Cardiology

Intensive BP control associated with increased CKD risk

(HealthDay)—Intensive systolic blood pressure (SBP) lowering is associated with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) events but a reduced risk of cardiovascular events and mortality, according to a study published ...

Health

High salt intake associated with doubled risk of heart failure

"High salt (sodium chloride) intake is one of the major causes of high blood pressure and an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke," said Prof Pekka Jousilahti, research professor at the National ...

Diabetes

Intensive blood pressure Tx aids those with prediabetes

(HealthDay)—The beneficial effects of intensive systolic blood pressure (SBP) treatment are similar among those with prediabetes and fasting normoglycemia, according to a study published online Aug. 9 in Diabetes Care.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Home remedies: Don't scratch swimmer's itch

Swimmer's itch is an itchy rash that can occur after you go swimming or wading outdoors. Also known as cercarial dermatitis, swimmer's itch is most common in freshwater lakes and ponds, but it occasionally occurs in salt ...

Health

Eighty-five percent of Spanish children eat too much salt

Salt is a hidden enemy in children's diets. So concludes a study by researchers from the Complutense University of Madrid, which suggests that over 80 percent of Spanish schoolchildren consume excess salt; this is associated ...

Health

Primary care pharmacy model attractive to patients

(HealthDay)—Patients express preference for a pharmacy-driven model of primary care versus a pharmacy offering minimal primary care services, according to a study published online June 18 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy ...

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