Tag Archives: Pressure

NICE rejects Merck’s Keytruda kidney cancer combo, keeping pressure off BMS

Merck’s Keytruda may be pressuring Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo in kidney cancer in the U.S. But in England, cost watchdogs won’t be giving it the chance—at least for now. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) shot down the combination of Merck’s star and Pfizer’s Inlyta in previously untreated patients, citing uncertainty around the combo’s… Read More »

Samsung is closer to measuring blood pressure with a smartwatch, but it's not quite the holy grail

Samsung announced a new line of wearables this week, including a new smartwatch called Galaxy Active. The device claimed to monitor users’ blood pressure, which some suggested would put it ahead of its key rival, Apple, as the first big tech player to make such an important breakthrough.

A 30 minute walk may reduce blood pressure by as much as medication

A morning walk can help lower blood pressureErik Isakson/Getty By New Scientist Staff and Press Association Just 30 minutes of exercise every morning may be as effective as medication at lowering blood pressure for the rest of the day. A study found that a short burst of treadmill walking each morning had long-lasting effects, and there were further… 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 »

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 »

Best Pressure Points for Headache Pain Relief – Reader's Digest

Conditions Jill WaldbeiserDec 07 Relieving tension, stress, and soreness is literally in your hands. Just follow our DIY guide. Press here for your head Cookie Studio/Shutterstock There’s nothing like a throbbing noggin to wreck your day. But instead of reflexively reaching for painkillers that can have side effects, you could actually help your body heal… 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 »