High Blood Pressure

Doctors raise blood pressure in patients

Doctors routinely record blood pressure levels that are significantly higher than levels recorded by nurses, the first thorough analysis of scientific data has revealed.

Mar 25, 2014
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Gene linked to low IQ

(Medical Xpress)—Children with both a common gene variant and lower thyroid hormone levels, which occurs in approximately 4% of the population, are four times more likely to have a low IQ, according to ...

Mar 25, 2014
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Common cold meds may pose health threats

(HealthDay)—Over-the-counter sinus and pain remedies that combine two common ingredients—phenylephrine and acetaminophen—might cause serious side effects such as high blood pressure, dizziness and tremors, ...

Mar 19, 2014
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Spices and herbs intervention helps adults reduce salt intake

Teaching people how to flavor food with spices and herbs is considerably more effective at lowering salt intake than having them do it on their own, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology ...

Mar 19, 2014
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COPD may damage aging brain

(HealthDay)—Seniors with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have an increased risk of developing mental decline, especially thinking problems without apparent memory loss, a new study suggests.

Mar 18, 2014
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Team reprograms blood cells into blood stem cells in mice

Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have reprogrammed mature blood cells from mice into blood-forming hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), using a cocktail of eight genetic switches called transcription factors. The reprogrammed ...

One in 13 US schoolkids takes psych meds

(HealthDay)—More than 7 percent of American schoolchildren are taking at least one medication for emotional or behavioral difficulties, a new government report shows.