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Soccer scores a health hat trick for hypertensive men

Playing soccer (football) could be the best way for people with high blood pressure, known as hypertension, to improve their fitness, normalise their blood pressure and reduce their risk of stroke. Research from Universities ...

Oct 15, 2012
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Automated telephone calls improve blood pressure control

Patients who received automated telephone calls inviting them to get their blood pressure checked at a walk-in clinic were more likely to have controlled hypertension than patients who did not receive calls, according to ...

Sep 16, 2013
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Laughing gas does not increase heart attacks

(Medical Xpress)—Nitrous oxide—best known as laughing gas—is one of the world's oldest and most widely used anesthetics. Despite its popularity, however, experts have questioned its impact on the risk ...

Jun 19, 2013
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Study finds no benefit over placebo in ASSURE trial

Patients with coronary artery disease and low levels of "good cholesterol – or high-density lipoprotein (HDL) – who were treated with a drug designed to increase HDL levels and reduce coronary plaque build-up, experienced ...

Sep 03, 2013
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