More severe OSA leads to higher blood pressure in patients with resistant hypertension

In patients with high blood pressure resistant to treatment who also have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the more severe their OSA, the higher their blood pressure, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. In “Prevalence, Characteristics and Association of Obstructive Sleep Apnea with Blood Pressure Control in Patients with Resistant Hypertension,” Esther Sapiña-Beltrán […]

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Jessica Alba, Ciara & More Celebs Post Photos of Their Kids Going Back to School

Just like that, summer has come and gone. But while we’re saying goodbye to long days of playing outside, we’re ushering in a different kind of excitement, with new friends and mind-expanding lessons. Still, dropping off the kiddos for their first day of school isn’t always easy. If you’re feeling a bit weepy as your little ones embark on their […]

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LOL! Arie Luyendyk Jr. Wants More Kids, But Sean Lowe Advises Against It

Telling it like it is! Sean Lowe didn’t hold back when Arie Luyendyk Jr. said he wanted more kids with Lauren Burnham. “I miss that round belly,” the race car driver, 37, captioned a Tuesday, September 3, Instagram throwback with the then-pregnant star, 27. “Let’s have more.” Lowe commented, “I’d advise against it.” He and his wife, Catherine Giudici, have […]

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Death or reinfarction delayed by more than one year with coronary stenting

Death or reinfarction is delayed by more than one year with a primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) strategy that includes hospital transfer, compared to fibrinolysis, according to late breaking results from the DANAMI-2 trial presented in a Hot Line Session today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology and published in European Heart Journal. “In the […]

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Physicians more likely to prescribe opioids later in the day

It’s only human that decision-making changes when people are rushed. Researchers at the University of Minnesota and Harvard University conducted the first study in the United States to examine this phenomenon—using a national source of electronic health records—in primary care physicians when they decide whether to prescribe opioid painkillers. The findings were recently published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers looked […]

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Kick Off 2019 School Year With Plantable Pencils and More Must-Haves

Hitting the halls in style! There’s no better way to kick off a new school year than with the perfect back-to-school products. Whether the little one in your life is heading into preschool or finishing off junior high, find age-appropriate books, school supplies and more of the best buys on the list below. Bloom Owl, for example, creates the perfect […]

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Doctors give mental health pills to more than one million teenagers

Doctors give mental health pills to more than one million 18 to 20-year-olds in a year as the number of young people on antidepressants soars by 20% One in nine of the age group are taking the drugs to treat anxiety or bi-polar  There is a risk of side effects when coming off pills including suicidal thoughts Figures found by […]

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Taking out the protein garbage becomes more difficult as neurons age

Cells dispose of harmful “trash” through autophagy, a normal and necessary process in which aggregated proteins and dysfunctional structures are handled. If any part of this fails, waste builds up inside cells, eventually killing them. According to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, as cells age, their ability to shed harmful refuse […]

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More than 600 people swabbed to find donor match for girl with cancer

One-year-old with leukaemia inspires 600 people to get swabbed in a bid to find her a stem cell donor after chemotherapy failed to cure her cancer Phoebe Ashfield was diagnosed in January but chemotherapy didn’t work Her only option is a stem cell transplant but her parents are not matches Their world was ‘turned upside down’ after her diagnosis at […]

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Discovery of mechanism behind precision cancer drug opens door for more targeted treatment

New research that uncovers the mechanism behind the newest generation of cancer drugs is opening the door for better targeted therapy. PARP inhibitors are molecular targeted cancer drugs used to treat women with ovarian cancer who have the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations. The drugs are showing promise in late-stage clinical trials for breast cancer, prostate cancer and pancreatic cancer […]

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