The use of drospirenone-containing oral birth control pills is linked to a significantly higher risk of blood clots, both deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, according to an article in the Canadian Medical Association Jo ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 07, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Ethnic differences in appointment keeping may be an important factor in poor health outcomes among some minority patients with diabetes, according to a new study.
Health Oct 27, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
E-counselling can significantly lower blood pressure, improve lifestyle and enhance quality of life, says Heart and Stroke Foundation researcher Dr. Robert Nolan.
Cardiology Oct 23, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
A commonly prescribed blood pressure-lowering medication appears to kick start recovery in the unaffected brain hemisphere after a stroke by boosting blood vessel growth, a new University of Georgia study ...
Cardiology Oct 21, 2011 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Women with high blood pressure (hypertension) in the early stages of pregnancy are more likely to have babies with birth defects, irrespective of commonly prescribed medicines for their condition, finds new research published ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology Oct 18, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Patients who take certain popular types of blood pressure medication once a day are able to achieve somewhat better control of their hypertension if they take their daily dose at bedtime, according to a new ...
Health Oct 07, 2011 | not rated yet | 2
People who rate their health as poor or fair appear to be significantly more likely to develop dementia later in life, according to a study published in the October 5, 2011, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the ...
Neuroscience Oct 05, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A new study from the University of Adelaide shows the parents of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely to have some form of cardiovascular disease.
Cardiology Oct 05, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
People with prehypertension have a 55 percent higher risk of experiencing a future stroke than people without prehypertension, report researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in a new meta-analysis ...
Neuroscience Sep 28, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Beta-blocker drugs, commonly used to treat high blood pressure, may also play a major role in slowing the progression of certain serious cancers, based on a new study.
Cancer Sep 20, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Diet, weight, exercise and other lifestyle-related factors influence vulnerability to hypertension, but researchers also believe 30 percent or more of the variation in hypertension risk among individuals is due to genetics.
Genetics Sep 16, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
People who receive medical care in an integrated health care system with electronic health records linked to its own pharmacy more often collect their new prescriptions for diabetes, cholesterol and high blood pressure medications ...
Health Sep 06, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Australians are living longer largely due to a remarkable trend that appeared about 40 years ago.
Medications Aug 29, 2011 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Studies about medications published in the most influential medical journals are frequently designed in a way that yields misleading or confusing results, new research suggests.
Health Aug 26, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have found a protein normally involved in blood pressure regulation in a surprising place: tucked within the little "power plants" of cells, the mitochondria. ...
Medical research Aug 16, 2011 | 5 / 5 (7) | 2 |