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Recall Blood Pressure and Heart Medicine

Recall Expands for Various Heart and Blood Pressure Medications Nationwide

Recent recall of drugs used for high blood pressure and heart failure has been expanded to include all lots, including Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide.
Recall of Blood Pressure and Heart Failure Medicines - Valsartan

Nationwide Recall of Blood Pressure and Heart Failure Medicines

Recall of several medicines containing valsartan, which includes hypertension and heart failure drugs such as Teva, Major, Actavis and more.
China Faces Epidemic of Heart Disease and Stroke

China Faces Epidemic of Heart Disease and Stroke

Cardiovascular problems propelled by increases in high blood pressure and obesity are hitting the Chinese population, according to a new study. Is Western...
Hypertension - New Treatment Strategy

New Blood Pressure Treatment May Be Superior to Current Strategies

Researchers have identified a new anti-hypertensive drug treatment strategy, the first in 15 years, that may offer superiority over existing medications. Researchers at the University...
Verapamil for TYpe 1 Diabetes

Common Blood Pressure Medicine an Effective Type 1 Diabetes Therapy, Clinical Trial Reveals

Safe and effective therapy discovered to reduce insulin requirements and hypoglycemic episodes in certain Type 1 diabetics using a common blood pressure drug.
Portfolio Diet and Heart Disease

Portfolio Diet Lowers Cholesterol, Cuts Risk of Heart Disease, Hypertension and More

The portfolio diet lowers cholesterol levels, reduces other risk factors for cardiovascular disease including blood pressure, triglycerides, inflammation, angina and more.
Hydrochlorothiazide Tablet Recall

Nationwide Recall of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets Used for Hypertension and Edema

Unichem is recalling 25mg Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets after a report that a Clopidogrel tablet was found in a bottle of the product. It can be...
Photo of Woman with Baby: Breasfeeding Lowers Risk of Diabetes

Breastfeeding Reduces a Woman’s Risk of Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes

A recent study has shown that women who breastfeed have a lower risk of metabolic syndrome, including conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes,...
High Blood Pressure and Pollution

Air Pollution Linked to Higher Blood Pressure

World's largest study finds that long-term exposure to air pollution is linked to higher blood pressure, and that traffic noise is also linked to...
Sugary Drinks - Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Health

Drinks Sweetened with Sugar Raise Risk of Diabetes, Hypertension and More

Researchers have found a link between soda, juice consumption and health problems, like diabetes and metabolic syndrome, due to sugar.

Replacements for Harmful Chemicals in Plastics are Just as Bad, Increasing Risk of Diabetes...

New study shows that two of the chemicals that are increasingly being used to make everything from plastic wrap and food containers to cosmetics...

Doctors Overtreating Seniors for Diabetes and Blood Pressure, Says Study

New studies published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggest doctors and patients should work together to scale back certain treatments for diabetes and high blood...
Journal: Diabetes

Low Blood Sugar Connected to Cardiovascular Problems

Researchers examining the effects of hypoglycemia on cardiovascular autonomic control, which influences heart function, found that there was clear cardiovascular stress. Past studies have shown...
Blood Pressure Target for Diabetic

Blood Pressure Target for Diabetics Challenged

New change in the target blood pressure for diabetics by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare may lead to more patients suffering...

Adult Hypertension Risk Can be Identified in Childhood

Findings published in the international journal Hypertension detail screening methods to help clinicians identify young people who may develop high blood pressure later in...

Risk of Using Rasilez with Certain Blood Pressure-Lowering Drugs

Researchers have published the first detailed figures showing the risk of using the prescription drug Rasilez in combination with certain other blood pressure-lowering medications.

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