Category Archives: ADDICTION

Reducing Salt Does Not Lower Risk Of High Blood Pressure Or Deaths

Should we reduce our salt intake to prevent hypertension (high blood pressure)? According to a European study that measured salt levels in people’s urine over an eight-year period, there are more cardiovascular deaths among people with low salt, than high

Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole) Co-administration With Plavix (Clopidogrel Bisulfate), Product Information Updated

Takeda announced today that the product labeling for DEXILANT (dexlansoprazole) now contains data from an investigation in healthy individuals. The information shows that DEXILANT had no clinically significant effect on exposure to the active metabolite of clopidogrel or clopidogrel-induced platelet

Jakafi (ruxolitinib) Approved For Bone Marrow Disease Myelofibrosis, US FDA

Jakafi (ruxolitinib) has been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for the treatment of myelofibrosis, a serious bone marrow disease that disrupts the body’s normal production of blood cells. The FDA says this is the first drug to

Scarring Is Necessary Part Of Heart Healing

A new study from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill School of Medicine suggests that scarring of heart tissue is a necessary part of healing and we should be careful about interrupting it as it can further

Pneumonia Biggest Problem Following Heart Surgery

You would think that the deep incisions from open heart surgery and the large wound it leaves, including cutting into chest bones etc. would be the biggest problem facing patients’ post heart surgery. Not so, says new research presented at

Death Risk After First Heart Attack Higher Among Those With Fewer Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors

A new study reveals that individuals who were admitted to hospital following a first heart attack without previous cardiovascular disease, who had reduced coronary heart disease risk factors, such as hypertension (high blood pressure) and smoking had an associated increased

What Is The Risk Of Recurrent Stroke For Patients With Normal Range Systolic Blood Pressure Levels?

According to an investigation, systolic blood pressure levels of less than 120 mm Hg, or higher than 140 mm Hg among individuals who suffered an ischemic stroke, were linked with an increased risk of the individual experiencing an additional stoke

Three Kiwis A Day To Keep The Cardiologist At Bay

Apples are out and Kiwis are in, now it’s three kiwis a day to keep the doctor away. Individuals from southern China can be proud of their native fruit once again, as new research shows the furry fruit lowering blood

OMEGA-3 Has Beneficial Effect On Anxiety And Inflammation

According to a recent investigation evaluating the impact of consuming more fish oil, omega-3 reduced both anxiety and inflammation among a group of young healthy individuals. The report is published this month in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity. The

Salt Reduction Helps Blood Pressure A Tiny Bit, But May Raise Cholesterol Levels

Reducing salt intake is said to have a beneficial effect on blood pressure, especially among those who already suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure), however, one of the undesirable effects of consuming much less salt is a higher risk of