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Lack of protective vaginal bacteria linked to high ovarian cancer risk

Some types of bacteria help keep you healthyGetty Images/iStockphoto By Chelsea Whyte Women who have a mutation in their BRCA1 gene – and are therefore at high risk for ovarian cancer – have been found to have lower levels of a type of vaginal bacteria, similar to the levels seen in women who have been… Read More »

Pollen count: High counts forecast in UK cities – how to keep hay fever symptoms at bay

The pollen count has been forecast as ‘very high’ for London and the South East, South West England and Wales by the Met Office. For the rest of England, the pollen count is predicted to be ‘high’, and in Scotland and Northern Ireland ‘medium’. Hay fever sufferers living in areas with high counts, are likely… Read More »

High blood pressure linked to zinc deficiency

A new study demonstrates a link between zinc deficiency and high blood pressure. The findings could help scientists design new ways of intervening in at-risk patient populations. Hypertension is incredibly common; understanding how it works is vital. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a huge and growing health concern in the United States. According to… Read More »

Flint official facing involuntary manslaughter charges in water crisis awarded high paying new job

(Photo: Adobe Stock) Although Dr. Eden Wells, Michigan’s chief medical executive, will face a jury trial on charges of involuntary manslaughter, obstruction of justice and lying to a special police agent – all stemming from her handling of Flint’s 2014-15 water crisis – state officials just hired her as an “advisory physician” in the Michigan… Read More »

Cervical Cancer Death Rates Alarmingly High Among Black Women in Alabama

Although cervical cancer is a preventable and highly curable disease, a new report released by Human Rights Watch reveals that Black women in Alabama are dying of this cancer at more than twice the national average, reports The Guardian. Cervical cancer was once a major cause of death for American women, but the advent of… Read More »

AHA: Sleep Apnea May Double Odds for High Blood Pressure in Blacks

Print this page MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Black adults with high blood pressure that defies standard prescription treatments might want to get screened for sleep apnea, new research suggests. Moderate or severe sleep apnea — in which a person can experience pauses in breathing five to 30 times an hour or… Read More »

2 high blood pressure medications added to recall of heart drug

A Food and Drug Administration recall of a heart medication due to a cancer-causing chemical now includes two blood pressure medications. Teva Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary recall of its amlodipine/valsartan combination tablets and amlodipine/valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide combination tablets, both used to treat high blood pressure, according to the FDA. The FDA announced the recall on its… Read More »

Removable PrEP implant produces high drug levels in rabbits; further studies planned

A small removable plastic implant resembling a tiny piece of dry spaghetti is capable of delivering sustained levels of the drug tenofovir, researchers told last month’s HIV Research for Prevention conference (HIVR4P 2018) in Madrid. The drug delivery capability of the implants was tested on rabbits and will now advance into tests on dogs and… Read More »

High prevalence and incidence of hypertension among South Africans starting ART

[unable to retrieve full-text content]There is a high prevalence and incidence of hypertension (raised blood pressure) among HIV-positive people starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) in South Africa, according to research published in PLOS One. A fifth of people were hypertensive when they started ART and a further 15% developed hypertension during follow-up.Traditional risk factors, including age… Read More »

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