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Drug used to treat high blood pressure could relieve Parkinson's, Huntington's and Alzheimer's

Drug used to treat high blood pressure could relieve Parkinson's, Huntington's and Alzheimer's

18 minutes ago   |   Daily Mail

A study by the University of Cambridge found the hypertension medication felodipine reduced the toxic build-up of proteins in the brains of mice and zebrafish with these diseases.
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Study: Astragalus can improve symptoms of pulmonary arterial hypertension

Study: Astragalus can improve symptoms of pulmonary arterial hypertension

19 hours ago   |   Natural News

Astragalus, also known as huang qi, has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, and its medicinal effects have been backed by scientific studies. In a...
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The evidence is undeniable: Green leafy vegetables take the prize when it comes to protecting eye health

The evidence is undeniable: Green leafy vegetables take the prize when it comes to protecting eye health

19 hours ago   |   Natural News

Glaucoma can cause vision loss or even blindness. Leafy greens like kale, lettuce, and spinach, on the other hand, are full of vitamins and minerals that prevent conditions...
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Increased serum uric acid in adolescents predicts hypertension, diabetic kidney disease

21 hours ago   |   Healio   |   2 articles

More than 25% of teens with type 2 diabetes have hyperuricemia, which increases their risks for developing hypertension, cardiovascular disease and kidney disease, according to...
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Zinc supplementation can benefit individuals with erectile dysfunction, reveals study

Zinc supplementation can benefit individuals with erectile dysfunction, reveals study

1 day ago   |   Natural News

Men suffering from erectile dysfunction might want to increase the amount of zinc in their diet. Researchers say that taking supplements of the useful element can help restore...
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Macitentan improves right ventricular function in PAH

2 days ago   |   Healio

NEW ORLEANS - Interim data from the REPAIR study show significant improvement in right ventricular function, including reversal of RV remodeling and reduced pulmonary vascular...
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Emricasan reduces portal pressure in cirrhosis despite missing endpoint

4 days ago   |   Healio

VIENNA - Emricasan missed its primary endpoint of hepatic venous pressure gradient reduction in all patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis-related compensated cirrhosis and...
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Nitrate-rich beetroots may protect against salt-induced hypertension

Nitrate-rich beetroots may protect against salt-induced hypertension

5 days ago   |   NutraIngredients-USA

Small amounts of beetroot or dietary nitrates added to salty foods may help protect against increases in blood pressure, suggests new data from rats.
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Rethinking some hypertension medications

5 days ago   |   Healio

PHILADELPHIA - Nitroprusside has been a component of CVD management for more than 40 years, but a speaker at the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting...
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Aldo-keto reductase family 1 member B10 enzyme found in advanced liver diseases

6 days ago   |   News Medical

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis is associated with liver inflammation in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and it can progress to liver fibrosis at an advanced...
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Japanese researchers link omega-3 intake to reduced muscle stiffness...

Japanese researchers link omega-3 intake to reduced muscle stiffness post-exercise

Supplementation of omega-3s EPA and DHA had a positive role in reducing muscle stiffness after exercise, according to new data published in the Journal of the International... Read more ...

Gene Therapy Restores Immunity for ‘Bubble Boys'

Gene Therapy Restores Immunity for ‘Bubble Boys'

A team of scientists say they have treated 10 "Bubble Boy' babies born with the disease called X-linked combined severe immunodeficiency, or SCID-X1, using a combination of... Read more ...

Beloved mother dies of drug-resistant superbug days after her son's wedding...

Beloved mother dies of drug-resistant superbug days after her son's wedding at her bedside

Stephanie Spoor, who first fell ill in November, died on February 11 in Chicago, days after one of her sons Zack married his fiancee Carley at her bedside in hospital gowns... Read more ...

Sophie Turner Opens Up About Depression And Social Media Scrutiny

Sophie Turner Opens Up About Depression And Social Media Scrutiny

"I would cry and cry and cry over just getting changed and having to put on clothes,” the actress said. Read more ...

Zapping the brain REVERSES age-related memory loss in older people

Zapping the brain REVERSES age-related memory loss in older people

Researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois tested electrical stimulation of the hippocampus on the brains of 16 64 to 80-year-olds and found it boosted their memories. Read more ...

Cystic fibrosis sufferer who had double lung transplant contracted a virus...

Cystic fibrosis sufferer who had double lung transplant contracted a virus from her donor 

Rima Manomaitis, 29, from Pepperell, Massachusetts, received a double lung transplant in May 2017 to treat her cystic fibrosis, only to learn her donor had a dormant virus that... Read more ...

Chips Ahoy cookies recalled after furious customers found lumps of 'plastic'...

Chips Ahoy cookies recalled after furious customers found lumps of 'plastic' baked into them

Mondelēz Global recalled 13-ounce packs of Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies after customers found 'an unexpected solidified ingredient' and experienced choking and even dental injuries. Read more ...

Two hours or more of screen time makes children 'badly behaved'

Two hours or more of screen time makes children 'badly behaved'

Researchers at the University of Alberta studied more than 2,400 families to find more than two hours per day looking at screens as a toddler could lead to a seven times higher... Read more ...

Organ donor? Organs are cut out of patients' bodies even while they are...

Organ donor? Organs are cut out of patients' bodies even while they are conscious and aware, horrifying new science study reveals

If you're an organ donor, you might have chosen that status out of a sense of goodwill, thinking that medical personnel don't harvest your organs until after you're dead and... Read more ...

Recall: Some Chewy Chips Ahoy After Baking Mishap

Recall: Some Chewy Chips Ahoy After Baking Mishap

Only 13-ounce packages of Chewy Chips Ahoy, which are sold nationwide, are part of the recall. Read more ...