptoms of metabolic syndrome. The researchers induced metabolic syndrome (MS) in rats by feeding them with either a high-sucrose diet (HC) or a high-cholesterol-high-sucrose diet (HS+C) for 12 weeks. For four weeks, blue maze extracts were administered to the rats by orogastric cannulation.
Researchers at the University of Colombo and the Industrial Technology Institute in Sri Lanka confirmed that Cinnamomum zeylanicum (commonly referred to as Ceylon cinnamon) can be used to treat various diseases. The study, published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, provides scientific support for its use a treatment for many ailments. Earlier research suggests that
Potassium plays a part in almost everything inside your body, including your heart, kidneys, muscles, and nerves. It also may help protect against stroke, high blood pressure, and osteoporosis. Many Americans don’t get enough. Dried apricots, bananas, spinach, milk, and yogurt are good sources. Ask your doctor before you take
The next big sensor challenge for health-focused wearables is measuring blood pressure, ideally without a cuff inflating on your arm a few times an hour. A new Microsoft patent application has just been published explaining how this could be done using a set of wearable sensors mounted on eyeglasses. The device