December 18, 2012 by wpengine in Archived

Treating Kidneys With Radio Waves May Ease Tough-to-Control Hypertension

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest High Blood Pressure News MONDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay News) — For patients whose high blood pressure cannot be controlled despite taking several medications, a short burst of radio waves at the nerves around the kidneys may do the trick, a small new study

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December 17, 2012 by wpengine in Archived

High Blood Pressure Poses Bigger Stroke Risk for Blacks, Study Says

By Denise MannHealthDay Reporter Latest High Blood Pressure News FRIDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) — Black people are known to be at greater risk for high blood pressure, and now a new study suggests that this places them at an even higher risk for stroke. “Blood pressure is

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December 11, 2012 by wpengine in Archived

Grilled, seared foods may add to waistlines, disease risk

December 11, 2012 Kee-Hong Kim found that the chemicals created by some cooking methods, including grilling, may allow immature fat cells to survive and accumulate lipids, blocking a cellular process that would normally kill those cells. (Purdue Agricultural Communication photo/Tom Campbell) Download Photo WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A steak slapped

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December 10, 2012 by wpengine in Archived

Disruption of gene used to transport proteins leads to ALS

December 10, 2012 James Clemens found that a gene – that when mutated leads to a genetic version of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – is critical for cell signaling in neurons. (Purdue Agricultural Communication photo/Tom Campbell) Download Photo WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A Purdue University biochemist has determined the function of

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December 06, 2012 by wpengine in Archived

Consider Weight When Choosing Blood Pressure Meds: Study

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest High Blood Pressure News THURSDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) — Taking a patient’s weight into account when choosing blood pressure medications might help prevent strokes, heart attacks and death, a new study suggests. Lean and obese people react differently to different blood pressure

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